De Young, Turner, Butturini & Wilson return to Kookaburras for Hockey 9s & Oceania

Hockey Australia has announced two Kookaburras squads ahead of next week’s International Super Series Hockey 9s tournament in Perth and the Oceania Cup in Taranaki, New Zealand later this month.

Hockey Australia LogoThe squads feature a number of notable inclusions; amongst them, the return from injury of three-time Olympic medal winning defender Liam De Young (QLD), who hasn’t played for the Kookaburras since the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Some of the game’s biggest names will step out for the innovative 9-a-side International Super Series, which begins next Thursday and will be broadcast on ABC 1. Continue reading →

Hockeyroos Squad Announced for Hockey 9s and Argentina Test Series

Announcing Australia‘s Women’s Hockey team, Hockeyroos squad for next week’s International Super Series and Tests against World Champions Argentina, Head Coach Adam Commens says he will use the contests to set his side up for the forthcoming Oceania Cup and World League Finals.

Hockey Australia LogoCommens today named his squad for the innovative 9-a-side International Super Series, which gets underway at Perth Hockey Stadium a week on Thursday and will be shown on ABC 1.

Amongst a host of star names in the 18-athlete squad, three of the Hockeyroos’ London Olympians are set to return with Jade Close (NSW), Kobie McGurk and Jayde Taylor (both WA) included. For McGurk and Taylor, selection marks a welcome conclusion to lengthy spells sidelined through injury. Continue reading →

Pretty in Pink Hockeyroos Support National Breast Cancer Foundation

Australia’s women’s hockey team, the Hockeyroos and their major sponsor Ausdrill raised money during a community engagement trip to Kalgoorlie in May for supporting National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). The Pretty in Pink Hockeyroos were joined by NBCF and Ausdrill representatives at the training today, when the reigning Commonwealth Games gold medallists presented NBCF with a cheque for $9092.05.

The Hockeyroos and Ausdrill present the cheque to National Breast Cancer Foundation

The Hockeyroos and Ausdrill present the cheque to National Breast Cancer Foundation

The return of Ausdrill Pink Ladies Day to this year’s International Super Series Hockey 9s in Perth on Saturday 19 October was also announced during the presentation. Continue reading →

Super Series Hockey 9s Line Up Complete, No India in this edition

Hockey Australia has announced line-up for hockey’s 2013 International Super Series Hockey 9s, which will played from 17 to 20 October 2013 at Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth (WA).

International Super Series Hockey 9s

In the third edition of the tournament, 4 men’s and 4 women’s teams will be looking for the top honors. The innovative format of the tournament, has 9 players in a team on pitch with wider goal posts to create free flowing and entertaining hockey with high scoring opportunity.

Australia’s Hockeyroos will be joined by Canada, Malaysia and world champions Argentina in the women’s competition in Perth, WA. The line-up for the men’s tournament sees Australia’s world champ Kookaburras go up against Argentina, Pakistan and Malaysia, but India, who played in first two editions of the tournament, will give it a miss this edition. Continue reading →

Australia Win International Super Series Hockey 9s at Perth, England Take Silver

“A very positive experience” and “good preparation for the Champions Trophy” was how England coach Bobby Crutchley described England’s week at the International Super Series Hockey 9s after the final in Perth on Sunday.

Hanry Martin of England in Action against Kookaburras in the Final of International Super Series Hockey 9s 2012

England had to settle for the silver medals after an early Australian blitz left them chasing the goals in a match that the hosts ultimately won 5-2 despite a spirited second half performance from England.

Four down inside ten minutes with five-times World Player of the Year Jamie Dwyer among the scorers, England’s inexperienced team battled hard to establish a first half foothold in the game. The second half saw a spirited England response with Waterloo Ducks’ Alastair Brogdon and Beeston’s Harry Martin netting either side of Jacob Whetton’s second goal for Australia. Continue reading →

Kookaburras Undefeated Till Now, India Win Against Pakistan at Perth Super Series Hockey 9s

Today, at the International Super Series Hockey 9’s in Perth, the hosts Kookaburras won (6-2) comfortably against England to win 3 of 3 league matches, while India defeated their arch rival Pakistan 5-2 in an inconsequential league match to move from 0 in points table. The final and 3rd place matches will be played tomorrow: Australia Vs England and India Vs Pakistan respectively (Schedule here).

SV Sunil

SV Sunil Scored 2 Goals Today

India’s first goal came when Raghunath’s hard swept ball from outside the circle touched Pakistani Goalkeeper’s stick en-route to the board in the 2nd minute of the game.While Akashdeep Singh and SV Sunil added one goal each to make it to 3-0. But Pakistan Shafqat Rasool reduced the margin just before the breather to keep them in the game. Continue reading →