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New Zealand : Black Sticks Men and Women's 2019 national squads announced
The Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women have announced their squads for the upcoming 2019 season. Both squads saw tremendous success in 2018 with the New Zealand Women’s Hockey Team bringing home their first ever gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The New Zealand Men’s Hockey team who are...
New Zealand : Anita McLaren announces her retirement from International Hockey
Vantage Black Sticks star midfielder Anita McLaren called time on her international hockey career last week, announcing her retirement in an interview on Newshub. New Zealand’s top international women’s goal scorer with 105 goals from 271 matches, said it was time to see what else was out there for her...
New Zealand : FIH Pro league Full Match Schedule and Game Venues announced for Blacksticks.
Hockey New Zealand have revealed the full game schedule and venues for the FIH Pro League which begins in the summer of 2019.  New Zealand is set to host 16 games in the new international format. With eight dates lined up, the Vantage Black Sticks men and women will play double...
New Zealand : Tessa Jopp ‘so happy’ to be playing
Black Stick Tessa Jopp’s international career remains clouded in doubt. She was forced out of the national squad due to medical concerns the day the team left for the Gold Coast to compete in  the Commonwealth Games. The midfielder has kept her health issues "close" while she deals with the ramifications. It...
Seven former Black Sticks players issue letter of support for under-fire Women's coach Mark Hager
A group of former Black Sticks have come out swinging in support of beleaguered women's coach Mark Hager. In a letter signed by the seven – who have a combined 864 caps between them, and all of whom played under Hager since he took charge in 2009 – they back...
Black Sticks Womens inspire confidence in young Te Horo school girl
It’s never really been questioned the undeniable influence that all Vantage Black Sticks players have on younger kids. After returning home from the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast with a gold medal, the Vantage Black Sticks Women from Northland were able to see their influence first hand. All five...
HWC2018: Black Sticks Women knocked out of the Hockey World Cup
The Vantage Black Sticks women have been knocked out of the Hockey World Cup going down 2-0 to a strong Argentina side in the team's cross-over match in London. Separated by just one place in the world rankings there was nothing to choose between the two teams in the opening...
HWC2018: Black Sticks Women believe they beat win Argentina
The Vantage Black Sticks Women believe they can win when it matters against Argentina in tomorrow's do or die crossover match at the Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup, in London. Despite wearing the tag of underdogs against the number 3 team in the world leading Kiwis goalscorer in the tournament...
HWC2018: Draw with Australia sends Vantage Black Sticks Women into Cross-over match
New Zealand has drawn it’s final pool match with Australia 1-1 after a fiercely contested tie between the Trans-Tasman rivals. The result means the Vantage Black Sticks Women will now play in the cross-over round against Argentina for the right to play Australia again in the Quarter-Final. Both teams started the...
HWC2018: New Zealand team has no fear ahead of its must win game with Trans-Tasman rivals Australia
Vantage Black Sticks Women's captain Stacey Michelsen says her team has no fear ahead of its must win game with Trans-Tasman rivals Australia. “I don't think we have fear, we respect the opposition but I think for us it's just about focusing on the way we want to play, hopefully...
HWC2018: New Zealand Women's Hockey team gunning for Commonwealth Games repeat
No matter what the code it’s one of the most fiercely contested rivalries in sport and when New Zealand take on Australia in the Women’s Hockey World Cup on Sunday things will be no different. The Vantage Black Sticks Women’s loss to Japan on Wednesday and Australia's failure to beat...
HWC2018: New Zealand Women's Hockey team go down 1-2 to Japan
The Vantage Black Sticks Women have been beaten 2-1 by an energised Japan team in their second World Cup pool game in London. New Zealand were outrun and outfought by the Cherry Blossoms as they failed to take the initiative at the top of Pool D losing a pulsating match...
HWC2018: Black Sticks Women's Hockey team ready to take on the world
The Vantage Black Sticks are eyeing a podium place for the first time as they attempt to add the World Cup trophy to Commonwealth Games gold. They’re in London for the 13th edition of the women’s World Cup, and will play Belgium in their opening game on July 23 at 6am NZ time,...
HWC2018: Lulu Tuilotolava, New Zealand Women's team's midfielder ready for her first major event
A whirlwind two months is about to go up a notch for the Vantage Black Sticks' newest player. After making her debut in Cromwell in May, Auckland midfielder Lulu Tuilotolava will play in her first major event when the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup begins next week. Having earned six caps...
Goals galore as the Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women both suffer defeat.
Both Women's and Men's Vantage Black Sticks teams were in action tonight, the women taking on world #3 Argentina, as they prepare for the Vitality Women's World Cup starting in 7 days time, while the men faced Germany in a one-off test in Japan as they look forward to...