All the news for Sunday 27 November 2016
Argentina first team to qualify for Quarter-Finals at Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016
Argentina were the first team to qualify for the Quarter-Finals of the women’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016 as they defeated Germany 4-1 to guarantee one of the top two spots in Pool B.
That proved to be to most decisive game of the day although the other three matches in Pools B and C provided plenty of excitement as all teams strive to quality for the Quarter-Finals.
With Pool A and D teams enjoying a rest day today, they will be looking forward to returning to the field tomorrow as competition gets underway at 12:00 (local).
Here’s a summary of all the day’s action:
Argentina guaranteed qualification for the Quarter-Finals with an efficient display against Pool B rivals Germany. Julieta Jankunas got the scoring underway for Argentina in the 17th minute before Rio 2016 star Maria Granatto doubled their lead seven minutes later. She scored again through a penalty corner seconds before the half-time break to make the score 3-0. Captain Lucina von der Heyde completed the scoring for Argentina in the second half, with Germany’s sole reply in the 59th minute from a penalty corner converted by captain Viktoria Huse.
Japan and France shared the spoils in the first game earlier in the day. Japan were once again well disciplined in their play and whilst they had several opportunities to take the lead, an outstanding display by France goalkeeper Mathilde Petriaux kept the scores level as the match finished 0-0, which keeps both teams in with a chance of qualifying for the Quarter-Finals. Speaking after the game, France’s Victorine Vankemmel said: “We knew it was going to be a tough game but we gave it our all. We had to be very defensive, very condensed in our D. We had to face a lot of short corners but we had a very good goalkeeper out there today.”
The ‘winner takes all’ game between England and Australia ended as a draw in what proved to be an extremely tight but highly entertaining game. England were fast out the traps and went 1-0 ahead from a penalty corner after only four minutes through Erica Sanders. England battled hard to hold on to that lead but Australia’s perseverance paid off when Renee Taylor equalised through a penalty corner in the 43rd minute. With the game ending 1-1 this result means that both teams finished the day topping the Pool with four points with only one more game to play. Speaking afterwards, Australian goalscorer Renee Taylor said: “It is always a hard slog-out with England. We let them get on top of us early on which was a bit annoying, so we had to fight our way back into it, but that happens in tournaments.” She continued: “With a draw, we’re happy with that – it’s not a loss, obviously we want the win, but going forward it’s a steep learning curve for us.”
Chile meanwhile remain in the hunt for Quarter-Final qualification as they secured their first win of the event in front of a passionate home crowd. Their opponents, African champions South Africa, tried their best to quieten the home fans but Chile broke the deadlock after only five minutes when Fernanda Villagran Verdaguer scored high into the net from a penalty corner in the fifth minute. South Africa hit back however, drawing level through Gretchin Davids after 51 minutes, but their joy was short lived. Sofia Machado Paonessa restored the lead for Chile three minutes later and thanks to the backing of local fans, the Chilean team were inspired to victory as they held on to win 2-1 to keep their Quarter-Final qualification hopes alive.
Tickets for the event, which is taking place from 24 November until 4 December, are on sale and can be purchased by clicking here. Those who cannot attend can watch the livestream of all games provided by the hosts by clicking here.
Fans can find scores, standings, photos, videos and more via the official event website on FIH.ch as well as through FIH Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #HJWC2016 and #RockTheJuniors.
Pool B: Japan 0, France 0; Germany 1, Argentina 4.
Pool C: England 1, Australia 1; South Africa 1, Chile 2.
Jillaroos draw with England in Game Two, Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile
The Jillaroos have backed up their game one win against South Africa with a 1 all draw against England in game two of the Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile overnight.
The team from England got off to a cracker of a start with a penalty corner opportunity in the fourth minute of playing resulting in a goal from Erica Sanders, giving England an early lead over the Australian Jillaroos.
The Jillaroos chased, applying pressure to England throughout the remainder of the first half and moving into the second half. They were rewarded in the 43rd minute with a penalty corner opportunity which Renee Taylor converted to tie the score at 1 all.
Both teams were fighting to try to get the upper hand and come through with the win, but the siren sounded at the 70th minute leaving the final score a draw at 1 goal apiece.
