Our focus is on development and encouraging a lifelong love of sport, our competition formats should encourage this. There are no grades to enter teams into with only one competition. Teams face different opposition each week, we are mindful that we want good, meaningful competition for our participants.
Year 1 /2’s – Player’s will participate in fun sticks program, which will be followed by ad hoc games at each venue.
Register for Fun Sticks here
Year 3 / 4’s - We are excited to announce the year 3 /4 ’s at the NHS hub we are taking up a 4 vs 4 format. We would like to roll this out in all hubs but want to get feedback on this before rolling it out. If you are based in the other hubs outside of NHS please let us know your preferred option. More details on the structure of the competition can be found in the how to hockey guide attached below.
Year 5 / 6’s – Will participate in a 6-a-side competition.
Year 7 /8’s - Will participate in a 7-a-side competition.
For more information on playing format and competition structure check the How to Hockey Handbook below
2021 Important Dates
16th April - Registrations for Primary Grade close
8th May - Season Starts
5th, 6th & 7th June - Queens Birthday weekend (no games)
10th - 25th July - Term 2 School Holidays (no games)
18th September - Last weekend
Register teams for 2021 Primary Competition below:
To have an aligned competition focused on the holistic development of our players, coaches and umpires in line with the WHA Talent Framework. It must also encourage new to sport athletes and provide opportunity to all. To achieve this, we need meaningful grades where people can participate and develop at stages and levels appropriate to them.
Playing Days for 2021
Premier 1 & Premier 2 - Friday nights
Premier 3 - Thursday nights
Seven a side - Wednesday nights
Reserve 1 & 2 - Tuesday nights
In 2021 we have also introduced a 7 a side grade that will run all season. This grade is designed for the social or new to sport players. The 7 a side format will allow for more touches on the ball and greater involvement of all participants. This grade is played on Wednesday nights.
Premier 1/2 - 14th May to 24th September
Reserve 1/2 - 17th May to 21st September
7 a side - 19th of May to 22nd September
Premier 3 - 20th of May to 23rd September
Please note that week 9 (5th July), P1 games are played on Monday night. This means there is no training that night. This is due to the U18 tournaments happening the first week of the term two holidays.
For schools to register teams for the 2021 season click here
Individuals from schools not fielding a team can register here an will be put in contact with a nearby school
2021 Secondary Handbook
The 2021 WHA Secondary Handbook can be found below
AGM Friday, 29 March 2021
Team Registrations Close Friday, 19 March 2021
Players to be registered using WHA format (Spreadsheet) Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Results Officials’ name, email, mobile due Wednesday, 7 April 2021
Open Grade Competition Begins Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 April 2021
30% Affiliation Fee Due Friday, 14 May 2021
P1 Players to be registered against teams Friday, 30 April 2021
P2 – R3 Players to be registered against teams Friday, 14 May 2021
Affiliation Balance Due Friday, 18 June 2021
P1 Finals Day Saturday, 14 August 2021
P2-R3 Finals Days Saturday and Sunday, 18 and 19 September 2021
Competition Review Meeting Monday, 1 November 2021
Special Competition AGM Monday, 29 November 2021
2021 Open Grade Team Registrations
We have created a Google form to register your club teams. Please follow the link for 2021 Open Grade Team registration - https://forms.gle/wgtkfCBrRn6J2zpcA
2021 Open Grade Players transfer
Another Google form has been created to facilitate clubs or associations to transfer players. Please follow the link for 2021 Open Grade Players transfer – https://forms.gle/3MPiEAzJmjwg4Mud6
Competition officers’ team would be collaborating with HNZ to approve the transfer requests. If the transfer is just within the Wellington Association, then Club can fill in the form and send it WHA for approval.
For inter-Association transfers it is up to the Club requesting transfer to manage the process and ensure all party approval before the player concerned can take part in the Open Grade WHA competition.
Note that we will not approve transfers for players that are not “financial’ unless there is some form of representation from the player on how any unfinancial status is to be rectified.
2021 Players re-grading
For players re-grading, clubs can send an email to WHA at firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning the reason of re-grading.
For any questions, please email George at email@example.com