• Registrations Close: ​​​​​​​Sunday 11 February 2024
  • First Night of Games: Wednesday 21 February
  • Last Night of Games: Wednesday 27 March
  • Game dates: 21/02, 28/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03​​​​​​​


  • 6 a-side | 2 x 20 minute games of hockey on a 1/2 turf with a focus on fun!
  • 6 week league
  • ​​​​​​​Half Turf
  • First round starts at 6pm subject to numbers
  • Starts on Wednesday 21 February 2024
  • $300 per team
  • Teams can be mixed, from the same or different schools
  • Players must be in Years 9-13 in 2024​​​​​​​
  • Umpires will be provided
  • Shin pads are advised and mouth guards are compulsory

Note: If you are unable to get a team together email with your name, what grade you want to play and we will try to put you into a team.


The Tauranga Summer Hockey Leagues are about FUN, its important to recognise these leagues are not an extension of the winter season. 

Summer Hockey is a place for people new to the sport to give hockey a go, and for those who love the game to knock the ball around and try new things in a safe, fun, low pressure environment - all with a positive attitude!

We also run Umpire Development Programmes alongside Summer Hockey, we encourage anyone to give-it-a-go!

Together we can all focus on enjoying hockey in a fun fair safe way.

Normal rules of hockey apply, except for the following:

  • Safety is the highest priority
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Goals can be scored from halfway (if from a free hit, it must be auto-passed or passed to a team-mate first)
  • All shots at goal must be safe​​​​​​​
  • No Hitting is allowed
  • No overheads - jinking and skillful elimination skills are allowed
  • No Penalty Corners: for fouls inside the circle a free hit to the attackers is awarded outside the circle. The ball must travel 5m or be passed before being played into the circle area
  • Ball over the baseline:
    • by an attacker; is a free hit to the defending team (known as a '16') taken at the top of the circle, in line with where it went out
    • by a defender; is a free hit to the attacking team (known as a 'long corner') taken at the top of the circle in line with where it went out - the ball must travel 5m or be passed before being played into the circle area
  • Focus on fun!
  • No scores are kept



  • The idea behind this is to allow a team to have some on-field support during the game to assist with player game understanding. It is important that the intentions of this concept are correct. There will be 5 players and 1 support player allowed on the field. If the Support Player is not on, then the team plays with 6 players.
  • One Support Player on the field at any one time (Must be over the age of 18)
  • Only to play in the backs or half (Not allowed over half way)
  • Not allowed to score any goals