Jillaroos head coach Tim White said: “We expected a hard-fought contest against the English and that’s exactly what we got. After falling behind to an early penalty corner goal, we worked our way back into the game and created a number of really good chances which we didn’t take.
“At times in the second half as we started to chase the game, we moved away from the way we play best. We’ll rest tomorrow and prepare for another tough match against the hosts on Monday.”
The Jillaroos next play Chile at the Junior World Cup on Monday the 28th November at 8pm local time / 7am AWST/10am AEDT on Tuesday the 29th November.
JILLAROOS 1 (0)
Renee Taylor 43 (PC)
ENGLAND 1 (1)
Erica Sanders 4 (PC)
Jillaroos squad v England
Laura Gray (Goulburn, NSW)*ACTAS scholarship holder
Kate Hanna (Constitution Hill, NSW)
Greta Hayes Maroubra, NSW)
Ambrosia Malone (Molendinar, QLD)
Kaitlin Nobbs (Newington, NSW)
Mikaela Patterson (Blackbutt, NSW)
Aleisha Power (Clackline, WA)
Grace Stewart (Gerrigong, NSW)
Renee Taylor (Brisbane, QLD)
Sophie Taylor (Camberwell, VIC)
Mariah Williams (Parkes, NSW)
Kristina Bates (Port Melbourne, VIC)
Rebecca Greiner (Bundaberg, QLD)
Madison Fitzpatrick (Cabarita, NSW)
Savannah Fitzpatrick (Cabarita, NSW)
Karri Somerville (Kensington, WA)
Michaela Spano (Toorak Gardens, SA)
Rene Hunter (Wentworth Point, NSW)
Hockey Australia media release
Hockeyroos win at International Festival of Hockey
Defeat India 3 - 1
The final session at the International Festival of Hockey for the Hockeyroos and the Indian Eves saw Australia come out on top finishing with a 3 – 1 score line, winning the three-game test in the process. Brooke Peris, Gabi Nance And Jordyn Holzberger were Australia’s goal scorers who helped the team come back from being down 0 – 1 at half time.
The Indian Eves were first to score, with captain Vandana Katariva flicking in a field goal in the 17th minute of play to give the visitors an early advantage.
Some excellent play by Kalindi Commerford and Georgia Nanscawen in the 36th minute of the game resulted in Nanscawen sliding across the pitch for a shot on goal but the stunning attempt went slightly wide of the net.
It was the 39th minute of play that saw Australia equalise, with Brooke Peris scoring a cracker of a penalty corner that sailed high into the back of the net following on from a deflection from Ashlea Fey.
With only two minutes to go in the game, Jordyn Holzbereger sealed the victory for Australia with a field goal sneaking into the net from the right-hand side of goal leaving the final tally at AUS 3 – 1 IND.
Hockeyroos interim head coach Jason Duff said: “It was a fantastic way to finish the series today, we started well, we created a lot of opportunities and then against the run of play India got a goal which tested the resolve of the group.
“I’ve been really impressed with the girls over the two-week period and the way they’ve learnt how to play in a couple of different ways. We want to play open and free, and we want to play attacking. They’ve learnt how to fight and grind, and how to push through a game and find the net late in the game which for me is fantastic.
“The thing that I’m impressed with is that over two weeks we’ve had some girls who may have doubted their ability at an international level but over the six games they’ve proven that they’re more than capable. I think that puts the Hockeyroos in a pretty good place going forward. There’s still a lot of senior players to come back in but now there’s going to be some challenge to them to step up and make some improvements because this group’s certainly on the way.”
The Hockeyroos wore ‘Fair go, sport!’ rainbow coloured socks during the match to support equality in sport, and to promote safe and inclusive sporting environments by promoting awareness and understanding of sexuality and gender diversity.
Statement from Hockey Australia regarding Anna Flanagan
Hockey Australia made the decision earlier today to withdraw Anna Flanagan from the final game in the three-game test against India at the International Festival of Hockey for a breach of team protocol.
Anna has decided to take time away from hockey to aid her recovery from on-going health issues after a difficult year both on and off the pitch.
Hockey Australia will work with Anna and her family during this period, and ask that Anna’s privacy is respected as she works towards a full recovery.
Hockey Australia Chief Executive Cam Vale said: “Hockey Australia would like to re-iterate that while Anna was withdrawn for a protocol breach, we will be supporting her during this period and our foremost concern is that she gets well.”
