Our Fun Sticks programme offers our youngest players a fun and encouraging environment to learn and play the game. The HUB based programme will be lead by Wellington Hockey and offer players fun games and exercises followed by free form games and good, meaningful competition for our participants.
The programme will be offered across four HUBs in the wellington region. Click on the relevant location below for more information about each HUB.
Wellington Hockey offers a wide range of opportunities for juniors to start playing hockey. We have programmes for beginners who have never picked up a stick, all they way through to players further through their development. Click the windows below to find out some more about the structures and formats we have on offer in our Junior Competitions.
The Junior competition will run on Saturday mornings from the 7th of May to the 24th of September. Fun Sticks is a 8-week competition that will run during term two.
No games will be held during school holidays or long weekends. (Queens Birthday 4th June, Matariki 25th June, Term 2 holidays 9th July- 24th of July).
Following the competition a Junior Review meeting will be held on the 25th of October.
We are excited to have our Mini Sticks competition back for 2022.
This year we will be hosting a HUB Based 3-a-side format at Wellington's National Hockey Stadium, Porirua's Elsdon Park and Lower Hutt's Fraser Park. More detail on the format and structure of the competition is available in the How to Hockey Handbook.
How to Hockey Handbook 2022
Our Kiwi Sticks Year 5&6 competition will host a 6-a-side, half-field format with 20 minute halves. The focus of the competition will see an introduction to playing positions for and positional concepts. We will encourage the rotation of playing positions and the development of transferable skills and conceptual understanding. The HUB based competitions will take place at Wellington's National Hockey Stadium, Lower Hutt's Fraser Park, Upper Hutt's Maidstone Park, Porirua's Elsdon Park and the Kapiti Sports Turf in Paraparaumu.
More info of our Kiwi Stick competition is available in our 2022 How to Hockey Handbook.
Our year 7&8 competition hosts 7-a-side games for children with a primary focus on developing transferable skills and conceptual understanding of hockey positioning and tactics. More information on playing structure and competition formats available via the How to Hockey Handbook.
Games will be played at Wellington (National Hockey Stadium), Lower Hutt (Fraser Park), Upper Hutt (Maidstone Park), Kapiti (Kapiti Sports Turf) and Porirua (Elsdon Park)
Junior Development Opportunities
Wellington Hockey offers a number of development opportunities for players of all ages and abilities wanting to take the next step in their hockey journey.
More information regarding programmes will became available as the season progresses.
Our junior hockey competitions are club and school based, if you are wanting to join a team, club contacts are available via the link here.