Go into the draw to win a spot for your school hockey team to warm down with the Vantage Black Sticks men’s team during one of the 4 Japan test matches in Stratford, Taranaki. This priceless opportunity will take place at the completion of each game.

The matches will be held on October 10th, 12th, 14th, 15th.

A rare opportunity to give your team the chance to learn the ins and outs of warm downs from these international hockey stars.

All you need to do is write a 25-word summary telling us why your primary school team or club team should be chosen to warm down with the Vantage Black Sticks.

There are 4 chances to win, open to primary school or club hockey teams (under 12 years old).

Prize includes:

  • Team of up to 12 players to attend the game and warm down
  • 1x adult (coach)
  • Warm down post-match with the Vantage Black Sticks men players
  • 1x Vantage Prize Pack for each team member
  • Team Photo Taken

* Please note the prize excludes travel and accommodation. The competition is open to primary school and club hockey teams only.

Winners must be able to make their own travel arrangements to attend the sessions at Stratford Hockey Turf, TET Multisport Centre.

Winners will be announced Monday 23 September – notified by email/phone call.

10th October – 15th October 2019

Stratford Hockey Turf
58 Portia St

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Terms and Conditions

Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions:

  • Maximum of 12 school children on the turf. Can be accompanied by 1 adult (coach or manager)
  • No parents or non-participating people are allowed on the turf without Hockey NZ permission
  • Participants selected by the school or club and need to be part of a hockey team
  • Warm down may be with a portion, not all, the Vantage Black Sticks players
  • Likely warm down period 10-15 minutes
  • Hockey NZ photographer will take a group photo at the end of warm down – this will be sent out to your school contact provided by you
  • Participants must adhere to Hockey NZ staff instructions at all times
  • Participants agree to allow their image to be posted on social media and/or used by Hockey NZ and Vantage Windows and Doors for marketing purposes
  • Hockey NZ select the schedule of sessions for the winning school teams to warm down with the Vantage Black Sticks – NB: warm downs will be around 90 minutes after game start time, i.e. 4:30 pm game start indicates an approximate 6:00 pm warm down.

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