Thursday, December 3, 2020

New Zealand Hockey News

Following a consultation with the Masters community, Hockey New Zealand has made the necessary decision that all the New Zealand Masters teams will be withdrawn from the 2021 World Cups. While it is disappointing to come to this conclusion, with the uncertainty around travel restrictions and safety due to the...
Hockey New Zealand Chief Executive Ian Francis announced he will step down from the role later this year to allow a new CEO to lead the sport into its next phase. Francis, who has been with Hockey NZ for nearly a decade including more than four years at the helm,...
Hockey New Zealand is all set to launch their first-ever Premier Hockey League. You will see the best 160 players from across the country (80 Men and 80 Women) competing against one another on the highest domestic stage. There is even more on the line this year with selections on the...
New Zealand striker Gemma McCaw has decided to call time on her impressive career, following an illustrious career for the Black Sticks. McCaw was part of the Black Sticks' team in Beijing in 2008 and also helped New Zealand to back-to-back fourth-place finishes at the London and Rio Games. After...
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...

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