2019 Women's Hockey One

The 2019 Women's Sultana Bran Hockey One was the inaugural women's edition of Hockey Australia's national league, Hockey One. The tournament was held across 7 states and territories of Australia. The tournament started on 29 September and culminated on 16 November 2019.[1]

2019 Women's
Sultana Bran Hockey One
Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates29 September – 16 November
Teams7
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsQueensland Brisbane Blaze (1st title)
Runner-upVictoria (Australia) HC Melbourne
Third placeSouth Australia Adelaide Fire
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored87 (3.63 per match)
Top scorer(s)4 Players (see list below) (6 goals)
Best playerAustralian Capital Territory Shihori Oikawa
(next) 2021

The grand final of the tournament was hosted by HC Melbourne, as the top ranked team to qualify for the final.[2]

Brisbane Blaze won the tournament after defeating HC Melbourne 3–2 in a penalty shoot-out after the final finished as a 1–1 draw.[3] Adelaide Fire finished in bronze position, following results from the pool stage.[4]

Competition formatEdit

FormatEdit

The 2019 Hockey One will follow a similar format to that of the final edition of the Australian Hockey League. Teams will play a series of home and away matches during the Pool Stage, which will be followed by a Classification Round.

During the pool stage, teams play each other once in either a home or a way fixture. The top four ranked teams will then qualify for the Classification Round, playing in two semi-finals with the winners contesting a grand final. Team 1 will host Team 4, while Team 2 will host Team 3. Of the two victorious teams, the higher ranked team from the pool stage will host the grand final.[5]

RulesEdit

In addition to FIH sanctioned rules, Hockey Australia is implementing the following rules for Hockey One:

  • When a field goal or penalty stroke is scored the same athlete will have an automatic one-on-one shootout with the goalkeeper for an extra goal.
  • Outright winner: There will be no drawn games. In the event of a draw, teams will contest a penalty shoot-out to determine a winner.

Point allocationEdit

Match points will be distributed as follows:

  • 5 points: win
  • 3 points: shoot-out win
  • 2 points: shoot-out loss
  • 0 points: loss

Participating teamsEdit

The seven teams competing in the league come from Australia's states and territories, with the Northern Territory being the only team absent.[6]

Head Coach: Melody Cooper

VenuesEdit

Sydney Melbourne Perth
Sydney Olympic Park State Netball and Hockey Centre Perth Hockey Stadium
Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 6,000
     
Adelaide
State Hockey Centre
Capacity: 4,000
 
Brisbane
Queensland State Hockey Centre
Capacity: 1,000
 
Canberra
National Hockey Centre
Hobart
Tasmanian Hockey Centre

ResultsEdit

Pool stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W WD LD L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   HC Melbourne 6 5 0 1 0 19 6 +13 27 Semi-finals
2   Brisbane Blaze 6 4 0 1 1 16 5 +11 22
3   Adelaide Fire 6 3 1 0 2 14 8 +6 18
4   Canberra Chill 6 2 1 1 2 7 11 −4 15
5   Perth Thundersticks 6 2 1 0 3 9 13 −4 13
6   NSW Pride 6 1 0 0 5 9 15 −6 5
7   Tassie Tigers 6 1 0 0 5 8 24 −16 5
Source: Hockey Australia
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals scored.

MatchesEdit

29 September 2019
13:00 (AEST)
NSW Pride   1–2   Adelaide Fire
Arnott   35' Report McMahon   34'
Spano   41'
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Umpires:
Michelle Farnill (AUS)
Cassidy Gallagher (AUS)
29 September 2019
14:00 (AEST)
Canberra Chill   2–2   Brisbane Blaze
N. Evans   53'53' Report Malone   43'43'
Penalties
E. Bone  
Middleton  
N. Evans  
Commerford  
Peris  
3–2   Malone
  S. Fitzpatrick
  Holzberger
  Fey
  M. Fitzpatrick
National Hockey Centre, Canberra
Umpires:
Emily Carroll (AUS)
Kristy Robertson (AUS)
29 September 2019
16:30 (AWST)
Perth Thundersticks   1–3   HC Melbourne
Tonkin   26' Report Messent   5'
Ratcliffe   60'60'
Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth
Umpires:
Tamara Leonard (AUS)
Kimberleigh Todd (AUS)

