Twilight Hockey

Registrations for the 2021/22 Twilight Hockey Season are now open! Information on grades and registrations can be found below. 


Year 7/8 & Secondary Twilight Competition Registrations

Wellington Hockey Association is excited to announce 2021 Twilight Hockey program so get involved in sport this summer. Venues and details below:

•            National Hockey Stadium, Wellington

•            Elsdon Park, Porirua

•            Maidstone, Upper Hutt

Please note: We will be running post X-mas 6-weeks Twilight Hockey for yr 7/8, from Monday 14 Feb to Monday 21 March 2022. Playing days will remain same. Please see discounted cost if you sign up for both pre and post Xmas leagues before entry close. We won’t offer secondary school leagues in Feb-Mar 2022.

Year 7/8 Key Information:

- 6-week league

- 1 Nov-6 Dec (Game Day - MONDAY)

- 7/8: 6-a-side 2x20 mins with 5 mins break on half turf

- No umpires provided

- Earliest Start time 5.00pm

Secondary School Key Information:

- 6-week league

- 3 Nov - 8 Dec (Game Day - WEDNESDAY)

- 5-a-side 30 mins non-stop on half turf

- Umpires provided

- Earliest Start time 5.30pm

Note: if there are not enough entries for the secondary school league there will be the option to join in with the social adults league, or play on Wednesdays at Elsdon Park in their secondary school league.

Similarly, for junior’s competition if there are not enough entries at NHS there will be an option to play at Elsdon.

Cost:

Juniors: $90 per team. Discounted cost to $160 per team if sign up for both pre and post x-mas before entries close.

Secondary School: $150 per team

If you are not in a team but would like to play you can enter in the form choosing the 'individual' option instead of 'team entry'.

Entries close 25 October as this gives us time to set up the leagues and get the draws out to teams in advance.

Please use one registration form for each team.

Contact for Twilight Hockey:

Emma at emma@wellingtonhockey.org.nz

Year 7/8 & Secondary Twilight Competition Registrations can be made here.


Adult Twilight Competition Registrations (Registrations for 2021 Twilight Competition now closed)

Wellington Hockey Association is excited to announce 2021 Twilight Hockey program so get involved in sport this summer. Venues and details below:

•            National Hockey Stadium, Wellington

•            Elsdon Park, Porirua

•            Maidstone, Upper Hutt

Please note: We will be running post X-mas 6-weeks Twilight Hockey from Tuesday 8 Feb to Tuesday 15 March 2022. Playing days will remain same. Please see discounted cost if you sign up for both pre and post Xmas leagues before entry close.

Key Information:

- 8-week league

- Starting 19 October and finishing 7 December (Game Day -TUESDAYS)

- 5-a-side, 30 mins non-stop on half a turf

- Umpires provided

- Earliest start time 6.15pm

Note: if there are not enough entries for there will be an option to join a different location.

Cost:

$240 per team (earliest start time 6.15pm). Discounted cost to $390 per team if sign up for both pre and post x-mas before entries close.

If you are not in a team but would like to play you can enter in the form choosing the 'individual' option instead of 'team entry'.

Entries close 11 October for social adults this gives us time to set up the leagues and get the draws out to teams in advance.

Please use one registration form for each team.

Contact for Twilight Hockey:

Emma at emma@wellingtonhockey.org.nz

Adult Twilight Competition Registrations can be made here.


Adults Social Rules

  • Social Hockey is for anyone looking to play hockey. No experience is needed. It’s all about the fun. Mixed teams. This competition is five-a-side Social Open Grade.

Rules:

  • Normal FIH Hockey 5’s rules apply with the following clarifications and additions;
  • Games are non-stop 30 minutes and are played on a half turf.
  • Teams can have as many players as they wish, with 5 players permitted to be on the field at any one time. Minimum of 2 males/2 females on the field at any one time. Minimum age is 16.
  • ‘Goalie Optional or ‘No Goalie’ to be confirmed for each venue in consultation with teams entered.
  • A team may score anywhere on the field, including directly from a free hit.
  • Inside the 11m = 3 points
  • Outside the 11m = 1 point
  • There are no penalty corners. Instead a free hit from the 11m area as marked on the turf.
  • Pushing or aggressive behavior will not be allowed, nor will play deemed to be dangerous or likely to cause injury.
  • Swearing on the field will not be allowed.
  • No hitting. Players must have their hands apart to slap or push the ball (open pool)
  • hitting is permitted in field play but not at goal
  • no raised ball, i.e. flicking or overhead
  • Competition points;

Win = 3 points, Draw = 1 point, Loss = 0 points

Safety:

Safety of players is vital to WHA while keeping an interesting game.

  Further to this:

(a) Players are recommended to wear mouth guards.

(b) Players whose teams aren’t currently playing must stay outside the fence area.

Please keep in mind that any grade is subject to the amount of registrations.

All teams will be informed of any significant changes before the start date.

  Any questions? Contact Wellington Hockey on emma@wellingtonhockey.org.nz