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Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Colin Batch
Australia coach Colin Batch says the Kookaburras are looking forward to the new FIH Pro League which launches this month and says it’ll be revolutionary for Hockey. The Pro League commences on Saturday 19 January when Spain hosts Belgium in Valencia, before Australia’s campaign gets underway in Melbourne against the...
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Hockey Australia today announces the 18-member Kookaburras team for the Oceania Cup to be played at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre from 11-15 October. Australia will take on eighth-ranked New Zealand and 61st-ranked Papua New Guinea in the biennial event where the Kookaburras have won all nine editions. The Kookaburras last...
HCT 2018 : In-form Hockeyroos out to topple top-ranked Dutch
Hockeyroos coach Paul Gaudoin expects a “tough” test in the side’s next Champions Trophy match against world number one Netherlands on Tuesday night in Changzhou, China PR. Australia have started the tournament with two wins from two matches, 2-0 over 2016 Rio Olympic gold medallists Great Britain on Sunday and...
Hockey One - Australia's brand new premier field hockey domestic competition, contested by seven states and territories has begun today. This brand new league format promises to deliver fans some tough competition and thrilling entertainment. Hockey One has replaced the former Australian Hockey League (AHL). The aim of the league is...
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...
Australia : Colin Batch confident his side can progress to the Darwin International Hockey Open final
Kookaburras coach Colin Batch remains confident his side can progress to the Darwin International Hockey Open final but wants to see more penetration in attack. Australia went down 2-0 to world number two Argentina at Marrara Hockey Centre on Wednesday, meaning they must beat Japan on Friday night to guarantee...
Jodie Kenny
Hockey Australia today confirms the first-ever Hockeyroos team for the inaugural FIH Pro League matches against the Netherlands and Belgium at Melbourne’s State Netball and Hockey Centre this weekend. Australia will play their first matches in the world-first FIH Pro League which pits the world’s best nations against each other...
AusvsSpain
The Kookaburras will face world number nine Spain in the quarter-finals of the FIH Men’s World League Final in Bhubaneswar  on Wednesday. World number two Australia finished third in Pool B with three draws and will meet the Spanish who ended Pool A ranked second with two wins. Spain all but...
Jeremy Hayward
The Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos have switched their attention to facing Great Britain in Perth in the FIH Pro League on Saturday, with both hoping for some warm weather for Australia’s old enemy. The world number two Kookaburras will take on the seventh-ranked Brits at 3:30pm WST/6:30pm AEDT on Saturday,...
HWC2018: Hockeyroos Rachael Lynch recalls her heroics shootout saves in the semi-finals of the World Cup four years ago
Hockeyroos goalkeeper Rachael Lynch fondly recalls her shootout heroics in the semi-finals of the World Cup four years ago, ahead of this year’s edition. Lynch was the hero in the shootout as Australia booked their spot in the World Cup decider with a 3-1 win on penalties against the United...
Standout performances from Trent Mitton and second-gamer Tim Brand have helped the Kookaburras secure a 2-2 draw with Germany on Monday morning. The side, undefeated in their Test Series, now head into this week’s Champions Trophy with some strong momentum. The second clash in as many days with Germany proved to be an exciting matchup. With the two sides now familiar with one another, Monday morning’s match went right down to the wire. After two early goals to the Germans by way of Tom Grambusch and Dieter Linnekogel, it took Brand’s first international goal to steady the ship before the in-form Mitton scored his third goal for the series to tie things up. Co-captains Eddie Ockenden and Aran Zalewski were among the Kookaburras best, showing leadership both on and off the pitch throughout the series, while youngsters Brand and Johan Durst showed some spark for the Australians. Brand debuted for the Kookaburras in Sunday’s clash against Germany whilst Victorian goalkeeper Durst made his debut in Monday’s draw. Head Coach Colin Batch spoke on the duos introduction to international hockey. “For them to come in an play against such a good team like Germany is a good experience first up. It’s a tough debut but it’s also a very good one to play against such a top ranked team like Germany” said Batch. “It’s one thing to prepare in the training environment but to come away and play in these two Test matches has been very good preparation for us. We don’t come up against Germany in the Champions Trophy so it was an added bonus to play another European team.” The Kookaburras will now head to Holland ahead of their first match in the Champions Trophy against Belgium on Sunday. Batch spoke on the importance of performing at the upcoming tournament. “We’re a very competitive team and we want to do well at the tournament, we want to learn about ourselves firstly and test ourselves against the best teams that are there. It’s also about preparing for the World Cup at the end of the year so we’ll use this as a marker for where we’re at.” The world number one Kookaburras will come up against the Netherlands (ranked fourth), Argentina (2016 Olympic gold medallists and ranked second), Belgium (ranked third), India (ranked sixth) and Pakistan (ranked 13th) at the Champions Trophy.
Standout performances from Trent Mitton and second-gamer Tim Brand have helped the Kookaburras secure a 2-2 draw with Germany on Monday morning. The side, undefeated in their Test Series, now head into this week’s Champions Trophy with some strong momentum. The second clash in as many days with Germany proved...
Australia Men's Team To Face Germany In Champions Trophy Warm-Ups
The Kookaburras will ramp up preparations for their Champions Trophy title defence with two matches against Germany in Moers this weekend. Australia are in Europe ahead of the 2018 Champions Trophy which will be played from 23 June to 1 July in Breda, the Netherlands. The world number one Kookaburras will...
Australia : Women's U23 Development team begin their China Tour with a win and a loss
Australia's women's Under-23 Development Team have started their China Tour with a win and a loss over the weekend in Changzhou. Australia went down 3-2 to hosts China on Saturday, before recording a 2-0 victory over local champions Jiangsu on Sunday. Hockeyroo Mariah Williams, returning from injury, has starred with three...
HWC2018: Hockeyroos out to ’Get One Back’ on Black Sticks
Hockeyroos captain Emily Smith is looking to “get one back” on 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallists New Zealand ahead of Sunday morning’s (AEST) decisive 2018 World Cup encounter in London. World number five Australia and world number four New Zealand will meet from 5am AEST on Sunday in the final...
The Australian men's hockey team lived up to their billing and defeated New Zealand (3-0) in the men's hockey competition here at the Oceania Cup 2019 tournament to secure a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. https://twitter.com/thedragflick/status/1170751372414705666 Coming into the tournament as overwhelming favourites, world no. 1 Australia played like...

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