In 2024, the Stand Out Cup turns 10 years old!

The Stand Out Cup is a key driver of HV’s commitment towards changing attitudes, promoting positive language and policies to ensure that LGBTIQ+ people feel welcome, comfortable and recognised in today’s game, the commitment from all Affiliates has made this an important day to celebrate diversity and inclusivity in Hockey. Joined once again by Proud 2 Play, a not-for-profit organisation that provide essential support to LGBTIQ+ community members, we will look to help raise funds and awareness for this crucial platform.

Event Details:

  • Date: Sunday, 25 February 2024
  • Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm*
    • TBA – depending on fixturing. Targeted 4pm finish.
  • Location: Footscray Hockey Club, McIvor Reserve, Fogarty Avenue Yarraville 3013

Event format:

All teams will play a minimum of 3 matches plus a final (if they finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in their division). Hockey 5’s format with modified rules. 5 players on the field of play with no goalie and mini goals.


  •  A grade: A division recommended for current hockey members who are looking for a fun, social, and also competitive format of the day.
  • B grade: A division recommended for hockey members who are looking for a less competitive format of the day.
  • C grade: A social division designed for new or re-engaging hockey members.
  • Junior Grade: NEW GRADE! Aged for participants 14 years and younger.


  • All matches will be played on modified pitches with Hockey5s rules.
  • No goalies on the field. A on-field player is able to act as a makeshift goalie.
  • Players can score from anywhere.
  • Ball cannot be raised above knee height.
  • Players can only push the ball. No hitting or slap hitting.
  • If the ball goes pass the baseline or over the barriers, it is the defending team’s free hit.
  • Players taking a free hit cannot forcefully pass the ball through a defensive players body.
  • Non-contact event. No intentional body contact allowed. Players can tackle with their stick only.
  • Sticks should not be lifted above knee height at any time.



The SOC is an all-gendered event. A, B & C Grades are open for participants aged 15 years and older. The new Junior Grade is open to children aged between 10 and 14 years of age.

Team Entry:

Team entries close Sunday, 11 February at 11:59pm.
$45 per person
Please contact Harley ( to register your interest

We look forward to seeing you there!