• Registrations close: Sunday 11 February 2024
  • First Night of Games: Monday 19 February
  • Last Night of Games: Monday 25 March
  • Game dates: 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


  • Family 6 aside (adults + primary, intermediate & secondary children) 
  • 6 a-side, 2 x 20 minute games of hockey on a 1/2 turf with a focus on fun!
  • 6 week league
  • First round starts at 6pm subject to numbers
  • Starts on Monday 19 February 2024
  • $300 per team
  • Teams can be mixed with all ranges of experience
  • Minimum of 2 adults on the field at any one time
  • Children must be over the age of 5 for safety reasons
  • Umpires will be provided
  • Shin pads are advised and mouth guards are compulsory​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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