2011 Oceania Pacific Newsletter
Dear Teams of the 2011 Oceania Pacific Cup - Bula!
We look forward to working together with you to make this tournament a success.
The Oceania Pacific Cup (OPC) is an important event for the Oceania Region, FIH Competition points are on the line for some matches and it is vital that we set a high standard and compete in the spirit of Fair Play.
Please see below a few reminders before we meet in Suva:
Passport Meeting - 3:30pm - Friday 2 December
National Hockey Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva Passports of players must be produced at the meeting by Team Managers for proof of identity, nationality and age.
Technical Briefing/Managers Meeting - 4:00pm - Friday 2 December
Technical Director: AJ Small
National Hockey Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva
ALL managers must be present, and as outlined in the rules, please bring the following:
* Completed signed registration forms with correct numbers, names, team colours, alternate strips, GK shirt colours and all details pertaining to team management staff filled out correctly. (This is the last opportunity to make changes to the team for the tournament.)
* Samples of the clothing of their field players and goalkeepers (primary and alternate colours)
* All playing equipment for approval prior to the commencement of an event. (This includes goalkeepers' headgear, hand protectors, leg guards and kickers together with any protective equipment such as face masks and hand protectors worn by field players.)
Rules are included as an attachment in this email (Download from Newsletter site on website):
Please read and familiarise yourself with the detail, especially the adjustments to green cards, breaking at Penalty Corners, and the implementation of the Penalty Shootout. Also note numbers of team personnel in the dugout per team during matches.
Code of Conduct:
We remind you that all participants are bound by the FIH Code of Conduct. This is attached.
Invoices for the Entry Fee per team $120 (Fijian Dollars) are attached with this email - payment to OHF direct via internet banking, or at Technical Briefing.
All the best for your final preparation. Safe journey - see you in Suva!
Gill Gemming Hanisi Visanti
(OPC Competition Manager) (OPC Tournament Manager)
Lack of equipment is the most significant problem for all Oceania Hockey Federation island members. With recent natural disasters having a huge impact on some of our Oceania island nations, any resources are greatly appreciated.
If your team can bring items to add to our OPC Exchange that would be awesome!