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National 15U Women Elite Development Camp – Expression of Interest

Ice Hockey Australia is focused on the player development and pathways of our talented female players, at all ages and levels. This year alone, we have seen the National U18 Women’s Team win gold at IIHF World Championships, a wonderful result for everyone involved.


Ice Hockey Australia seeks to continue the development of the next generation of talented players (born 1st Jan 2008 to 31st Dec 2009), by extending an invitation to attend an Elite Development Camp to enhance skills and knowledge of the game. The following areas will be targeted in the camp:

  • – ‘On/Off’ ice hockey education and development

– Inter-Squad Game + Short Area Game drills

– S&C testing, nutrition, personal development training

– Mobility, flexibility, and recovery education

– Media training


The camp will run parallel to the Syd Tange National Championships in Adelaide, 7-11 July. The camp will be attended by selected IHA coaches to assist with the running of the camp.


To register your interest, please email IHA Office,, with the subject line ‘15U Women Elite Dev Camp’ by 5th June 2023, with a short summary of your ice hockey pathway and development, including IHA membership and residency status.

Once confirmation of your attendance at the Elite Development Camp, additional information will be required to be sent to IHA. Please do not book flights or accommodation until you have received confirmation by IHA. The camp will be capped to 25 participants only.

The maximum fee per person is $600.

For any other information, please phone 0410 549 559 or send an email to IHA Office.

National Youth Program – S&C – Expression of Interest

Ice Hockey Australia is investing in the National Youth Program, identifying strength and conditioning as a key enabler in our high-performance strategy. With the generous support of the Australian Olympic Committee, we are now seeking an experienced and motivated S&C provider to design and implement a national program for three youth teams, including; U18 Men and Women, and the U20 Men. 

The National Youth Teams performed extremely well in respective 2023 World Championship campaigns, notably Gold Medals to U18 Women (Division II Group A) and U20 Men (Division III Group A). Both teams will be promoted to higher Divisions for 2024 campaigns. 

To apply for this unique and exciting opportunity, please refer to S&C EOI

Only those applications which address the requirements and capabilities will be considered by the Selection Panel. 

For further information, please contact IHA General Manager, Adam Woolnough, via or 0410 549 559. 


National Head Coach Positions – Expression of Interest

Ice Hockey Australia is pleased to announce that four National Head Coach positions are being advertised. With a successful IIHF World Championship campaign concluded, the focus on the possibilities for 2024 and beyond commence. Ice Hockey Australia is seeking experienced, motivated, and qualified coaches for the following teams: 

National Women’s Team

National U20 Men’s Team

National U18 Women’s Team

National Para Ice Hockey Team

To apply for one or multiple roles:

Review the position description by clicking on the link of the relevant coaching position.

Provide a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the job description (one page maximum).

Provide a current CV outlining experience, qualifications, and achievements (with two referees).

Address the application to IHA General Manager, with the specific role in the email subject line. 

To apply, complete your application by 11.30pm 28 May, 2023. Only those applications which address the requirements and meet the capabilities will be considered by the Selection Panel. Ice Hockey Australia will prioritise applications based on upcoming tournaments and camps. 

For further information, please contact IHA General Manager, Adam Woolnough, via email or 0410 549 559.

2023 National Championships – Syd Tange Update

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) and the National Championships Committee are pleased to confirm the Syd Tange 18U National Championships will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, 6th-9th July 2023. 

Ice Hockey South Australia (IHSA) have appointed Christian Knott as ‘Tournament Director’ for the Syd Tange National Championships. Christian is an experienced sporting administrator, and current IHSA President. 

After the successful Stephanie Boxall National Women’s Championships won by the undefeated Western Australian team, ice hockey is hitting overdrive with upcoming National Championships and the McCrae-Williamson Jamboree.

  • South Australia – McCrae-Williamson Jamboree (11U) June 9th to 12th
  • South Australia – Syd Tange (18U) Tournament July 6th to 9th
  • Western Australia – Kurt Defris (15U) Tournament July 20th to 23rd
  • VIC – Phil Ginsberg (13U) Tournament August 2nd to 5th 

IHA will continue to work with Member Associations on the location for the respective Jim Brown and Para ice hockey National Championship. 

International Ice Hockey Federation ‘Coaching Symposium’

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) congratulates Dr. Tamra Jones for being selected to represent IHA at the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) ‘Coaching Symposium’, Tampere, Finland, 20th -21st May 2023. The ‘Coaching Symposium’ will run during the IIHF Men’s World Championships.

The event will feature presentations from Professor Sergio Lara-Bercial, Professor Jean Côté, Dr James Vaughan, Cara Morey, and Todd Woodcroft. Speakers will discuss best practices from the perspectives of both player and coach development, through their own research, and how they apply their coaching practices in the team environment.

More information regarding the IIHF Coaching Symposium can be found at IIHF – Tournament Info 2023 IIHF ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP


Dr. Tamra Jones is an experienced lecturer in the field of Health and Physical Education, inclusive practice and educational psychology currently working at James Cook University. Tamra’s IIHF Level III coaching accreditation and elite level playing history (Brown University NCAA Division I), in partnership with her educational background, enrich her capacity to develop and mentor emerging talent in Australia.

Since her arrival to Australia in 2001, Tamra has passionately contributed to growing the game of hockey. As a Head Coach, Tamra has won several championships at the State, National and International levels of competition, most recently the Australian Women’s U18 Team at the 2023 IIHF Division II – Group A tournament. The Women’s U18 Team now advance to IIHF Division I – Group B in 2024.

Tamra is committed to continuing to advance the success of the women’s program through investment into player and coach development.

“Thanks IHA for this opportunity. I am looking forward to advancing what’s in my coaching toolbox and having the platform to network with representatives from other countries to build on existing partnerships and establish new ones that will facilitate progress of our national teams”.