Australian hockey royalty Mark Knowles was in Dunedin this weekend to lead some coaching clinics and pass on his knowledge.
In a short series, the Otago Daily Times talks to people who do the work behind the scenes to keep their sport going. Reporter Adrian Seconi has a chat with hockey stalwart John Daniel.
Construction on a long-awaited third hockey turf for the city could get under way at King’s High School as early as February.
The Black Sticks women have welcomed back two hockey legends for their 2020 season, with Kayla Whitelock and Gemma McCaw coming out of retirement.
The New Zealand men's hockey team has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after beating South Korea 3-0 in Taranaki.
New Zealand hockey received a major funding boost yesterday, with former Black Stick Jon Tanner and his wife Sue giving $1million to hockey to help ''coach the coaches''.
Manawatu's Claudia Roberts (right) battles with Southland's Alex Hopcroft during their pool D match at the under-15 premier tournament in Dunedin yesterday.
Otago pathways manager Hymie Gill is thrilled with plans to revert to an association-based national tournament stucture next year.
The final whistle has sounded for the Southern Hockey Association but the community will continue to work together, chairwoman Wendy Ryan says.
Changes to the way the national competitions are structured have been welcomed by the Otago Hockey Association.
It might not have been the result they were looking for but Southern players Blair Tarrant and Kane Russell will look back at the just completed transtasman series with some fondness.