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The New Zealand Men's Olympic Hockey team for the Paris 2024 Games has been announced, featuring Wellington Hockey's Dane Lett and Jake Smith in their second Olympic appearance, with Brad Read as a travelling reserve.

Hockey NZ

18 June 2024

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The evening was about celebrating the successes of our community and higher level participants, volunteers, and supporters. Congratulations to our Award Winners for the 2023 Season! View all the awards and the winners presented.

Community

2 December 2023

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Registration has opened for the Adult Summer Hockey League. Grab your friends, work mates and family and enjoy hockey under the sun!

Open Grade Hockey

21 September 2023

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Hello Community!

We have been sending out community updates to your clubs and following on some feedback, we are working out the best way to share this with you all! For now, we are looking at the website and social channels - but we are all ears!


 

NHC Tier 2 Coach:

We are exploring the option of entering a Wellington Men’s team into the Tier 2 competition of the National Hockey Championship (NHC) this year. In recent history, we have only entered a Tier 1 team in both genders, however, based on player feedback we see an opportunity to build on this and expose more players/coaches to the National tournament. We have completed a player EOI and have significant interest from P1 men’s players. Unfortunately, we had very little interest from the women and do not see that as a viable option for this year (we will revisit this in 2024).


We are now taking expressions of interest from coaches. Please circulate the opportunity to any relevant coaches within your club and ask that they complete the online form:

https://forms.gle/t9o9JkGXB81ygMh89

 

We view the NHC Tier 2 competition as suitable for P1 club players that want to compete nationally and a good stepping stone for those with aspirations and the potential to play for the Wellington A team in the future. In alignment with that, we are seeking coaches who coach/have coached at the P1 club or representative level, or have the potential to do so in the future.


 

InterCity Finals:

Please be aware that the draw for the InterCity semi-finals and finals will not be going live on PlayHQ. The semi-finals have been drawn across the regions on the 17th June with all the finals (and 3 other games) due to be played in Wellington on the 24th June. The draw for InterCity semi-finals is as follows:



The decision was made earlier this month that all the finals and trophy presentations will be hosted in Wellington. Therefore, following the semi-finals on the 17th, we have been working on allocating turf space as soon as possible to allow us to confirm other draws. Thank you to all the community for your patience and understanding. If you are involved in the InterCity competition, you can work out your potential draw for your final below:


The full InterCity draw has also been shared with the clubs involved and it will be live on social media very shortly.


 

WHA Office Update:

We are keen to share the office contacts once more so our team can get back to your queries ASAP during their working hours. We are a small team with a lot of areas to cover so please allow us chance to get back to you and give us plenty of notice.

 

For corporate, strategy and partnerships queries, please contact Lisa and Michael via CEO@wellingtonhockey.org.nz


For finance queries, please contact Deane via finance@wellingtonhockey.org.nz (Deane works 1 day a week for WHA)


For facility bookings, masters hockey, general support and admin queries, please contact Pip via info@wellingtonhockey.org.nz (Pip works 3 days a week for WHA)


For draws, competitions and any club news or comms you would like sharing, please contact Sam via competitions@wellingtonhockey.org.nz


For coach development, rep teams and juniors from U13 upwards, please contact Bjorn via bjorn@wellingtonhockey.org.nz


For umpire development, umpire appointments and juniors from U13 and younger, please contact Regan via regan@wellingtonhockey.org.nz


For any other hockey or hockey development related queries, please contact Dane via dane@wellingtonhockey.org.nz  (Dane works 2 & 1/2 days a week for WHA)


We are receiving multiple calls and emails from parents, managers, coaches and players regarding information we have already shared or we are working on. If you are making an enquiry, please try to make sure emails and phone calls come from your club secretary/main contact, junior convenor or school sports coordinators.


We are in the process of reviewing our comms to and from our members to make it easier for everyone to know what's going on around Wellington and for us to make life at club and school level better.


 

Affiliation Fees

This is a final reminder to clubs that 70% affiliation fees are due on Friday 16th June. If you have any issues, please contact Deane or Lisa using the contact information above.


 

Thanks all, good luck with all your fixtures!


The WHA Team

Community

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15 June 2023

WHA Community News: Edition 3

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