To our Community,
Covid-19 Protection Framework Update from the Board.
For our team at Hawke’s Bay Hockey a complex puzzle exists, as we are part sporting organisation, workplace, outdoor organised sport provider, recreation provider, hospitality provider, and community facility owner, operating under the new Protection Framework from the 3rd of December.
To view the Covid 19 Protection Framework – Orange Guidelines follow this link to Sport NZ
Given these complexities the Hawke’s Bay Hockey Board have made the following decisions to support our people, our partners and our community.
Vaccination Policy: A My Vaccination Pass is now required to enter the facilities of Hawke’s Bay Hockey Association and are important for providers like us to operate under the MOH and Sport NZ Guidelines. Therefore, a key message for Hawke’s Bay Hockey stakeholders is that vaccination is imperative for Summer players if we are to move forward from the 3rd of December, a short turnaround.
The My Vaccine Pass will be verified using the NZ Pass Verifier App at the pedestrian gate at the Park Island Facility.
The Board will ensure there is ongoing reviews of the above policy and will make changes in accordance with MOH, Sport NZ, Hockey NZ advice and where we can ensure enjoyable competitions while meeting our legal requirements.
This is about protecting our summer hockey community. Having said this, and via our consultation to date, our Board, Bar and Office staff, have all shown unequivocal support for their colleagues and the players in the summer programmes with 100% of them already vaccinated.
Hawke’s Bay Hockey believes it is important we enable the freedom of those summer players who are vaccinated so that they can enjoy the benefits of the protection they have. While we understand there may be a variety of views about vaccination, as a community regional sporting organisation it is our duty to promote and create a safe environment for all players in our care, competitions, and our staff, following the public health advice we have been provided.
The 2022 Hockey New Zealand Awards are open now with a variety of categories which Clubs and Schools are able to nominate their stand out people.
The timeframe the Awards cover is the period of 1 January – 31 December and the nomination process for the Community Awards close on the 16th December 2021.
Lower North Island Elite Camp is coming to the Bay in January and the registrations are open now for this epic opportunity right on our doorstep.
The Camp is open to 16 – 21 year olds.
Dates for the Camp are the 17th – 21st January 2022.
The camp costs include accommodation and meals, culture, leadership and mental skills sessions, a shirt & cap and high end trainings and match plays.
Registrations are open now – follow the link below to sign up today.

Hockey New Zealand Domestic calendar 2022

HNZ have released the 2022 Domestic Calendar with a fantastic line up of Hockey tournaments to look forward to – see below the links to the Calendar and the media release from today.

Domestic Calendar 2022 Confirmed

MEDIA RELEASE – HNZ announces locations of major tournaments for 2022


Lower North Island Championship

With the disappointing cancellation of the Ford NHC the Lower North Island have joined together to create a platform of opportunity for our Senior Players with the LNI Championship Tournament.  This tournament is being held in Manawatu from the 17th Nov – 21st Nov and comprises of 4 Women’s teams and 5 Men’s teams representing the Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu, Taranaki, Horowhenua and Wellington.

We are pleased to launch our 🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁


Whether you are a:
🏑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>>…/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 :}