There will be no further comment from Anna or from Hockey Australia at this time.
HOCKEYROOS 3 (0)
Brooke Peris 39 (PC)
Gabi Nance 41 (PC)
Jordyn Holzberger 58 (FG)
INDIA 1 (1)
Vandana Katariya 17 (FG)
Hockeyroos’ squad v India
Murphy Allendorf (Mount Gravatt, QLD) 6/0
Laura Barden (Kew, VIC) 21/4
Edwina Bone (Orange, NSW) *plays for ACT 127/3
Mathilda Carmichael (Willoughby, NSW) 31/1
Jacqui Day (Mountain Creek, QLD) 7/0
Kirstin Dwyer (Mackay, QLD) 120/2
Georgina Morgan (Armidale, NSW) 57/12
Gabrielle Nance (Kingscliff, NSW) *plays for SA 48/3
Georgia Nanscawen (Melbourne, VIC) 188/37
Kathryn Slattery (South Stirling, WA) 68/24
Ashlee Wells (Morwell, VIC) 83/0
Jocelyn Bartram 4/0 (Albury, NSW)
Tamsin Bunt (Aylmerton, NSW) 3/0
Kalindi Commerford (Canberra, ACT) 6/1
Ashlea Fey (Sunshine Coast, QLD) 6/2
Jordyn Holzberger (Yamanto, QLD) 39/4
Brooke Peris (Darwin, NT) 106/15
Hockey Australia media release
Black Sticks clinch spot in Melbourne final
Photo: Grant Treeby
The Black Sticks Men have secured a stunning 3-2 come from behind victory over India to progress to the final at the International Festival of Hockey in Melbourne.
It was a staggering resurgence from the Kiwis who trailed by one goal at halftime but poured on three goals in the fourth quarter through Nick Ross, Jacob Smith and Hugo Inglis.
The Black Sticks now go on to face hosts Australia in the final at 8:30pm tomorrow (NZ time), with live coverage on SKY Sport.
Head coach Colin Batch said his men showed determination and maturity to overcome the deficit and hold on under pressure.
“The last quarter was really crazy with four goals scored. We scored three of them and really took the game to India so I’m pleased with the turnaround in that situation,” he said.
“We lifted for the last quarter and it was a great effort from the guys, we put India under pressure, they made mistakes and we were good enough to finish.
“It’s great we’re playing in a final and going up against Australia at home will be a great challenge but we are certainly up for it.”
The opening quarter was evenly poised with both sides full of running and creating chances inside the attacking circle.
India struck in the 18th minute when a turnover from the Kiwis deep in defence allowed a clear shot at goal which hit last man Kane Russell’s foot, leading to a stroke which was converted by Rupinder Pal Singh.
The Black Sticks finally hit their strides in the fourth quarter with Nick Ross lighting up the scoreboard in the 47th minute after deflecting into goal from a quick-fire Hugo Inglis pass.
New Zealand grabbed the lead just one minute later with Stephen Jenness controlling a loose ball in the circle and flicking towards goal for a final touch from Jacob Smith.
Inglis gave the Kiwis a two goal buffer three minutes from fulltime when he put a brilliant diving deflection into goal from a penalty corner set piece.
India responded immediately after the restart from a penalty corner of their own, Rupinder scoring his second goal of the match.
Despite huge pressure from India the Black Sticks held firm as time drew to a close, with goalkeeper Richard Joyce making a crucial penalty corner save to end the game.
BLACK STICKS 3: (Nick Ross, Jacob Smith, Hugo Inglis)
INDIA 2: (Rupinder Pal Singh 2)
Halftime: India 1-0
Hockey New Zealand Media release
India lose to New Zealand and will in contention for bronze
Ace penalty corner striker Rupinder Pal's brace of goals could not help India salvage a win today in the Melbourne Four-Nations Invitational Tournament, as it fell a goal in arrears to fighting New Zealand and thus got eliminated for the final, instead will engage Malaysia for the bronze. In an eqaully fought first quarter, both teams failed to move the scoreboard. But India returned to lemon time with a goal in its favour.
