Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Australia Hockey Mens Team

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 Forced Into Late Change For Tri Nations
Hockey Australia today confirms new squad member Ambrosia Malone has been added to the Hockeyroos’ team for the upcoming Tri Nations series as an injury replacement. Gold Coast forward Malone, who was added to the National Senior Women's Squad earlier this week, comes into the 18-member team following an injury...
Several Hockeyroos stalwarts will bring up major milestones during the upcoming Tri Nations series against New Zealand and Japan in Cromwell. Australia will participate in the three-nation tournament which runs from 19-27 May as crucial preparation for the 2018 World Cup in London in July and August. Skipper Emily Smith along with veteran defender Jodie Kenny will likely bring up their 200th caps respectively for Australia during the Tri Nations. Smith, who was appointed Hockeyroos captain last September, debuted against New Zealand at the 2011 Oceania Cup in Hobart. Kenny, who started a family last year with the birth of Harrison, debuted in 2011 as well, against Germany at the Four Nations in Argentina. But they’re not alone, with Edwina Bone (149 games), Ashlee Wells (96 games) and Renee Taylor (48 games) on the cusp of milestones too. Hockeyroos coach Paul Gaudoin elected to draft in five players from the 18-member team which had competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in April, losing to the Black Sticks in the gold medal match. Among the changes are Wells, along with Kristina Bates, Lily Brazel, Kalindi Commerford and Kathryn Slattery. Madison Fitzpatrick had originally been included but injured forced her out late, with Ash Fey returning. Gaudoin said the Tri Nations represented a good opportunity to see what those players had to offer. “We’re starting to build players who are a bit more flexible, who are owning their decisions on the field and we need to continue that if we’re going to be a team that’s reckoning for a medal in Tokyo,” Gaudoin said. He added: “We want to make sure we’re learning, building and improving every time we get an opportunity to represent Australia. “I think the girls are starting to understand how I want them to play. Our style of play still has a lot of work to do.” Gaudoin said the Hockeyroos would enter into an intense training block after the Tri Nations, before heading to Europe in July where they’d play some warm-up matches ahead of the World Cup. He was coy on giving away too much against New Zealand and Japan, who they’ll meet in London, but said facing the world number four Black Sticks would be another good opportunity to learn. “It’s a great opportunity for us to challenge ourselves against one of the top teams in the world,” he said. “We are reasonably familiar with them but at the same time they’ve got some excellent players, an excellent style of play that’s aggressive and we want to be able to challenge ourselves to continue to be able to perform against them, recognising that we’ll see them at the World Cup.” Follow @Hockeyroos on Twitter for match updates throughout the Tri Nations series. The semi final/final will be streamed via the Black Sticks Facebook page (no geo-blocking). Hockeyroos team for Tri Nations: Athlete (City, State) Kristina Bates (Mont Albert, VIC) Jocelyn Bartram (Albury, NSW) Edwina Bone (Orange, NSW) *Plays for ACT Lily Brazel (Sydney, NSW) *Plays for VIC Kalindi Commerford (Mollymook, NSW) *Plays for ACT Ashlea Fey (Sunshine Coast, QLD) Savannah Fitzpatrick (Cabarita Beach, NSW) *Plays for QLD Emily Hurtz (Sydney, NSW) *Plays for VIC Jodie Kenny (Wamuran, QLD) Stephanie Kershaw (Townsville, QLD) Karri McMahon (Berri, SA) Kaitlin Nobbs (Newington, NSW) Brooke Peris (Darwin, NT) Kathryn Slattery (South Stirling, WA) Emily Smith (c) (Crookwell, NSW) Grace Stewart (Gerringong, NSW) Renee Taylor (Everton Park, QLD) Ashlee Wells (Morwell, VIC) Tri Nations Women’s International Hockey Match Schedule (all times AEST): Sunday 20 May 12:30pm - New Zealand vs Australia Monday 21 May 4:30pm - Australia vs Japan Wednesday 23 May 4:30pm - New Zealand vs Australia Thursday 24 May 4:30pm - Australia vs Japan Saturday 26 May 2:30pm - Playoff for final (2nd vs 3rd) Sunday 27 May 12:30pm - Final
Several Hockeyroos stalwarts will bring up major milestones during the upcoming Tri Nations series against New Zealand and Japan in Cromwell. Australia will participate in the three-nation tournament which runs from 19-27 May as crucial preparation for the 2018 World Cup in London in July and August. Skipper Emily Smith along...
