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, without exception, on quarter, half and full-sized fields.

For full Canterbury Hockey Rules and Regulations, including junior competitions, please click here.


Junior Hockey 

The earliest start date for our Junior Competition is as follows: 

Start Date: Saturday 1 May – Year 7/8 (Last weekend of Term 1 holidays) 
Saturday 8 May – Year 3-6 (First weekend of Term 2) 
Finals date: Saturday the 28th of August 
Nonplaying dates: Queens Birthday weekend Saturday 5th June and School holidays Saturday 17th 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.


Boys and Girls Club competitions:

Kwik Sticks 11-aside

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

Kwik Sticks 7-aside (including GK)

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

Kiwi Sticks 7-aside (including GK)

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

Kiwi Sticks 6-aside (no GK)

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

Mini Sticks 6-aside (no GK)

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

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