Western Ontario Athletic Association
The Western Ontario Athletic Association, abbreviated as WOAA, is the governing body of minor and senior sports in a region encompassing Grey County, Bruce County, Perth County, Huron County, northern Middlesex County, and northern Wellington County. The WOAA Senior Hockey League has been around since 1948 and still flourishes to this day.
The WOAA controls these sports: Senior Hockey, Women's Hockey, Minor Hockey, and Softball. The WOAA also actively trains officials for these sports. The WOAA's jurisdiction over local Senior Hockey has lasted since the 1948-1949 season but the association was actually established in 1942 by W. T. Cruickshank of Wingham, Ontario. The WOAA became an incorporated body on July 24, 1986 under the Ontario Corporations Act.
Minor Hockey Towns
These are the major member towns as agreed to by (but not limited to by) the Ontario Minor Hockey Association and the Ontario Hockey Federation as of 2006. These centres are governed by the WOAA, but the WOAA works under the OMHA. The WOAA is responsible for its own tournaments, disciplinary system, and playoffs, but must provide the accounts of these actions to the OMHA.
- BCHA (Bruce County)
- Lion's Head
- Minto (Harriston, Palmerston)
- Monkton, Ontario
- Mount Forest
- Normanby (Ayton)
- Shallow Lake
- Saugeen Shores (Port Elgin, Southampton)
This table represents the 2004 numbers put forth on the WOAA website for entry participation of players and team officials.
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In 2004, there were 545 sports teams with approximately 9881 registered participants and an addition approximate 2500 volunteers, executives, convenors and officials involved with the WOAA.
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