Expressions of Interest NHC U15 U13 teams

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 –
•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 if you have any questions at all.
April Holiday Programme 🏑
We are pleased to offer all our Yr 3 – Yr 9 players a 3 day programme with an awesome line up Coaches. This is fantastic timing for a bit of a pre season run around.
On offer are two registrations options – either register for a minimum of two days (just choose these when registering) or register for the three day programme.
Dates: 19th to 21st April
Venue: Park Island Hockey turfs
Price: $50.00 per day
Time: 9am to 3pm
Registrations closes on the 11th April at 8pm.

The Hawke’s Bay Hockey Annual General Meeting, which will be held on the 12th April 2021, at 5.30pm at the Park Island Pavilion.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 12th April 2021.

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

2021 National Calendar

Hockey New Zealand has released the 2021 National Calendar and we are very lucky to have the opportunity to host the Federation Cup/Marie Fry Trophy during the Secondary School tournament week.

U 18 Women will head to Wellington for their tournament and the Men to Hamilton.

All other Age Group’s are to be confirmed.

Expression of Interest’s for Coaches, Assist Coaches and Managers will be posted up in the New Year – around end of January.


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 :}