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Small Sticks

We would like to thank our community for their patience while we navigated our way through the Covid-19 Pandemic and we are very excited to get back to playing hockey with you all!

While we are still in Alert level 2- can we please ask EVERYONE visiting our turf to please follow our Covid-19 Protocols including scanning in via our QR code and sanitising their hands.

Small Sticks is the nationally branded junior hockey participation programme developed by Hockey New Zealand in consultation with youth sport experts. 

Otago Hockey’s aim is for all children involved in Junior Hockey to develop their individual and team skills, share the enjoyment of taking part in a team game and build a lifelong enthusiasm for Hockey.

Small Sticks provides progressive stages for children new to hockey and let's them play a modified games at a level commensurate with their ability, with the correct equipment and in the appropriate game format. 


Information for our Fun sticks program can be found under the Get Involved- Junior Tab or by contacting our Community Hockey Manager- Allan Carson at coach@oha.org.nz

Matches are played on the all weather artificial turf at the McMillan Hockey Centre and Taieri College dependant on entries. If other turf space is required Otago Hockey will organise this and inform all schools.

Mini Sticks and Kiwi Sticks are played on Wednesdays afternoons starting on the 17th of June and running through until the 23rd of September.

Kwik Sticks information can be found under the Competitions- Intermediate tab.

Competition registrations for the 2020 season are now open and have now been sent out to your players school/s. Please contact your school office/ sports administrator to express interest in playing.

If your child's school is not participating and they would like to join a team, please get in touch with the Competitions Manager-Bonnie Gradwell at competitions@oha.org.nz

All important information regarding our competitions are found in the Junior 2020 Competition Handbook which is in the process of being updated with new information.

Please ensure ALL team's coaches and/or team managers have read this handbook prior to the competition commencing so that they fully understand the rules/health and safety obligations and expectations.

Any questions regarding the competitions please contact Bonnie on competitions@oha.org.nz

For more information on the national Small Sticks Programme, please click here.