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 a preparatory match for the Black Sticks men who will face Korea for their upcoming Olympic Qualifier.
The New Zealand vs Japan men’s hockey matches will be played at the Taranaki Hockey Club in New Zealand’s North Island – Stratford.
Speaking on the occasion Hockey New Zealand CEO Ian Francis said;
“It is exciting to bring international hockey back to the Taranaki. The local support that the Vantage Black Sticks receive in this area is huge and is going to be essential in helping our men qualify for the Olympic Games”.
How to watch :
The New Zealand vs Japan men’s hockey test match is a ticketed event. New Zealand plays Japan on October, 10, 12, 14 and 15.
Tickets for the matches against Japan are on sale now through Dash Tickets.