Are the turfs open to be used now? 

Yes, the turfs at NHS, Elsdon, Fraser, and Maidstone are all open as on Wednesday 12 August. Contact info@wellingtonhockey.org.nz if you would like to make a booking.

What is open at the facilities? 

Currently, the turfs are accessible with all other amenities like toilets, pavilion etc. WHA is working within the level 2 restrictions around its venues and contact tracing. 

What are the rules around trainings? 

There are restrictions in place aligned to the social gathering regulations at level 2, the key messages are:

  • keep your distance from other people in public
  • wash your hands
  • sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
  • wear a mask if you can.

For further details, visit https://sportnz.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Play-Active-Recreation-and-Sport-at-Alert-Level-2.pdf

As a coach, what do I need to be aware of? 

Refer to our training guidelines for specific ideas – Level 2 Coaching Considerations

Is contact tracing in place? 

Yes, WHA has a system set up where all turf users are required to complete a current record of training attendance at our venues. We are exploring further options around app based systems for when competitions start.



Will there be representative hockey this year? 

There is still a lot to be worked through, however our intention is to deliver some form of representative programme for U11, U13, U15, U18, and Senior’s in 2020. Right now, our primary focus is on getting community hockey back up and running, but we will continue to work through our representative planning and communicate further information when we are in a position to do so.

If I require further information, who should I contact? 

In the first instance, contact your club/school, WHA is working hard to keep them well informed and updated and they should be in a position to help you. Otherwise, check the WHA website and lastly email the relevant staff member (see staff tab for roles and contacts).