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2024 Season Dates

Secondary Pre-season Meeting: TBC
Team Registrations due: TBC

Tentative Season Dates:

A Grade– 08/05/2024-28/08/2024 (MISSC: 24/07/2024-28/08/2024)

B Grade– 08/05/2024-28/08/2024

C Grade– 06/05/2024-26/08/2024: No Play: Kings Birthday 03/06/2024

D Grade– 06/05/2024-26/08/2024: No Play: Kings Birthday 03/06/2024

U15s– 07/05/2024-27/08/2024

Midlands Intercity Secondary School Competition (MISSC)

Workshop facilitator: Nicky Smith
Workshop length: 90 minutes
Dates: Wednesday 19th April, 2023
Coaches: 6.00-7.30pm
Where: Gallagher Hockey Centre

This coaching course is for coaches wanting to raise their level of game knowledge and modern coaching practices and principles. It is aimed at secondary school coaches coaching 11aside teams. Coaches should have a base level of hockey knowledge for this course.

The course will be classroom and turf based including holistic coaching principles.

Thursday, 27th April 2023. A workshop for Secondary Umpires. Recommend that all umpires attend.

Reminder A grade Umpires are appointed. All other grades are self-appointed umpires. No abuse (Verbal, physical or otherwise will be tolerated! These people are volunteers and, in most cases, learning to umpire just as your players are learning to play and will make mistakes. Show understanding and support as if they were your responsibility


U18 A grade (girls and boys) – Wednesday
U15 grade (girls and boys) – TBA (likely Tuesday)
U18 B (girls and boys) – Wednesday
U18 C (girls and boys, mixed teams play in the boys grade) – TBA (likely Monday)
6 aside social (mixed teams, all U18) – TBA (likely Tuesday)

Same as 2022


Besides the normal rules for hockey, Coaches and Managers should make themselves familiar with the Junior Hockey Bylaws – yet to be updated for 2023.

Click here for all rules and polices.

A grade Boys and Girls has been changed to 13-minute quarters for the 2023 Waikato Competition. Remaining Secondary games for Waikato competitions are 25min halves with a 5 minute break.

C Grade will have a grading round at the start of the season (Number of rounds TBC). Teams will then be split into 2 pools.


With the large number of teams we are using every turf space available, this will mean you can be playing at one of the following venues, please treat each venue with respect and PLEASE make sure all rubbish (empty drink bottles especially) are put in the rubbish bins.

Open view all locations here.

Score Cards / Results

The system of recording results will be through Play HQ. It is recommended that Team Managers, Coaches, Umpires and Sports Co-ordinators are familair with using Play HQ. 

Training and information will be provided. Training Dates TBA.

Cancellation Rules

Please check the WHA website home page around 2pm for official status of games.

Otherwise: If not cancelled AND weather changes it is up to the Umpires (in consultation with coaches) to determine if the match starts or is abandoned. A game is usually only abandoned for:

    • Thunderstorms (two or more lightning flashes in 5min)
    • Flooding (Surface is covered in water) and is unplayable
    • Any situation the umpires deem unsafe (player safety is paramount)

A game can be started up to 15min late or have a 15min stoppage(e.g. 45min of play can be completed) and a result obtained BUT all games must finish /Stop as normal 5 min before next match is due to start.

Should the game be called off the following rules will apply:

    • If 45min play completed the result will stand.
    • As we don’t have facility to replay or complete ALL matches, all other cancellations will be a recorded as 0-0 Draw.

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