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AN UPDATE FOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS
  This weeks’ Association Newsletter includes details around the Scholarships for our community, Black Sticks Alumni information, Community Hockey Format feedback and much more.    Please make sure to let [email protected] if anyone from your Association is not receiving our fortnightly Association News Correspondence.   
TANIA DALTON FOUNDATION – SCHOLARSHIP
  The Tania Dalton Foundation, created in honour of the sporting legend whose presence would fill the room, has been established to make a meaningful impact on the lives of budding young kiwis, guiding them to lead their biggest life – as Tania did.

The scholarships aims to provide support to young women from all kinds of circumstances and at different stages of their development, to unlock their talent and enable them to live their biggest life with sport as their guide.

Included in the criteria is the ability to demonstrate a significant level of financial and/or circumstantial hardship. Hockey has yet to have a young female granted a TDF Scholarship so it would be great to see this change!

If you know of someone in your Association that meets the criteria please pass on this information and encourage an application.  
  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP  
  CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION FORM  
HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIPS – 2020 RECIPIENTS
  Hockey New Zealand is pleased to announce the following players have been granted Hockey Scholarships for the 2020/21 period.

Level 3 Hockey Scholarships
The Level 3 Hockey Scholarship is a discretionary financial grant that aims to enhance individuals within the Performance Network to successfully transition to the Vantage Black Sticks. In partnership with High-Performance Sport New Zealand the aim is to support individuals over a 12 month period inclusive of, but not limited to: Holistic development requirements; Access to world class coaching; Connection to national programmes; Medical support. I.e. Medical Insurance. 2020 Recipients: Tayla White, Sean Findlay, Jessica Anderson, Ella Hyatt-Brown,   
    Tim Neild   Hope Ralph  
  Kate Ivory.   Level 4 Hockey Scholarships
The Level 4 Hockey Scholarship aims to enhance individuals ability to successfully transition to the Performance Network. In partnership with High-Performance Sport New Zealand the aim is to support individuals over a 12 month period inclusive of, but not limited to: Hockey specific development and enhanced coaching; Education about the requirements of high-performance sport; Connection to national programmes; Athlete Performance Services identified by Hockey NZ and delivered through HPSNZ. 2020 Recipients:
Rebecca Baker, Hannah Cotter, Malcolm Curley, Jacob Soo Choon, Emily Baker, Hayley Cox, Aiden Fraser, Dylan Thomas, Lucy Bannatyne, Madeline Harris, Isaac Houlbrooke, Charl Ulrich, Anneke Calder, Leah Hodges, Joseph Morrison, Maks Wyndham-Smith, Kelly Carline, Brittany Wang, James Nicolson, Simon Yortson.  
BLACK STICKS ALUMNI LAUNCH
  It’s time to catch up with your past Black Sticks teammates! We’d love you to join us for the first Black Sticks Alumni Event at the inaugural Premier Hockey League Men’s finals day on Sunday, September 13th. Enjoy a range of complimentary nibbles and watch the nations top hockey players in the exciting League finale from 1:30 pm.   The event will also have a cash bar. Please RSVP by submitting the form below by September 2nd, 2020.  
  CLICK HERE TO RSVP TO THE FUNCTION  
TAURANGA HOCKEY CENTENARY
  Tauranga Hockey celebrates 100 years as an association in 2020. There were smaller hockey clubs that existed even earlier than 1920 so the weekend will celebrate all of our shared histories. An organising committee has been working hard to ensure a weekend full of activities and events. Click here for general information. Registration, Mix & Mingle, 5 – 10 pm Friday 16 October, Tauranga Hockey Centre Pavilion Opening Ceremony of the Third Turf – 10 am, Saturday 17 October Games Schedule – 10.20am – 3pm, Saturday 17 October Centenary Dinner – 6.30 pm, Saturday 17 October
For details on all of the above go to our website Click here To register: Click here
Travelling from out of town? Click here to look at some accommodation options. If you think of any past players/umpires/coaches etc who could be interested please pass along the information.  
SPORT NZ COMMUNITY RSILIENCE FUND PHASE 2
