Mini Hockey

DRAW: The draw for 19th September will be available on our website shortly. Please double check game times, as most of these have changed.

This weekend divisions playing are: Year 5 and 6

Next week, 26th September, will depend on the government announcement next Monday 21 September.

  • IF Level 1 – then all divisions will be playing.
  • IF Level 2 – then it will only be the Rainbow and Year 3/4 teams playing.
  • Therefore the draw will be determined on Monday 21st September.

Mini Hockey 2020 (Revised Season):

Umpire Workshop: Tuesday 16 June, 6.30pm

Mini Schools Meeting: Wednesday 17th June, 6.30pm @ GHC

Team Registrations Due:
19th June if wishing to participate in Term 2
1st July if only participating in Term 3

Coaching: 30 minutes of on-turf coach development with your team. This will be provided by WHA to all coaches entered in the optional 2 weeks in Term 2. Followed by 2x 13min games.

Season Dates:

Term 2: Two optional weeks are being offered on 27 June & 4 July. This will be run by WHA to all teams entered in these optional 2 weeks in Term 2. Followed by 2x 13min games.

Term 3: 10 weeks (25 July – 26 September)

No play: 11th and 18th July (last two weekends of school holidays)

RAINBOW: Saturday 4th July, 9.00am for approx 45mins, there will be a training session for Coaches of Rainbow teams. Please meet on Turf 1, HA. Bring hockey stick and a note book should you wish to take notes.

NOTE: If you have entered teams in the original 2020 season process, you will need to re-enter teams based on season changes.


2020 Quarter field rules – Mini Kiwisticks Development

2020 Half field rules – Mini Kiwisticks

2020 JD Competition Rules

Mini Format:

​​​​​​​Mini Hockey is a Saturday morning winter competition for Primary school children in Years 1-6.

In the Mini programme Years 3-6 teams play 6-a-side hockey, with the field size changing to reflect the level of hockey experience and the age of the hockey players.

There are different divisions for Mini Hockey and may change depending on entries. Exact format will be defined once entries are known.


Year 1/2: Rainbow $165

Year 3/4 and 5/6 quarter field: $270

Year 5/6 half field: $345


Mini hockey is played at either the Gallagher Hockey Centre or St Pauls Collegiate.

GHC: Parking can be an issue here so look for alternatives, around lake domain and even at the Train Station both within a 5 minute walk.

Exiting GHC (Mary St ONLY) can be a struggle at the best of times. If traffic is busy PLEASE don’t sit at the Mary St intersection and try to turn right , go left cross the railroad and look to use a side street to change direction.

St Pauls: Carparking is available near the turf if the carpark is full park on the road outside the school DO NOT park on grassed areas.

And PLEASE make sure all rubbish (empty drink bottles especially) are put in the rubbish!


NOTE this process will changing in 2020… Please attend the schools meeting for more information about our new Hockio system


Besides the rules for the grades and the guidelines, Waikato Hockey has a rule that ONLY players and the Coach/Manager are to be on the field ALL other supporters must be behind the Field Fences.


Each quarter field team is to provide an umpire for his/her own game who may also be the coach.
Kiwi Sticks teams are to provide an umpire for their own game – this must NOT be the coach. This development stage is where coaching and umpiring needs to be clearly separate for players and spectators. The Junior Hockey committee will monitor adherence to this.


Hockey is on with several restrictions and changes. NO SPECTATORS for Secondary and Intermediate. LIMITED Spectators for Mini. GHC is closed for casual use.See here for all current restrictions.