AKH DAILY UPDATE FOR STAKEHOLDERS – FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 6.00pm
Dear AKH Stakeholders,
This evenings Government announcement extending Level 3 in Auckland until 26 AUGUST means there will be no Hockey in Auckland Club and College Sport competitions for at least the next 12 days.
Therefore, All AKH Intercity, Club Hockey, Youth Hockey, Junior Hockey and College Sport Hockey is postponed for this weekend 14-16 August through to Wednesday 26 August.
Please note this continues to be a fluid situation where we await further Government announcements on Alert levels (Expected Friday 21 August) and indication of school turf availability across the city at Level 2.
Alert Level information from Sport NZ can be found on their website. It is clear there can be no community hockey at Alert Level 3.
While the rest of NZ is at Alert Level 2 it is worth reminding AKH stakeholders that when community hockey is able to continue please be aware that contact tracing and increased hygiene protocols will be in place and there will likely be impact on the scheduling of games and trainings, bar/cafe at LEP, changing rooms access, spectator limits, etc. As such please be patient and kind to one another as we all work through the impacts of the different alert levels.
Please note Hockey New Zealand will be releasing further information around the Premier Hockey League and Secondary Schools tournaments in the next few days.
The LEP facility is currently closed. Do not attempt to enter the site, jump fences, etc.
All AKH Staff are working from home. Club Presidents, Secretaries and Junior Coordinators should direct any hockey related questions to the relevant AKH Staff member via email. I will be meeting with your Club President via zoom on Monday evening. Our staff will be reinstituting a lockdown video series for next week with some new content for all stakeholders.
Let’s all do our part and strictly follow Government Guidelines so we can get back to the turfs of Auckland as soon as possible:
- Stay home.
- Keep your bubble small.
- When away from your home maintain 2m physical distancing.
- Wear a mask when away from your home.
- Practice good hand hygiene and coughing etiquette.
- Use the Government tracing app.
Thank you everyone for your understanding and co-operation over the last 72 hours. I am confident we can get through this period together just as we successfully navigated our way through the last return to play period in April-June.
Take Care, Stay Safe, Stay connected and look out for one another.
CEO AK Hockey