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Vantage Black Sticks Men’s Coach Darren Smith has named an incredibly strong side for the European leg of the FIH Pro League. The squad sees the return of dynamite strikers Hugo Inglis and Stephen Jenness who will provide some fire power for the Black Sticks Men up front. Veteran midfielder Marcus...
The Black Sticks final home match in the FIH Pro League for 2019 is on Thursday April 25th (Anzac Day). The men will take on their Australian counterparts at North Harbour Hockey Stadium in what promises to be an entertaining match. The Vantage Black Sticks Men will have the traditional poppy...
Having had a disappointing first half of the Pro League, the men’s Vantage Black Sticks are hoping time on the road will bring a change in fortunes. New Zealand’s two national teams play Argentina in Rosario on Saturday morning, the women’s clash starting at 6.30am NZT and the men to...
The Black Sticks Men are looking to put a tough opening stretch in the FIH Pro League behind them. After a few weeks of training the team will be hoping the gap in matches is going to bring a change in fortunes in the second half of the competition. Darren...
The Black Sticks Men will be hoping that a change of scenery brings a change in their fortunes. Despite some promising play in their recent matches the Black Sticks Men are still searching for their first win of the FIH Pro League. The Black Sticks have made 3 changes to...
Argentina has come away with a 2-1 over the Black Sticks Men in a tight match between two evenly matched sides. Argentina found themselves up by 2 goals with a quarter to play. With 5 minutes to go the Black Sticks came storming back into the match but ultimately couldn’t...
New Zealand’s women claimed their third FIH Pro League win with a deserved victory over USA, while the Black Sticks men sacrificed a two goal lead to draw with Spain before losing a shoot-out on dramatic day of action at Auckland's North Harbour Hockey Stadium. The women’s match - the...
The Vantage Black Sticks Men will be looking to put a tough couple of matches down in Christchurch behind them as they look to get their FIH Pro League campaign back on track this weekend against Spain. Despite an improved effort on the offensive end the Black Sticks have been...
The FIH Pro League has begun in New Zealand and what an exciting affair the first few matches have been. Auckland hosted the first 2 matches which saw the Belgium and Netherlands Men and Women visit. Following on Christchurch took their turn to host 3 matches where the Germany, Great...
Vantage Black Sticks Men’s Coach Darren Smith has made two changes to the side that lost 6-2 to Great Britain. After struggling to adapt to the pace of the new Nga Puna Wai turf the Vantage Black Sticks Men will be looking to put the previous weeks performance behind...
Nic Woods
The Vantage Black Sticks Men have gone down 6-2 to a determined Great Britain side. Great Britain put themselves up 5-0 before the Black Sticks tried to come back into the game. Unfortunately the mountain proved to great and the Great Britain team came away with the points. The first...
The FIH and Hockey NZ announced on the 24th of January that Pakistan would not be taking part in the inaugural FIH Pro League. This reduced the number of teams that would be competing in the Men’s competition from 9 down to 8. This decision has resulted in the cancellation of the Vantage...
Jared Panchia
The Vantage Black Sticks Men will be looking to build on the great start they have made to the FIH Pro League when they play the first international hockey match at Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub in Christchurch. International Field Hockey will return to Christchurch for the first time since...
The Vantage Black Sticks have gone down 4-3 to a Netherlands side in a highly entertaining contest. After finding themselves behind by 3-0 after one quarter the Black Sticks fought their way back into the contest and were 3-3 at half time. Unfortunately the Netherlands broke the deadlock and...
The Vantage Black Sticks Men and Belgium have drawn 4-4 in a highly entertaining match which saw Belgium hold a 4-2 lead only for the Vantage Black Sticks to tie the game with 8 minutes to go. Unfortunately, the Black Sticks went down 4-2 in the penalty shootout. The Vantage...

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