Malone Elevated To The Hockeyroos Squad
Hockey Australia today confirms Queensland forward Ambrosia Malone has been added to the National Senior Women’s Squad. Malone, 20, joins the 27-member squad following the departure of Gabrielle Nance who has taken an indefinite break from the game. The Gold Coast talent, who hails from Burleigh Hockey Club, debuted for the...
Ashlea Fey joins Hockeyroos for the upcoming Tri Nations series
Hockey Australia today confirms Ashlea Fey has been added to the Hockeyroos’ team for the upcoming Tri Nations series as an injury replacement. Queensland defender Fey comes into the 18-member team following an injury to Madison Fitzpatrick. Australia will play both New Zealand and Japan at the Tri Nations in Cromwell,...
Kookaburras Tristan Clemons Announced His Retirement From International Hockey
Hockey Australia today confirms Kookaburras goalkeeper Tristan Clemons has decided to retire from international hockey effective immediately. Clemons, 30, has decided to step away from the game to pursue professional interests outside of the sport, taking up an opportunity in Chicago, United States, in his chosen field of medical research. The...
Hockeyroos Team Named For Tri Nations Series
Hockey Australia today announces the Hockeyroos 18-member team for this month’s Tri Nations series against New Zealand and Japan in Cromwell, New Zealand. The Tri Nations will be crucial preparation for the Hockeyroos ahead of the 2018 World Cup in London in July and August where they’re pooled with both...
Hockey Australia Offers Best Wishes To Gabrielle Nance
Hockey Australia today offers best wishes to Hockeyroo Gabrielle Nance who has decided to step away from the game indefinitely. Nance was part of the Australia team which won a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and following the tournament has made a decision on her future effective immediately. The...
Hockeyroos and Kookaburras Thank Public For Commonwealth Games Support
Several Hockeyroos and Kookaburras were today part of the Australian Team who got the opportunity to thank the community for the overwhelming support shown during the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Commonwealth Games Australia last week confirmed a series of TeamAUS Celebrations in capital cities, with several hockey stars involved in Monday’s...
Australia Wins Oceania Youth Olympic Games Gold Medals
Australia have won gold medals in the men's and women's 2018 Oceania Youth Olympic Games tournament in Port Moresby over the weekend. Both Australian men’s and women’s sides comfortably won their tournaments which were played in Port Moresby from April 25-28 in the Hockey 5’s format. Australia defeated Vanuatu in both...
Champions Trophy winners Kookaburras remain top of Men's FIH Hero World Rankings
Hockey Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Crane to the position as Manager - High Performance Unit. Crane joins Hockey Australia after previous roles within rugby union with the Western Force, NSW Waratahs and Rugby Australia (previously known as the Australian Rugby Union). He was the Team Manager...
The 2018 Under-15 Boys and Girls Australian Championships will get underway in Wollongong, New South Wales on Wednesday. All states and territories will be represented in both gender divisions with 12 teams, including two teams from Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland, to compete across 84 matches from...
Kookaburras
The 20-player Kookaburras team for the opening two matches of the four-game Test Series against the Netherlands has been confirmed. Mark Knowles will skipper the world number one Kookaburras, with Matt Bird in line for his debut while Flynn Ogilvie returns after a long-term hamstring injury. Australia face the Netherlands in...
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In men's hockey, Australia’s 2-1 gold medal win over Argentina in the Odisha Men's Hockey World League Final means the Kookaburras have knocked the Pan American champions off the top for the first time since the Rio 2016 Olympics. Number one in the world is a familiar place for the...
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Australia’s Kookaburras have defended the Hockey World League title that they won in Raipur two years ago by claiming a 2-1 triumph over reigning Olympic champions Argentina, bringing the curtain down on ten pulsating days of world class hockey at the Kalinga Stadium. As has been the norm here in...

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