HOCKEY HITZ 210520
HOCKEY HITZ 210520
May 21, 2020
To our hockey community
It is hard to believe that over the past 10 days we have gone from not knowing whether hockey would be played again this year to having small groups of 10 back on the turfs at Nunweek Park last night. It is fair to say that the last 10 days has been incredibly stressful and busy for anyone currently working in the sport and recreation sector but we are hugely relieved to have started to get the ball rolling so to speak!
We had a great meeting with our clubs and schools last Thursday night and have put a number of policies and plans in place to support a gradual return to hockey. Our clubs and schools are working closely with us to ensure we all have the appropriate health and safety measures in place to keep you all well and safe when you come to the turfs. We eagerly await the announcement on the 25th about an increase in gathering sizes which would allow us to have a return to more ‘normal’ training.
When normal training can resume, we will be working within the Hockey NZ guidelines which require us to have a 3 week pre-season before competition would resume. While we don’t know when our competition will be able to start yet, we do have an end date of the 26th September that we will be working to (give or take a week to allow for Finals). We will continue to work closely with our clubs and schools over the coming weeks to allow them to re-register players and teams and to determine how we will structure a unique season for 2020.
We ask that you please read all information that comes from your clubs and schools and follow all advice and guidance that you receive. This is vitally important to ensure that hockey and all sport is able to continue. Failure to comply with the guidelines will result in teams losing access to the turfs – no one wants to be that group of people that ruin it for sport! We have contact tracing and hygiene and cleaning measures in place so please follow the signage and instructions from the CHA staff when coming to the turfs.
We will review the current arrangements next week once we have further information from the Government but in the meantime, please take the time to come familiar with all our guidelines and requirements, stay safe, be kind and continue to be patient as we work through this complex and fast changing environment. At the end of the day, most of us involved in hockey and sport are all volunteers and these people are vitally important going forward so we want to keep them!
Looking forward to seeing you all at the turfs again soon
Coaches and Athletes
Team trainings can only proceed if the following requirements are in place for both coaches and players. If you are coaching or training over the next week please read these documents beforehand so you are aware of what is required.
Coaches - here
Players - here.
iDME - Touch Free Contact Register
CHA has implemented iDME at all facilities/buildings. If you are training/playing at any of our venues you will need to sign in using either your personal iDME QR code or a venue code. CHA will adhere to the MOH guidelines re data provided. Instructions to set up your own iDME QR code here.
Nunweek Park Map
As you will be aware there are restrictions in place around entry and exits points to all facilities. If you are training over the next week please refer to the full Nunweek Park Site Plan here which outlines the entry point for all turfs and the exit points for individual turfs. Please ensure your follow these instructions.
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