Hockey - Information




Fun Sticks – Yr 1 & 2’s (REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED)
This is an introduction to hockey, the aim being to develop hockey skills in a fun way, with a high level of participation and lots of small games.

Mini Sticks – Yr 3 & 4’s(REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED) 
This is a six a-side mixed gender game. Depending on the skills of the players the game can be played on an 1/8 field or 1/4 field format. Beginners and younger players normally play on the smaller field.

Kiwi Sticks – Yr 5 & 6’s (REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED)
This is a six a-side mixed gender game. Depending on the skills and age of the players they are graded, generally there are 8 grades, the top 4 grades playing on a 1/2 field format with penalty corners being included in the rules, the lower 4 grades playing on 1/4 field.

Trials – Please note that depending on numbers for the Year 5 & 6’s we may hold a trial to help determine where the children’s skill levels are at, and which team would be the most suitable.

Umpires - All Mini & Kiwi sticks teams will need to provide an umpire for each game.



Fun Sticks - will either be played either Blake Park, Mount Maunganui on a Tuesday OR at Pillans Point School on a Wednesday. Your child will be allocated to either of these options for the season.

Mini Sticks – These are played at Tauranga Hockey Centre (THC) Blake Park, Mount Maunganui on Saturdays

Kiwi Sticks – The majority of games are played at Tauranga Hockey Centre (THC) Blake Park, but some are also played at schools around the area i.e. Bethlehem College, Aquinas College, Otumoetai Intermediate, Otumoetai College, Selwyn Ridge School, Tauranga Boys College, Te Puna School, Katikati College. All games are played on Saturdays.


Season Dates:

Fun Sticks - Can either be played on Tuesdays or Wednesday afternoons depending on allocated location for your child. Starting on Tuesday 14th or Wednesday 15th May, for 12 weeks. NO Sessions on the 9th or 10th, 16th or 17th July due to school holidays. Last session likely to be Tuesday 13th or Wednesday 14th August.

Mini & Kiwi Sticks – Played on Saturdays starting on Saturday 11th May. Season begins with 4 grading games, followed by 7 Championship games then the quarterfinals, semifinals & finals.  The season ends with Prize-giving and Fun Games day on Saturday 7th September. (15 weeks overall).

There will be NO GAMES during school holidays i.e. Saturday 13th & 20th July.


Game Times:


Fun Sticks – Sessions will be held either on Tuesdays afterschool at Blake Park, Mount Maunganui 3.30pm - 4.30pm OR Wednesdays afterschool at Pillans Point School 3.15pm - 4.15pm. Your child will be allocated to either of these options for the season.

NB: All players will need to be accompanied / supervised by a parent or caregiver, even if the session is after school at Pillans Point School.

Mini & Kiwi Sticks – Games are played on Saturday mornings sometime between 8.15pm – 1.30pm
(2 x 20 min halves per game, 5 minute half time). The draw is e-mailed to the Managers to distribute to their team before the game, alternatively you can check the draw directly, under the link below.

Practises will take place at school either at lunchtimes or before/after school, days and times to be confirmed by the Coach or Team Manager.



Fun Sticks (Yr 1 & 2’s) – $50 for a twelve week programme. This includes borrowing the equipment (sticks, goal posts etc) and the programme facilitator.
Mini Sticks (Yr 3 & 4’s) – $60 for a 15 week season.
Kiwi Sticks (Yr 5 & 6’s) – $60 for a 15 week season.



Fun Sticks – No sports uniform required, they just wear their school uniform. However, it is compulsory for all players to wear shin pads, a mouth guard and covered shoes. Sticks will be provided.

Mini Sticks & Kiwi Sticks - will need to wear the school sports uniform for their games. They will also be expected to have their own pair of navy knee high sports socks as part of the uniform. Children will need their own stick; and it is compulsory for all players to wear shin pads, a mouth guard and covered shoes.

The school sports uniform can be purchased from the uniform shop on Monday and Friday mornings between 8.30am – 9.00am and Wednesday afternoons between 2.30pm and 3.00pm. If this isn’t convenient please contact Angela ( to make an alternative time. 


Go Hockey Discounts available on Gear


Click here to view Pillans Point Extra-curricular Sports Code of Conduct



Hockey - Draw

Hockey - Rules

The link to the handbook includes local rules and more information about the game for our Small Sticks:

Small Sticks (Primary) Handbook 2018