  The Community Resilience Fund aims to provide financial support to play, active recreation and sports organisations who are experiencing financial hardship in the period 1 July to 30 September 2020, as a result of Covid-19. It is to help ensure that those organisations are able to continue delivering quality physical activity experiences to get Every Body Active in Aotearoa New Zealand.   Sport NZ welcome applications from organisations that have not previously received funding from Sport NZ, and those that may have received some support already through Community Resilience Fund in May/June 2020. Applicants for the earlier Community Resilience Fund had to be affiliated to Sport NZ national partners, but this is not a requirement for Community Resilience Fund Phase 2.   The fund is not intended for organisations that already receive investment directly from Sport NZ.  
  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION  
COMMUNITY HOCKEY FORMAT SURVEY
  As a result of the Strategy Delivery Review (SDR), Sport NZ Talent Plan and the Balance is Better philosophy approach, we are seeing positive and innovative change occurring within our sport. In an effort to have a clear understanding as to what competition formats are being offered throughout the country in the junior and youth areas, we ask that you please take 10-12 mins to complete the survey. The information collated will help shape the support, including coach and umpire development, which HNZ provides as well as inform future decisions.  
  CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY  
COMMUNITY HOCKEY LEADER CATCH UP
  During the various levels of lockdown in NZ’s response to the COVID pandemic, the community hockey leaders, (CHM’s, RDM’s, RDO’s) have been meeting fortnightly in order to stay informed, connected and to support each other through a time of uncertainty. This was a variation on the original meeting schedule, which was once a month. With COVID behind NZ in the current time, we have been discussing the purpose and frequency of the Community Hockey Leaders Catch Up. The general consensus was that each month there would be a formal structured meeting, with an agenda and items lead and directed by Hockey New Zealand and that fortnightly there would be a more informal meeting/forum to discuss a particular topic or issue. These fortnightly meetings should be lead by our leaders in the community and would be opt-in as interest sees fit. The timings will take into consideration the commitments of participants, e.g. small sticks deliverers, and will be rotated between an 11 am and a 4 pm timeslot. We are now seeking input regarding the topics you would like covered for the remainder of the year. Hockey New Zealand wishes to ensure we are covering items that are relevant and of collective interest so feedback from Associations is vital. We are also keen to hear from those with experiences, good news stories, projects and knowledge that they wish to share with the wider Community Hockey Leaders group – the floor is yours and we love to hear what has been happening and it adds so much more value to our networking and collaboration time. If you have any questions, wish to submit a topic that you would like to see discussed by the group or have a great story you want to share, please get in touch with Rachel by Friday 14th August.  
RDP & CHM VARIANCE LETTERS
  Due to COVID-19, both the Regional Development Programme and Community Hockey Manager funding was significantly impacted, due to disruptions to funding streams, in particular gaming trust funding. As a result, Hockey New Zealand was only able to commit to paying Instalment one of the RDP and January-March instalments of the CHM. To reflect this variance and for your (and HNZ’s) records, we will be issuing variance letters outlining these changes to all Associations receiving these funds. Once you have received your letter if you could return a signed copy to Rachel via email (rachel.minton-smith@hockeynz) at your earliest convenience, that would be much appreciated. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rachel.  
10 GOLDEN RULES FOR BEING AN AWESOME SPORT PARENT
  Be Sportive is a campaign aimed at helping sports parents create a better environment for our young athletes.    Sadly, we’re too well aware of the extremes of poor parent behaviour in our youth sports environment. From those crazed sideline bullies, and those who live vicariously through their kids to the extent they even attach their own self-esteem to how their kids perform.   While hopefully, this movement can curb that extreme poor behaviour, BeSportive.Kiwi is for the vast majority of sports parents and coaches who just need some helpful advice (with a bit of ‘corrective behaviour’ along the way!) to better navigate our young athletes through their rollercoaster youth sports journey – and foster a lifetime love of playing sport.   Could we please encourage you to share this campaign with your communities.   
  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CAMPAIGN AND VIDEO  
Upcoming Key Dates
  Community Events Aug 31 – Sep 4 – Secondary Schools Tournaments
  High Performance Aug 20 – 23 – Men’s Premier Hockey League  Aug 27 – 30 – Women’s Premier Hockey League Sep 9 – 13 – Men’s Premier Hockey League Sep 16 – 20 – Women’s Premier Hockey League  
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