Friday 22nd February, 2019


Dear Parents and Caregivers,


These will start next week and take place at the Whakatane Hockey Turf on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 26th  February 5-6pm  (BOYS ONLY)
  • Tuesday 5th March 5-6pm  (GIRLS ONLY)
  • Tuesday 12th March 5-6pm  (BOYS VS GIRLS GAME)

The first two sessions will be 30 minutes of drills followed by a 30 minute game.The final trial will be an 11-aside one hour game with rolling subs to ensure all players gets a fair trial.

The process for selection is a team of school representatives (approximately 7) will be present at all three trials and will make independent selections. A meeting will take place the week after the final trial to deliberate and select a squad of 20 players.

Selections will be based on the following:

  • Fitness level
  • Skill level
  • Positive team ethics
  • Sportsmanship qualities

The First XI teams (15 boys and 15 girls) will be selected from this team of 20 and will represent our school at the AIMS Games later in the year.

These First XI teams will be playing in the local Secondary School’s competition on Wednesday night and there is a provision to choose a third team from those who are not selected for the First XI teams to also play in this competition.

A 6-side competition will be run by the Whakatane Hockey Association on a Friday night, which gives an opportunity to those not selected and those who which to play social to play hockey. This however is not a school run event but we do encourage children to take part.

If you have any queries please contact me on

We look forward to seeing everyone at the turf!


Kelly Warneford


WIS Hockey Manager