Monday, June 27, 2022

Australia Hockey

Will reduced game time affect Australia’s Masters World Cup teams?

The winter hockey season in Australia has been frustrating with competitions affected by lockdowns and lockouts from hockey grounds, writes Bill Tomkins But this was all very dependent on where players lived. Some players had no hockey practise sessions...

Busselton conducts largest state masters hockey carnival

Situated some three hours by road south of Perth in Western Australia, the Busselton Hockey Association hosted their 31st annual Masters carnival last month, writes Mark McElligott.   The event started in 1990 as a Men’s Veterans carnival, with women’s...

Australian Masters set for brighter outlook in 2022

Masters hockey players in Australia are starting to look forward more positively to 2022 as vaccination rates increase across the country and interstate travel lockdowns start to be relaxed, writes Mark McElligott.    Hockey Australia Masters has been busy during the enforced hiatus...

Australia’s Trent Mitton calls time on international career

Trent Mitton, the latest of three generations to play for Australia’s men’s hockey team, called time on his international career on Wednesday. A veteran of 181 appearances and 82 goals across an international career that started in 2010, Mitton's grandfather...

Katrina Powell to carry on as Australia women’s hockey coach

Katrina Powell will carry on as head coach of Australia women to "at least" the Paris 2024 Olympics. Powell, the first female Hockeyroos Head Coach since Colleen Quinn in 1978, was appointed on an interim basis earlier this year to...

Hockey great Jamie Dwyer inducted into Australia’s hall of fame

Jamie Dwyer, the Kookaburra great, has been recognised for his achievements and impact on his nation's sport with induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF). The Australian made 365 appearances and scored 243 goals in a career spanning...

Ex Australia Hockey performance director to lead cycling probe

Toni Cumpston, the former Hockey Australia high performance director, is to lead a probe into Team Australia's dramatic crash at the Olympic velodrome during Tokyo 2020. Aussie cyclist Alex Porter was riding in the men's team pursuit when his handlebar...

Mark Hager goes full circle with Australia Hockey women’s role

Mark Hager aims "to give back" to Australia by taking up a role to blood the next generation of Hockeyroos. The former Kookaburras Olympic captain has been appointed as Hockey Australia’s pathway programme lead for women. Former Kookaburras star Mark...

FIH Pro League set for new additions as Australia, New Zealand pull out

Up to four replacement teams are set to be invited into Season 3 of the FIH Hockey Pro League after Australia and New Zealand pulled out of all international competition until July 2022. The two nations, both set to travel...

Olympics Hockey: ‘We’d prefer extra-time over shoot-outs,’ say Australia players

Aran Zalewski, Australia's co-captain, said that the Kookaburras would have preferred extra-time to decide the Olympic final after the heartbreak of their shoot-out defeat following an exceptional men's final. The 2020 Olympic final was the first to finish with a...
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UK summer hockey camps: Williams Hockey Coaching

The aim of Williams Hockey Coaching is to give players, no matter what their level or age, a clear...
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