Fun Sticks 2024

"Engaging the community in a great team sport by growing you to your best potential."

Fun Sticks is an amazing game based hockey development programme - ideal for our Year 1 & 2 kids! The Programme will run over 12 weeks in Term Two & Three. More information is below:

Programme starts in the week beginning 12 May and ends 31 August. (Does not include public holidays and school holidays.)

Children learn through fun exercise, hockey activities and finishes each week with some mini-games. The programme is very interactive and a place for all to come and learn. 

A Typical Week's Programme:

  • 15 minutes of a warm-up activity (seaweed, etc)
  • 3 x 10 minutes of various hockey exercises
  • 15 minutes of mini hockey games

Locations (provisional)

All locations are open for any student, attending any school to join. In other words, you do not need to go to the hosting school to attend the Fun Sticks Programme. You can choose your preferred location when registering.

Greepark Primary SchoolMondays3.15pm - 4.15pm
Pillans Point PrimaryMondays3.15pm - 4.15pm
Paengaroa PrimaryMondays3.30pm - 4.30pm
Blake ParkTuesdays3.30pm - 4.30pm
Tahatai PrimaryWednesdays2.40pm - 3.40pm
Omokoroa #1 SchoolWednesdays3.15pm - 4.15pm
Selwyn Ridge SchoolWednesdays3.00pm - 4.00pm
Otamarakau SchoolWednesdays3.45pm - 4.45pm
Te Manuwa o PapamoaThursdays3.00pm - 4.00pm
Golden Sands PrimaryThursdays3.00pm - 4.00pm
Tauranga Boys CollegeSaturdays9.00am - 10.00am

We would love to have parents or caregivers to support these programmes as we cannot do it alone! If you are interested, there is a tick box on the Registration Page.

You will need:

Your child will need appropriate running shoes and shin pads (need to be the length of your child's shin).

Tauranga Hockey will provide:

  • all equipment for the Fun Sticks Programme
  • Hockey sticks
    • if you are wanting to purchase your own stick; ensure that it is up to your child's tummy button


In the event that a Fun Sticks session is cancelled due to adverse weather, it will be up to the Fun Sticks location Coach/Coordinator if a catch-up session is held.


We will from time to time, take photos of our tamariki at the Fun Sticks locations, if you are not wanting your child to be used in any social media or other promotion material, please let us know.


More Information​​​​​​​

For more information or questions please contact:

Ruth Tuiraviravi

(m)  027 229 2305​​​​​​​