On Friday Hockey Australia decided to take a series of steps which includes scaling down its headquarters operation until further notice. HA also ensured that most of the staff are supporting their country to fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic.
“Hockey Australia have endeavoured to carefully consider our operating base and scale back operations in line with changes within the hockey community and across the Australian economy,” read a statement.
“Effective Monday, April 13, 2020, Hockey Australia have scaled-down our headquarters operations until further notice. Our workforce will be operating on reduced hours across the next period with all staff working from home,” it added.
The high performance training environment in Perth has reportedly been closed with the national squad players being asked to return home until further notice.
In the coming weeks, Hockey Australia is planning to resume their work with stakeholders and partners in the view to ensure that they are ready to resume full operation once the situation is clear.
The key impact on hockey nationally and internationally includes the suspension of community and club hockey, the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games from 2020 to 2021, the cancellation of all National Hockey Championships and the suspension of the 2020 FIH Pro League.