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 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 R2 (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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Update 30/01/19

Club Events and Important Info

Happy New Year everyone, we hope you all have had a good break and ready to go to get into the 2019 season. On the 23rd January our new president sent out the following email. Check out the dates  and see you all there!


President’s Pen:

On behalf of the Upper Hutt Hockey Club I would like to extend a warm welcome to all Club members ahead of the 2019 hockey season. As the incoming President I express my sincere thanks to our outgoing President and life member, Danella Rennie, for her service to the Club over the past seasons. Our strong financial position and depth of playing teams throughout the entire Club are a testament to her effective leadership of our committee during her tenure. Thanks also to our other outgoing committee members, Vaughan Baylis and Sandy Southey, for their contributions to our Club.

We have been extremely lucky to retain some fabulously talented people on the committee for the 2019 season, and they have taken on the various roles required to ensure we remain successful from both our operational and governance perspectives. The 2019 committee includes: 

President:  Andrew Herrick – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Secretary: Karen Gooding – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Treasurer: Karey Stokes - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Women's Club Captain: Alice Latham-Prokopowicz - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Men's Club Captain: Paul O’Halloran – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Apparel & Equipment: Kerry Scanell
Media & Marketing: Raph Coulon & Alice Latham-Prokopowicz
Junior Coaching and Development: Cat Gooding & Jenna Robson
Financial Advisor: Anastasia Smith

Event Convenor: Jane Hirst

Like all volunteer organisations we always need more assistance at events and welcome your attendance at our committee meetings, which are held on a monthly basis.

New President – Andrew Herrick:

My personal involvement with hockey grew from traveling to games with my father, who was an international umpire, in the 1980’s. We lived in Dannevirke and Pahiatua throughout this time and would travel to Fitzherbert Park in Palmerston North to watch some epic matches on the grass fields of the Manawatu.

A short while after, I began playing the game and after quickly falling in love with the sport was lucky enough to play representative hockey for Manawatu, Wairarapa and Central Districts throughout my college and university years before giving the game away while starting out my career as a primary school teacher.

An off task discussion with Peter Watt during a parent teacher interview in 2010 saw my re-introduction to the sport and ultimately the Upper Hutt Hockey Club which I have now called home for the past 9 seasons.

As a club, we are privileged to have a hard working committee who are well supported by a workforce of very generous volunteers. It is an honour to be the 2019 Upper Hutt Hockey Club president.



As a club on the rise, we place the upmost importance on having excellent coaches with the skillset to raise the quality of hockey for all players within our club. We are very thankful to have received significant verbal interest in the coaching positions for the season ahead across all sectors of the club. To ensure we have thorough and transparent processes for these appointments we have decided to seek formal expressions of interest in coaching. If you are interested in taking on a coaching role in 2019, please complete the attached form and return to the club by Thursday 31st January 2019.

UHHC Coaching Application



Key Calendar Dates:

23rd January       -            Casual Fitness / 6 Aside mixed sessions at Maidstone Turf  – 7pm

30th January        -           Casual Fitness / 6 Aside mixed sessions at Maidstone Turf  – 7pm

6th February        -            Waitangi Day

13th February      -            Senior Training at Maidstone – Men & Women combined – 7 - 8pm

20th February      -            Senior Training at Maidstone – Men & Women combined – 7 - 8pm

24th February      -           Senior Trials at Maidstone Turf - 10am – 12pm

27th February      -           Senior Trials at Maidstone Turf – 7 - 9pm

3rd March           -            All teams named

6th March            -           Senior Training Begins  

17th March          -           Senior Club Day – 10 - 2pm 

6th April              -            Senior Competitions begin


Best of luck for the season ahead.



Andrew Herrick


Upper Hutt Hockey Club




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