HEALTHY KIWIS THROUGH HOCKEY
The Goal of the Hockey Foundation is to make an investment in the health of Kiwi Kids. The foundation is working to get more coach education to people at the grassroots level which will provide more opportunities for Kiwi Kids to become involved and active through hockey. Please join us to achieve our goal of raising $2.5 million by 2020.
"One Coach will impact more people in a year than most people do in a lifetime" - Billy Graham
"From my earliest hockey memories as a five-year-old on Saturday mornings, hockey has been the driver of my health and active lifestyle - a value instilled in me for life. Hockey is not only instrumental in establishing healthy habits in young people but it's fun and exciting game that can be played at any age. Most importantly hockey has provided me with a sense of belonging. I will never forget the feeling of being a part of something from my first years at under-6s." - Sam Charlton, Black Sticks Defender
"I'm a great believer in the importance of sport and what it teaches young people. I’ve played and followed hockey most of my life and I’m truly taken with the foresight and commitment of Hockey New Zealand. I’m thrilled to be able to help foster and develop junior hockey as these are our next Black Sticks. But grassroots sport delivers much more than just our next international stars. It keeps kids active in these technology-driven times, it teaches lifelong skills like working as a team and respecting others, and it unites communities regardless of their race, wealth or background." - Sir Owen G Glenn, Founding Patron