Saturday, July 11, 2020

Australia Hockey News

Kookaburras
Melbourne startup Rosterfy, cofounded by Shannan Gove, Bennett Merriman, and Chris Grant, is helping the Hockeyroos' and Kookaburras' to track, train and mobilise by introducing a new digital system. Hockey Australia high performance director Toni Cumpston said COVID-19 had changed the way sports codes operated. An electronic system could remove the...
She isn’t your typical last line of defence. She comes armed with stethoscopes and thermometers. And these days, the hospital is her stadium. Meet 33 -year-old, Hockeyroos Goalkeeper Rachael Anne Lynch, who dedicates herself to excellence, whether it is when wearing a goalkeepers uniform or scrubs. While the sports fraternity and people world...
Blake Govers
The coronavirus pandemic prompted Australia to withdraw its athletes from the 2020 Olympics on Monday. With its athletes unable to train or prepare properly due to social distancing and a clampdown on travel, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) said it could no longer assemble a team for the July 24-Aug....
Head Coach Colin Batch
Confidence is high but Kookaburras Head Coach Colin Batch wants more consistency from his playing group when they host Argentina in two highly anticipated FIH Pro League matches at the Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University tomorrow and Saturday. Despite securing four out of a possible six points in their...
Karri Somerville
Local 20-year-old defender Karri Somerville will become the Hockeyroos’ latest debutant when she takes the field against Argentina in Perth in the FIH Pro League tomorrow (Friday 6 March). Somerville has impressed at training since joining the squad at the start of the year and Hockeyroos Head Coach Paul Gaudoin...
Eddie Ockenden
Proud Tasmanian Eddie Ockenden is in line to become the Kookaburras’ most capped player when he takes the field in this weekend’s two FIH Pro League matches against Argentina in Perth. Currently, with 364 appearances to his name, the 32-year-old Kookaburras co-captain will equal the 365 game record of Australian...
FIH Field Hockey Pro League Womens - Australia v Argentina
The FIH Pro League campaigns of Australia’s national men’s and women’s hockey teams continue at Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University when they take on Argentina this weekend (6/7 March). The Hockeyroos will open proceedings on both evenings against an Argentina side that has been notoriously difficult for them to...
Australia’s first Indigenous Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris OAM has shared her inspiration and what it means to her to have designed and painted the Hockeyroos’ and Kookaburras’ Indigenous playing kits. Nova Peris is a dual Olympian, gold medallist, Young Australian of the Year, talented artist, former Hockeyroo and Federal...
To celebrate the role Indigenous Australian players have made to the sport, Hockey Australia will hold a special Indigenous weekend during its FIH Pro League double headers in Perth on 6/7 March 2020 against Argentina. Tickets for both match days against Argentina are available through Ticketek. In a first for Australian hockey,...
The Kookaburras have gone down to India 3-1 in a penalty shootout following an entertaining FIH Pro League match in Bhubaneswar tonight. Scores were locked 2-2 at full time before India prevailed in the shootout, the result enough for the Kookaburras to jump above India into third place on the...
Kookaburras secure narrow 4-3 win over India in a frenetic FIH Pro League match at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar. Up 2-0 at half time courtesy of Dylan Wotherspoon and Tom Wickham, two third quarter goals in quick succession from Lachlan Sharp and Jacob Anderson proved enough to maintain the...
Hockey Australia President Mel Woosnam has made the following statement regarding the ongoing bushfire crisis. On behalf of the Australian hockey community, our thoughts and condolences go out to all those who have been affected by the fires. We acknowledge the amazing and tireless work that continues to be done by...
Melanie Woosnam has been reappointed as Hockey Australia President until the end of 2020, which will see her tenure extend to three years. This appointment was unanimously supported by the Board of Hockey Australia, together with the appointments of Sandra Sully and Pat Hall as Vice Presidents. “I would like to...
Australian Hockey Player in Frame | Photo : Getty Images
The Hockeyroos and Kookaburras will play their FIH Pro League 2020 Home matches in Sydney and Perth next year. Sydney will play host to a blockbuster Australia Day weekend of fixtures against fellow world hockey powerhouse Belgium on 25/26 January. This will be followed by back-to-back double headers at the Sydney...
Two time Olympian and gold medal winning Hockeyroo Alison Peek OAM is set to be inducted into the South Australian Sporting Hall of Fame. Peek, who made 222 appearances and scored six goals for the Hockeyroos in an international career spanning 12 years, will be one of seven sporting icons to...

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