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  Hockey New Zealand   AN UPDATE FOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS   This weeks’ Association Newsletter includes details around the New Coaching Resource, Community Engagement Information as well as the venue for the 2021 National Masters.    BALANCE IS BETTER NATIONAL SPORT SEASON GUIDELINES   Sport New Zealand has put together national guidelines as a direct response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Please take the time to look through these guidelines and use them to shape what community hockey will look like in your Association for 2020.      SEASON TRANSITION GUIDELINES   STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE VANTAGE BLACK STICKS WOMEN’S TEAM   Following the resignation of Vantage Black Sticks Women’s Assistant Coach Katie Glynn, Hockey NZ wants to reiterate that Katie has decided to resign from her role to take a break from professional hockey.
Katie is a valued member of our coaching whanau and we wish her well with her future endeavours.
  We write in response to recent media speculation regarding the resignation of our Assistant Coach Katie Glynn.
The media has alleged that Katie is in some way working against positive changes within our environment. We as Black Sticks players absolutely refute these allegations.
As she did when she was a player, Katie holds herself to the highest standards as a coach and as a person. Her work ethic, dedication and passion for our team and its success are undeniable.
We are extremely saddened that Katie has resigned from a role she loves and excels in. The Black Sticks Women have lost an integral element of our team, and offer Katie our full support going forward.
Signed by all 24 players in the current Black Sticks Women’s squad
    HOCKEY NEW ZEALAND IS AFTER YOUR COMMUNITIES FEEDBACK   Hockey New Zealand is currently undertaking research amongst our community and trying to find out how engaged our community is with the Vantage Black Sticks teams. This research is essential for us as we aim to grow our sport across the country and deliver quality international matches. Could we please request you share the below link with your community and clubs and ask for them to get your participants to provide us this important information.      CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY LINK    2021 NATIONAL MASTERS TO BE HELD IN TAURANGA   The 2021 National Masters Tournament will be held in Tauranga for the first time since 2005. The tournament will be held from Sunday the 28th February and will run through until Saturday the 6th March.

The Venues will be Tauranga Hockey who have opened up their third turf for the 2020 season as well as Tauranga Boys College which will provide the fourth turf.     CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY   COACHING WEBINAR – MONDAY 13TH JULY   Keep your eyes peeled this week on the Hockey New Zealand Facebook page and Coaching Site for promotion of an interactive Coaching Webinar.   The Webinar will be targeting community coaches from new to experienced, working in the club, school and association space. Coaches have been asked to register and share their thoughts on preferred topics.   Click here to link to the Coaching Site Calendar Webinar Event   Coaches can click here to register   The webinar will be facilitated by Jamie Carroll and include guest coaches Mark Borgers and Jason Butcher. Coaches will have the opportunity to learn from an experienced panel through an interactive environment.   The topic for the webinar will be coach driven and confirmed later this week after the bulk of registrations are received, alongside the webinar link.   We would welcome your support in sharing this opportunity out to your community as well as having you attend!   If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Youman, [email protected]   SUPPORT LOCAL   Now that hockey is back, we want to encourage the hockey community to support the partners that have supported us over the years. Lotto, Kookaburra, Scullys and Go Hockey have been great supporters of the game for a while now, so let’s show them that we love them too. Please share this link, or our Facebook posts, with your community and encourage them to take advantage of some of the offers.   Upcoming Key Dates   Community Events Aug 31 – Sep 4 – Secondary Schools Tournaments   Current Situations Vacant   VACANCIES     Hockey New Zealand 
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