Brisbane Hockey Association manages men's competitions targeted at various age groups - Seniors, Juniors and Masters.
BWHA- The objects for which the Brisbane Women's Hockey Association is established are:
to foster, promote, manage and control the game of field hockey for women and girls throughout the Greater Brisbane area and any other surrounding districts which from time to time become affiliated;
to plan, develop, construct, maintain, manage and promote the use of facilities for the development and playing of the sport of hockey:
to identify, select, train and educate all talented members in all areas of the sport of hockey.
Hockey Brisbane Background
Hockey Brisbane was formed in 2008 by BHA and BWHA to promote hockey through local television (Briz 31 ltd) coverage and has since been developing concepts and initiatives to continue the growth and profile of hockey.
Recently Hockey Australia has been acknowledged by Federal Sports Minister Kate Lundy as “a model in terms of its gender equity programs”, Hockey Brisbane too has always been an even mixture of men’s and women’s hockey. In the first 3 years game coverage was broadcast on Monday nights by community television to a potential 500,000 viewers around Brisbane. In 2012 not only had broadcast coverage and game coverage increased but the addition of segments containing interesting items such as history and coaching have drawn a much larger audience from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and the rest of the world. You can see these all in the 2012 Youtube videos page.
Hockey Zone Background
With the launch of new free to air digital stations, Hockey Brisbane saw an opportunity to change the format of its television exposure and also broaden the coverage area to a potential 20 million viewers across Australia. The launch of Hockey Zone also included the creation of this website and Youtube channel which have been instrumental in its growth and popularity. With over 100,000 hits from 85 different counties to the Youtube channel in just 27 weeks, the coverage area not only increased to a potential 20 million through television but also to a potential 2.3 billion internet users around the world.
In 2012 not only did Hockey Zone feature Brisbane Hockey but also covered, u18 Men’s National Championship, Queensland’s first Super League, Queensland State Women’s Masters, Southern Skies Junior Final, Southern Cross Junior Festival, Queensland State Championship, QAS v USA and Kookaburras v Black Sticks from Cairns.
We see the world of broadcasting and technology has changed and opportunities have arisen for smaller sports or events to create their own coverage and stream it to a global audience, so Hockey Zone also continued to push the boundaries with the development of its live internet streaming. Starting with the first ever All Stars game, a total of 23 games have been covered in 2012 and saw the last four weeks of the season all live streamed, ending in the Grand Finals on the 15th of September.
In the years 2009 -2011, 25 games were covered per season, in 2012 Hockey Zone covered 115.
Hockey Zone 2012
10 Club Histories
10 Equipment Segments
12 Coaching Segments
115 Games Filmed
23 Games Live Streamed
Australia v NZ
QAS v USA
U18 Men’s Nationals
Queensland Super League
Queensland State Championships
Queensland Women’s Masters
BHL and BWHL
Southern Skies Secondary Schools
Southern Cross Juniors
Hockey Zone Now
We have gone from strength to strength and in 2015 have passed 700,000 hits on Youtube, live streamed 3 games a week as well as live streaming the AHL for the last 2 years.
In 2018 Hockey Zone was needed to change its name and lost the support of the BHA to continue in partnership with BWHA. It became briZHockey but kept the basis of the HZ original logo. Games are still live streamed each week and a number of items of interest such as rules talks and presentation nights are also covered.