Hockey

Hockey

Introduction

Hockey at Auckland Grammar School holds its own within the myriad of Winter Sports that are on offer. We continually produce winning teams at all grades and Auckland Representative players at all age groups. The school has been fortunate to have had several New Zealand Representatives including recent players Ryan Archibald '93, Shay Neal '04 and Dwayne Rowsell '05.

With expectations of a competitive nature, there is also the element of enjoyment with social teams as well as serious teams entered into the mid-week competition. Currently the school fields seven Hockey Teams in the local Auckland Secondary Competition with all grades playing on a Monday or Wednesday.

Important links:

  • Click here for further information about how you can progress up to the 1st XI team.
  • All players must adhere to the values of playing Hockey for the School
  • Core skills that each player should aspire to achieve
  • Information regarding key personnel, trials and players' commitment to the sport

Hockey Achievements

Auckland Grammar School 1st XI Hockey team has been very successful over a number of years having won the Premier Secondary Schools Tournament (Rankin Cup) on more than 20 occasions, including 5 titles since 2000.

The Under 15A team have been the dominant Under 15 team throughout the Auckland region for a number of years, including winning the Tanner Cup in 2016.

Auckland Grammar School also boasts one of the greatest depths in Hockey talent in the country with strong 1st XI, 2nd XI, Under 15A sides and both Senior and Junior teams that perform well often in higher divisions.

Sponsorship

Hockey is fortunate to have been assisted by several companies to help lessen the financial burden that is ever increasing on players and their families. Without these companies the school would not be able to provide the facilities or the opportunities that currently exist.

These companies include Canon (the principle sponsor of hockey at Auckland Grammar), Grammar Electrical and Functional Physio (associate sponsors of the 1st XI) and Shoe Science, along with Just Hockey. We appreciate all the support that we receive and always welcome new contributions.

General Information

Terms played: Term 2 and 3

Game days:

  • Under 15 grades - Monday nights
  • Open grades - Wednesday nights

Practice times: Where possible, 3.30pm-5pm once a week at the School turf. This may vary for Premier teams.

Costs: $120 for the 1st XI, 2nd XI and Under 15A / $100 for all other teams. This includes registration fee for entry and turf costs. There will be extra costs for players if they play at tournaments or in Traditional fixtures.

Uniform: All teams play in navy winter sports tops, navy shorts, navy socks with gold tops. 1st XI, 2nd XI and Under 15 will be provided with shirts.

Equipment: Players need to provide their own personal equipment (stick, shin pads, mouth guards) and goal keeping sets can be provided by the School if needed.

Registration: Registrations for the 2019 Hockey season are now open. All students who wish to play Hockey for the School must fill in the online registration form - click here.

Other information: Most games are played at Auckland Grammar School although teams will usually have 3-4 games away. Assistance with transport may be needed for these fixtures.

The Master in Charge of Hockey is Mr Crooks. Students are able to speak to him in the Commerce department during the School day or contact him via email.