Sport Hawke’s Bay have announced the finalist in for the 2019 Forsyth Barr Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards.

Hockey has been 1 of 4 sport codes with the highest nominations which reflects the talented people we have in many aspects of the Sport.  Congratulations for your nominations and thank you from everyone in the Community for your time and dedication to the Sport of Hockey.

Finalist and Categories:

  • Greg Nicol – Coach of the Year
  • Lee Erskine – Official of the Year
  • Iona College 1st X1 – Junior Team of the Year
  • Olivia Shannon – Junior Sportsperson of the Year
  • HBHA – Organization of the Year

Finalist nominated from 3rd party

Kaitlin Cotter – Junior Sportsperson of the Year and Andrea Cullen Administrator of the Year and Danielle Stephenson Official of the Year.


Wanting to learn more about umpiring the game of hockey, or need a refresher on the rules???

HB Hockey is offering Learn 2 Umpire Courses to be held in May. These courses are open to all parents, coaches, managers, players, teachers in charge and those just keen on umpiring. It is a beginners guide to umpiring 11-a-side hockey (which can be adapted to half field Kiwi Sticks grade). The cost is $20 per person and includes the cost of a whistle and warning/penalty cards.

See details regarding dates and locations, and how to register in the poster!

2019 Rep Campaign for U15 & U 13 to register

Trials Dates & times for both U15 & U 13 Rep Teams

U15 Trials: 23rd June, 30th June, 7th July |  11am – 1pm | Park Island

U13 Trials: 23rd June, 30th June, 7th July |  1pm – 3pm | Park Island

Under 15 Tournament week 30th September – 5th October 2019

  • Under 15 Boys Premier – Northland
  • Under 15 Girls Premier –  Dunedin
  • Under 15 Boys Champs – Wanganui
  • Under 15 Girls Champs – Nelson

Under 13 Tournament week is the 7th October – 12th October 2019

  • Hatch – Palmerston North
  • Collier – Wellington
  • Curtis – Hawke’s Bay
  • Rawleigh – Gisborne


Each Representative Player has a compulsory player contribution for their campaign of $600.

Rawleigh and Curtis have a compulsory player contribution for their campaign of $400.

Each team has tournament costs of accommodation, travel, rental vans, food etc.

The prices below are estimates only of campaign costs pre fundraising.

  • U15 Mens Premier – $1500.00
  • U15 Girls Premier – $2000.00
  • U15 Men Champs – $1500.00
  • U15 Girls Champs – $1999.00
  • Hatch – $1200.00
  • Collier – $1500.00
  • Rawleigh – $900.00
  • Curtis – yet to be confirmed but as it is a home tournament approx $700.00


Expressions of Interest in the Coach, Assistant Coach and Manager roles of our 2019 U15 & U 13 Rep teams are open now!

Trial dates/time

U15 Trials: 23rd June, 30th June, 7th July |  11am – 1pm | Park Island

U13 Trials: 23rd June, 30th June, 7th July |  1pm – 3pm | Park Island



Close off for EOI is the 20th May 2019

Leap Goalkeeping Academy

Pre Season kick start programme for any age Goalie is being run by Steffan Fasier on the 14th April. There will be two sessions and you will be allocated to a session according to experience.

The first session is 1pm – 2pm
Presenatation to all goalies 2pm
The second session is 3pm – 4pm

To register please email Andi at by the 1st April 2019.

  1. Cost is $20 per Goalie
C.O.A.C.H Development Forum
Hawke’s Bay Hockey invite all aspiring Coaches to register for a development forum which will be delivered by Greg Nicol and Shea McAleese.
When: Wednesday 1st May 2019
Time: 17.30pm – 20.00pm
Venue: Park Island Pavilion
Don’t miss this great opportunity – registrations will be closing on the 30th April 2019.
Email Andi Cullen at to register.

Congratulations to the following Hawke’s Bay players who have been selected for the Central U21 squads

Grace Gibson | Denby-Rose Tait | Sachan Dadrah | Scott Hines | Steffan Fastier (Co Coach)

We are so happy for you all and all the best for your campaigns ahead.

Hazard on site – Park Island

We have had a trench dug just inside the pedestrian gate on the left when you enter, which is coned off to isolate the hazard. Please ensure any children are kept away from the area at all times.

Thank you

Two nights of outstanding hockey action is coming to the Bay in April with Australia Country returning to battle it out against HBH senior sides. The format will be the same as Queensland Challenge with two games a night so mark the dates, share the event and make sure to come down and enjoy what is going to be an epic event.

Dates and details are:

  • Two night games on the 10th and 11th April
  • Games start at 5pm
  • Park Island Hockey turf
  • Free entry

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