Alan Lints Senior Scholarship

Alan Lints Snr who died in February 2019 aged 84 dedicated his life to family and hockey

He was a hockey high achiever. Alan Snr played hockey for Wanganui, NZ Minors and NZ. He also achieved Honours for Umpiring being at one stage NZ highest-ranked umpire and received his FIH Badge. Along with his playing and officiating Alan was awarded the Pakistan Trophy the ultimate award in New Zealand hockey for services. His lifelong commitment to hockey was unquestionable and his family are proud to remember him with this annual scholarship.

This is the first year of this exciting new scholarship and will be awarded to an U19 male hockey official to help with financial hardship.

Alan Lints and his family are delighted to fund this donation and we are extremely fortunate for their support.


Through the Alan Lints Senior Hockey Scholarship, the Hockey Foundation intends to make up to $2,000 available each year for scholarships but reserves the right to make none, one or a number of grants depending on the applications received.

The scholarship is to be used for educational purposes by a talented Under 19 male umpire(s) who is restricted from developing his talent due to financial hardship. The scholarship is funded by a very generous donation from the Lints family.

Applications are now open for 2023. These will close 7:00pm on Sunday, October 29 2023.


  • Applicant must be an under 19 (as per HNZ rules for age) male umpire
  • Must be recognised by applicant’s Association as showing talent
  • Must be able to show what educational purposes the scholarship will be used for and send receipts of costs post the grant of the scholarship
  • Must be able to confirm disadvantaged by distance travelled or by financial position.