Our senior teams aim to provide a competitive but fun environment for players of all abilities to play hockey in Auckland. During the winter season, each team has at least one training on a weeknight, and plays on Saturday or Sunday against other clubs in the Auckland Region. For students, we also offer the opportunity to participate in tertiary hockey through the University of Auckland. We run a variety of fun events throughout the year, and continue playing hockey through the summer months in a more social format.
We have 13 senior teams which compete in the Auckland Hockey Winter Senior Competition from April-August each year. We have teams in all men's and women's grades (Premier, Reserve, Division 1-4). Our Premier trials start early-mid February, while the rest of the club comes together in early March at our annual muster. Our teams train at various locations, mainly in the central suburbs, while games are played all over Auckland. Discounts are available for students and representative players.
During the year, players studying at the University of Auckland are able to represent the University and their faculties at tertiary competitions such as the UTSNZ Tertiary Hockey Championships and Interfaculty Hockey (new in 2017). The Tertiary Hockey Championships also doubles as the selection tournament for the NZ Universities teams which will compete at the Hockey NZ Affiliates Tournament. Places in these teams are open to all University of Auckland students, not just those playing for AUHC.
From October-March each year, the club enters mixed teams into the 6-a-side summer hockey competition played at Auckland Grammar School. This competition offers a more social atmosphere for those keen get into the game, or maintain their skills and fitness over the summer months. Games are on weekday evenings (usually on Wednesday/Thursday).
Each year we run several club-wide social events, such as our Bus Pub Crawl and Quiz Night. These are a great chance to meet some of the other members in the club, and to have a great night out. Teams usually organise their own events throughout the season as well, and we wrap up the year with our annual prizegiving in October.