Black Sticks World Cup Squad Guide
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The most recent World Cup, held in The Hague in 2014, is the closest the Black Sticks have come to a top four finish since 1986. New Zealand missed out on the semi-finals by finishing third in their pool, before going on to beat China 4-nil in the 5th place playoff.

Squad Highlights

The New Zealand team just made one change from the group who won a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April. Auckland midfielder Lulu Tuilotolava will suit up for her first major tournament after making her debut during the Pioneer Energy Women’s Tri Nations in Cromwell.

Coach Speaks

“It’s a very versatile team and we believe there’s a good mix of youth and experience within the group with talent across various positions, we think we’ve got the right balance – all 18 players in the side deserve their spot and I know they are very excited.” Said Head Coach Mark Hager

New Zealand squad for the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018: 


  • Tarryn DAVEY 
  • Frances DAVIES 
  • Madison DOAR 
  • Shiloh GLOYN 
  • Ella GUNSON 
  • Rose KEDDELL 
  • Anita McLAREN 
  • Olivia MERRY 
  • Stacey MICHELSEN (c) 
  • Brooke NEAL 
  • Grace O’HANLON 
  • Kelsey SMITH 


Pool D –

Sunday , July 22 : New Zealand v Belgium, 7pm

Tuesday, July 24 : New Zealand v Japan.12.30pm

Saturday, July 28 : New Zealand v Australia, 8pm

July 30-31: Crossover playoffs

August 1-2: Quarter-finals

August 4: Semi-finals

August 5: Final, third-place playoff

* All times listed are in BST


If you can’t make it to the event, you will be pleased to know you can watch it from the comfort of your home. To watch Women’s Hockey World Cup online for free, here is what you need to do.

How to watch New Zealand’s women’s hockey world cup from abroad

If you’re outside of the UK and want to watch BT sport, you’ll need a VPN to access content specific to the UK.

How to watch New Zealand’s matches at the women’s hockey world cup

All of New Zealand’s games will be available on SKYTV throughout the tournament.

Live Stream The World Cup On Kodi For Free

You can also stream the Match on Kodi now.


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