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HOCKEY NZ-ASSOCIATION NEWS 09/03/2020

    AN UPDATE FOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS   Happy Monday! Every second Monday we will send out an Association Newsletter that contains key information 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.    2020 National Masters Final Placings   The 2020 National Masters Tournament (NMT) has wrapped up, the amazing week in Christchurch resulted in plenty of action both on and off the pitch as rivalries were renewed and friendships were made.    Thank you to Canterbury Hockey for hosting the largest NMT in our history. HNZ would like to acknowledge the Canterbury Masters Committee and the wider masters community as well all of the volunteers, umpires, technical officials, selectors and convenor of selectors for their hard work and support.

New Zealand Masters World Cup selections conducted at NMT and will be announced on the Hockey New Zealand website on Thursday 12th of March.     CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FINAL RESULTS   Hockey Leaders Save the Date   Planning for Hockey Leaders 2020 is underway. Set for the 31st March/1st April in Auckland, the gathering will bring together the key leaders from each of our 32 Associations. This will include paid CEO/GM and key volunteers. The purpose of Hockey Leaders is to be able to discuss, workshop and create alignment across operational and strategic matters.

Further details including the agenda and venue will be provided shortly.
If you have any questions regarding Hockey Leaders or suggestions about agenda items please let Ken Maplesden know at [email protected]

If you will be attending, please ensure you RSVP to Jacinda [email protected]   Covid-19 Measures   With the club hockey season fast approaching we felt that it was best to communicate some steps to help protect your community during this constantly evolving situation.    How do I avoid catching the Coronavirus? Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathrooms, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol- based hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol. (HPSNZ utilises ‘Zoono’) Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.   What are the symptoms of Coronavirus? Symptoms of Coronavirus most frequently include fever, cough, shortness of breath and sore throat, but vomiting and diarrhoea may also be present (see https://www.healthy.org.nz/ for further symptom details).   What do I do if I think I may have Coronavirus? If you have symptoms and may have been in contact with someone with Coronavirus, you should phone Healthline’s dedicated Covid-19 number 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 from overseas) or contact your GP by phone.   Some practical considerations for your community No handshakes after matches No sharing of drink bottles     MOH ADVICE     WHO ADVICE     MOH POSTER FOR CLUBROOMS   KUWTP Assets and Regional Forums    The Keep up with the Play campaign is well underway now with the first forum held in BOP over the weekend and the next due in Waikato this week. It is important that we look to get key hockey leaders to attend (clubs, schools etc) and be part of the process as we move forward with changes within our system.
The aim of the Keep up with the play campaign is to raise awareness of the issues and concerns around how young people are experiencing sport and work with those able to create positive environments that nurture all young people – from those who just want to play to those who aspire to be the very best.   To assist Hockey New Zealand and Sport NZ we have put together a folder of digital assets that you can share on your websites and social media channels to help drive this conversation so that your community can understand this important shift in New Zealand sport.   Please also share the stories and messages that you have around your community with us that will highlight the key aspects of the campaign.    Any questions please contact [email protected]     KEEP UP WITH THE PLAY ASSETS     KEEP UP WITH THE PLAY WEBSITE     CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FORUMS AND LAUNCH      MARCH
Sport Waikato – 11/03/2020 – 7.00pm
Sport Southland – 25/03/2020 – 7.00pm
Sport Wellington – 26/03/2020 – 7.00pm

APRIL
Aktive – AUTM (North) – 6/04/2020 – 7.00pm
Sport Canterbury – 6/04/2020 – 7.00pm
Sport Tasman – 7/04/2020 – 6.30pm
Sport Whanganui – 21/04/2020 – 8.00am
Aktive – Wero (South) – 29/04/2020 – 7.00pm   MAY
Sport Taranaki – 5/05/2020 – 5.30pm (6pm start)
Sport Hawke’s Bay – 7/05/2020 – 5.30pm
Sport Northland – 11/05/2020 – 6.00pm
Aktive – Eden Park (Central) – 12/05/2020 – 7.00pm
Sport Otago – 28/05/2020 – 7.00pm   Women in Governance Awards 2020   Sunday 8th March 2020 was International Women’s Day and in the spirit of celebrating the amazing wāhine in our hockey whānau, we would like to make you aware of the Women in Governance Awards 2020 that are run by Governance New Zealand.
These awards celebrate the creativity, innovation and excellence of individuals and the commitment to diversity by organisations across a number of categories, including not-for-profit, Maori and emerging governance leaders.   If you have an outstanding female member of your board that you would like to nominate for these prestigious awards you can click on the link below for the nomination forms and award criteria as well as further information and past winners.     CLICK HERE FOR THE NOMINATION FORMS AND AWARDS CRITERIA   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.     CLICK HERE FOR THE PROCESS FOR 2020   A sit down with the Vantage Black Sticks Assistant Coach Katie Glynn   Katie Glynn has been the Assistant Coach of the Vantage Black Sticks since 2019. Not only is Katie an accomplished coaching having previously coached Secondary School Hockey at Diocesan, Auckland Aged Group Hockey as well as being the head coach of the New Zealand U21 Women’s Team.   During her remarkable playing career, Glynn amassed 134 caps for the Black Sticks and scored a whopping 77 goals during that time before being forced to retire from the game that she loved at the age of 26 due to lingering back and knee injuries.   If you would like to share this story on your Website or Facebook feel free to use this link       CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FULL STORY   A Big Game Changer For Hockey   Last year Polytan Asia Pacific started a big movement in global hockey! Big Stadium Hockey introduced the world to the first-ever environmentally-sustainable, mobile hockey pitch, which enabled the sport to reach people and places unlike ever before.     CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE   Upcoming Key Dates   Community Events 31st March – Hockey Leaders Meeting    Current Situations Vacant   VACANCIES     Hockey New Zealand 
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