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    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 Beats Germany In The First Match Of The Test Series
    Australia have taken another stride towards next week’s Champions Trophy, defeating Germany 2-0 in the first match of the Test Series at Moers Hockey Club, Germany, on Monday morning. It was a goalless opening half for both sides before Trent Mitton opened the scoring. Mitton managed to produce two third...
    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 : Darwin International Mens Hockey Open : Full Schedule
    2018 DIHO Fixtures (all fixtures in local time/ACST) : Match Date Time Team 1 18 September 2018 5:15pm Argentina v Japan 2 7.00pm Australia v Malaysia 3 19 September 2018 5:15pm Malaysia v Japan 4 7.00pm Argentina v Australia 5 21 September 2018 5:15pm Malaysia v Argentina 6 7.00pm Australia v Japan 7 22 September 2018 5.00pm 3rd Place Final 8 7.00pm 1st Place Final
    Eddie Ockenden And Aran Zalewski Appointed As Kookaburras’ Co-Captions
    Hockey Australia today confirms Eddie Ockenden and Aran Zalewski have been appointed as Kookaburras’ co-captions for the upcoming 2018 Champions Trophy in Breda, the Netherlands. The Kookaburras’ captaincy role is vacant after the retirement of Mark Knowles following Australia’s triumphant 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign. Kookaburras coach Colin Batch said the co-captaincy...
    Australia’s Boys’ and Girls’ Hockey Teams Will Compete at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires
    The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have confirmed both Australia’s boys’ and girls’ hockey teams will compete at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. Both Australian boys’ and girls’ sides comfortably won their Youth Olympic Oceania Qualifiers which were played in Port Moresby from...
    Kookaburra's and Hockeyroo's Success Inspires Native Australian Communities
    It really is all about inspiring future generations as players from the Australian men’s and women’s squads regularly take time out of their busy training and competition schedules to visit communities in remote parts of the country. The aim of the visits is to encourage young people, often from indigenous...
    Hockey Australia Announced Their Kookaburras Team For The Champions Trophy
    Hockey Australia today announces the Kookaburras 18-member team for next month’s Champions Trophy to be played in Breda, the Netherlands, from 23 June to 1 July. Australia will head for the final-ever Champions Trophy, to be replaced by the FIH Pro League, as defending champions having triumphed in London in...
    Australia Outplay Black Sticks Women In Tri-Nations Final
    The Hockeyroos have won the Tri Nations series after a commanding 4-1 victory over hosts New Zealand in Sunday’s final in Cromwell. The triumph provides a bit of revenge for Australia who lost to the Black Sticks in the Commonwealth Games gold medal match last month. The win, which capped a...
    Hockeyroos To Play New Zealand In Tri Nations Final
    The Hockeyroos will play New Zealand in Sunday’s Tri Nations final from 12.30pm AEST on Sunday after the Black Sticks won their play-off in Cromwell, New Zealand, on Saturday. New Zealand staged a remarkable comeback to defeat Japan 2-0 in a shootout after a 3-3 draw, having trailed 3-1 in...
    Kieran Govers and Joshua Simmonds Have Been Elevated to the National Senior Men’s Squad.
    Hockey Australia today confirms Kieran Govers and Joshua Simmonds have been added to the National Senior Men’s Squad. New South Wales forward Govers, 30, and Victoria defender Simmonds, 22, join the 27-member squad to replace the retired Mark Knowles and Matthew Bird. Govers, who hails from Wollongong, returns to the National...
    Hockeyroos Suffered Defeat in Their Final Tri Nations Round Robin Game
    The Hockeyroos have suffered defeat in their final Tri Nations round robin game ahead of Sunday’s decider, going down 1-0 to Japan in Cromwell, New Zealand, on Thursday. Australia had already booked their spot in Sunday’s final after three straight wins earlier in the series but were unable to get...
    Hockeyroos Secure Spot in Tri Nations Finals
    The Hockeyroos have secured their spot in the Tri Nations final on Sunday following their 3-0 win over hosts New Zealand in Cromwell on Wednesday.  The Hockeyroos, who defeated the hosts 4-1 in their first game on Sunday, once again claimed a small amount of revenge for last month’s Commonwealth Games gold...
    Hockey Australia Celebrates National Volunteers’ Week
    Hockey Australia (HA) today thanks all the hard-working volunteers who make our game great across the country as part of the National Volunteer Week (NVW) celebrations. NVW is an annual event held across the country in the fourth week of May (21-27 May 2018) to say thank you to the...
    Hockeyroos Recorded Their Second Win
    The Hockeyroos have moved three points clear at the top of the Tri Nations table after recording their second straight 4-1 win over Japan in Cromwell, New Zealand, on Monday. Australia, who defeated hosts New Zealand 4-1 on Sunday, were too strong for the Japanese, moving to six points from...

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