Category: Hockey

Ronnie and the Auckland Indians

At a Golden Oldies Hockey Festival if there is a group of people laughing there is a better then even chance that Ronnie Nathoo is in the middle of it. Since their first festival in Fiji in 2003, Ronnie’s team has participated in six Golden Oldies Festivals from Fiji to Argentina, Australia to South Africa,…

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Patron Saint of Goalkeepers

German Golden Oldies hockey goalie Frank Schlageter is proof perseverance pays off. 35 years and many set backs after developing the first ever foam hockey leg guards, he has developed a goalie protection ‘jacket’ for the upper body and pants and is looking to add gloves, shin guards and kickers to his innovative range of…

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Hinemoa Hustlers

The “Hustlers” originate from the Hinemoa-Kaiapoi Hockey Club – the oldest hockey club in New Zealand, founded in 1896. A very small hockey club based just north of Christchurch. “We have a great history of playing competitive hockey while maintaining a very social aspect.” With the amazing Golden Oldies tournament in our back yard next…

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Call goes out for Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 volunteers

Nearly 1,000 volunteers are needed to help the largest multi-sport event to be held in Christchurch, the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018. Peter McDermott, Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 event director said volunteers are at the heart of events like the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 which will be held over…

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO – 2018 Golden Oldies World Hockey Festival

We have something very special for you today – the exclusive launch of our fantastic new video from the team at Mayhem UK! There are already 30 teams entered from around the world for your 19th #GoldenOldies World Hockey Festival. The festival is part of the incredible month-long Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration being…

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Six Nelson hockey masters players bring home trans-Tasman gold medals

Originally posted on Stuff.co.nz Six of Nelson’s 13 representatives have returned from the recent trans-Tasman masters hockey test series in Whangarei with gold medals. The week-long biennial series involved New Zealand’s and Australia’s top men’s and women’s masters players in the 35s, 40s, 45s, 50s, 55s and 60s age groups Along with individual team points for each…

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Teaser video from Hockey Parade of Nations in Cape Town!

Our 18th Golden Oldies Hockey World Festival kicked off at the stunning Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town on Sunday! 700 players from 14 countries have descended on one of the most spectacular places in the world for a celebration of Fun, Friendship and Fraternity. Take a look at the teaser video from the…

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Golden Oldies Hockey Arrives in Cape Town!

750 players (50 teams) from 14 countries have are descending on Cape Town for the 18th Golden Oldies World Hockey Festival!        

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Kiwiana! Your 2018 Golden Oldies World Netball Festival Finale Theme

What is Kiwiana? Many of you from outsie of New Zealand have been asking us this question (and fair enough). So, here we go, striaght from the Oxford New Zealand Dictionary: “Any of the many ‘collectables’, items redolent of New Zealand life and culture.” In other words – it is anything to do with New Zealand…

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Khalsa seniors through to the final of the Masters National Over 40s Trophy

Leamington Khalsa Over 40s hockey side will be playing for national glory next month after advancing to the final of the Masters National Over 40s Trophy. They welcomed high-flying Lancashire outfit Bowden for a semi-final clash at home on Sunday. Despite fielding a strong side, Khalsa started slowly though won a penalty corner which was…

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