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    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to postpone the FIH Pro League matches of the New Zealand hockey teams in Europe for the time being. The FIH took this decision in response to the decision of the New Zealand hockey association not to travel to the European continent. That means...
    Hockey NZ has announced three new coaches to take the turf in 2020 alongside a highly experienced athlete pathway manager. This combination of pathway manager and three new hands-on coaches is being called the Performance Network. It is set up with Associations to prepare aspiring hockey players, coaches and umpires with...
    Glenn Turner Hockey
    Former Kookaburras greatest Glenn Turner has been appointed as the assistant coach of the New Zealand national men’s hockey team and has already started working with the side for the FIH Pro League 2020. He forms an integral part of the New Zealand coaching staff that is headed by Coach...

    NATIONAL HOCKEY CENTRE OPENS

    New Zealand’s leading international hockey facility has opened today giving the fast-growing sport a major boost. The world-class National Hockey Centre at Rosedale has been built for North Harbour Hockey as part of the Northern Corridor Improvements project. The centre will not only be the home for North Harbour’s 8000-strong...
    New Zealand Men's Hockey Team
    With an Olympic berth on the line, the Vantage Black Sticks Men have put together a clinical performance to see off a strong challenge from Korea. The New Zealand side only needed a draw to book their spot at the big dance, however, the Kiwis came out firing and were...
    The Vantage Black Sticks Men will play against the Japan men's hockey team in a four-day test series from 10 - 15 October 2019 in Stratford, New Zealand. While it's a routine training tour for Japan who have already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the series will serve as...
    The New Zealand women's hockey team lived up to their billing in the women's hockey competition here at the Oceania Cup 2019 tournament to secure a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The New Zealand women played out a draw with Australia 1-1 to take gold at the Kalka...
    The Australian women's hockey team beat New Zealand 3-2 on Day Two of the Oceania Cup 2019 in Rockhampton, thanks to Renee Taylor's late 60th minute strike. The Hockeyroos had lost the previous match on Day One to the Black Sticks women, so this victory proved to be real sweet. M.Fitzpatrick...
    The New Zealand men's hockey team held world number one side Australia to a 2-2 draw on Day Two of the Oceania Cup 2019 in Rockhampton in Australia forcing the game into a a final third round. Blake Govers 20’, Wickham 24’ scored for Australia while Smith 32’, Russell 41’...
    Grace O'Hanlon
    New Zealand's goalkeeper Grace O'Hanlon is understandably buzzing about being a part of the Black Sticks women's squad for the 2019 Oceania Cup. She is a player that has come on leaps and bounds in the last two years since her move from Australia to the New Zealand, and describes...
    Head coach of the Vantage Black Sticks women, Graham Shaw, has named a mix of experience and younger talent, including captain Stacey Michelsen, Sam Charlton and FIH Pro League goal-scoring machine Olivia Merry, to go head-to-head against the world ranked No. 2 Hockeyroos in Rockhampton. The Oceania Cup serves as...
    Head coach Darren Smith has named a strong squad with breadth of experience to face world ranked No. 1 Australia. Blair Tarrant returns as captain for the New Zealand men. Other big names included in the squad are Stephen Jenness, Hugo Inglis and Kane Russel. The Vantage Black Sticks men have...
    New Zealand Men's Hockey Team
    The New Zealand men's hockey team suffered a heartbreak in the final match of the "Ready Steady Tokyo" Olympic Test event in Tokyo, Japan after losing to India (0-5) in a keenly contested summit clash to settle for the silver medal. The New Zealand team had edged out India (2-1)...
    Nic Woods
    The Vantage Black Sticks registered their third consecutive win in the final round robin game of the Ready, Steady, Tokyo test series against Malaysia with a 3-1 win. Jared Panchia (’30), Nic Woods (’39), Sam Lane (’57) rode goals for New Zealand, while Najmi Jazlan (’21) was the lone scorer...
    Vantage Black Sticks Men’s Coach Darren Smith has named an incredibly strong side for their test series in Tokyo this month against India, Malaysia and Japan in the Ready, Steady Tokyo tournament. There are four players in the team who have played more than 200 times for the Vantage Black...

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