Youth

Auckland Hockey offers a Youth Competition for Year 9-13 students. The competition starts in Term 2. Entry to this competition is via our Auckland Hockey Clubs. To find the contact details for our Auckland Hockey Clubs please Click here.

We offer two grades in Youth Hockey.

Premier Grade

Our Premier Grade is played on a Friday night at various turfs across Auckland. We offer a boys and girls grade within this competition. They play 1 x match broken into 2 x 30 minute halves and a 5 minute half time. Game times are typically 7pm and 8.10pm. This grade is for experienced hockey players.

Championship Grade

Our Championship Grades are played on a Sunday morning at various turfs across Auckland. We offer a boys and girls grade within this competition. They play 1 x match broken into 2 x 30 minute halves and a 5 minute half time. Game times are typically 10am and 11.30am. This grade is for development hockey players.

Clubs please contact admin@akhockey.org.nz for further information and entry forms.

Youth Competition – Entries close Tuesday 4th April

 

Premier Youth Grade (Friday nights)

Opening Festival – 28th April ’23 (optional).

Premier Youth Competition Starts: 5th May ’23

Premier Youth Finals: 18th August ’23

12 weeks of competition.

Premier Youth No Play Dates:

Kings Birthday: 2nd June ’23.

School Holidays: 7 July, 14th July (Matariki) and 21st July ’23.

 

Championship Youth Grades (Sunday)

Opening Festival – 30th April ’23 (optional).

Competition Opening Round: 7th May ’23.

School Holiday Festivals (optional): Sunday 2nd and 9th July ’23.

Competition Resumes: 23rd July ’23.

Championship Finals: 20th August ’23.

11 weeks of competition.

Championship competition No Play Dates:

King’s Birthday: 4th June

School Holidays: 2nd, 9th and 16th July (Matariki) July.

 

There will be play the first weekend of the July school holidays Friday 30th June & Sunday 2nd July.

 

-Premier and Premier Reserve U18 players will be ineligible to play in Youth Competitions

– Opening weekend Championship Festivals will be used to help grade teams but entry is optional.

– A list of Year 8 players that may be used should a team get caught short of players at short notice can be submitted to Auckland Hockey at the start of the season for dispensation. These players are only to be used to give the team a maximum of 13 players.

 

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