U18s Women's Teams

U18s Women's Teams

In 2021, the Under-18 National Tournament will shift back to an Association-based tournament (tournaments were split into regional and association based in 2019). We are excited to see both the A and B teams compete in the same tournament for the first time in a number of years. Both under 18 women’s teams will compete in the Vantage National U18 Women’s tournament in Wellington from July 11th to July 17th. 

Chris Goldsbury will look to improve on his 2019 result which took the Women's Regional Team to 3rd place. and Jason Hursthouse will be looking to test the B Team against other Associations top teams after taking out the U18 Association Tournament in 2019. 

2021 Under-18 Women's Teams

Canterbury U18 A Women's Team
Bella ArmstrongHSOB Burnside Hockey Club
Katie Bond Harewood Hockey Club Rangi Ruru Girls' School
AnnabelConnellMarist Hockey Club Villa Maria College
Scarlett HallAvon Hockey ClubRangi Ruru Girls' School
Keeley HughesMarist Hockey Club Villa Maria College
Emma IllerbrunMarist Hockey Club 
Gemma LysaghtMarist Hockey Club Villa Maria College
Arabelle McGuckinHarewood Hockey Club Rangi Ruru Girls' School
HayleyMcKellowHornby Hockey ClubRangi Ruru Girls' School
Niamh McKenzieHarewood Hockey Club St Margaret's College
CaitlinMuirHSOB Burnside Hockey ClubRangi Ruru Girls' School
TessaReidHSOB Burnside Hockey ClubRangi Ruru Girls' School
ClaudiaRowseHarewood Hockey Club Christchurch Girls High School 
Annavelle SchneidemanHSOB Burnside Hockey ClubRangi Ruru Girls' School
Issy StoryHSOB Burnside Hockey ClubSt Margaret's College
MezzySurridgeMarist Hockey Club St Margaret's College
EveSwanHSOB Burnside Hockey ClubChristchurch Girls High School 
Sophie WilliamsonHornby Hockey ClubChristchurch Girls High School 




Chris GoldsburyHead Coach
Biddy TothillAssistant Coach


Canterbury U18 B Women's Team
Amellia BarrettHornby Hockey ClubVilla Maria College
JessCooperMarist Hockey Club Rangi Ruru Girls' School
MilaHastieCarlton Redcliffs Hockey ClubChristchurch Girls High School 
Olivia GeneblazaHarewood Hockey Club St Andrew's College
Holly GilrayCarlton Redcliffs Hockey ClubSt Andrew's College
Emily JacksonHSOB Burnside Hockey ClubRangi Ruru Girls' School
Kaia JorgensenSouthern United Hockey Club Cashmere High School
Anneliese Millard
St Margaret's College
RubyPedersen HSOB Burnside Hockey ClubChristchurch Girls High School 
Chelsea Parrett
St Margaret's College
AbbyReidHSOB Burnside Hockey ClubRangi Ruru Girls' School
Eliza Roxborough-JuddHarewood Hockey Club 
Piper Smith Marist Hockey Club St Margaret's College
Alissa TamakiMarist Hockey Club St Andrew's College
Millie WhiteHSOB Burnside Hockey ClubChristchurch Girls High School 
MollyWilliamsAvon Hockey ClubSt Margaret's College
PoppyWilliamsHSOB Burnside Hockey ClubSt Margaret's College
JessieWorkmanHarewood Hockey Club Christchurch Girls High School 




Jason HursthouseHead Coach

2021 Representative Policy

Click here to read the 2021 CHA Representative Policy

One of the small additions to the 2021 Representative Policy is the Under 18 Player Eligibility Criteria.

Under 18 teams - Players being considered must be under the age of 18 as of January 1 in the year being considered and must also be 15 or over as of January 1 of the year in which the tournament is played. They must also be registered participants of Canterbury Hockey who live or school within the Associations boundaries and be eligible through Hockey New Zealand’s National U18 rules. Players who do not live or school within the Association boundaries but are registered participants of Canterbury Hockey will only be eligible for selection if there is a Memorandum of Understanding in place between Canterbury Hockey and the Association they are living and/or schooling in, following mutual agreement between the respective Association of the benefits it provides for the individual participant and both Association’s participants in general.

Reasoning:

There is concern that players who are living and attending a school in another association can register and play for a club in Christchurch and therefore make themselves eligible for Canterbury U18 representative teams.

  • This creates an issue for neighbouring associations who could potentially loose a number of secondary school players from their local club competition and U18 representative program.
  • Despite creating a deeper talent pool for Canterbury Hockey U18 teams, it will reduce the number of opportunities available to Canterbury based players.
  • A main driver around removing regional teams in the U18 age group was to reduce travel and to encourage school students to stay and play in their home association.
  • We believe this goes against Sport NZ’s Balance is Better messaging as it promotes excessive travel - which reduces recovery opportunities and impacts other areas of the athlete’s life and wellbeing.

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