Junior Hockey

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Junior Hockey


The Canterbury Hockey Junior Competition runs throughout winter, beginning in early May and finishing in late August. The junior competition caters for players in Year 3 through to Year 8. Clubs will generally run their own Fun Sticks programme for years 1 and 2 throughout the season. The Canterbury Hockey Junior competitions are aligned to the Hockey NZ Small Sticks Strategy where all players play in their year groups, on quarter, half and full-sized fields. 


Mike Greer Homes is a proud sponsor of all our junior competitions. 


Key Dates:

Start Date: Saturday 1 May – Year 7/8 (Last weekend of Term 1 holidays) and Saturday 8 May – Year 3-6 (First weekend of Term 2). 
Finals date: Saturday 21st August .
Non-playing dates: Queens Birthday weekend - Saturday 5 June and middle week of term 2 school holidays - Saturday 17 July. 
Please note the first round(s) for the Year 7/8 competition will be opt in matches to allow for the variance in school holiday dates.


Please click the following link for the Junior Hockey Competition Structure: 2021 CHA Competition Structure Junior Grades.pdf


For full Canterbury Hockey Rules and Regulations, including junior competitions, CHA rules and regulations 2021 V2.pdf

Boys and Girls Club competitions:

Mike Greer Homes Kwik Sticks 11-aside

  • Predominately Year 8's with some Year 7's filling in when required
  • Full sized field
  • Saturday mornings

Mike Greer Homes Kwik Sticks 7-aside (including GK)

  • Predominately Year 7's with some Year 8's
  • 1/2 field
  • Saturday mornings

Mike Greer Homes Kiwi Sticks 7-aside (including GK)

  • Year 5 & 6
  • 1/2 field
  • Saturday mornings

Mike Greer Homes Kiwi Sticks 6-aside (no GK)

  • Year 5 & 6
  • 1/2 field
  • Saturday mornings

Mike Greer Homes Mini Sticks 6-aside (no GK)

  • Year 3 & 4
  • 1/4 field
  • Saturday mornings

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