Vantage National U18s Men

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We are very proud and excited to be hosting the 2023 Vantage National U18 Men's Tournament 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 2023 National Under 18 tournament and it is our pleasure to be hosting such a prestigious tournament. Hosting the tournament here 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. Friendships will be 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 exploring the spectacular architecture and street art, riding the waves at one of the many outstanding beaches, hanging out in the countless fabulous coffee shops and restaurants, visiting museums and art galleries, or exploring our famed gardens, wild life and tertiary precinct, there is something for everyone and every age. In Ōtepoti, Dunedin accessing these taoka (treasures) are available within minutes of leaving the turf. 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.

 Ngā manaakitanga.

 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:

Bonnie Gradwell- Tournament Administrator- email: 



The draw can be found in this link here: Vantage National U18 Men's Tournament


U18 Merchandise

All official merchandise is being managed through Hockey New Zealand.

Here is a link to the online shop for participants to buy apparel:

All pre-orders for Merchandise are now closed, however the merchandise shop will open again for orders on Monday 3rd July (10am) and close again Monday 10th July (9am) with delivery being from 24th of July.


Team  Grocery Options

We have a great relationship with the awesome crew at Gardens New World who provide a stress free online/delivery option for buying groceries!

Please check them out here:


Medical Information

Please click the attached file to see all medical options here.

Gardens Physiotherapy are onsite from 10am-4pm daily in cabin at south end of turfs. Available by appointment outside these hours by contacting 021 1950829



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, OHA and Hockey NZ Staff ONLY. 

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.


Catering Options

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!!


Turf Bookings

Turf bookings for the 1st of July are available by emailing Bonnie at

The cost is $95 per half turf and $140 per full turf for one hourly slots. 


Video Towers

Video tower platforms (4 metres high) will be available for use on both turf 1 and 2 throughout the week.

Only one person from each team is permitted access and they are responsible for providing and operating equipment.

OHA may be able to help source an operator that would be subject to someone being keen and available, and the requesting association would be responsible for payment of that person. 


Livestreaming of games

Games being played on Turf 1 and the KHS turf will be livestreamed to the Hockey NZ YouTube channel.

Link is here: Hockey New Zealand YouTube- 2023 Vantage National Men's U18 Tournament


Otago Hockey Facility Rules

Please click here to see our Otago Hockey Facility Rules. 


Local activities

Please check out this link to local activities happening in Sunny Dunedin during Winter.