We are excited to welcome back test hockey at the home of Harbour Hockey next week with the Vantage Black Sticks Women taking on the Australian Hockeyroos next Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10, 14, 14, 15 May at the National Hockey Centre.
If you missed the news from Hockey NZ today, unfortunately, due to Covid infections, the Vantage Black Sticks Men are now postponed and will take place at the National Hockey Centre on 31 May, 2, 4, and 5 June (Queen’s Birthday weekend). Game times for the men’s test series have yet to be confirmed.
Game times for Vantage Black Sticks vs Hockeyroos are adjusted as follows:
Tuesday 10 May – 7.00 pm, Thursday 12 May – 7.00 pm, Saturday 14 May – 3.30 pm and Sunday 15 May – 3.30 pm.
Ticketed access to the NHC for all games is via Gate C, off Bush Rd, and opens 1-hour prior to game time.
A reminder the NHC Clubrooms, change rooms/showers, and toilets will, unfortunately, be off limits to community hockey on Tuesday and Thursday game days. Portaloos will be available adjacent to Miller 3 and Harbour 4. Your competition needs will be catered for in the dugouts to include ice, scorecards, bibs, etc.
For weekend match days, again the Clubhouse, change rooms/showers, and outside toilets will be off limits to community hockey, but the Village Green will be open for coffee, chips, wedges, and limited cabinet food for your early morning starts. Your competition needs will be provided for in the dugouts as per the weekday games.
Please note that it is business as usual on Harbour 5 for those fortunate to be scheduled there, the change rooms and showers are open.
And finally, parking. Please allow for the increased demand for parking over next week with test hockey coinciding with community hockey. Consider parking up at the Harbour 5 carpark or even at the old premises at 60 Paul Matthews Dr.
For further information on the impact of the changes to the test series on your tickets, please note the Hockey NZ media release link on this update.
We look forward to seeing you next week – Go, the Black Sticks!
We are very excited to announce Kirsten Stuckey as the first employee to fill one of our new positions, as the ‘Development Support Officer’. Kirsten