History made! Hautapu Sports senior hockey teams make their debuts

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Newly-formed senior women’s and men’s hockey teams have played their first matches for Hautapu Sports in an historic day for the club.

Both teams played in their respective Reserve 3 competitions at the Gallagher Hockey Centre, Hamilton, wearing the club colours for the first time.

Main photo: The teams line up together at the Gallagher Hockey Centre. Photo credit: Waikato Hockey Association.

The women’s team went closest to an opening day win, losing 6-5 to Suburbs Strikers.

The men lost 6-2 to Penny’s Bookstore Old Boys.

The men’s team will compete in the 2024 Men’s Reserve 3 competition, an eight-team competition in which the other teams are:

  • Concept Joinery Old Boys
  • Fraser Tech Men’s Development
  • Penny’s Bookstore Old Boys
  • Suburbs Junior Development
  • Suburbs Reserve 3
  • TA Absolute Storage
  • Varsity A1 Storage

The Hautapu women’s team will compete in the Women’s Senior Reserve 3 competition, a six-team competition. Their competitors are:

  • Culswick Wanderers Reserve 2
  • FTHC Cruisey Blues
  • Suburbs Strikers
  • Swampfrog Old Girls
  • Varsity Chicks

Our coaches

Danelda Van Der Merwe will coach the women’s team, while the men’s team will be managed by Mike Fredrickson and Mark (Woody) Woods.


Games played on Sunday March 17, 2024

Women’s Reserve 3 competition

Suburbs Strikers 6
Hautapu Sports 5

Men’s Reserve 3 competition

Penny’s Bookstore Old Boys 6
Hautapu Sports 2

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