Hockey Albury-Wodonga hopes to create a breeding ground for future hockey stars across the region.
The Border association has recently launched its Tiger Moths come and try program, targeted towards introducing new faces to the sport, who they hope will transition into the HAW competition and potentially line up for the Spitfires as representative players.
Weekly sessions are held at Albury, Wodonga, Corowa and Wangaratta.
HAW development director Doug Agar admitted the national Hookin2Hockey program run out of the association the past two years wasn't really suited to the region's needs.
Wodonga Hockey Club has had huge success with its own junior program and the association was keen to implement the model region-wide, aimed at children from as young as five through to 13.
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"As well as teaching the fundamental skills of hockey, which is really important, we're also making sure they're having fun and keeping fit as well," Agar said.
"Since the Commercial Club came on board as a sponsor, we've been able to offer this program at a very reasonable price."
The Tiger Moth initiative got off the ground following a successful roadshow program run by the association in the lead-up.
Coaches and players visited several primary schools to encourage students to get involved.
"We've had more than 2000 contacts with school kids and that's not only the schools in Albury city centre and Wodonga, we've been out to places like Walla Walla, Holbrook and Rand," Agar said.
"We've really tried to take it out as far as we practically could and this is the next stage.
"We've gone out to the schools to meet the kids, but we're trying to get the kids to come down to the grounds, try this program and hopefully feed into under-10s and under-12s if that's something they're eager to do.
"The clubs have really taken on board that's it's an association move for the betterment of the game."
The Tiger Moth program runs for a further three weeks and leads into the under-10s and under-12s competition.
"There's been lots of new faces and lots of good feedback from the parents and kids as well," Agar said.
"It's a made-to-measure program that our sport needs in the region.
"We could brand it as we wanted, we could offer the program we need and the sponsorship came in to give us a hand with that as well.
"We provide the sticks, we provide the shin pads and they can purchase mouthguards at the grounds.
"If they decide to go ahead, they can buy them of course, but if they don't, they haven't spent anything on it because it's all an all-inclusive cost."
Come and try sessions run at Wangaratta at 4.30pm on Wedesdays, Corowa at 4pm on Thursdays, Wodonga at 5.15pm on Thursdays and Albury on Saturdays from 9.45am.