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HOCKEY NZ-An Epic Start to 2020 “Hockey New Zealand’s Inner Circle”

      26 February 2020    While 2020 is only new the hockey season is well underway, this weekend the Vantage Black Sticks sides will play their final home game for 2020 in New Zealand. The National Masters Tournament is well underway and the action on the turf is continuing to heat up.    Make sure you stay up to date with everything hockey through our monthly Inner Circle Newsletter.    MAKE SURE YOU BACK THE BLACK STICKS THIS WEEKEND AT NGĀ PUNA WAI   The Vantage Black Sticks sides are set to play their final matches for 2020 on their home soil when Argentina come to Christchurch. The Kiwis are looking for a massive turnout from their home fans as we aim to send our teams off well in what is a massive year which culminates with the Tokyo Olympics in July.      CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS             CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PREVIEW   Sam Lane calls on the Canterbury Hockey Community to get behind the Black Sticks  Sam Lane is starting to hit his stride for the Vantage Black Sticks Men, Lane is entering his 64th test match this weekend when the side takes on Argentina. Born in Timaru and schooled in Christchurch, Lane knows how important home support will be this weekend for the Kiwis as they look to upend the Olympic Champions.    CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE   National Masters Tournament Underway           The 2020 National Masters tournament is well underway at Ngā Puna Wai and Nunweek in Christchurch. The festivities in Christchurch have been amazing so far with plenty of action and adventures happening both on and off the pitch.    CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW THE LIVE SCORES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK FIH Coaching and Management Course in Malaysia  FIH have announced several FIH Hockey Academy Coaching and Management courses in Malaysia and Spain for the upcoming months. These courses, and any future FIH courses, will be advertised on the Hockey New Zealand Website under the coaching tab, Coach Education.
Please read over the information on the website, and if you would like further information, contact Nicole Youman, [email protected]   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AROUND COACH DEVELOPMENT Performance Network Coaches Appointed The Performance Network represents a massive shift for hockey in New Zealand in the Development Space. The Network is starting to take shape with the appointment of the coaches who will be responsible for the participant development throughout the country.    CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE Major Sports Call for Grassroots Action to Change Youth Sport Sport NZ and the five sports who last September published a Statement of Intent to improve youth sport are calling on parents, coaches and administrators involved at a grassroots level to help implement these changes as sports prepare for the upcoming winter season.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION FIH Level One Coaches Courses: Auckland & Christchurch  FIH Level One Coaching Course was delivered in Auckland and Christchurch alongside Hockey Pro League.
The entry level coaching course attracted 66 coaches from across the country. Coaches engaged in a mixture of turf and classroom activities, with plenty of time to interact and share their ideas and experience with their peers.
Coaches were assessed against the Coaching Core Beliefs with a focus on their ability to; learn and create learning environments for players. Coach Developers from the Hockey NZ Coach Developer Pilot and FIH Coach Educators programme facilitated the courses. Local players supported the day, allowing coaches to practice and receive feedback on their coaching.
Hockey NZ would like to thank and acknowledge lead coach developers Juliet Dunlop-Fraser, Lincoln Churchill, Emma Phelps and Ben Collier and supporting coach developers Ben Owers, Laura Kingsmill, Pat Barwick, Sandie Mackie, Henry Wong and Jason Butcher. The courses were well supported by Gill Gemming, Oceania Hockey Federation, and Canterbury and North Harbour Hockey Associations and their players.
Hockey NZ would like to thank the coaches for their high level of engagement and their investment in their development.   CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF COACHES WHO RECEIVED THEIR LEVEL 1 Vantage Black Sticks Upcoming Schedule   Feb 28 | Argentina vs Vantage Black Sticks Men & Women | 5:30 & 8pm Mar 1   | Argentina vs Vantage Black Sticks Men & Women | 3 & 5:30pm
*Above games at Ngå Puna Wai, Christchurch ​ OVERSEAS FIH HOCKEY PRO LEAGUE MATCHES MAR 20 | Netherlands vs Vantage Black Sticks Men | 7:30am MAR 21 | Netherlands vs Vantage Black Sticks Women | 7:30am MAR 23 | Netherlands vs Vantage Black Sticks Men & Women | 1:30am & 4:00am MAR 29 | Germany vs Vantage Black Sticks Men & Women | 1:30am & 4:30am MAR 29 | Germany vs Vantage Black Sticks Men & Women | 11:30pm & 2:30am   Upcoming Domestic Events   FULL EVENTS CALENDAR     Hockey New Zealand
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