About New Zealand Heritage Hockey

New Zealand Heritage Hockey has been formed from three ethnic hockey organisations, New Zealand Maori Hockey, New Zealand Indian Sports Association, and NZ Pasifika Hockey.

Whilst NZ Pasifika Hockey is a relatively young organisation, throughout the last twenty to thirty years, the NZ Maori and NZ Indian teams have competed against each other in various tournaments. NZ Heritage Hockey has been created to ensure our respective organisations top players have regular fixtures against elite players annually.

Our Goals

Grow Hockey

NZ Heritage Hockey will provide our players with an additional pathway to showcase their talent and play in front of their wider player base and communities. With our best players performing regularly, we will look to inspire new players or retain our youth to continue to participate in the sport of hockey by providing new pathways to aspire to.

Regular Fixtures

We want to ensure we have regular annual fixtures for our top teams so that the players chosen by each respective organisation to represent them have the regular opportunity to represent their culture and compete at a high level. The NZ Heritage Hockey fixtures will provide an additional opportunity for talent identification to contribute to Hockey NZ’s development programme.

Support the People

It is important to each of our organisations that their players have aspirational pathways with role models that they identify with. NZ Heritage Hockey ensures that there will be regular opportunities for our players to participate at a high level while inspiring our youth to strive to reach for higher honours in hockey.

Our Committee

Our Committee is made up from representatives from each of the three organisations.  We meet on a regular basis to ensure that tournament planning is worked on and tasks are completed.

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