Club Hockey

Pre-season Admin

Team Registrations due: 

Sunday 17 March 2024 (through PlayHQ)

Club Player (Individual) Registration due: 

Saturday 6 April 2024

​​​​​​​Season start dates 2022:

Saturday 6 April 2024

Team Lists/Club Team Rankings & Nominated Players due:

Friday 19 April 2024

Player Registrations
Individual online player registrations are due Saturday 6 April 2024. Please click on the orange button "Player Registration" on the right of this page which directs you to PlayHQ (Hockey NZ Membership and Competition Management system). New players must sign up first, before registering with their club. If you already have a PlayHQ account (from last season) then login to your account and then register with your Club. Teams will be audited before the season starts and during the first weeks of the competition to ensure all players are registered.

Key Information

Captains Meeting: 2024 TBC

Club Committee Meeting: 2024 TBC (PRE, MID & END OF SEASON)​​​​​​​

Senior Club Competition Handbook 2024 Click here

2024 Nominated Players: For clubs lowest ranked team (up to 4 nominated players from clubs second to bottom ranked team) click here for the form  

2024 Club Team Rankings: All club teams for men and women must be ranked from A (being the highest), B, C, D etc click here for the form​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Health and Safety - Concussion Awareness Policy: Click here. All coaches and managers need to be familiar with all of the THA Health & Safety Policies including the Concussion Awareness Policy. These documents are available to view or downloadon our website Click here

Submit injury form Click here

Tauranga Hockey Fee Schedule 2024: Click here 

​​​​​​​Penalty shoot-outs will only be played for quarter final, semi final and finals matches. Other matches, including for playoffs for other positions will be based on pool play finishing positions. This is to minimise any delays impacting on later games.

Safety on the Turf: it is strongly recommended that face masks are worn by defenders on Penalty Corners.

Dispensations 2024 - no requests at this stage

FIH Field Hockey Rules (updated 2021) with Explanations available here: Click here


  • Internal transfers in THA from club to club are to be requested through PlayHQ after approval from current club.
  • Association to Association - If the other association is using PlayHQ then the transfer can be requested through PlayHQ after approval from current club.
  • Association to Association Transfer Form - If the other associaiton is not using PlayHQ then the request needs to be emailed to THA. 

Covid-19 Rule Modifications: Hockey NZ provided new rules for the 2020 season, taking into account the Covid-19 risks that need to be mitigated, even at Level One: Click here.

Season Dates

All Club Divisions:

Saturday 6 April - Saturday 17 August 2024

*no hockey Kings Bday and Matariki weekends


Men: Saturday 13 April - Saturday 10 August 2024

Women: Saturday 25 May - Saturday 10 August 2024 


  • Fair and equitable across all competitions

  • Good open transparent communication across all levels

  • Welcoming environment and inclusive

  • Promote our sport in Tauranga and celebrate our success

  • Fun/socialize/wellbeing

  • Treat everyone with respect

  • Rule alignment / strategic implementation of national body

  • Continuous development across all levels

  • Positive culture, pride, and community

Senior Committee Minutes from Club Meetings

Matt Nelson is the Chair of the Senior Committee.

Next club meeting - Tuesday 14 March @ 7pm THA Pavilion

Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30pm.

Representatives from each club attend.


7 February 2023

14 March 2023

2 May 2023

20 June 2023

8 August 2023​​​​​​​