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  Happy New Year! Every second Monday we will send out an association Newsletter that contains key information that Hockey New Zealand needs to communicate with you and your members.   This is one of Hockey New Zealand’s main tools which we will be using to communicate important messaging to Associations for their information and action. If we have missed any of your staff from this email then please let us know and we will make sure they are added to our database.   
    We are only a week out from the FIH Hockey Pro League Season 2, make sure that you are there to be part of all the live-action which will see the return of some New Zealand Hockey Legends in Kayla Whitelock, Gemma McCaw, Simon Child and Steve Edwards.    Hockey New Zealand is also running a ticket promotion until Wednesday which will see every ticket purchased go in the draw for a VIP upgrade. Please share across all your channels this information with your members.   
Registration and Transfer Process for 2020
  With the design, build and implementation of the new Microsoft Dynamics Membership Management and CRM taking place in early 2020 with a soft, staged rollout happening throughout the remainder of the year, HNZ has been asked by Associations to advise on the interim registration and transfer process for Associations, clubs and players.   Hockey New Zealand have included below the following guidelines for Registrations and Transfers in 2020.   
FIH Level One Coaching Courses: Auckland & Christchurch
  Thank you for your support of the upcoming FIH Level One Coaching Courses. We have received an overwhelming response. We have had to close registrations and start a waitlist for Auckland.
Registrations for the Christchurch course will close on the 31st of January. We would appreciate your on-going support in sharing this opportunity with your coaches. The link to register is, the course is on Saturday 15th February from 8.30 am-3 pm at Nga Puna Wai. Further information is available on the HNZ Website by clicking here.
Please see the coaches registered as of the 21st of January below. Please contact Nicole Youman [email protected] if you will be providing financial support for any of your coaches.  
HNZ Level One Judges and Officials Course
    Hockey New Zealand is excited to announce the addition of two Level One Judges and Technical Officials Courses in the coming months. There will be one course in Auckland and one in Christchurch which are open to anyone regardless of experience is welcome to attend. The first of the courses will take place at the new National Hockey Centre on the 9th of February before the Vantage Black Sticks Teams take on Great Britain.    Date & Time: Sunday 9th February | 9:00am-12:00 pm
Venue: National Hockey Centre, 159 Bush Road, Rosedale, Auckland
Cost: $30.00, this will include a light lunch and refreshments.
Registrations close JANUARY 31st for the Auckland course.   Date & Time: Sunday 1st March | 10:00am-12:30 pm
Venue: Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub, Augustine Drive, Hallswell
Cost: $30.00, this will include a light lunch and refreshments.
Registrations close FEBRUARY 21st for the Christchurch course   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION DETAILS      
New Zealand Masters Age Group Coach Appointments & Selection Process
  Coach Appointments for the 2020 Masters Age Group Teams have been announced. HNZ would welcome your support in identifying coaches for the W35s, W50s, W65s, M45s and M65s that are yet to be filled. Please contact Peter Lowndes if you know of any potential coaches [email protected]   Squads for the New Zealand Age Groups teams will be selected at the upcoming National Masters Tournament. We would ask associations to assist with sharing information to their teams about the opportunity and process to be considered for selection.   The HNZ website has been updated with a specific Selection Information section. This provides a link to the Masters Selection Policy, Current Player Registrations for Selections (this will be updated every 7-10 days), Selector and Coach Appointments, and a Frequently Asked questions.   If you have any questions that cannot be answered from the information on the HNZ Website, please contact Peter Lowndes [email protected]  
National Masters Photography Packages
  Hockey New Zealand’s Official Photographer is BW Media. They are going to be offering photo packages for the 2019 National Masters Tournament. Could you please pass the below form onto your teams to get them to sign up for the Photography Package through BW Media. By signing up they will ensure that their team is covered in great detail throughout the National Masters Tournament.      Individual Image Options
Low Resolution (500px): $10.00
Medium Resolution (1500px): $20.00
High Resolution (2500px): $25.00
Large Resolution (original size): $30.00
On field Team Photo (2500px): $15.00   Team Multi-Image Package
$400.00 Includes
Photographic Priority
Team Photo on field
Minimum of 40 action images
Individual action images (BW Media will attempt to but cannot guarantee an image of every athlete in the team)  
Balance is Better Regional Forums
  Aligned with the Keep up with the Play initiative where Hockey NZ along with 4 other major participation NSO’s and Sport NZ publicly made a statement of intent that sport must change to keep our young people involved in sport, it has been decided to hold a roadshow to help connect and inform at the community level.

Tuesday 25th Feb ‘Keep up with the Play’ campaign will be launched

Many of you have begun or are about to begin change in what is offered to our participants in and around the U13/U15 space. Through recent conversations, the roadshow should be able to provide an opportunity to support your efforts here and get some key community stakeholders (for and against) to be part of the wider conversation.

What we know so far; We will be offering all 14 RST regions the opportunity to host a BisB Roadshow between March and early May We are going to try to schedule the larger 6 regions (Otago, Chch, Wellington, Waikato, BOP, Auckland) while the campaign is running, the others afterwards. RSTs will book a venue and arrange the registration process, attract other stakeholders Sport NZ organise the approach to the evening/content – Background, BisB evidence, momentum story
What does Sport NZ need from us; We would like an NSO representative from 1 of the 5 sports at each of the venues. We will need you to ensure our RSO leaders are available to support the forum at each venue to: Share what they are doing regionally (be part of a panel) Ensure they promote and get their membership in the room We have gone to the RST’s to confirm dates to host, we will have the dates confirmed hopefully before Xmas and will let you know. Sport NZ will then be in contact re next steps and support we need from you / RSO’s for each forum in January  
Upcoming Key Dates
  International Matches 1 FEB – FIH Pro League vs Belgium | National Hockey Centre 2 FEB – FIH Pro League vs Belgium | National Hockey Centre 8 FEB – FIH Pro League vs Great Britain | National Hockey Centre 9 FEB – FIH Pro League vs Great Britain | National Hockey Centre 15 FEB – FIH Pro League vs USA Women and Spain Men | Nga Puna Wai 16 FEB – FIH Pro League vs USA Women and Spain Men | Nga Puna Wai     Community Events 1 & 2 FEB – Trainer Workshop 8 FEB – Level 1 Coaches | National Hockey Centre 9 FEB – Technical Officials | National Hockey Centre 15 FEB – Level 1 Coaches | Nga Puna Wai      
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