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What We Do

The Wellington Hockey Association (WHA) has existed since 1913, and today incorporates the former Wellington Women’s Hockey and Hutt Valley Hockey Associations. WHA through its affiliation to Hockey New Zealand is responsible for the administration, development and promotion of hockey in Wellington. We are committed to providing quality experiences and opportunities to players, officials, coaches and supporters of all ages, gender and levels of ability.


WHA has a long and prestigious history nearing its 115th anniversary in 2028. Many of our players have represented their country in Olympic Games, World Championships and International Fixtures beyond count, while the association acquits itself with distinction in national competitions at all levels.


Our 15 clubs and competing secondary schools are the backbone of our sport. Based across the wider Wellington region they allow opportunities for players, coaches, officials, and countless volunteers to participate in the sport we all love.


WHA runs the winter small sticks, secondary school and open grade competitions. These competitions are run at one of our five locations; The National Hockey Stadium in Newtown, NZCT Fraser Park in Lower Hutt, Maidstone Park in Upper Hutt, Elsdon Park in Porirua, and the Coastlands Sports Turf & Pavilion on the Kapiti Coast. Matches are also played in the Wairarapa with Dalefield Hockey Club being invited to our competitions.


Over the summer months a range of competitions are run for the recreational and performance-minded hockey player. These are run at all venues and the competitions are structured to ensure that even players who have never played previously can participate and enjoy our fantastic sport.


Outside of competitions, WHA runs countless development programmes for participants of all ages and stages, right from give it a go sessions to academies for national representatives.

  • Wellington Hockey is a strong, sustainable, transparent and professional organisation with good governance, strong financial management and clear priorities. Wellington Hockey is a trusted, reliable community partner. We are here to support our community.

  • Making great hockey happen​

    • More people enjoying the whole hockey experience for longer

    • Opportunities for all to participate, grow and excel

    • Strong and sustainable hockey in Wellington

    • A modern, technology-enabled, innovative and customer-focused organisation

  • Hockey Whanau

    We put people at the centre of our purpose, treating everyone, always, with care and respect. We're a family, a whanau, a team and a community.


    We love hockey and enjoy our involvement in the sport. We have fun and want others to have fun, to ensure a quality hockey experience.

    Integrity Strive for Excellence

    We're honest and truthful in dealing with others. We are open, transparent and real. We take responsibility for our words and actions and hold each other accountable.


    We can achieve so much more together, when we are united. We share knowledge and successes, so everyone achieves more.

  • Inspiring a life-long love of hockey.

About Us

Our Vision is to inspire a life long love of hockey.

Making Great Hockey Happen
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Other Relevant Information
Our Staff

Find out more about who is in the office at Wellington Hockey and what areas they manage.


Learn more about what facilities we have on offer for hire and booking throughout our various venues in the region.

Policies & Regulations

Everything you need to know about our policy guidelines and governance of hockey in Wellington.

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