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HOCKEY NZ-ASSOCIATION NEWS

AN UPDATE FOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS
  Happy Monday! 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 need your help during the 2020 FIH Hockey Pro League 
  With club hockey starting back up we are asking for you to please communicate with your clubs and encourage them to promote the FIH Hockey Pro League through their channels.    This weekend is the last home games for the Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women for 2020 and we want to have a packed out Ngā Puna Wai to help create the atmosphere our teams deserve for what is a crucial 2020 season.    We have created discount codes for a number of groups which will hopefully entice more of your community to get down to the games. These codes can be used for the purchase of individual game tickets.  Masters Code – MASTERS2020 Club Code – CLUBS2020 Schools Code – SCHOOLS2020   Please also encourage them to use any of the attached digital assets on their social channels to help promote the event, this includes videos, posters etc.  Digital Assets  
  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS  
Hockey Leaders Save the Date
  In the last Association Newsletter, we provided an update on our approach to bringing together our key Association leaders across 2020.

Planning for our first Hockey Leaders of 2020 is underway with the date set as the 31stMarch/1st April in Auckland. The purpose of these meetings is to bring together the key leader from each of our 32 Associations, whether that be a paid CEO/GM or a key volunteer in smaller Associations, to discuss/workshop and create alignment across hockey on key operationally strategic matters.

We are finalising agenda and venue and will provide further information shortly.

If you have any questions regarding Hockey Leaders or suggestions about agenda items please let Ken Maplesden know at [email protected]

So we can continue with our planning if you will be attending please RSVP to Jacinda Matzer [email protected]  
KUWTP Regional Forums
  MARCH
Sport Bay of Plenty – 8/03/2020 – 9.00am
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  
  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FORUMS AND LAUNCH   
Community Hockey Leaders Inaugural Catch Up
  Last year Hockey New Zealand launched a collaboration and connection platform via Microsoft Teams, especially for our Community Hockey Leaders. This was part of bringing to life the recommendations from the “How to build a stronger hockey whanau” at the August 2019 Community Hockey Forum. Invites were sent to attendees of the forum to join the platform so that they could begin to create a sharing network.   To build on this momentum we kicked off 2020 by having our first video link catch up on Microsoft Teams for this group on the 20th February. This was an opportunity to say hello, get to know MS Teams a little better and was the start of our regular video link catch-ups – something that attendees of the forum strongly advocated for.   We were lucky enough to be joined by Bill Wigglesworth from North Harbour Rugby who gave us an overview of the change he is leading through North Harbour Rugby and the impact that is creating as well as the link to the Keep up with the Play campaign. Alysha Jensen from Netball New Zealand also kindly joined the meeting and contributed with her experiences of the MS Teams platform.  
  CLICK HERE FOR A RECORDING OF THE MEETING  
  The next online catch up is scheduled for April, prior to the HNZ AGM and Awards dinner. All those who have joined the platform will receive an email inviting them to the meeting once the date has been confirmed.   Please feel free to contact Rachel ([email protected]) with questions you might have or any items for the next agenda.  
FIH Level One Coaching Courses: Auckland & Christchurch
  FIH Level One Coaching Course was delivered in Auckland and Christchurch this month. Thank you for your support to enable 66 coaches to attain a level one certificate.
Coaches attending the course 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.
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.  
  CLICK HERE FOR TO VIEW THE COACHES WHO HAVE ACHIEVED THEIR LEVEL ONE  
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 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
  International Matches 28 FEB – FIH Pro League vs Argentina Men and Women | Nga Puna Wai 1 MAR – FIH Pro League vs Argentina Men and Women | Nga Puna Wai   Community Events 31st March – Hockey Leaders Meeting   
Current Situations Vacant
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