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Inaugural AKH Hockey 9’s School Holiday Highlights

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We had a extremely successful Inaugural Auckland Hockey 9s event on Tuesday and Wednesday in the first week of the April school holidays this week.

Thank you to Auckland Unlimited for their generous support of the event. Thanks also to all of the coaches, managers, parents, staff, AKH helpers, umpires/officials, St John’s Ambulance, DJ Haved, Burger Fuel Parnell and Pt Chev, Little India Anzac St and Glen Eden, Sals Highland Park, New Lynn and Birkenhead….. and last but not least our AKH Think Tank Members Ryan, Arun, Simon, Cushla, Belinda and Ketan for sharing their vision with us for a new exciting event!


Check out the stats from the two day festival below!

  • 2 days
  • Free team entry
  • 19 teams of yr 7-10 friends from 9 clubs across Auckland plus our friends from Thames Valley
  • 15 umpires and 2 Umpire Coordinators
  • 400 parents and grandparent supporters
  • 40 coaches and managers
  • 40 retro Adidas t shirts issued to winning teams
  • 53 games of 9s taking 18 minutes each
  • 248 Goals scored
  • No outs
  • No PC’s
  • 250 One on one shoot outs
  • Learning how to DJ
  • 100 participants enjoying and trying AFL
  • 100 speed gun uses
  • 200 mini posters personally signed by Ryan Archibald
  • 250 smiling faces in the photo booth
  • 500 plus free sausages eaten
  • 60 kgs of Hot Chips eaten
  • 200 ice creams enjoyed
  • 200 free all blacks experience tickets issued
  • 600 free pizza, curry and burger vouchers issued
  • 100 spot prizes issued
  • 240 songs played loud by DJ Haved with over 100 DJ helpers
  • 200 feedback surveys telling us you will be back next year!

We’re looking forward to doing it all again next year!


AKH proudly acknowledge the support of our Partners