Our History

The Marist Hockey Club was formed some 20 years ago under the name of St Joseph’s Hockey Club. The club’s purpose is to foster the sport of Hockey by providing opportunities for the wider Marist community to engage in competitive Hockey throughout all Grades.

In those early days the club primarily sourced its players from St Joseph’s Primary School in Papanui. In 2000 the club was joined by players from St. Patrick’s and other Catholic primary schools in Christchurch. Now we stretch far and wide from Star of the Sea in Sumner to Villa Maria College in Upper Riccarton.

Given this, it was felt that the club name should embrace this group of people and hence the use of the Marist name today.

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Marist Hockey Club Code of Conduct for Parents

Marist Hockey Club players develop a sound approach to competition, learning to win with humility and lose with grace but always giving their best.

As a parent of a player of Marist Hockey Club, you should meet the following requirement with regards to your conduct:

• Remember that your child participates in hockey for their enjoyment,not yours
• Encourage your child to participate, do not force them
• Focus on the player’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing
• Encourage players always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility
• Let the coach’s coach, and refrain from yelling instructions to your child.

Encouragement of all players is encouraged, coaching is not.

• Never ridicule or yell at a player for making a mistake or losing a competition
• Remember that player’s learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants
• Remember the game is for youth – not adults
• Support all efforts to remove verbal abuse from sporting activities
• Respect officials decisions and teach players to do likewise
• Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrations, without them your child could not participate
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background
• Be a positive role model. Ensure your child arrives on time for team
training, games and is picked up on time from all practices and games.

To ensure Marist club meet the needs of your child parents are encouraged to directly communicate with coach/manager any special needs they may have. This can be either in reference to both their physical needs (injuries through to allergies) and emotional needs (mental processing through to their emotional state). Any information is taken in confidence with the intention to best meet the needs of your child.
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Uniform Info

Junior Club

Girls Uniform
Marist Hockey Club provides tops for all the Junior girls teams
Kiwi Sticks & Kwik Sticks the girls wear black skirt
Mini Sticks the girls can wear black skirt or shorts

Boys Uniform
Marist Hockey Club provides green Adidas top and white Adidas shorts for all the Junior boys teams

If a players need to wear polyprops under their tops these are to be black

All Club Members  – Socks

This year (2024) Marist Hockey is bringing in a new sock, which will be the same for the whole club from Senior to Junior teams.
These will be available from Just Hockey, 37 Mandeville St.
We understand that there will be a transition year with a mix of old and new socks, so there is no expectation to purchase the new socks if you have recently purchased the old style.