Brisbane Blaze

Brisbane Blaze is an Australian field hockey club based in Brisbane, Queensland. The club was established in 2019, and is one of 7 established to compete in Hockey Australia's new premier domestic competition, Hockey One.[1][2]

Brisbane Blaze
Brisbane Blaze logo.png
Founded17 April 2019; 3 years ago (2019-04-17)
Home groundQueensland Hockey Centre, Brisbane, Australia
(Capacity 1,000)
LeagueHockey One
Websitewww.hockeyqld.com.au

The club unifies both men and women under one name,[3] unlike Queensland's former representation in the Australian Hockey League as the QLD Blade (men) and QLD Scorchers (women).[4][5]

Brisbane Blaze will compete for the first time in the inaugural season of Hockey One, which will be contested from late September through to mid November 2019.[6]

HistoryEdit

Brisbane Blaze, along with six other teams, was founded on 17 April 2019 as part of Hockey Australia's development of hockey.[7]

The team's logo and colours are inspired by the new team name, 'Blaze', which is an adaption of Queensland's former representative women's team the Scorchers. The new colours are burnt orange and yellow.[8]

Home StadiumEdit

Brisbane Blaze are based out of Queensland Hockey Centre in Queensland's capital city, Brisbane. The stadium has a capacity of 1,000 spectators, with additional seating available.[9]

Throughout Hockey One, the team will play three home matches at the stadium.

TeamsEdit

Men's TeamEdit

The following players were names in the men's preliminary squad.[10]

Women's TeamEdit

The following players were names in the women's preliminary squad.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BRISBANE BLAZE LAUNCH INTO HOCKEY ONE". Hockey Queensland. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ "BLAZING A NEW TRAIL IN HOCKEY'S BIG BASH". Courier Mail. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Hockey One - WHAT'S THE CONCEPT?". Hockey One. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  4. ^ "QLD Blades". hockeyaustralia.altiusrt.com. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  5. ^ "QLD Scorchers". hockeyaustralia.altiusrt.com. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Hockey News". Just Hockey. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  7. ^ "A New Era Begins - Hockey One Is Here!". Hockey Australia. Archived from the original on 17 April 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  8. ^ "BRISBANE BLAZE LAUNCH INTO HOCKEY ONE". Hockey Queensland. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  9. ^ Qld Hockey Centre Archived August 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Brisbane Blaze Training Squads". Hockey Queensland. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Brisbane Blaze Training Squads". Hockey Queensland. Retrieved 30 July 2019.

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