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The Canterbury Hockey summer competition is a fun, social competition for all age groups, running for 6 weeks before Christmas and 6 weeks after Christmas (as separate competitions).

2023 Post-Christmas Summer Hockey Competitions

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW for the 2023 Post-Xmas Summer Hockey Competition!

Post-Xmas Summer Hockey Mixed 6-a-side will start Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th of February and end Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st March.

Post-Xmas Summer Hockey Mixed 11-a-side will start 10th February and end 17th March.


Please note the new grade structures for 2023

- Junior years 3/4 - Approx 4.00pm - 5.00pm

- Junior years 5/6 - Approx 4.00pm - 5.30pm 

- Intermediate years 7/8 - Approx 4.30pm - 5.30pm

- Under 18 Grade - Approx 5.00pm - 6.00pm. This is for all secondary school players from year 9-13 at high school.

- Adult Beginner (1-2 'Hockey' players in your team) - Approx 6.00pm - 8.30pm . A majority of participants from your team in this grade must be over 18- years old

-Adult Experienced (3+ 'Hockey' players in your team) - Approx 6.00pm - 8.30pm. A majority of participants from your team in this grade must be over 18- years old 

The grades will be played across Monday and Tuesday afternoons/evenings and will go ahead subject to entry numbers. You can select your playing day and location when registering.

Note** For this Post Xmas Summer hockey competition we offer Adults at both Nunweek park and Nga Puna Wai but for juniors we only offer it at Nunweek Park



  • 6 weeks of competition games 
  • 6-a-side on half fields (quarter for juniors) 
  • 12 minute halves
  • Teams are encouraged to be mixed gender
  • Players do not have to belong to a club. 


  • Usual hockey rules set the basis of play 
  • Six players on the field at a time
  • No Hitting – Only Sweeps, slaps and pushes are permitted
  • No lifted balls
  • No Penalty corners in any grades
  • Goal keepers allowed but not essential
  • Play continues if the ball hits the black pipes
  • Long corners are played from approximately half way
  • All goals must cross the goal line and be backboard height or below

Cancellations, if needed, will be advised as early as possible and will be notified on the first instance on Facebook and via email if possible.


  • Junior grades - year 3-4 and year 5-6 - $150 per team
  • Intermediate grades - year 7-8 and year 9-13 - $210 per team
  • Adult grades - Novice, Intermediate and Advanced - $290 per team.


Canterbury Hockey also runs the Friday night mixed 11-a-side competition. All Mixed 11-a-side matches are played at Nunweek Park


  • Games will be played on Friday evenings at Nunweek Park 
  • Games are 25 minute halves
  • Teams must be mixed gender with at least 4 people from each gender on the field at all times
  • Players do not have to belong to a club but must be secondary school aged or older 
  • Match fees are $105 per match 

When registering team, managers will need to pay their first $105 match fee online at the time of entry. The remainder of match fees will be invoiced once the draw is complete.


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