Archive for November, 2011
11 November 2011
Owen G. Glenn FIH Champions Trophy
Black Sticks Men’s team announced for Champions Trophy
The Black Sticks Men’s team for Champions Trophy was announced yesterday and will be one of the most experienced sides in New Zealand’s hockey history with a team total of 2,125 caps.
Read the full team announcement here
You can also listen to the press conference on Radio Sport here. Select Thursday from the drop down and click on the 11.30am time slot.
Preparations on the stadium layout for the Owen G. Glenn FIH Champions Trophy are now well underway. North Harbour Hockey Stadium is being transformed with the installation of seating around pitch number one, which will make for a spectacular amphitheater viewing experience. With a Village Green, Expo and Fan Transformer all included to ensure a lasting impression, this Champions Trophy will be one experience you won’t forget in a hurry!
Check out this stadium layout here
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Junior Black Sticks Results so far…
Junior Black Sticks Men
The men have played four matches at the 1st Sultan of Johor Cup 2011, against Pakistan (won 1-0), Malaysia (drew 1-1), Australia (lost 1-6) and India (loss 1-2).
They are currently sitting in 5th position on 4 points with Australia leading on 12 points.
Their next match will be played today against Korea at 18:05 Malaysia time, 23:05 NZ time.
Junior Black Sticks Women
The Junior Black Sticks Women are two matches into their international competition at the Lal Bahadur Shastri U21 4-Nations Tournament.
They lost their first match to India (2-3) and won their second match against Germany (6-2).
Their next match will be played today against Australia at 13:00 India time, 20:30 NZ time. If they win this match, they will play off for a place in the finals.
For the official event website – click here
For up to date results from the HNZ website – click here
International Umpiring Appointments
Congratulations to Sarah Garnett, Kelly Hudson and Jason McCracken who have been appointed by the FIH appointments committee to the XXX Olympic Games in London (ENG) from 29 July – 11 August 2012.
Garnett has been appointed as an Umpire Manager and Hudson as an Umpire. These appointments are a first for both Garnett and Hudson. McCracken has been appointed as Assistant Tournament Director.
View the latest international umpiring appointments here
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NZ Masters - IMHT Results and Notices
All five New Zealand Men’s Masters teams returned home earlier in the week with medals from the International Masters Hockey Tournament held in Singapore. The men’s 45+ team won the gold medal in their division, winning on strokes in the final against old foe Australia. The 40+ team won silver, and the 50+, 55+, and 60+ teams all won bronze.
Full results can be viewed here
By end of November, NZ Masters are required to notify FIH regarding entries to the tournament in England (Canterbury) August 2012. Age groups considered are W – 40,45,50 M 40, 45,50,55 plus 60, which will be at a separate venue in Oxford. Expressions of interest will be called for very soon. Costs are very loose but a broad estimate is $7000 plus. Expressions of interest for coaches and managers will also need to be called for shortly.
Hockey Leaders Conference – Thank you and Presentation Materials
To the leaders from the Associations and Regions that participated at the Hockey Leaders Conference last week, thank you for your most engaging feedback and support throughout the two days of presentations and workshop sessions. The turnout was fantastic and there was a strong sense of purpose and positivity towards hockey’s future in New Zealand, which was truly evident in the valuable contribution made by each of you. Thank you in particular to the chairs who managed to attend all or part of the conference. We appreciate that for many of you this was your own voluntary time, thank you for this.
A secure page on the Hockey New Zealand website has been established to enable Regions and Associations to access the presentation material from the two days.
To access click here
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HNZ Coaching Courses (Nov-Dec 2011)
Hockey New Zealand will be running some Coaching Course aimed at coaches working in the Competitive Adult Club / Representative grades, as well as Youth and Small Sticks.
Contact your local Association or regional development manager to register for these course.
Numbers are strictly limited. Applicants must have completed a Hockey New Zealand Community Coaching Course to be deemed to have suitable coaching experience.
Click here for more information and to download the application forms
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