5 October 2019
14:00 (AEST)
Canberra Chill   2–1   NSW Pride
N. Evans   10'
M. Evans   29'
Report Blamey   45'
National Hockey Centre, Canberra
Umpires:
Emily Carroll (AUS)
Michelle Farnill (AUS)
5 October 2019
17:00 (AEST)
Tassie Tigers   0–4   Adelaide Fire
Report Spano   32'56'
Nance   34'
De Broughe   43'
Tasmanian Hockey Centre, Hobart
Umpires:
Deborah O'Connell (AUS)
Tamara Leonard (AUS)

6 October 2019
13:00 (AEDT)
HC Melbourne   1–0   Brisbane Blaze
Desmet   23' Report
State Netball and Hockey Centre, Melbourne
Umpires:
Nicola Brown (AUS)
Rhiannon Murrie (AUS)

12 October 2019
14:30 (AEDT)
NSW Pride   5–0   Tassie Tigers
Wilson   5'5'27'60'60' Report
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Umpires:
Cassidy Gallagher (AUS)
Kristy Robertson (AUS)
12 October 2019
15:30 (AWST)
Perth Thundersticks   1–1   Canberra Chill
Somerville   21' Report Oikawa   39'
Penalties
Broek  
Moroni  
Rockliff  
Pascov  
Tonkin  
1–0   Taseska
  Middleton
  Evans
  Balfour
  Ishibashi
Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth
Umpires:
Melissa Trivic (AUS)
Kimberleigh Todd (AUS)

13 October 2019
13:00 (ACDT)
Adelaide Fire   2–4   Brisbane Blaze
Spano   34'54' Report Harris   5'
Fey   21'
Wilkinson   44'
Eleison   50'
State Hockey Centre, Adelaide
Umpires:
Emily Carroll (AUS)
Nicola Brown (AUS)

18 October 2019
18:00 (AEST)
Brisbane Blaze   5–0   Tassie Tigers
Harris   8'
Wilkinson   15'15'42'
Fey   38'
Report
Queensland State Hockey Centre, Brisbane
Umpires:
Emily Ogden (AUS)
Kerryl Chandler (AUS)
18 October 2019
19:00 (AEDT)
HC Melbourne   2–0   Canberra Chill
Ratcliffe   30'
Gravenall   35'
Report
State Netball and Hockey Centre, Melbourne
Umpires:
Nicola Brown (AUS)
Rhiannon Murrie (AUS)
18 October 2019
19:00 (ACDT)
Adelaide Fire   1–2   Perth Thundersticks
McCaw   42' Report Broek   51'51'
State Hockey Centre, Adelaide
Umpires:
Tamara Leonard (AUS)
Kristy Robertson (AUS)

20 October 2019
13:00 (AEDT)
NSW Pride   2–7   HC Melbourne
Wilson   17'
Sablowski   60'
Report Lawton   7'
Utri   28'28'
Messent   30'49'
Hammond   42'
Ratcliffe   56'
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Umpires:
Cassidy Gallagher (AUS)
Michelle Farnill (AUS)
20 October 2019
13:00 (AEST)
Brisbane Blaze   3–0   Perth Thundersticks
Fey   15+'35'
Harris   43'
Report
Queensland State Hockey Centre, Brisbane
Umpires:
Kerryl Chandler (AUS)
Tamara Leonard (AUS)
20 October 2019
14:00 (AEDT)
Canberra Chill   2–1   Tassie Tigers
N. Evans   30'30+' Report Canning   19'
National Hockey Centre, Canberra
Umpires:
Emily Carroll (AUS)
Kristy Robertson (AUS)

26 October 2019
14:00 (ACDT)
Adelaide Fire   4–0   Canberra Chill
De Broughe   6'
Spano   23'
Nance   46'
Shand   60'
Report
State Hockey Centre, Adelaide
Umpires:
Emily Ogden (AUS)
Rhiannon Murrie (AUS)
26 October 2019
15:30 (AWST)
Perth Thundersticks   2–0   NSW Pride
Moroni   10'
Somerville   12'
Report
Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth
Umpires:
Melissa Trivic (AUS)
Kimberleigh Todd (AUS)

27 October 2019
15:30 (AEDT)
Tassie Tigers   2–5   HC Melbourne
Haas   51'51' Report Gravenall   7'7'
Desmet   33'
Ratcliffe   55'60'
Tasmanian Hockey Centre, Hobart
Umpires:
Deborah O'Connell (AUS)
Kerryl Chandler (AUS)

