Hockey at FAHS is a popular and growing sport. We have our own turf and provide teams for serious and social players. Presently there are five boys’ teams and four girls’ teams. Teams play Monday to Thursday in the evenings in the Manawatu high schools’ competition. Practices are after school and there are opportunities for students to take part in coaching and umpiring of school teams.
The FAHS hockey club aims to develop all players with regular coaching and there are holiday training sessions run by top level coaches to improve the skill level of our players. Video analysis is used with senior teams to teach structures and give feedback on team tactics and areas for improvement.
The season runs from April to September and concludes with a prize giving. Awards are given for Most Valuable Player, Most Improved and Best and Fairest. Cups and Blues are awarded to the best players and those who have made representative teams. Our best players are encouraged to try out for rep teams and to play on the weekends in the men’s and women’s divisions to gain improved skills and experience at higher levels.