Burras won AYOF 2013 Hockey Gold via Happy Gilmour’s golden goal, USA take bronze in shoot-out

Men’s Hockey: Australia 5 defeat Great Britain 4
Goals: Australia – Jack Elliott (10m PC / 68 m FG), Cameron Joyce (13m PC), Tom Craig (23m FG), Will Gilmour (Golden Goal – 72m FG)
Great Britain – Ross Gilham-Jones (38m FG), Phil Roper (47m PC), Andrew Bull (57m PS), Sam Fench (64m PC)

Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013

Australia has come from the brink of defeat to reverse a late one goal deficit and beat Great Britain in epic men’s hockey gold medal match on Sunday afternoon.

Jay Stacey’s side let a three goal lead slip late in the second half but produced an equaliser and a golden goal winner to claim the Australian Youth Olympic Festival gold medal. Continue reading →

Jillaroos takes gold in thrilling fashion against gallant China, GB finish with bronze at AYOF 2013

Australia 2 defeat China 1
Goals: Australia – Madison Fitzpatrick (47m PC), Kathryn Slattery (68m FG)
China – Xiaoxue Zhang (13m FG)

Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013

The Australian Jillaroos are the gold medallists in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival women’s hockey tournament after registering an inspiring 2-1 come-from-behind victory.

The Australian defence was made to work hard early on but their work began to lift and the midfield players started to apply a lot more pressure to their opponents and win the ball in the middle of the pitch. Continue reading →

AYOF 2013 Gold Awaits the Australian Under 21 Hockey Teams

Women’s Hockey: Australia 1 draw China 1
Goals: Australia – Jordyn Holzberger (35m FG)
China – Meiyu Liang (63m FG)

Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013

Men’s Hockey: Australia 3 defeat Malaysia 1
Goals: Australia – Jack Elliott (15m PC), Will Gilmour (28m FG), Cameron Joyce (61m PC)
Malaysia – Amirol Aideed Arshad (68m FG)

Australia v China women: The Australian Jillaroos and China played out the first draw in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival women’s hockey tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Only two goals were scored for the entire match and the final score read 1-1. Continue reading →

Jillaroos and Burras (Australian U21 Teams) reach the AYOF 2013 Hockey Final

MEN’S HOCKEY: Australia 6 def GB 4
Goals: Australia – Jack Elliott (10m FG/16m PC/56m FG), Will Gilmour (30m PC), Dylan Wotherspoon (38m FG), Cameron Joyce (63m PC)
Great Britain: Andrew Bull (3m PC), Ross Gilham Jones (27m FG), Daniel Faulkner (30m FG), Phil Roper (55m PC)

Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013

Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013

WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Australia 4 def USA 2
Goals: Australia – Madison Fitzpatrick (21m PC/60m PC/66m PC), Kathryn Slattery (59m FG)
USA: Emma Bozek (6m FG/26m FG)

16 year old Madison Fitzpatrick scored a hat trick in the Australian Jillaroos 4-2 come-from-behind victory over USA this afternoon, securing her side a place in Sunday’s gold medal match. Continue reading →

Australia Dominate Hockey on Day 1 of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival

Men: Australia 7 def USA 0
Goals – Australia:Cameron Joyce (20m PC), James Knee (27m FG), Will Gilmour (28 m FG), Dylan Wotherspoon (31m FG), Aidan Rintala (52m FG), Jack Elliott (55m FG), Flynn Ogilvie (62m FG)

Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013

Women: Australia 3 def Great Britain 0
Goals – Australia: Murphy Allendorf (25m FG), Mariah Williams (33m PC), Madison Fitzpatrick (68m PC)

MEN’S HOCKEY: The Australian men, the Burra’s put on a goal fest on day one of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival’s hockey tournament.

Seven different players hit the back of the net in the 7-0 defeat of the USA. Continue reading →

One week to go for Australian Youth Olympic Festival

See Tomorrow’s Olympians Today!
16-20 January 2013

Wednesday, 9 January 2013: The one week countdown has begun for the Australian Men’s and Women’s hockey teams competing at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) starting on January 16 at Sydney Olympic Park.

Hockey Australia LogoThe AYOF has a strong history of producing future Olympic athletes and this group of 32 players is sure to follow suit with 2013 Hockeyroos National Squad players Jane Claxton, Karri McMahon and Jordyn Holzberger leading the women’s team.

The AYOF launched the career of star Hockeyroos Olympian Anna Flanagan who is ineligible for the 2013 event due to her Olympic experience. Continue reading →