2 November 2019
14:00 (AEDT)
Tassie Tigers   5–3   Perth Thundersticks
McCambridge   25'
Rockerfeller   29'29'
Bridley   57'57'
Report Somerville   4'
Rockliff   47'
Vanderzwan   60+'
Tasmanian Hockey Centre, Hobart
Umpires:
Kerryl Chandler (AUS)
Michelle Farnill (AUS)
2 November 2019
15:00 (AEST)
Brisbane Blaze   2–0   NSW Pride
Kenny   26'
M. Fitzpatrick   41'
Report
Queensland State Hockey Centre, Brisbane
Umpires:
Tamara Leonard (AUS)
Deborah O'Connell (AUS)

3 November 2019
14:45 (AEDT)
HC Melbourne   1–1   Adelaide Fire
Bates   60' Report McMahon   53'
Penalties
Bates  
Utri  
Gravenall  
Hammond  
Ratcliffe  
3–4   Nance
  Spano
  Claxton
  McMahon
  De Broughe
State Netball and Hockey Centre, Melbourne
Umpires:
Nicola Brown (AUS)
Rhiannon Murrie (AUS)

Classification stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsGrand Final
 
      
 
10 November 2019
 
 
  HC Melbourne (p.s.o)0 (1)
 
16 November 2019
 
  Canberra Chill0 (0)
 
  HC Melbourne1 (2)
 
9 November 2019
 
  Brisbane Blaze (p.s.o)1 (3)
 
  Brisbane Blaze3
 
 
  Adelaide Fire0
 

Semi-finalsEdit

9 November 2019
17:00 (AEST)
Brisbane Blaze   3–0   Adelaide Fire
K. Fitzpatrick   32'
Wilkinson   34'
M. Fitzpatrick   48'
Report
Queensland State Hockey Centre, Brisbane
Umpires:
Rhiannon Murrie (AUS)
Tamara Leonard (AUS)

10 November 2019
14:30 (AEDT)
HC Melbourne   0–0   Canberra Chill
Report
Penalties
Bates  
Utri  
Ratcliffe  
Lawton  
1–0   Commerford
  E. Bone
  Taseska
  N. Evans
  Peris
State Netball and Hockey Centre, Melbourne
Umpires:
Nicola Brown (AUS)
Kristy Robertson

Grand finalEdit

16 November 2019
16:00 (AEDT)
HC Melbourne   1–1   Brisbane Blaze
Van Grimbergen   43' Report Wilkinson   37'
Penalties
Taylor  
Utri  
Barden  
Lawton  
Ratcliffe  
——
Ratcliffe  
2–3   Fey
  S. Fitzpatrick
  Malone
  Eleison
  M. Fitzpatrick
——
  Malone
State Netball and Hockey Centre, Melbourne
Umpires:
Michelle Farnill (AUS)
Tamara Leonard (AUS)

AwardsEdit

Top Goalscorer(s) Player of the League Player of the Final
4 Players (see list below)   Shihori Oikawa   Ambrosia Malone

StatisticsEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W WD LD L GF GA GD Pts Final standing
    Brisbane Blaze 8 5 1 1 1 20 6 +14 30 Gold Medal
    HC Melbourne 8 5 1 2 0 20 7 +13 32 Silver Medal
    Adelaide Fire 7 3 1 0 3 14 11 +3 18 Eliminated in
Semi-finals
4   Canberra Chill 7 2 1 2 2 7 11 −4 17
5   Perth Thundersticks 6 2 1 0 3 9 13 −4 13 Eliminated in
Group Stage
6   NSW Pride 6 1 0 0 5 9 15 −6 5
7   Tassie Tigers 6 1 0 0 5 8 24 −16 5

GoalscorersEdit

There were 87 goals scored in 24 matches, for an average of 3.62 goals per match.

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: Hockey Australia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey One". hockeyone.com.au. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Melbourne to host inaugural grand final". hockeyone.com.au. Hockey One. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Blaze and HC Melbourne play out grand final thriller". hockeyone.com.au. Hockey One. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Sultana Bran Women's Hockey One League". hockeyaustralia.altiusrt.com. Hockey Australia. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  5. ^ "New National Hockey League To Play Across Australia In A 48 Game Schedule". Hockey Australia. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  6. ^ "NEW LEAGUE AND TV DEAL FOR HOCKEY". thewomensgame.com.au. Retrieved 9 July 2019.

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