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 an Olympic Qualifying tournament with the winner earning direct qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

A best of 3 games format in both the women’s and men’s competition will determine which of the 2 Oceania hockey giants Australia or New Zealand qualify for Tokyo.

Player

Position

Grace O Hanlon

Goalkeeper

Sally Rutherford

Goalkeeper

Frances Davies

Defender

Megan Hull

Defender

Steph Dickins

Defender

Brooke Neal

Defender

Ella Gunson

Defender

Tarryn Davey

Midfielder

Julia King

Midfielder

Rose Keddell

Midfielder

Stacey Michelsen ©

Midfielder

Sam Charlton

Midfielder

Holly Pearson

Midfielder/Striker

Amy Robinson

Striker

Olivia Merry

Striker

Olivia Shannon

Striker

Kirsten Pearce

Striker

Rachel McCann

Striker

 

Oceania Cup Schedule
Thursday, September 5
Vantage Black Sticks Men vs Australia – 6:00 pm NZT
Vantage Black Sticks Women vs Australia – 8:00 pm NZT

Saturday, September 7
Vantage Black Sticks Women vs Australia – 6:00 pm NZT
Vantage Black Sticks Men vs Australia – 8:00 pm NZT

Sunday, September 8
Vantage Black Sticks Women vs Australia – 6:00 pm NZT
Vantage Black Sticks Men vs Australia – 8:15 pm NZT

The Oceania Hockey Federation has also announced that they will be livestreaming the games for free on their Facebook page. 

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