Within their strategic plan, The Canterbury Hockey Association has committed to a long-term vision ‘for hockey to be Canterbury’s preferred sport’. To deliver this, the Association aim to offer broad opportunities for hockey participation. They wish to provide opportunities to excel within the sport; and to provide a healthy social environment for participants associated with the game.
Named the largest Hockey New Zealand Association for 2018, the Canterbury Hockey Association membership consists of affiliated clubs and schools.
Based at Harewood, Christchurch, competitions are held year-round, with ages and abilities ranging from the NZ Women’s Hockey team and the Vantage Black Sticks to smaller clubs such as the Fun sticks (under 6-year olds.)