12 December 2018                                                                                     The latest in the NZ world of hockey.



The Hockey New Zealand Inner Circle Newsletter


Pro League Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now

There are only 8 days left to secure your Early Bird tickets for
the FIH Pro League NZ Presented by Sentinel Homes. All those who purchase their tickets before December 20 will go in the draw to win 1 of 10 Scully's prize packs. Don't miss out!

2019 will see teams from The Netherlands, Belgium, Great
Britain, Germany, Pakistan Men, China Women, Spain Men, USA Women, Argentina and Australia visit our shores when the inaugural Pro League Kicks off. The Pro League has been years in the making and will provide our teams and fans with some exciting hockey.

Purchase your tickets here





Odisha Men's Hockey World Cup Review

The Vantage Black Sticks Men have been knocked out in the second round of the Odisha Men's Hockey World Cup. We have a full summary of all the matches that the guys played over in Bhubaneswar.


Read the full review here




NZ Beach Hockey Championships

Mount Maunganui is playing host to the annual NZ Beach Hockey Championships on January 19th 2019. This will be the seventh time that this event has run and teams will be competing for the grand prize of the Giant Jandal. This event is going to be an amazing way to spend a weekend in the hot summer months. 

Click here for the full article and to sign up





Just Hockey Christmas Giveaway

Go in the draw to win a Prize Pack valued at over $600:

  • 1 x $50 Just Hockey NZ Voucher
  • 20 x Black Sticks Drink Bottles
  • 1 x Replica Black Sticks Men's or Womens Playing Shirt/Singlet (The choice is yours)
  • 1 x Black Sticks Jonah Gilet Vest
  • 1 x Black Sticks Full Zip L73 Hoodie
  • 1 x Black Sticks Cap
  • 1 x Pair of Black Sticks Inner Socks
  • 1 x Black Sticks Signature Stick
  • 1 x Black Sticks Beanie
  • 1 x Black Sticks Pen
  • 2 x Black Sticks Key Rings

To go into the draw click here


2019 Coach Developer Pilot

In 2019 Hockey New Zealand will be introducing a Coach Developer Pilot. Aligned with the Sport New Zealand Coach Developer model. Coach Developer focuses on the building a network of developers to enhance the quality of support and opportunities for coaches. 

To read the full article click here




U13 Development Competition 

This year the Northern Region Associations decided to trial a new tournament format for the Under 15 competition. This tournament was around participation and development for players, coaches and umpires. To read about the competition click below.

Click here to read the full story






Kookaburra Hockey Giveaway

Team Kookaburra in partnership with Hockey NZ is giving you the chance to win one of their 2019 Phantom hockey sticks. You have seen these on display at the Odisha Men's Hockey World Cup as Dane Lett. Cory Bennett and Vantage Black Sticks Captain Blair Tarrant have been using them. Click the link below and fill in your details to go into the draw. 

Click here to go into the draw






Polytan and the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup

Polytan are Official Turf Partner of Hockey New Zealand and also the provider of the 2018 Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup Turf! Hear from our athletes, enter our competition and be sure you follow the Hockey World Cup with Polytan.

Click here to read more





Brett and Mark Leaver Inducted to Otara Sports Hall of Fame

Brett Leaver played 157 times for the NZ Men's Black Sticks Hockey side while his brother mark played 42 times. Both have been inducted into the Otara Sports Hall of Fame. 

Brett Leaver stated "I'm truly humbled and honored to receive this recognition as a proud Otara boy. I look forward to celebrating with Mark and our family and community at the awards. 

Brett and Mark were fantastic hockey players who demonstrated some outstanding skills and were tough competitive players. 

Click here to read the full story





International Volunteer Appreciation Day

Wednesday 5th December was International Volunteer Day. We are going to be shining a light on some of the amazing volunteer work that goes on around the country in the future editions of the Inner Circle. Please complete the attached form to nominate someone in your community who has gone beyond what is asked of them. 

Click here to nominate an amazing volunteer




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