National Hockey Championship
We are very proud and excited to be hosting the 2022 National Hockey Championship here in Dunedin.
All the information that you will need as a player, team manager, coach or supporter can be found on this page and will be updated regularly.
Otago Hockey Chairperson's welcome
Nau mai haere mai, welcome, svaaget he, varavēṟpu, bula vanaka, as-salaam alaikum, huānyíng, afio mai.
We in Ōtepoti, Dunedin, are proud to welcome everyone to the 2022 National Hockey Championship (NHC) and to be hosting such a prestigious tournament. This is the first time a tournament at this level has been held since the outbreak of COVID-19, and it is exactly 40 years since Otago hosted a tournament of this calibre and size. In 2022 the NHC tournament will focus on our nation’s Tier 1 and 2, men and women’s, teams.
Hosting the tournament in Ōtepoti, Dunedin in spring time provides competitors and supporters opportunities galore on, and off, the turf. For the competitors, there will be that special vibe associated with tournament weeks; excitement and tensions that arise when the outcomes are unknown and reputations are at stake. Old friendships will be rekindled, new ones developed and there will be occasions when we will stop in awe at the skill, stamina and creativity of some very special athletes. For the supporters, the close proximity of the three turfs, and the side-line lounge, means it is easy and comfortable to watch your favourite team as well as spy on the opposition.
Off the turf, the opportunities abound in, and around, our beautiful city. Whether you enjoy eating and drinking, visiting museums and art galleries or exploring our famed gardens and wild life, there is something for everyone and every age. In Ōtepoti, Dunedin accessing these taoka (treasures) are available within minutes of leaving the turf. The good craic (having a good time) will be further enhanced by the social events being planned by the organising committee. Rest assured, whatever you do during tournament week, you will experience our renowned Southern hospitality.
The tournament could not go ahead without the tireless efforts of many, including; coaches, managers, umpires, officials, most of whom are volunteers and association staff. I wish to publicly thank everyone who has worked behind the scenes for months to make sure the tournament is a success.
Finally, I wish everyone an enjoyable tournament. My hope is that the tournament will be memorable and mana enhancing for all involved. If we achieve this, it may not take 40 long years before we host you again.
Nāku noa, nā,
Tania Cassidy, PhD
Chair, Otago Hockey
For any questions that are not covered here then please get in touch below:
Andy McLean- General Manager- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Gradwell- Tournament Administrator- email: email@example.com
Visual Draw Graphic : Please click here
All official merchandise is being managed through Hockey New Zealand.
Here is a link to the online shop for participants to buy apparel: https://hockeynewzealandmerchandise.myshopify.com/collections/ford-national-hockey-championship-merch.
We will need all orders in by 8pm on August 25 (no late orders will be accepted). All orders will be delivered to Otago Hockey and distributed to team managers at tournament.
Golf Day Event
As part of our commitment to a fantastic week on and off the turf we are proud to announce we have partnered with the Hockey Foundation on a golf day during the rest day of the tournament. A great way to come together as part of the week long celebration of Hockey and help raise some funds for the development of the game. This will be a fantastic opportunity for our local community to mix and mingle with the wider Hockey NZ community. We hope to announce a guest speaker for after the event very soon. Please see link below to register your team!
Team Grocery and Catering Options
The awesome crew at Gardens New World have come up with some stress free options for buying groceries and sorting catering for the team! Please see the links below with information and menu options.
Please click the attached file to see all medical options here.
These towers will not be available to the public or teams for video purposes.
Please see below for the link to the document regarding video footage services that are being provided during the NHC Tournament. This the document has been communicated to all Associations.
We will update this page as soon as possible, regarding the process in receiving video services directly after your games. Please see the facility maps in regards to collection points for this.
Livestreaming of games
We are thrilled to confirm that CelloSports will be livestreaming throughout the tournament. Allocation of games being streamed will be confirmed.
McMillan Hockey Turf- 65 Harbour Terrace, North Dunedin.
The McMillan turf is located in an area were parking is hotly contested because of its close proximity to the University of Otago.
At this turf there will be parking for team vans, officials, OHA and Hockey NZ Staff ONLY along the fence lines as indicated on the Facility Map.
All other parking must occur in public parking areas in the surrounding streets. Most of the parking is time restricted, some of which is free. Please allow adequate time to find a park.
Otago Community Trust Kings Turf- 270 Bayview Road, South Dunedin.
The Otago Community Trust Kings turf is located within the grounds of Kings High school.
As the tournament is being hosted during the normal school term with exams in progress, we kindly ask that people visiting the turf respect the following requests.
At this turf there will be parking for team vans, officials, OHA and Hockey NZ Staff ONLY along the fence line with driveway access as indicated on the Facility Map.
All other parking must occur in public parking areas in the surrounding streets.
Facility maps will be added to this page as soon as possible in regards to parking and access to the turf.
At the McMillan Turf, we have a fully operational Bar upstairs in the Pavilion building offering a variety of hot and cold food, coffee and drinks with a great view looking out over our turfs. Come upstairs, where it is lovely and warm and enjoy some Southern hospitality!!
There will also be food truck options available in the southern carpark which will be indicated on the map.
Options at the Otago Community Trust Kings Turf will be updated soon. Please note that the Otago Community Trust Kings Turf is strictly an alcohol free zone.
Turf bookings for the 10th of September are available by emailing Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost is $90 per half turf and $140 per full turf for one hourly slots.
Otago Hockey Facility Rules
Please click here to see our Otago Hockey Facility Rules.
Please note the Otago Community Trust Kings Turf is strictly an alcohol and dog free zone.
Please check out this link to local activities happening in Sunny Dunedin during Spring.