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Waikato Hockey

Hamilton, New Zealand

Waikato Hockey provide world class Hockey venue  


The Waikato Hockey Association relished hosting the Men’s 4 Nations international test series in 2018 on its new TigerTurf WETT Pro hockey pitch, and are looking forward to hosting many more!

The TigerTurf WETT Pro hockey surface selected by the Waikato Hockey Association to replace the existing turf at the Gallagher Hockey Centre in Hamilton has been welcomed by Waikato players. They say it is the best they’ve played on, praising the playing qualities of the surface and its positive response to the skills and techniques practised by the players.

Hockey Community Involvement

The Waikato Hockey community helped to replace the old surface. Local players and supporters joined TigerTurf in lifting the turf surface, taking the opportunity to be included in the installation of the WETT Pro turf that means so much to the Association’s members throughout the Waikato.

Shock pad part of the system

TigerTurf also replaced the existing rubber mat that had been used for the previous two surfaces with a new 10mm BSW pad. The rubber shock pad works as part of the WETT Pro turf hockey system to extend the life of the surface and to maintain its fine performance at the top of its game. 

“The TigerTurf crew were great to work with throughout this project – highly recommended,” commented Declan Wyndham-Smith, the CEO of the Waikato Hockey Association.

WETT Pro - a world class surface

TigerTurf WETT Pro had a particular appeal to the Association as being the same surface played on at the Women’s World League finals, giving the Association confidence that the hockey pitch now matches the best in the world. Waikato Hockey will be hosting international test matches, as well as national tournaments and local competitions.

The new hockey pitch at the Gallagher Hockey Centre stands out in its cool olive green playing turf edged with a glowing brick colour. 

The Waikato club and representative players are now able to develop their hockey skills on this superb world class pitch, an excellent surface on which to prepare talented young players for international tournaments overseas.


Date Project Completed: February 2017

Area: 6000m2

Surface: TigerTurf WETT Pro with new 10mm BSW shock pad

Base: Existing base

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