Our junior programmes cater for children from years 1-8 at school (age 5-13).

Year 1 & 2 Children take part in our Funsticks programme. Funsticks is a 10-week fundamental movement and basic skill development programme.

Children in years 3-8 at school take part in Small Sticks. Small Sticks is a series of modified games that are tailored to be age and stage appropriate and change in format as children move through this age range. Small sticks are predominately school-based (mixed) teams although we do have some clubs who run teams in this competition.

Please see below for more info on Funsticks, Small Sticks and Small Sticks in schools programme.


FUNSTICKS - Year 1 & 2

Join our Funsticks Hockey Programme

Funsticks is a fundamental movement and basic skill development programme that consists of 10 one hour sessions. We understand young children's attention spans, so we spend 8 to 10 minutes mastering different activities, before playing a game. 

No equipment (sticks and balls) needed! A t-shirt is included in the programme! Please provide your own shinguards and mouthguard. These can be purchased at the McMillan Hockey Centre GO HOCKEY SHOP or any sports shop.

Otago Hockey’s Community Hockey Manager Allan Carson will be looking after Fun Sticks this year. If you have any questions you can contact him on coach@oha.org.nz or 03 474 9201.


Otago Hockey are offering four Funsticks modules for Term 2 2021!

  • Waikouaiti, East Otago Events Centre - Tuesday Afternoons, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • McMillan Hockey Turf - Wednesday Afternoons, 4pm-5pm
  • Dunedin Central, Metro Indoor Sports - Thursday Afternoons, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Mosgiel, Taieri College ITC - Friday Afternoons 3:30pm-4:30pm


Dunedin and Mosgiel Programmes: $80 per child.

Waikouaiti Programme: $85 per child.

Note: Due to the facilities we have a maximum of 24-30 kids per day at all venues except for the McMillan Hockey Centre so get in fast if there is a particular day you would prefer! Capacity at the McMillan Hockey Centre is larger than the other modules.

 Please register using this form.



Modified games to suit all age groups:
Mini Sticks: Years 3&4, Modified field- 6 a-side games (Wednesday nights)
Kiwi Sticks: Years 5&6, Modified field- 6 a-side games (Wednesday nights)
Kwik Sticks: Years 7&8, Modified field - 6-a-side games (Friday nights)

Contact your school to find out about their Hockey teams.

The Otago Junior Competition Handbook has all the information regarding this year's competition here

No school team? Contact us and we will help you find a team.


Get Hockey started in your school...

Otago Hockey offers a comprehensive in-schools hockey programme, this includes:

  • Up to 4x half-hour sessions per class per year taken by a small sticks coach.

  • 1x Teachers in-service session.

  • Equipment for your school.

  • 1x FREE resource folder packed with skills and drills.

  • Opportunities to take part in the Otago Hockey hosted Schools Festival.

If this is something your school is interested in or you would like to know more information please contact us today!