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The Vantage Black Sticks Men will play Japan in a four-test series in October. Stratford Business Association deputy chairman Peter Dalziel said the test series were an excellent opportunity to attract visitors to the town. The tests, Stratford business and accommodation, along with the "wonderful weather we put on", will attract more people to central Taranaki, he said. "We have...
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...
The Vantage Black Sticks Men took to the turf for the first match of their European Leg of the FIH Pro League, the New Zealand Men were hoping that a change in scenery might bring a change in fortune as they took on one of the strongest sides in...
Marcus Child
The Black Sticks Men gear up for their FIH Pro League 2019 match against the Netherlands men. Coach Darren Smith commented ahead of the tour said “This is going to be a demanding and exciting tour for the team against high quality opposition to challenge us”. Netherlands have played 8 times...
Black Sticks Women
The United States were coming off their best performance to date in the FIH Pro League after beating China and were looking to build on this performance against the Vantage Black Sticks Women who were looking to impress in Graham Shaws first match in charge of the national side. The...
Stacey Michelsen
New Vantage Black Sticks Women’s Head Coach Graham Shaw has named his first Black Sticks squad. The side has a familiar look to it with all players having taken part in matches in the early stages of the FIH Pro League. The European leg of the Pro League is essential for...
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...

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