Akashdeep Singh snatched the ball near the rival circle and drove in, only be smothered by George Enersen. Off the rebound, Akashdeep struck a first time shot on goal, but the ball caught the foot of Kane Russell, resulting in a stroke for India. Rupinder Pal Singh made no mistake from the spot, dispatching the ball into the bottom left to give India the lead.
In the third quarter, the teams went at each other with furious attacking intent, and again it was Akash Chikte's agility that prevented New Zealand from scoring an equalizer. A long cross field ball found Matt Rees-Gibbs at the far post and simple contact would've seen it sound the board. Chikte though dived at full stretch to block away the attempt and kept India in the lead. Nikkin Thimmaiah had an attempt from the top of the box, after a superb bit of improvisation, but saw his effort sail high. India led 1-0 going into the final break.
In an action packed final quarter, New Zealand hit back with two quick goals, first via Nick Ross in the 47th minute, before Jacob Smith gave them the lead in the next minute. India now had it all to do, and as they started creating attacking opportunities, New Zealand got a third via Hugo Inglis in the 57th minute.
Rupinder Pal Singh pulled one back through a penalty corner conversion almost from the restart to take the game to New Zealand. He now has five goals in the tournament
In the final minutes, India created several opportunities to draw level, but New Zealand held on for a 3-2 win.
The next match is scheduled to play between India and Malaysia on 27 November 2016 for the 3rd/4th place at 10.30 am IST.
Indian men crash out of title race after loss to NZ
Melbourne: The Indian men’s hockey team lost 3-2 to New Zealand to crash out of the title clash in the four-nation invitational tournament here today. India will play Malaysia, who were thrashed 5-0 by Australia, for the third place tomorrow. Drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh (18th and 57th minutes) scored both of India’s goals. After India took the early lead, New Zealand fought back in an action-packed final quarter — Ross’ goal in the 47th minute was followed by Jacob Smith’s strike in the next minute. Hugo Inglis scored their third in the 57th minute.
Hockeyroo Anna Flanagan involved in team ‘protocol breach’
Anna Flanagan will take time off from the game. Photo: Getty
Hockeyroos veteran Anna Flanagan is to take time away from the game to recover from “on-going health issues” after being stood down for breaching team protocol.
London Olympian Flanagan, 24, missed Australia’s 3-1 victory on Sunday as they wrapped their three-match series win over India in Melbourne.
Hockey Australia issued a statement saying she had been stood down earlier in the day for an unspecified breach of team protocol.
Anna Flanagan poses with the Australian flag. Photo: Instagram
“Anna has decided to take time away from hockey to aid her recovery from on-going health issues after a difficult year both on and off the pitch,” said the statement.
“Hockey Australia will work with Anna and her family during this period, and ask that Anna’s privacy is respected as she works towards a full recovery.
Flanagan missed selection for the Rio Olympics earlier this year, when Hockey Australia said the decision was made on form and not influenced by the fact she had not informed them of a drink-driving conviction from a March incident in Perth.
Hockey Australia chief executive Cam Vale stressed on Sunday that HA would continue to support Flanagan while out of the game and its foremost concern was that she gets well.
It said there would be no further comment from Flanagan or from Hockey Australia at this time.
The New Daily
Ansley goals help Surbiton beat Holcombe
Surbiton's Giselle Ansley. Credit Tim Reder
Giselle Ansley hit a hat-trick as Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division leaders Surbiton defeated rivals Holcombe 4-1 on Saturday.
The sides drew 2-2 in the opening game of the season back in September at Holcombe, but the outcome was never in doubt this time around as Ansley scored two inside the first 11 minutes to give the hosts the lead.
Rebecca Middleton scored eight minutes after the break, and Ansley completed the hat-trick and took her season tally to eight with a minute left to play.
Ellie Watton scored her ninth of the campaign but that proved to be a consolation, as Surbiton move four points clear at the top of the table.
East Grinstead leap-frogged Holcombe into second in the table after a 4-2 win at Reading.
The visitors did not have it all their own way, as goals from Zoe Burrell and Jess Dean were cancelled out by Georgie Blackwood and Marianne Downer to send the sides into the break level.
However, Ruth Gordon and Takara Haines both scored in the second half to send East Grinstead second in the table and leave Reading rooted to the bottom of the table after registering just one point in 10 games.
