Our Junior Competition runs for players in Years 1 through to Year 8 throughout the winter months of March to August. Canterbury Hockey has recently adopted the full New Zealand Hockey Small Sticks Strategy where all players now play in their year groups without exception, on quarter, half and full-sized fields.
We provide an extensive umpire development programme. All games have players learning how to umpire their younger peers with the guidance and assistance of members of the Umpires Committee.
Canterbury Hockey has a proud and long history at the Junior Representative level, seeing us field both a boys and a girls team to the national Hatch Cup and Collier Tophy tournaments every year. We also send a boys and girls B team to the North Island McGrath tournament as well as two Development Squads to the South Island Festival of Hockey.
Junior Hockey Strategy 2015 to 2020 website.pdf