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Roskill-Eden Hockey Quiz Night - Friday 25th September 2020

 

Our very own Roskill-Eden Rhinos were on TV1 Sport News!

On Saturday evening, our Roskill-Eden Rhinos were part of a segment on TV1 Sports News. To read and view this, follow the link below:

 

Hockey New Zealand Covid-19 - Return to Community Hockey Guidelines

 

Covid-19 Update - Auckland Hockey outlines hockey at Alert Level Two

In the below document, Auckland Hockey have outlined what the latest announcement and information from Sport NZ and Hockey NZ regarding Level 2 means for a return to hockey in Auckland.

 Full Memo to AKH Stakeholders and FAQ’s

Covid-19 Update - New Zealand Government announces clarity around sport at Alert Level 2

Hockey New Zealand is working closely with Sport New Zealand, our 32 Associations and the other National Sporting Organisations to understand what Alert Level 2 will mean for sports in New Zealand and ensure that a consistent and appropriate approach is taken to getting back to the sport we love.

 

We are excited to have clarity around what will be able to take place during Alert Level 2, this will now give our Associations the information they need to start putting in place essential measures such as contact tracing, hygiene measures and mass gathering restrictions which will allow our sport to restart. Please note that while sport will be able to begin at Alert Level 2 we will be taking a considered and measured approach around the restarting of hockey to ensure that we are putting the safety of our whole community at the forefront.

 

We cannot stress enough that this will not be hockey as we know it, we need to carefully consider and manage the hygiene risks as well as training and play environments which may need to be modified, please also note that physical distancing considerations will remain.

 

We understand that our community is keen to get back to the sport we all love.  Additionally, we know that some of our community will have some nervousness about returning to the turf during Alert Level 2. We need to consider the needs of all our people as we develop and communicate what hockey at Alert Level 2 will look like.

Sport New Zealand Announcement:

Sport New Zealand has published the most up to date information around Alert Level 2 on their website.

As you will see, the good news is that most play, active recreation and sports activities will be able to commence again, albeit within the context that the risk of COVID-19 is reduced but the potential for community transition remains.

The documents being shared have been jointly prepared and approved by the Prime Minister and Minister’s offices, the Government COVID-19 response function, WorkSafe, Ministry of Health and MBIE.

Sport NZ’s policy team provided advice on behalf of the sector; partner feedback was considered and included where there was scope to refine the thinking.

Please take time to reflect on the new guidelines under alert level 2 table.

The key message we would like to stress at this time is one of taking a considered and measured approach to the restart of your operations, in consultation with your national agency.  Moving too quickly sends a message to people and communities that normal functions are resumed.

This is not the case as organisations and facilities will need to carefully manage hygiene risk, training and play environments may need to be modified, physical distancing considerations will remain and travel is still impacted.

Sport NZ is working on ways to support you in interpreting the new guidelines, to help manage a successful resumption of operations, and we will share more on this shortly.

Cabinet meet to decide the timing of the move to Alert Level 2 next Monday, May 11. Once we know the date and time of the move to Alert Level 2, we will communicate further around the transition between states. Aligned to this communication, we are also issuing a media release today signalling the return to sport but noting this must happen in a controlled manner.


For further information, the government has released information on this website https://covid19.govt.nz/

Please take care of yourselves and loved ones during this difficult time.

Covid-19 Update - All Club Hockey postponed until May 2nd

Out of concern for the health of our community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the winter hockey season has been postponed until Saturday, May 2nd 2020. This difficult decision has been reached by NZ Hockey in agreement with the 32 affiliated associations, to help prevent the community spread of COVID-19.


Measures being taken include:

  • All Club hockey, including junior, youth and senior competitions, postponed until May 2nd 2020

  • Pre-season matches, tournaments and events are immediately postponed or cancelled

  • All training should be suspended until further notice

  • Recommendations around safe practice will continue to be updated that align with Ministry of Health guidelines


What this means for you as a REHC player or parent:

  • Trainings are cancelled as of now until further notice, we will keep you updated on changes.

  • Premier Intercity competition has been postponed.

We thank you for your understanding, and we will continue to keep you updated as information comes to hand.


For further information, the government has released information on this website https://covid19.govt.nz/

Please take care of yourselves and loved ones during this difficult time.

Senior Registrations for the 2020 winter season are still open

Registrations for the upcoming 2020 winter season are still open for our senior grades. Click the links below to register!

Junior & Youth Registrations for the 2020 winter season are now closed

If you are still interested in joining the club, please contact Jay Sukha (jaysukha@gmail.com) to find out if there are any available spaces and/or to join the waiting list.

Junior Muster and Trials for the 2020 winter season

The Junior Muster for all teams (Years 1 to 8) will be held on Sunday 15th March 2020 at the below times:

  • Years 1 to 6      8:30am to 9:30am

  • Years 7 to 8      9:30am to 11:00am

Junior trials for the Year 7 & 8 teams are to be held on Thursday 19th March 2020 between 5:30pm and 7:00pm.

Both the Muster and Trials will be held at the Mount Roskill Grammar School turf on Somerset Road, Mt Roskill.

Youth Trials for the 2020 winter season

Trials for all Youth teams are confirmed for the following dates and times:

  • Monday 23rd March 2020      7:00pm and 8:00pm

  • Monday 30th March 2020      7:00pm and 8:00pm

Trials will be held at the Mount Roskill Grammar School turf on Somerset Road, Mt Roskill.

All players wishing to be considered for our youth club teams for the upcoming 2020 season are required to register online (link below) and attend trials.

Vantage Black Sticks vs. Great Britain

This coming weekend is your final chance to watch the Black Sticks play at home in Auckland for 2020 Pro League with both men's and women's teams playing Great Britain on Saturday and Sunday (men's and women's double headers both days).

 

NZ Hockey are offering a discount to clubs who purchase general admission tickets. Tickets can be purchased from the Ticketek website, use the code ‘MASTERS2020’.

Senior Trials for the 2020 winter season

 

All trials will be held at the Mount Roskill Grammar School turf on Somerset Road, Mt Roskill.

 

The trial dates have now been confirmed and are as follows:

Premier/Premier Reserve Men:

  • Saturday 8th February      10:30am - 12:00pm

  • Saturday 15th February    09:00am - 10:30am

Premier/Premier Reserve Women:

  • Saturday 8th February      09:00am - 10:30am

  • Saturday 15th February    10:30am - 12:00pm


Division Women:

  • Saturday 22nd February      09:00am - 10:30am

  • Tuesday 25th February        07:30pm - 09:00pm

Division Men:

  • Saturday 22nd February      10:30am - 12:00pm

  • Thursday 27th February       07:30pm - 09:00pm

All players wishing to be considered for our senior club teams for the upcoming 2020 season are required to register online (link below) and attend trials.

Calling all Junior Team Coaches

Are you interested in coaching a Roskill-Eden Hockey Club junior team in 2020?

 

Take on a team to coach and help our budding young junior players develop their skills and love for the game.

 

1x mid-week training and 1x Saturday morning game per week

15x weeks over school terms 2 & 3

 

If you're interested, please contact Jay Sukha at jaysukha@gmail.com

Vantage Black Sticks 2020 Squads Announced

Congratulations to Roskill-Eden's Georgia Barnett, Steve Edwards, Stephen Jenness and Dylan Thomas for making the Black Sticks 2020 National Squads and Sam Hiha for making the 2020 Development Squad.