Clifton Robinsons were back to winning ways after running out 6-0 winners at Canterbury.
Kate Holmes and Jess Bloom both scored two, with Eloise Laity and Claire Thomas also on the scoresheet to keep Clifton in fourth place.
Leicester registered their third away win of the campaign with a 3-0 triumph at Slough.
Rachel Mack scored after six minutes, with Madeleine Newlyn and Elizabeth Honarmand both converting penalty corners to give the visitors all three points.
The match between Bowdon Hightown and the University of Birmingham was postponed.
Investec Women's Conference East
Wimbledon have taken top spot in the Investec Women’s Conference East after leap-frogging opponents Sevenoaks with a 2-0 win.
Nicola Lloyd and GB Olympic gold medallist Crista Cullen scored the vital goals either side of half time to give Wimbledon a three point lead in the table.
Harleston Magpies are up to third after an impressive 6-0 win over West Herts with Victoria Findlay and Maria Andrews both scoring twice.
St Albans came from behind to win 2-1 against Hampstead and Westminster after Amie Hone scored a second half double.
Rebecca Hayward also netted twice to help Cambridge City beat Southgate 4-2, and Chelmsford took a 2-0 win over bottom club Northampton Saints.
Investec Women's Conference North
There were two postponements in the Investec Conference North, as the University of Durham’s visit to Liverpool Sefton was called off, and Brooklands Poynton saw their game against Sutton Coldfield postponed due to a frozen pitch.
Beeston took full advantage to overtake Brooklands Poynton and go top of the table after a 2-0 win over Loughborough Students. Sophie Robinson scored a goal in each half to lead them to victory.
Ben Rhydding moved to third place after a 4-2 win against Timperley, courtesy of goals from Michelle Morris, Kate Hesketh, Laura Smith and Beth Cordukes.
Wakefield won 2-0 at Belper, Georgia Byas scoring a brace to condemn the hosts to their tenth straight league defeat.
Investec Women's Conference West
Buckingham moved top of the Investec Conference West for the first time this season after a 5-1 home win over Olton and West Warwicks.
Sally Walton’s ninth of the season had given the visitors a 25th minute lead, but Alex Naughalty and Phoebe Richards put Buckingham in front at the break.
Natasha James added a brace and Abbie Brant was also on target in the second half to move Buckingham ahead of Stourport in the table by a single goal.
The previous leaders left it late to beat bottom side Bristol Firebrands 2-1 to stay level on points at the top.
Lora Symonds’ 12th of the season had been cancelled out by Steph Kinder, but Sarah Parkinson-Mills claimed a dramatic last minute winner.
Sally Gibson hit a hat trick to help Trojans to a 5-3 victory at Exe, Oxford Hawks won 2-0 at home to Isca University, whilst Gloucester City and Swansea City finished all square.
Investec Women’s Hockey League (Saturday, November 26, 2016):
Premier Division: Canterbury 0, Clifton Robinsons 6; Reading 2, East Grinstead 4; Bowdon Hightown v University of Birmingham postponed; Slough 0, Leicester 3; Surbiton 4, Holcombe 1.
Conference East: Cambridge City 4, Southgate 2; Chelmsford 2, Northampton Saints 0; Harleston Magpies 6, West Herts 0; St. Albans 2, Hampstead and Westminster 1; Wimbledon 2, Sevenoaks 0.
Conference North: Beeston 2, Loughborough Students 0; Brooklands Poynton v Sutton Coldfield postponed; Liverpool Sefton v University of Durham postponed; Belper 0, Wakefield 2; Ben Rhydding 4, Timperley 2.
Conference West: Buckingham 5, Olton & West Warwicks 1; Exe 3, Trojans 5; Gloucester City 1, Swansea City 1; Oxford Hawks 2, Isca 0; Stourport 2, Bristol Firebrands 1.
England Hockey Board Media release
Congratulations to All of The 2016 National Hockey Festival Winners
Women's Open Division winners, Sharkbait. Photo courtesy of Stacey Craighead
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Saturday, November 26, 2016 - The 35th edition of the National Hockey Festival is in the books drawing more than 5,000 hockey enthusiasts. Athletes, coaches, umpires and families from regions all across the United States and parts of Canada gathered together for the beloved annual holiday tournament. With it's rich tradition, USA Field Hockey would like to thank all who participated and helped administrate another successful event.
