About Auckland Hockey

Auckland Hockey is responsible for the development and promotion of Hockey across the Auckland region.

The region stretches from the CBD out West to Henderson and Howick in the East and to Papatoetoe in South Auckland.

Auckland Hockey was founded in 1903 and has elite Men’s and Women’s National Hockey Championship (NHC) teams as well as a range of Representative teams from Under 13s to Under 21s.

We administer and support all club Hockey within the region including our 12 Principal clubs.

We have responsibility for coaching and umpiring (with regard to the latter, in conjunction with The Auckland Hockey Umpires Association) within the region and run a range of courses to assist in both.

We also run a range of communications to keep everyone informed of what’s happening across Auckland Hockey including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and AKH app.

On our website you can find a variety of documentation including our Board’s Strategic Plan, as well as a number of important pieces of information for club and rep players.

History

Auckland Hockey Association (AHA) was formed in 1903, with three teams taking part on a paddock in One Tree Hill, however the number of teams playing in two grades had increased to twenty by 1907, forty in 1941 and today is the largest Hockey organisation in New Zealand with strong clubs and 400 teams across adult, youth and junior competitions throughout winter and summer.

The evolution of artificial surfaces has had a significant impact upon all aspects of hockey.  The game is skilful, dynamic and play is virtually guaranteed, as games are rarely cancelled.

Lloyd Elsmore Park has been the home of Auckland Hockey since 1991, boasting a top class facility enabling us to host numerous national and international tournaments.

Auckland Hockey employs a small team of staff, and seeks to provide an environment in which all members can develop and strive for excellence.

AKH proudly acknowledge the support of our Partners