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Vantage Windows and Doors, proud naming rights sponsor of the Vantage Black Sticks and Principle Partner of Hockey New Zealand. Vantage locally made windows and doors are found in more New Zealand homes than any other brand, and they are always refining and innovating solutions to meet changing needs. Drawing on over 45 years’ experience, Vantage offers a wide range of solutions for all homes. Vantage is a brand of APL, Architectural Profiles Limited, the largest window solutions organisation in New Zealand.

Award-winning innovator in house building, Sentinel Homes has been a proud partner of Hockey New Zealand for the last four years, sponsoring the annual FIH Pro League. With 14 franchises around NZ, Sentinel Homes always get the basics right: excellent, customisable designs, end-to-end project management, up-front pricing, and really clear communication.

Ford NZ has a strong heritage in New Zealand and is proud to be the Driving Force behind New Zealand Sport by supporting our national teams the All Blacks, BLACKCAPS and Black Sticks along with the Ford Trophy and Ford National Hockey Championship.

Sky is the home of sport in New Zealand and we are passionate about sport at all levels. Sky Sport Next in partnership with the New Zealand Sport Collective, is a collaboration of more than 50 New Zealand sports organisations and rights-holders, led by Olympian and former America’s Cup sailor Rob Waddell. Hockey New Zealand tournaments, events and content will be streamed, or highlights packages available free, on the Sky Sport Next YouTube channel and some content will be broadcast on Sky Sport, our sport streaming service Sky Sport Now, and our free-to-air channel Prime.

New Balance Athletics, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, they build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host.

Kookaburra, named after the company founder AG Thompson’s pet Kookaburra ‘Jacky’, a member of the Australian Kingfisher family, is an Australian sports equipment company, specialising in cricket and field hockey equipment (including balls). The company notably manufactures the most widely used brand of ball used in Test Cricket, limited over cricket, and international hockey tournaments. Kookaburra Sport was established in 1890, is a 100% Australian family owned and operated global business, trading under the brand name Kookaburra in both cricket and hockey internationally, with offices in Australia (Head Office), India, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Kookaburra predominantly sells its products via existing retailers, as well as cricket and hockey balls to Leagues and Associations in over 50 countries worldwide.

BDO are active in the sports, leisure and tourism sector, offering a range of specialist business advisory services including compliance, risk management, tax and strategy. With a network of firms across New Zealand we’ve dedicated people on the ground to help you compete and succeed, no matter where your business, club or organisation is.

Our mission at Polytan has been to provide the perfect surface for athletic achievements, and we have been doing so for almost 50 years. What in 1969 started as a pioneering task in the area of synthetic running tracks has to the present day remained a passion that constantly pushes us forward to new levels of performance. Polytan is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of synthetic sports surfaces: from running tracks to all-weather and soft-impact surfaces, to highly developed synthetic turf systems, we offer the full product range from a single source including installation, maintenance and service – Made in Germany. Polytan is proudly the official turf partner of Hockey New Zealand and the Vantage Black Sticks.

Hudl is a leading performance analysis company revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition. Founded in 2006, Hudl offers a complete suite of products that empower more than 180,000 global sports teams at every level—from grassroots to professional organizations—to gather insights with video and data. Hudl’s products and services include online tools, mobile and desktop apps, smart cameras, analytics, professional consultation and more.

STATSports provide an unparalleled, all-encompassing sports science and performance analysis service within the elite sporting industry. STATSports has advanced the application of sports science within the high profile sporting organisations of our growing client list which includes: Juventus, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, the Carolina Panthers and the New York Knicks. Spring 2017 saw the launch of STATSports’ revolutionary APEX device. APEX is worn by athletes during training sessions and in matches to collect intricate data on their performance and physical wellbeing. This allows managers and coaches to make decisions to adjust player or team workloads based on the data provided and has transformed the GPS player tracking device landscape.


The Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women lead the profile of Hockey in New Zealand and help drive the broader success of our sport. Their presence and accessibility in our regions continue to have a significant and positive impact on our game, creating lifelong memories, especially for young people. Funding and funding organisations play such a vital role in helping to deliver hockey outcomes to communities throughout New Zealand. Through the fantastic support we receive from our family of funders in ‘Delivering World Class Events’ to support and ‘Grow our Hockey Community’ collectively, we’re able to help inspire the next generation and unite our communities through hockey. Class 4 Gaming: NZCT, Lion Foundation, the Southern Trust, Four Winds Foundation, Trillian Trust, Pub Charity, CERT, Infinity Foundation, Youthtown. Foundations: Foundation North, TECT, TSB Community Trust, Taranaki Electricity Trust, Asia New Zealand Foundation.