USA Field Hockey would also like to congratulate the 2016 National Hockey Festival winners:
A: Princeton FHC
B: Alley Cats
C: PA Mavericks Black
E: Nook Hockey
F: South Jersey Edge Pink
G: Horizon Brave
H: True North Academy
I: The Gaels U-19 Blue
J: New Heights Red
K: WC Eagles I
L: Jersey Intensity Black
N: Texas Pride
O: X-Calibur I
Q: Lasting Legacy
R: Mystx Force
T: Freedom Hockey
U: Pinnacle FH
V: WC Eagles
W: Gateway FH
X: Windy City
Mixed Adult Division
Women's Open Division
USFHA media release
HA Board Elections
Four new directors elected
The member state and territory associations of Hockey Australia came together at the International Festival of Hockey in Melbourne on Friday, 25 November, to elect four new directors to the Hockey Australia Board.
The newly elected directors are Tracey Belbin (QLD), Stuart Carruthers (VIC), Juliet Haslam (SA) and Larry Maher (NSW).
They replace outgoing directors David Hatt (president) (WA), Tony Leeflang (WA), Professor Kerryn Phelps (QLD), Clare Prideaux (vice president) (NSW), Fiona Ryan (WA), Norman Same (vice president) (VIC) and Stephen Smith (WA). Appointed director Sandra Sully’s term has also expired.
Two casual vacancies remain. The board also has the opportunity to appoint up to three additional directors.
Melanie Woosnam has stepped into the role of interim president, replacing outgoing president, David Hatt. Woosnam will hold the position until the next board meeting, during which the board will elect a president, vice president and finance director.
That meeting is anticipated to take place shortly and amongst the priorities will be ratification for the appointment of the new head coaches for the men’s and women’s high performance teams, the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos.
The newly elected board members all have a passion for hockey, have dedicated themselves to the sport and to growing its participation. Between them they hold a host of Olympic medals, years of high performance coaching experience, and have professional expertise across a range of multi-national businesses.
The outgoing directors have each given Hockey Australia long and distinguished service through a period in which the national teams won medals at the Olympic Games, World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Champions Trophy and World League; the organisation hosted major events such as the Champions Trophy and International Super Series; and the junior development grassroots program, Hookin2Hockey, was integrated into Australian hockey nationwide, giving thousands of children the chance to give hockey a go in a safe, fun and inclusive environment.
Further information on the newly appointed board members is as follows:
Tracey Belbin OAM
Three year term
Two-time Olympian Tracey Belbin is an Olympic gold medal winning Hockeyroo (Seoul 1988) who received an Order of Australia Medal in 1989. Tracey has an extensive sporting background, going on after playing to become the head coach of the women’s program for the NSW Institute of Sport, the Queensland Academy of Sport, the ACT Academy of Sport and a national coach for the USA Field Hockey Association.
One year term
Stuart Carruthers is an Olympic bronze medallist from Atlanta 1996 who played 118 matches for the Kookaburras and captained the Perth Thundersticks from 1993-2001. A senior consultant with Slade Executive Recruitment, Stuart is a director of the Olympians Club of Victoria and has a professional background working as a senior executive at multi-national organisations including Coca-Cola Amatil and Carlton and United Breweries. He previously served as a director on the board of Hockey Australia between 2005 and 2012.
Juliet Haslam OAM
Three year term
A former Hockeyroo and South Australian representative, Juliet Haslam was a member of the iconic Hockeyroos era during which time they won Olympic gold in Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. In 1996, Juliet was inducted into Australia’s Sporting Hall of Fame and in 1997 was awarded the Order of Australia Medal. In 2010, she was an inaugural inductee into the South Australia Sporting Hall of Fame. Since March 2013, Juliet has served as a board member of Hockey South Australia and is a member of Hockey SA’s high performance group.
Three year term
Larry Maher is a former Hockey NSW President (2012-2015) and was a Hockey NSW director from 2009-2015. Larry currently serves as Executive Director, CFO and Chief Operating Officer of Hewlett Packard South Pacific and has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of senior finance and commercial roles in the FMCG and IT sectors.
The Hockey Australia Board now consists of:
Melanie Woosnam – interim President
Hockey Australia media release