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  Happy Labour Day Monday! Every second Monday we will send out an Association Newsletter that contains key information that Hockey New Zealand is needing to communicate with you and your members.  
    The Vantage Black Sticks Men will be looking to book their place at the 2020 Tokyo games when they take on the Koreans in a two-match test series in Stratford on the 2nd and 3rd of November   Click here to purchase your tickets for the Stratford tests      
2020 FIH Pro League to return to North Harbour and Ngā Puna Wai
The 2020 FIH Pro League will return when the Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women face the World Champion Belgian Men and the improving Belgium Women. The 2020 season will see some exciting changes and a new team added to the mix.   READ THE FULL ARTICLE
For Tokyo. For the Planet
Association Tournaments wrap up for 2019
The final association tournaments for 2019 have taken place. In the October School Holidays, both the U13 and U15 National Tournaments were held. Check out below the 2019 final placings.
U13 Hatch Cup
🥈 South Canterbury
🥉 Canterbury
U13 Collier Trophy
🥇 Canterbury
🥈 Auckland
🥉 Hawkes Bay​
U15 Premier Girls
U15 Premier Boys
🥈Counties Manukau
FIH Hockey Academy Coaching Courses
HNZ is excited to announce three opportunities for coaches to attend an FIH Hockey Academy Level One Coaching course in New Zealand.
The FIH Hockey Academy Level 1 Coaching course provides coaches with an introduction to the knowledge and core competencies required to coach hockey to children and adults. All school, club and association coaches are invited to register, there are no pre-requisites.
The first of the three opportunities is in Stratford, alongside the Men’s Olympic Qualifier against Korea, and the second and third alongside Hockey Pro League.  
Stratford: FIH Level One Coaching Course
Sunday 3rd of November 8.30 am-1.30 pm
TET MultiSports Centre, Portia Street, Stratford
Cost: $60.00, this will include lunch and refreshments
Performance Network Manager 
As part of the changes happening across hockey, Hockey New Zealand is now looking for a Performance Network Manager. This is a full-time role which will begin in November.
Location: Auckland-based preferred
Full time
Start date: November 2019
Please contact Jacinda Matzer for a copy of the job description: [email protected].

Applications are invited with a current CV and cover letter and should be sent to Jacinda Matzer: [email protected].

Applications close 5.00 pm on Monday, 28 October 2019.   CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL JOB DESCIPTION
HNZ Level One Judges and Technical Officials Course – Stratford
Title   Hockey New Zealand is excited to announce and welcomes individuals interested in the Technical Official and Judge space to attend the upcoming course in Stratford.
The HNZ Level One course will focus on the core foundations of the role of Technical Officials and Judges. It is a nationally recognised qualification and will be theory-based, including an overview of the national tournament management system, Altiusrt. There are no pre-requisites, all individuals interested in this space are encouraged to attend. Please find the details below,   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
2020 National Masters Tournament Registrations
  The National Masters tournament is coming around fast, if you are wanting to enter teams in the competition then make sure you check out the information below to register your teams.   Registrations will close November 29th 2019

If you are wanting to register more than one team into an age category please note we will not be able to confirm these until closer to registrations closing – logistical considerations of enough turf space to service the tournament is the overriding factor of this

Rules: we will aim to have the 2020 rules revised by the end of the year. For now, we will still follow the rules currently in place please click here to access these for information on eligibility, dispensations, combining teams and tournament specifics. If you have any questions please let me know.
For all other HNZ key Rules, Forms, Policies, and Regulations follow this link.

Fees for the 2020 season will stay the same, HNZ will invoice Entry Fees of $952.17 ($1095.00 per team including GST), no additional costs will be invoiced from the hosting association (excluding teams trainings prior to tournament and tournament apparel).

Officials registrations will open in the near future and I will send this information to you to pass on to your umpiring community.

Transfers/Draft List:
A transfer/draft list will be made in the coming weeks for players to make themselves available for selection for another association.
This will be circulated on our Masters Facebook page and onto our website also.  
Sport Development Hui
  Sport New Zealand is putting on a Sport Development Hui at Bruce Pulman Park on the 6th December, the Hui will look to continue the work that has been done on ensuring our youth participants have a good balance in their sporting life and development.    When: 6 December 2019
Time: 10am – 4.00pm
Where: Bruce Pulman Park, Auckland   Objectives: To connect the Sport NZ partner network To provide professional development opportunities for key sport development leaders To share good practice and learnings Theme: Balance is Better – Show me the evidence   Purpose: To build on, leverage and share the exciting momentum we are seeing in the sports system where at national, regional and local level organisations are “keeping up with the play” and leading changes to sports structures to benefit more young people.   Keynote presenter We are very excited to announce Ken Martel from US Hockey as the keynote presenter. USA Hockey led significant participant and player-centred changes aligned with the Sport NZ Balance is Better philosophy 10 years ago. Now, US Hockey is one sport in North America bucking national participation drop off trends and is also seeing an increase in the development of players moving into their performance pathway.
Who: The target audience is youth Sport Leaders in sport development and coaching roles nationally and regionally. For example, in NSOs, RSOs, RSTs and RSDs (including trainers, coach developers, PCA leads etc). Multiple sport leaders can register an attend from the same organisation. If you have any questions about who, do speak to the Sport Development team member who is linked to your organisation.   How: We have a limited number of places available so please ensure you register as soon as possible. To register for the event please click on the following link. If you have any questions about the event please do not hesitate to contact Fiona Ramsay at Sport NZ [email protected]   Cost: There is no cost for the Hui and lunch will be provided. For those travelling from outside of Auckland for the event Sport NZ will provide a travel subsidy to cover costs of travel only to a maximum of $150 per person attending (unless from Southland where the travel subsidy is $300 per person), please see the attached travel policy.   If you are travelling from outside Auckland you are responsible for organising your own travel arrangements, this includes airport transfers.   If you register for the event and your availability changes, you must cancel your registration by contacting Fiona Ramsay a minimum of 7 days prior to the Hui, or Sport NZ will invoice your organisation for the costs incurred.   To claim reimbursement your organisation will be required to generate an invoice (attach receipts) and email the invoice to [email protected] Please do not email invoices to Fiona.   For further information regarding the travel please contact Fiona Ramsay [email protected]  
Aktive resource toolkit
    Aktive have created a series of resources that are designed to help clubs and associations with their capability. The resources are based on insights and good practices from across Auckland, however you will find these well put together resources will be useful across the whole country.   FOR THE RESOURCES CLICK HERE      
Hockey New Zealand launches instagram channel
    Hockey New Zealand have launched an Instagram channel @hockeynewzealand if you could please promote this on your Websites, Facebook Accounts and Apps to encourage your community to follow along.    We want to use this as a way to update our community on all hockey-related content throughout the country. If you have any content that you would like shared on this channel please email [email protected] or [email protected]   TO FIND US ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE      
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