Our Team

The dedicated team at Midlands Hockey is made up of full time and part time employees, all working together to ensure Midlands Hockey achieves its goal of growing and developing the game of hockey within a diverse region with more than 9,000 registered hockey players.

NICKY SMITH - Operations and Development Manager
E: nicky@midlandshockey.co.nz 

SIMON BRILL - Performance Manager 
E: simon@midlandshockey.co.nz 

REINER VELLINGA - Development Coach 
E: reiner@midlandshockey.co.nz 

JOE HANKS - Development Coach
E: joe@midlandshockey.co.nz 

LINCOLN CHURCHILL - Development Coach
E: lincoln@midlandshockey.co.nz 

MATT REES GIBBS - Development Coach 
E: matt@midlandshockey.co.nz

KATHRYN CHAPMAN - Adminstrator 

E: admin@midlandshockey.co.nz 

Midlands Hockey utilises additional coaching personnel and is lucky to have capable, experienced and passionate coaches involved in their campaigns and programmes.

Kate Kernaghan
Head Coach - Wintec Midlands Under 18 Girls

Kirsten Petrie
Assistant-Coach - Wintec Midlands Under 18 Girls

Stuart Pitu
Assistant Coach - Wintec Midlands Under 18 Men

Stephen Smith
Regional Talent Development Squad Coach