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Primary Competition

Our Focus


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.


Playing Format


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

2024 Important Dates

TBC March - Registrations for Primary Grade close

TBC April - Season Starts

1st & 2nd - Kings Birthday weekend (no games)

TBC July - Term 2 School Holidays (no games)?

TBC September - Last weekend 


Register teams for 2021 Primary Competition below:


Turf and Facility Regulations.pdf


2021 WHA Primary Competition Calendar.pdf


How to Hockey Handbook.pdf

Winter Info

Secondary Competition

Competition Purpose 

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 2023

Premier 1 & Premier 2 - Friday nights

Premier 3 - Thursday nights

Seven a side - Wednesday nights

Reserve 1 & 2 - Tuesday nights

In 2021 we 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.


Competition Dates

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.


Team Registrations 

For schools to register teams for the 2021 season click here


Individual Registrations

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

2021 WHA Secondary Competition Handbook.pdf

Open Grade

Key Dates

  • AGM Monday, 25 March 2024

  • Team Registrations Close TBC March 2024

  • Players to be registered using WHA format (Spreadsheet) TBC March 2024

  • Results Officials’ name, email, mobile due TBC March 2024

  • Open Grade Competition Begins Saturday and Sunday, 6th and 7th April 2024

  • 30% Affiliation Fee Due TBC May 2024

  • P1 Players to be registered against teams TBC April 2024

  • P2 – R3 Players to be registered against teams TBC May 2024

  • Affiliation Balance Due TBC June 2024

  • P1 Finals Day TBC August 2024

  • P2-R3 Finals Days TBC August 2024

  • Competition Review Meeting TBC November 2024

  • Special Competition AGM TBC November 2024

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 -

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 –

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 mentioning the reason of re-grading.

2021 Turf and Affiliation with HNZ fees.pdf


2021 WHA Open Grade Handbook.pdf



For any questions, please email George at

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