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We can understand if you are new to coaching, all might be overwhelming. Especially if you don’t have a coaching background. NHA would like to welcome you as coach. We would like to support you in getting started as a coach. We can help you to get underway by offering various programmes that we run through the year to give everyone the chance to get involved and work on the art of coaching.

Our Hockey Regional Development Officer is responsible for supporting the growth and development of Hockey in Nelson. It is our goal to see NHA recognised as one of the leading organisations in New Zealand through offering quality Player, Coach, Umpire and Volunteer development programmes that meet the needs of our community.

If you are interested in becoming a Coach please contact our Hockey Regional Development Officer to see what options you have here at Nelson Hockey Association at  [email protected]



Be an umpire is a great opportunity to continue to expand your enjoyment for the sport after or even during your playing career.

If you don’t have any experience, that’s not a problem. Nelson Hockey Association will provide you a Programme to develop your knowledge and skills in a progressive way.

If you are passionate about the game then umpiring is a great way to see Hockey up close and personal with a different view than stick in hand, or from the side line. It helps keep you fit, develops a range of people management and judgement skills and allows you to interact with our supportive hockey community. Umpiring also allows another pathway to be involved at the top level if you wish while forging new friendship. Umpiring allows you to have a very direct impact on the hockey experience of our members and provides travel opportunities within New Zealand and internationally.

Join our fabulous group of umpires here at Nelson Hockey Association and discover how rewarding it is to be involved in managing the flow of this wonderful game. Why don’t you give it a go? Whether you’re new to the sport, retiring from a playing career or anything in between we have a number of senior umpires that are happy to mentor any enthusiastic new members into our community.

As an Nelson Hockey Association Umpire you will be umpiring in the Nelson Hockey Competition and also in our region. The season starts normally after Easter through until mid-September.

For any further information please contact our Nelson Hockey Association RDM (Regional Development Manager) for more details…



NHA always  needs volunteers which helps the organisation of programmes, teams, coaches, training, equipment, social events, funding and much more. Your help and the assistance of our Regional Development Officer, the Association aims to run effectively in pursuit of delivering a quality hockey experience to all our members.

This requires an extraordinary amount of time input, volunteers are to be congratulated and we are always looking for more help. If you are interested in helping out, whatever shape or form, please email our Regional Development Officer to find out how you can make your club or NHA Programmes even better.



The Nelson Hockey Association is a non-profit organisation, so we are always on the look-out for contributions, whether a one-off or as a sponsor. Your contributions will allow us to deliver a high quality hockey experience to our members and the public alike. We offer junior programmes that encourage the young to get into sport and development programmes to help the talented achieve their goals.


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