The National U18 Tournament is now the first national tournament opportunity for all players/umpires/coaches/managers and allows an opportunity to 'stick your hand up' on the national stage.
The 2022 edition saw our U18 Junior Hawkes and Wolves P1 sides return as defending champions with our P2 sides looking to cement themselves against the countries top associations. The Vantage National U18 Women's Tournament saw 21 association teams descend on Nelson to compete for the Amanda Hooper Memorial Trophy. The National U18 Men's Tournament, hosted in Palmerston North, saw 20 Association teams compete for the Paul Ackerley Memorial Trophy of which our U18 P1 Men went back to back as National Champions.
NHHA fielded two women's and two men's teams into this competition in 2022.
We thank Cello for their continued support as the naming right sponsor of our Under 18's teams.
our under 18 teams
The Under 18's Tournament Women's Teams feature the very best female players from our Association in this age grade.
The Under 18's Tournament Men's Teams feature the very best male players from our Association in this age grade.
Age Eligibility: Must be under 18 years of as at 01 January of the season. You have to be year 12 or above.
Northern Region Games: Teams play throughout May & June.
U18 Tournament: The Tournament is split by gender at locations decided by HNZ, played during the Term 2 School Holidays.
Tournament Date: 7 - 13 July
Boys - Hawkes Bay
Girls - Christchurch
U 18 Boys Trials:
Monday, 8 April - 5:30-7:00pm and Wednesday, 10 April 4:00-5:30pm
U 18 Girls Trials:
Monday, 8 April - 4:00-5:30pm and Thursday, 11 April 5:30-7:00pm