I am starting to collect names of Y3-6 children who are interested in playing hockey during Terms 2 and 3 this year.  Games start on Sat 12 May and finish on Sat 25 August.

Practices for Year 3-6 teams will be at school on Mondays 3pm – 4pm or on the Napier Intermediate School turf 3.30pm – 4.30pm.  All games will be held at Park Island on Saturday mornings during Terms 2 and 3 (and sometimes at Unison Stadium Hastings for Y5-6 Kiwi Sticks).   We are hoping to have a pre-season training session for the Y5-6 players on Sunday 8 April 9am at the Napier Intermediate turf.

Your child will need shin pads, a mouth guard and a hockey stick (let me know if your child would like to borrow a hockey stick from school).  This year, hockey will cost $35 per child which covers affiliation fees, turf costs and competition entry fees.  Please do not pay until I have sorted out teams and I have informed the school office – I will let you know when this is.

For each hockey team to go ahead, we require the following help from parents:

·        Coach – to teach basic skills and strategies on Mondays after school and to be at each game at Park Island.

·        Manager – to help the coach at matches and to organise team contact details, first aid and Player of the Day certificates.

·        Referee – to referee (alongside the referee from the opposing team) at every match.

Please note:  if we cannot get enough parent help, the teams cannot go ahead.

Send me an email giving permission for your child to play hockey during Terms 2 and 3 2018 by Wednesday 21 March.  Include the following information:

·        My child is a beginner player  /  has played hockey before

·        My child would like to borrow a school hockey stick             Yes  /  No

·        Your cellphone number

·        If your child is Year 5/6 please let me know if they are available for the pre-season training on Sun 8 April.

·        I can help by being:

-          Team manager

-          Team coach

-          Team referee


Teresa Cuthbert