Game On! Welcome to the 2019 Season for Upper Hutt Hockey

Come and improve your hockey, play your best and most of all have fun!

Be part of a club that promotes respect, safety and personal development.

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Update 1/04/19

Club Events and Important Info


New Rules effective from 1 January 2019:

The Internation Hockey Federation (FIH) have updated the Rules of Hockey, an umpire briefing of the updated rules can be found here Hockey NZ New Rules - effective 1st January 2019 


Wellington Hockey (WHA) are implenting some of the rules and we thought we would do a summary to help everyone - thanks to our umpire extraordinaire Kerry Scannell who has also kindly offered to take the teams through these new rules if needed. In a nutshell, here are the new rules being applied in 2019 by WHA: 

* All Premier grade games (P1 to P3) are moving to quarters – four x 17 minute quarters. There will be a 2 minute break between 1st and 2nd quarters, then a 5 minute break at half time when the teams also swap sides, then a 2 minute break between 3rd and 4th quarters. Reserve grade games remain at 2 x 35 minute halves.

* Players acting as substitute goalies no longer have goal-keeping privileges. Effectively they become an 11th field player.

* For attacking free hits within 5 minutes of the circle:

  • ALL players must be at least 5 meters from the ball
  • UNLESS the attacking team takes the free hit immediately, then defenders within the circle can shadow the player if they are already less than 5 meters away (same as the 2018 rule).

* If an attacker breaks during a PC the ball injector is sent back to half way – not the offending player.

* For a PC at the end of a period, the rule that if the ball goes outside the circle twice the PC is over no longer applies.

* It is now ok to wear a face mask if the player is immediately taking a defender’s free hit awarded during a PC IF they are passing to another player.

* Defending team can now take a free hit in the circle anywhere or up to 15 meters from the back line in line with where the ball went out.


Senior Season

EXCITING NEWS...our Senior teams have their first games this weekend, we wish them well for their first games and look forward to seeing our teams in action this season, we think we have six fantastic senior teams ready to play really good hockey :)




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Update 14/03/19

Club Events and Important Info

Senior Preseason Club Day - THIS SUNDAY (17th March)


Game Day Schedule:

  • R2.1 Men vs Kapiti 11am
  • P2 Woman vs Kapiti 12 noon
  • P2 Men vs Tawa 1pm
  • R1 Woman vs Kapiti 2pm 


Also a reminder that all our Senior players need to be registered by the 23rd of March - your club captains will be making contact with those who haven't registered yet. Head over through this link to complete your registration :) 




Junior Fun Day - Sunday 24th March


We are hosting an Upper Hutt Hockey Fun Day for our Juniors, everyone welcome! We will be running fun activities for our Junior players, new through to experienced. It is a perfect opportunity to come and have a go. There will be a sausage sizzle and a lucky player prize draw


We are also looking for volunteers to help us on the day, help show how fun hockey can be for our future players. Please get in contact here - let us know how and what you can help with.


Look forward to seeing you all there, it will be a FUN DAY!





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Update 03/03/19

Club Events and Important Info

Congratulations to our senior players for an AWESOME trials, thanks to those who turned up and turned it on! Please note that players who trialed - check your emails, you should have all received an email from our Club Captains. If you haven't received one, please make contact with us ASAP!


You can find the team lists here. Please note that both our Men and Woman thirds teams have not been listed yet as we are waiting on confirmation through registrations - just a cheeky reminder to head on over to complete your registration :) 


Please see below for important information about our training format for the 2019 season:

Training Expectations:

Arrive 10 minutes early to warm up ready to start on time.

UHHC expect our players to be ready to start training at the scheduled time, this includes a self warm up complete and gear ready.



First Men's Team - 7pm-8pm Wednesday

Second Men's Team - 8pm-9pm Wednesday


First Woman's Team - 8pm-9pm Wednesday

Second Woman's Team - 7pm-8pm Wednesday


Please note that there is change to the training format this year to enable player development and growth

For more information see our training page here.







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Update 18/02/19

Club Events and Important Info

With trials only 6 sleep away, a reminder to complete your registrations, head over to our registration page and check it out. 


2019 Trials


We have two trial dates:

24th February 10am - noon

27th February 7pm - 9pm

Teams will be announced by the 3rd of March


We have the following teams to trial for:

  • Woman's P2 
  • Mens P2
  • Woman's R1 (Development)
  • Mens R2
  • Mens R2.2 (Social)
  • Womans R3 (Social)

NB: we hope to see some movement in the grading round robin with some of our teams moving up a grade.


With all this in mind we wanted to ensure our Senior players had a clear idea about what the selection pannel will be looking for during the trials

These are the following things we will be considering (not in any order):

* Physical

- Speed

- Mobility

- Physical presence – size (GK)


* Technical

- Ability to execute basic skills

o Receiving skills (footwork)

o Passing skills (hitting, slapping, pushing, overheads)

* Accuracy

o Elimination skills – ball control, feints, drags

o Tackling skills

o Goal scoring skills


- Specialist skills (PC’s, strokes)

- Economy on ball ( what the player does with the ball – positive outcome)

- Intensity off ball ( what the players does when they do not have the ball )


* Tactical

- Awareness of the game – time, result, leadership

- Awareness of positional responsibilities


* Psychological

- Decision making

- Coping under pressure


* Specialist Skills

- PC skills – Attacking and Defensive


* Team Compatibility

- Ability to fit in

- Willingness to contribute


We wish you all the best of luck for the teams you trial for, the selection panel will be happy to provide robust feedback to you, if you would like it, after the teams are named on the 3rd of March.





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Update 4/02/19

Club Events and Important Info

Registrations are now open! Head over to our registration page and check it out. We are excited for this season and excited for you to join Upper Hutt Hockey Club whether you are returning or new. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.

Additonally for those senior players that want to find out more, contact our Club Captains directly here 


In other news, UHHC has now joined "The Gram" (instgram), we are trialling the use of this media platform to reach more of our club members. Head on over to check out or account



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