Hockey Australia welcomed the Coalition’s commitment to support infrastructure upgrades at high performance facilities for Olympic hopefuls including the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras programmes.
The Coalition made the announcement on Saturday before Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited the Hockeyroos’ centralised facilities at the Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University on Monday afternoon.
The $600,000 commitment to Hockey includes providing standalone equitable change-rooms for the Hockeyroos, as part of the focus on women in sport.
It also includes upgrading the shared recovery facilities at Perth Hockey Stadium supporting the National Women’s and Men’s Hockey Programmes.
Hockey Australia CEO Matt Favier said: “We welcome the Coalition’s commitment which supports our national teams on their pursuit of gold at Tokyo 2020.
“With less than 450 days until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this would be a considerable boost for our national teams who have a decorated history at the Olympics.
“The world number three Hockeyroos will bid to win their fourth-ever Olympic gold medal in Tokyo and the world number two Kookaburras will chase their second-ever Olympic gold and 10th Olympic medal overall.”