In line with Balance is Better , Sport NZ and Hockey New Zealand strategies, our development sessions and festivals replace the traditional representative programmes and are designed to be quality experiences, inclusive, fun and rewarding. Recognising a large reduction in the number of youth participants across all sporting codes, Balance is Better aims to encourage greater participation with player centric programmes, encourage multiple code participation, removes early specialisation and high performance pressures with related injuries. For more information visit https://balanceisbetter.org.nz/
Diary Dates 2022 Development Programmes/festivals
NEW Running alongside the u16 festival there is a new event for Year 9 players.
1- 4 October 2022 Year 9 Northern Region 5 aside festival at North Harbour information to come.
10, 11, 12 October 2022 Year 7/8 U14 Festival Rotorua, Boys and girls teams, information to come.