Vantage National U18 Women's Championship

Vantage National U18 Women's Championship

The Vantage National U18 Women's Championship will take place in Canterbury from the 7th to the 13th July 2024.

Hockey New Zealand President's Message

Welcome to the 2024 Vantage National U18 Hockey Tournament.

Congratulations on your selection to play in the Vantage National U18 tournament. Selection represents your years of dedicated passion and development of the necessary attributes in skill, fitness and attitude that are now recognised by your playing in this tournament.

The mixture of excitement, intensity and physicality you will experience are unique to a New Zealand national hockey tournament. Your resolve will be tested in all aspects of the game as you strive for excellence playing against your peers. Importantly, these tournaments also offer you the opportunity to forge friendships with your teammates and your opponents. Treasure those opportunities too.

Recognise also, the privilege and responsibility that is part of your selection. As an ambassador for your region, represent it with pride. Whether you win or not, playing your best is all that can be asked of you.

Play hard, play fair, respect the umpires, your coaches, administrators and family who have made your participation in and this tournament possible. Above all, enjoy the tournament experience.

Dennis Slade PhD

President Hockey New Zealand

Tournament Format

Game duration

  • 15 minute quarters
  • 2 minute quarter breaks
  • 5 minute half time breaks
  • 20 minute transition time

Pool Play

  • Teams have been placed into 6 Pools based on the "snake" seeding method.
  • Pool E and Pool F will have a bye
  • Bye 1st Day | 3rd seeded teams
  • Bye 2nd Day | 2nd seeded teams
  • Bye 3rd Day | 1st seeded teams
  • There is a time slot at 4:30pm for Bye Teams (half field each) if they wish to use the turf for training or practice matches.

Top 16

  • The top 2 teams from Pool E and Pool F will progress to the Top 16
  • The top 3 teams from Pools A, B, C & D will progress to the Top 16
  • These matches will require a winner outcome.
  • If required, shoot out competitions should commence immediately after the match

Bottom 6 (Pool G)

  • The bottom placed team of each pool will play off for positions 17th-22nd.
  • These matches will be played as "Pool G"
  • These matches do not require a winner outcome.
  • Previous points from pool play will not be carried over to Pool G

Tournament Draw

Download a PDF version of the draw here: 2024 Vantage National U18 Womens Draw.pdf

Live Streaming

All games at Ngā Puna Wai will be livestreamed via:

There is a subscription offer for each tournament:

  • $10 Tournament Pass (Watch all games from a tournament)
  • $5 Match Pass (Watch a single match)

Read the full media release regarding this HERE

Registering Players and Team Management in AltiusRT

Instructions on registering players amd team management in AltiusRT here:  Registering Players and Team Management in AltiusRT.PDF


Ngā Puna Wai: Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, Augustine Drive, Wigram, Christchurch 8025

Driving: If you’re driving, then the best way to access Ngā Puna Wai is to follow the signs to the Ngā Puna Wai from Augustine Drive, off Halswell Road in Halswell.

There are 458 parking spaces including 11 mobility car parks available at the venue and a grass area beside the main car park for temporary parking. Check Google Maps for the best route for you.

At the turfs during week:

  • Catering in a Box Café will be open during all games serving Coffee, food and beverages.
  • No Smoking/Vaping or Alcohol to be brought onsite.

Theraputic and Sports Massages

Di Te Awa Theraputic and Sports Massages will be open from Sunday, 7th July until Saturday, 13th July to accommodate the National U18 Hockey Tournament.
Whether you’re part of a team or an individual player, they will have you covered with two experienced massage therapists available to help you stay at the top of your game. 
Team or individual sessions available. Book your session now to ensure you’re in peak condition for every match!

Call 0272933307 to book.
Di Te Awa Theraputic and Sports Massages is located at

Sporting Edge
514 Wairakei Road, Burnside.
Upstairs, Level 1

Managers Meeting

To be communicated by Hockey NZ

Training Slots on Sat 6th July


  • Streaming available on on turf 1 (CHA to provide teams with a link to access downloads). 
  • Can also film turf 1 from top of the grandstand as well. 
  • Turf 2 filming from the grass embankment behind the turf.


 Catering in a Box, Please contact Catering in a Box ( for team packages.

Hockey New Zealand Board and Staff

Patron: Currently vacant

President: Dr Dennis Slade

Male Vice President: Currently Vacant

Female Vice President: Currently Vacant

Hockey New Zealand Board: Sharon Williamson (Chair), Richard Thomas, Hamish Clentworth, John Daniel, Hillary Poole, Rachel Morrison, Diana Dowdle, Peter Miskimmin


Chief Executive: Anthony Crummy

Finance Manager: Gurvinder Singh

Business and High-Performance Support Manager: Christina Tombs

GM - People and Culture: Megan Matuschka


High Performance Director: Darren Smith

Women’s Head Coach: Phil Burrows

Assistant Coach (Women): Shea McAleese

Women’s Team Manager: Dee Leggat

Men’s Head Coach: Greg Nicol

Assistant Coach (Men): Mike Delaney

Men’s Team Manager: David Stones

Lead Performance Analyst: Sam Mulholland-Goad

Head of Athletic Development: Nick Webb

Hockey Network Manager: Simon Brill

Pathways Project Lead: Bryce Collins


GM – Hockey Network: Ken Maplesden

Participation & Engagement Manager: Danielle Cranston

Community Capability Manager: Rachel Minton- Smith

Technical & Umpires Manager: Colin French

Community Coaching Manager: Ben Owers

Domestic Events Coordinator: Lisa Williamson

National Master’s Coordinator: Peter Lowndes

Marketing and Commercial

GM - Commercial: TBC

Community Engagement & Projects Manager: Laura Nagel

Content & Communications Manager: Hannah Marshall

Events and Marketing Manager: Matthew Arnold

Partnerships Executive: Briar Leith

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