Bone, Claxton, Peris & Williams to debut for Hockeyroos against Korea

The Hockeyroos will welcome four new faces for their senior international debuts in next week’s test series against Korea at Perth Hockey Stadium.

Edwina Bone (ACT), Jane Claxton (SA), Brooke Peris (NT) and Mariah Williams (NSW) have all been called up by coach Adam Commens for the four match series which starts next Wednesday and will be streamed live online on the Hockey Australia website.

The Hockeyroos are also boosted by the return of captain Madonna Blyth, who missed the team’s tour to South Africa earlier this year after taking two months off following the 2012 AHL. The two-time Olympian returned to training in January and will lead the side against Korea. Continue reading →

Hockeyroos Olympic Team Announced

Regarded as one of the nation’s greatest sporting teams of all time, the Australian women’s outfit welcomed the new breed of Hockeyroos to the biggest stage in world sport today.

Seven players have Olympic Games experience, Captain Madonna Blyth, Casey Eastham, Teneal Attard, Toni Cronk, Kobie McGurk, Hope Munro and Megan Rivers, while the rest are set to make their Games debut.

Hockeyroos coach Adam Commens said selection had been difficult but in the end he was pleased with the final 16 that made the cut.

“We believe in this group, but we know the next six weeks are so important to our Olympic campaign,” Commens said.

“We have identified the areas we need to dramatically improve on if we are to challenge for a medal at the Games.” Continue reading →