Our newly created regional events are a partnership between our Associations and Hockey NZ. They have been designed to align with the Sport NZ Balance is Better approach and Hockey NZ Participation Principles.
Hockey is a late specialisation sport where players grow and develop at different ages and stages. These localised events aim to provide more young people an opportunity to take part in an exciting and enjoyable hockey experience at a level that will allow them to grow and experience success. A significant shift is prioritising individual and holistic development throughout all hockey. This includes not only hockey skills and tactics but also character qualities, nutrition, and social connection. While our players will gain a lot, we are also focused on supporting the development of our coaches and officials who are equally important for our game.
Each event draws players from across the region together for a few days of competition, development, socialising and fun. They are hosted at superb hockey facilities and run to a high standard creating memories for life both on and off the pitch.