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  Happy 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 2020 FIH Hockey Pro League will return to North Harbour and Ngā Puna Wai, with both out Vantage Black Sticks having booked their place at the Tokyo Olympics the second season of the Hockey Pro League promises to be even better than the first.   Please distribute this throughout your associations.    CLICK HERE TO PURCHSE YOUR PRO LEAGUE EARLY BIRD TICKETS      
Level One Coaching Course held in Stratford
Hockey New Zealand hosted an FIH Level One Coaching Course in Stratford during the Olympic Qualification series. The day was attended by 30 coaches from Taranaki and the wider region. This was the first of three courses that will be held in New Zealand over the next four months.    CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY
Vantage Black Sticks Men secure their place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The Vantage Black Sticks Men have won their Olympic Qualification series 2-0 against Korea in Stratford to book their place at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Men will join the Black Sticks Women who earlier qualified by winning the 2019 Oceania Cup.   READ THE FULL ARTICLE
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.  
World Masters Hockey Expressions of Interest
  Hockey New Zealand is excited to open expressions of interest and player registrations for the 2020 WMH Masters World Cup’s EOI’s for positions include: Convenor of Selectors, Selectors, Coaches, Managers and Umpires Registrations: Players for all HNZ age groups.   The recent formation of World Masters Hockey (WMH), now responsible for all age groups of Masters hockey for both men and women, have taken the opportunity to split the tournaments offering more countries the opportunity to host these events. Better quality and more exposure!  
For Tokyo. For the Planet
Community Hockey Officer – Taranaki Hockey
The Taranaki Hockey Development Officer will be responsible for the planning and delivery of hockey to enable the growth of hockey throughout the Taranaki region. The key responsibilities of the development officer are to;   Grow and sustain participation (players, coaches, umpires & volunteers) Strengthen delivery structure, inclusive of volunteers – especially coaches and umpires Improve capability and capacity to deliver (Association, Clubs, and Schools)   Closing Date: Friday 22nd November 2019, 12 pm.   CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Gemma McCaw on Improving Youth Sport
Gemma has played sport at the highest level for the Black Sticks during her hockey career. In 246 appearances she has scored 71 goals and achieved great success. Despite this success as an adult, Gemma’s journey as a young sportswoman wasn’t one driven by a performance focus, in fact, she approached her sport with a fun first philosophy. Not only was Gemma involved in hockey, she played football and touch rugby amongst other things and gave everything a go.   CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE
2020 National Squad Announced
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      
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