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AN UPDATE FOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS
  This weeks’ Association Newsletter includes details around Olympic Day as well as the return of Club Hockey as well as updates in the Umpiring and Officials Space.   
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  
SKY TV SUBSCRIPTION SAVINGS
  Please find attached Sky TV Assoc and Club offer, from our partner SkyTV. This is for Association and Clubs/Turfs for either existing or new subscribers. It’s valid until the end of June, for the 3 months following. I encourage you, if it works for your needs, to make the most of the savings!  
  CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS  
OLYMPIC WEEK IS UPON US
  As many of you will be aware this week is Olympic Week, we are hoping to see some of the incredible things that are happening in your Associations throughout the country.   We would love if you could send through photos of community hockey, training, in-school delivery or any of the cool things happening in your community between now and the end of the week.   We are going to then put these together in a montage and show some of the awesome things that are happening in our sport throughout the country.

If you have any of the Black Sticks players past or former playing in your local competition or helping in different areas of the community we would love to see some of these things captured as well so we can continue to highlight the incredible things that our sport does.   Please send all your images through to: [email protected]   
COACHING WEBSITE LIVE ON TUESDAY 23rd JUNE
  Hockey New Zealand is excited to launch the Community Coaching Resource Site on Tuesday the 23rd of June.   Designed for Community Coaches, the site will provide current resources for coaches to access to support their on-going learning. Resources will include articles, videos, templates, podcasts and webinars. The content has been developed in collaboration with association and coaching community leaders.   This site will complement the current Bracken Online Learning portal that currently provides educational coaching courses. Significant changes to the Bracken platform are underway to enhance its capability. We will keep you updated as updates occur.   Please note that access to the Bracken Portal has changed. The new link for the Bracken Portal is https://cloud.hockeynz.brackenlearning.com/ Your old/existing link will now take coaches to the Community Coaching Resource site, and they can click on Online Learning in the menu tab to access the Bracken Portal The Bracken Portal will also be available through the Hockey New Zealand Website, Get Involved in Coaching Page, by clicking on the Online Education Courses http://hockeynz.co.nz/get-involved/coach-hockey/   Thank you to everyone involved in the creation and on-going development of the site.   Hockey NZ welcome associations to share any upcoming events you have for your community coaches on the site. If you would like to contribute or provide feedback on the site please contact Nicole Youman, [email protected]   Keep an eye on Facebook and the HNZ website on the 23rd of June for the official announcement and opportunity to share the news with your community. Thank you in advance for sharing this.   Once live, you can access the site via the Hockey New Zealand Coaching page by clicking on the Community Coaching Resource Button: http://hockeynz.co.nz/get-involved/coach-hockey/  
NEW RULE CHANGES IN 2020
  Community hockey is being reintroduced in a cautious and methodical manner, based on the best available evidence to optimise participant and community safety. In order to be aligned to Hockey’s overarching “return to play” considerations; Click the link below to see the rule changes for the 2020 Hockey Season.   
  CLICK HERE FOR THE 2020 RULE CHANGES  
NORTH HARBOUR GETTING USED TO THEIR NEW FACILITY
  2020 was always going to be a vastly different one for the North Harbour Hockey Community. They shifted from their beloved facility on Paul Mathews Drive into the new National Hockey Centre which boasts New Zealand’s only facility with five hockey turfs on one site. Coupled that with the COVID 19 pandemic and North Harbour Hockey have had their hands full for the first six months of 2020.  
  CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY  
COMMUNITY HOCKEY RETURNS IN AUCKLAND
  Community Hockey was back in Auckland this past weekend as the turfs across the Association were open and hosting all grades of senior hockey. This coming weekend will see the junior players return to the turf as the second biggest Association in New Zealand got going again.   We are planning on getting around as many Associations as what we can this year to profile the amazing return to play stories that are happening in your communities. Where it’s not going to be feasible to get to your Association I will be reaching out and asking for some imagery and interview questions to still be able to profile your Association.   
  CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE  
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  

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