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Expression of Interest NHC 2023

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Represent Auckland in our Premier Royals Representative Teams  in the 2023 NHC and join the over 800 players in our rich 120 year history to play Provincial Hockey and contest the Challenge Shield and K Cup.

Player Expression of Interest Form – to be completed by April 13.

Information for Players
This year’s coaches and managers are the same personnel as 2022:


Manager – Frances Kreft

Coaches – Simon Child, Josephina AhSam and Kim Archibald


Manager – Dalien Venter

Coaches – Arun Panchia, Clive Daniels, Ketan Hari

The NHC will take place in Hamilton during the week of 9-16 September.

Interested players should complete the  Expression of Interest Form below by April 13

Click here to Register

Players who have expressed interest will be monitored via observation of matches by coaches as well as conversations by selectors with club coaches between April 13 and end of July.



There will be  some open Monday  trainings at LEP on the following dates for those not involved in regional hnz trainings: 12, 19, 26, June.



A trial match(es)by invitation will take place on 10 and/or 17 July.



The final teams of 16 Players (players 17 and 18 will be development players )will be selected by Sunday July 30 and announced on the AKH website. There will be no Tier 2 teams and like 2022 AKH will select a Development team in September  to participate in an Aus Exchange in the last week of November –  Melbourne TBC.



3-4 Practice matches v Northern Region Assn teams will be organised for various sundays in July for the Men and July/Aug for the women. Dates tbc are: july 9, 16, 23 , 30, Aug 6, 13 and 20.



Training will be once per week on Mondays or Sundays TBC through July/August and move to twice per week after Club Finals weekend  in mid august. Dates tbc are: 2-31 July and then after Club finals Tuesdays  and Thursdays aug 22- sep 7 inclusive.



The Teams will stay at Ventura Inn Hotel. Player Contribution costs are TBC but around the $1000 mark for this year’s campaign.



AKH is happy to write the requisite letter for University and Employment leave for players on request.

Any questions about this year’s NHC Campaign should be directed to Rochi at

AKH proudly acknowledge the support of our Partners