All welcome at hockey's opening day event

Hockey Marlborough will hit off their 2021 winter season with an Opening Festival Day on Sunday, May 2.

A variety of activities are planned throughout the day, catering for several different age groups.

In attendance will be Black Sticks players George Connell and Joseph Bartholomew. Connell is a defender from Canterbury who is featuring in the North v South series while Bartholomew is a North Harbour defender with 39 international caps.

First up at the College Park turf will be the beginners, a Fun Sticks session planned for 9.30am-10.30am. Year 3-4 and 5-6 students will take part in a skills session from 10.45am-11.45am, year 7-8 players becoming the focus from 12pm-1pm. From 1.30pm-2.30pm a skills session for secondary school students will be on the agenda, followed by a 2.30pm-3.30pm session for First XI players.

To help Hockey Marlborough plan the groups, players are asked to register at