Ford National Hockey Championship
Following the cancellation of our 2020 Representative Tournaments due to the ongoing effects of Covid-19 Hockey New Zealand is delighted to welcome into our National Calendar the Ford National Hockey Championship.
The Ford National Hockey Championship is an Association based event that will see the pinnacle of our Association based players put their hands up to be crowned the best performing Association at each level. The Ford National Hockey Championship will ignite the rivalries of old and new as teams go head-to-head in a weeklong competition played from September 12th-18th in Tauranga.
The competition will see a tiered approach taken across the men’s and women’s competition with three tiers in each competition. These tiers will allow Associations to have like for like competition but also strive for promotion with promotion/relegation occurring between the tiers. The Ford National Hockey Championship also allows players to ‘stick their hand up’ for selection.
The Associations involved in each tier will be known in the coming weeks as we look to build towards an exciting celebration of our game in the beautiful Tauranga in September.