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Fun Sticks will see a new focus on individuals foundational movement and motor skill development, helping build a young persons physical literacy preparing them for a life of sport. The programme will be based on the Hockey NZ module, with adjustments made to increase the individual development focus. 

This programme is designed for children, aged 5-6 years (Years 1 & 2), who are ‘new players’ or relatively new to the game of hockey. As its name implies its key objectives are to provide the participants with:

  • An introduction to hockey with an emphasis on being a fun experience

  • An opportunity to develop fundamental skills – running, dodging, striking

  • An opportunity for the players to learn by self exploring

  • A positive and quality coaching environment

  • Full involvement for all participants

  • Regular changes of activities to maintain enthusiasm and interest

  • A safe environment for any activities

  • To provide equipment (sticks, balls, cones, bibs, goals) to minimise cost for caregivers

Fun Sticks HUBs

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Fun Sticks is an 8 week hockey programme that is run during term 2. The programme will be offered across five HUBs in the Wellington Region. Depending on your location, the sessions will be on either Saturday morning or mid-week. Click on the relevant location below for more information about each HUB.

  • In 2024, Fun Stick sessions held at Eldson Park are run on Saturday mornings from 9am to 10am delivered by WHA accredited coaches.

  • In 2024, Fun Stick sessions held at Fraser Park are run in partnership with Hutt United Hockey Club on Saturday mornings from 8am to 9am.

  • In 2024, Fun Stick sessions held at Maidstone Park are run in partnership with Upper Hutt Hockey Club on Wednesday late afternoons alongside their junior training sessions from 5pm to 6pm.

  • In 2024, Fun Stick sessions held at the National Hockey Stadium are run on Saturday mornings from 10am to 11am by WHA accredited coaches.

  • In 2024, Fun Stick sessions held in Karori / Kelburn area are run at Kelburn Normal School on Tuesday afternoons after school at 3:45pm to 4:45pm. These sessions are run by WHA accredited coaches.

Fun Sticks

Introduction to hockey for Years 1 & 2. This programme is spread over multiple HUBs across the Wellington Region allowing kids access to get into the sport.

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