General Manager – Operations 

We are seeking a highly capable and driven individual for the key leadership role of General Manager – Operations (GMO).

Reporting to the HBHA Board, the GMO will have the overall focus of optimising the hockey infrastructure and engagement of the hockey community. You will be responsible for day-to-day management of the operations (including leading a small team). And you will be responsible for direction and leadership towards the achievement of the strategic and operational objectives of the association, including the support of their players, from high performing athletes through to social and first-time hockey players.

For more information and the link to apply please click HERE

 

We are pleased to host a three day programme these July Holidays. You have the choice of attending either two days of the programme or attend all three.

Venue: Park Island turf
Dates: 19th to 21st July
Price: $50.00 per day
Time: 9am to 3pm

Registrations close on the 5th July at 8pm.

Please complete the registration details below. As soon as you push submit we receive your registration and then once we have closed the form we will email you with the Programme information and What to Bring. We will also invoice at this time.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfL8uI6euJZGyR_2NdwPI_PqSCeXGxPdoDL1EJkAwuOZRmy1w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Kia Ora Hawkes Bay Hockey Community

 

Although it is generally widely acknowledged that there are many examples of a strong, positive hockey community in HB, with a significant number of dedicated people doing fantastic work, there are aspects of Hawkes Bay Hockey’s (HBH) culture we feel need addressing.

Culture is built from the ground up and we need everyone to contribute towards building a positive culture.  A few weeks back, led by Greg Nicol, we had a conversation with you and listened to your feedback about what cultural aspects are important to our community.  Our HBHA Team are continuing to rollout ideas and communication from that conversation. Similarly, the HBHA Board is keen to see change (try something different).

As a result, the HBHA Board has formed a Culture Committee to assist with this.  Representatives from your Board on this are Joanna Sloan and Dan McAleese, as well as our Community Hockey Manager, Greg Nicol. To achieve success with this, we need the support of you, our community.  Some of the first steps for the committee will involve in the near future, inviting representatives from all Clubs to participate in a meeting, with school representatives invited to a meeting at a later date.  All umpires will also be asked to complete a short, anonymous survey.

The HBH Board want to make it clear that unacceptable behaviour from the minority will not be tolerated and we will be doing everything we can to create a safe and positive environment for all.

If you have any feedback in response to this e-mail, please e-mail community@hbhockey.org.nz.

Thank you and we look forward to your support.

Nga mihi

HBHA Board

Registrations are open for the U15 & U13 Development programme.

The process will be as follows –

Festival:
•All players who register can be included in the Hawkes Bay festival if they choose
•From the registrations, players will be allocated into teams for the Hawkes Bay festival
•HBH will ensure these teams are as even as possible
•Based on the players HBH currently knows players will be allocated evenly according to ability
•New players will be allocated to teams randomly

U13 Festivals will be held 3rd to 6th October – Boys in HB and Girls in Carterton
U15 Festivals will be held 10th to 13th October – Boys in Stratford and Girls in Poverty Bay

Training Block:
•Once players are assessed at the Hawkes Bay Festival, they will be put into training groups based on their ability
•Through this 4 – 6 week training block they will do skill development and will be assessed further
•Players will then be allocated into teams for the Mini Festival and Lower North Island Festival
•HBH will be ensuring ability groups are evenly spread across all the teams
•This will ensure teams are as even as possible for the Lower North Island Festival

Please email admin@hbhockey.org.nz if you have any questions at all.

Festival costs are yet to be confirmed and will advise once we have confirmed total number of teams.

Please note registrations close on the 8th July 2021 at 9pm.

Click below to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFKzyeR2FOCP6i9kO-FxrPIMiruSnkh32rslKApDYJomdgxw/viewform?usp=sf_link

2021 Big Sticks Furniture Festival registrations are open!

Sideline Behaviour – let’s be amazing!!!

About the Process of the Development Programme

We have had such great feedback on the U15 & U13 Festivals so thank you for engaging!
The Age Group Hockey programme is new to us all so instead of sending you all the information at once we have decided to spread it out.
Now we finally have the dates and venues confirmed :} – here is snap shot of the process.
No Selection / No Trials:
There will not be formal trials or selection at the U13 & U15 Program.
The process will be as follows –
Festival:
•All players who register will be included in the Hawkes Bay festival
•From the registrations, players will be allocated into teams for the Hawkes Bay festival
•HBH will ensure these teams are as even as possible
•Based on the players HBH currently knows players will be allocated evenly according to ability
•New players will be allocated to teams randomly
Training Block:
•Once players are assessed at the Hawkes Bay Festival, they will be put into training groups based on their ability
•Through this 4 – 6 week training block they will do skill development and will be assessed further
•Players will then be allocated into teams for the Mini Festival and Lower North Island Festival
•HBH will be ensuring ability groups are evenly spread across all the teams
•This will ensure teams are as even as possible for the Lower North Island Festival
Please email admin@hbhockey.org.nz if you have any questions at all.

U15 & U13 2021 Programme Information

Hawke’s Bay Hockey (HBH) are pleased to launch the 2021 U15 & U13 Programme Information.

In alignment with both Sport NZ and Hockey NZ, HBH have adopted the “Balance is Better“ philosophy which has brought about an exciting change for this age group of hockey players.

Hockey Programme overview

  • Hockey Overview
  • Balance is Better –  Statement of Intent
  • U13 & U15 Program Outline
  • Program Timeline
  1. Part of this commitment as an organization is ensuring all young people who play Hockey receive a quality experience, irrespective of the level at which they are involved.
  2. We are asking all our parents, whanau, coaches, managers, and volunteers involved with Hockey to remember that young people play sport to have fun with their friends.

Please note there have been changes to the U15 and U13 Festival dates and venues:

U15 Festival is now 3rd to 6th October

  • Boys Festival is in Stratford
  • Girls Festival is in Gisborne

U13 Festival is now 10th to 13th October

  • Boys is in Hawke’s Bay
  • Girls is in Carterton

If you have any questions around the program or the Balance is Better philosophy please contact:

Michelle Francis at admin@hbhockey.org.nz

We are pleased to launch our 🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁

THE 2020 HBHA LOCAL APPAREL RANGE!!

Whether you are a:
🏑Supporter
🏑Player
🏑Umpire
🏑Volunteer
🏑A Bay Local

We have you covered for the basic must have off field apparel in our own range!!! – Whoop! Let us know your fave item…

To browse/purchase just follow the link to our online store>>
https://www.lottosports.co.nz/…/hbh-representative-players-…

Items will be locked and loaded on our website under Rep Hockey then scroll down to Rep Online Shop.

Thanks to Gina and the team at Lotto NZ for the help behind this :}