JUNIOR HOCKEY 2013
We will kick off the season with an OPEN DAY with Jack Clayton, Waikato Sportsforce Hockey Development Manager.
Jack and some other coaches will come to Te Kuiti on Monday 13th May (week 2 of term 2 - the same week as our competition starts) at 3.30pm to show our young players some hockey drills, skills and games. Last year this was a great success with over 100 players enjoying the time with our coaching experts and we hope many players can join us this year. Coaches – we may ask you to help out on the day with some of the drills & exercises.
Before our Open Day, we need to get all registrations in – below is the information about our upcoming season.
This year is much the same as previous years except we will be starting an exciting new NZ Hockey programme for 5-6 year old Yr 1-2 players called ‘FUNSTICKS’ that introduces these children to hockey through basic fundamental skills & hockey games. These players do not need to be in a team which is great for those players from smaller country schools which are unable to field a team. The programme costs only $10 (same as fees for older players) and runs at the same time as the other junior games on Thursdays. Players need shoes, shin-pads, mouthguards & a water bottle - all other equipment such as sticks and balls are supplied. Parents, teachers, family members and supporters are asked to come and support the players and if possible to help set up and pack away equipment.
REGISTRATION: Our 2013 competition will begin on Wednesday 15th May, week 2 of term 2. For this to happen, ALL teams wanting to enter, need to complete the Registration form on the KCJH website under ‘Registration’ by Monday 15th April, so that the draw can be created – see www.sportsground.co.nz/kcjh
FEES: $10 for all players. Schools will be sent an invoice once teams and numbers have been entered.
• Beginner (Yrs 1-2); “FUNSTICKS” from 3.40 - approx 4.40pm
• Junior A & B (Yrs 3-6; 6 players); games 15 mins each way on Thursdays at 3.40/4.20pm
• Intermediate (Yrs 7-8; 8 players); games 20 mins each way on Wednesdays or Fridays at 3.40/4.20pm
Students can play up a grade but not down a grade.
VENUE: All games are played on the turf at Te Kuiti High School unless team numbers require games to be played at Centennial Park School - venues will be confirmed once team numbers have been finalised.
START: Our OPEN DAY will take place on Monday 13th May then all games start on Wednesday 15th May, week 2 of term 2.
DUTIES: To allow the Junior & Beginner grade games to run smoothly on Thursday, schools are allocated the following duties HOWEVER we ask any parents/teachers/caregivers who are around before or after games take place to help where needed – thank-you:
• Get out novaflo & cones - TE KUITI PRIMARY
• Put away novaflo - ARIA
• Bell-ringer/timer - PUKENUI
• Scorer/Draw - PIOPIO PRIMARY (Rachel Barton)
• Keyholder/Junior Coordinator - PUKENUI (Sarah Rickards)
RULES: Please see the ‘’Rules” section of this website for Intermediate and Junior rules
ENQUIRIES: Please direct any enquiries to Keri Downs (email@example.com)
Community Activities for Under 5s: Te Kuiti, Piopio
Waitomo Events & Courses
Waitomo Walking Tracks
Te Kuiti River/Town Walk
From shearing statue (south end of town) stroll along the river bank for 15 to 20 min and come out at the TeKuiti camping ground. Pathway suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs but will need support.
Walk can be extended to a full circuit by carrying on past TeKuiti Primary school and back to the shearing statue along the grassy verge on the railway side of the main street. Flat sealed or unsealed path or track with Parking, Refreshments, Telephone and Toilets in the vicinity
Points Of Interest:
Shearing Statue, Japanese Gardens, Giant Weta, Millenium Pavilion
Metal track along river bank requires care
Time: 40 mins
No Horses or Rollerblades
Mangaokewa Viaduct Walk
Situated 5 min walk from town just of highway to Bennydale in the beautiful peaceful and well kept Mangaokewa Reserve picnic and native bush area.the walk starts with an exciting but non threating traverse of a gentle swing bridge then you're in the bush on a cleared and safe, dry track.
The track winds alongside the river mainly in bush but come out to lovely picnic spots at the riverside. the walk has steps and inclines and ends at a waterfall.
swingbridge can be scary for some!
Points Of Interest
Take care with steps and track, particularly if wet
Time: 30 mins
Pureora Forest Park
A variety of tracks in the park provide a range of walking opportunities for family groups to experienced trampers and hunters. The Totara, Rimu and Waihora Lagoon walks are suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Some of the old logging tracks are suitable for off-road vehicles and mountain bikes, although access is restricted in some cases. Be warned, weather conditions can change quickly. A full description of all tracks and locations of interest can be found on the Department of Conservation website: www.doc.govt.nz. A full description of all Waitomo district walks can be found on www.waitomo.org.nz.
Community Exercise Options
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