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Hockey NSW's New Balance Regional Challenge, with the support of the City of Newcastle, returns once again in 2024. It will be held in Newcastle at the Newcastle International Hockey Centre in Broadmeadow, running from Friday 8th March - Sunday 10th March.

The largest single event in Hockey NSW’s calendar, nearly 2000 players, officials and supporters will descend upon Newcastle over three days, generating an economic impact for the area exceeding $2 million.

The conclusion of our Centre of Development (COD) Program, the New Balance Regional Challenge, draws players from all regions together for a weekend of competition, development and fun.

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Regional Challenge Photography

2024 Regional Challenge Photography

Click InFocus is excited to be photographing the 2024 Hockey NSW Regional Challenge. Get all the action with our Individual Action Package which includes:

• Photographing a minimum of two games of the nominated player
• Access to Members Only Gallery
• Download photos of the nominated player during the event
• A professionally edited Digital 8x10 of your favourite photo (Value $20.00)

Bookings are limited and subject to availability.

Cost $25.00 per player. Due to the number of players and teams only players with booking can be photographed. A public gallery will not be available.

Please check out the link below:

Bookings can be made by calling Denise on 0407 290 710 or emailing





Throwing their backing behind hockey and our junior athletes from across the State, the City of Newcastle have partnered with Hockey NSW to host the New Balance Regional Challenge again in 2024.

We encourage all New Balance Regional Challenge attendees to check out the Visit Newcastle website for information on accommodation, dining and attractions in the local area to help plan your stay in town.

Hockey NSW would like to express our gratitude to our new uniform supplier, New Balance for partnering with Hockey NSW to supply our great COD uniforms. 

Hockey NSW also extends our appreciation to McDonalds, who return as our Volunteer Umpires Partner, outfitting our developing umpires with uniforms and supporting vital officials with in hockey at the New Balance Regional Challenge and beyond.

Our Official Retail Partner Just Hockey will be onsite durig the weekend with a range of equipment, clothing and footwear available to purchase. They will be located to the left of the main entry building.