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Australia women's national field hockey team

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The Australia women's national field hockey team (nicknamed the Hockeyroos) are, as of January 2019, ranked third in the world.[2] Having played their first game in 1914, and their first Olympic game in 1984 they are one of Australia's most successful sporting teams, boasting three Olympic gold medals (1988, 1996, 2000), two World Cup gold medals (1994, 1998) and four Commonwealth Games gold medals (1998, 2006, 2010, 2014). The Hockeyroos have been crowned Australia's Team of the Year five times and were unanimously awarded Best Australian Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

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NicknameHockeyroos
AssociationHockey Australia
ConfederationOHF (Oceania)
CoachPaul Gaudoin
Assistant coach(es)Tim White
ManagerKatie Allen
CaptainEmily Chalker
Jodie Kenny
Georgina Morgan
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Australia women's national field hockey team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Team
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Team
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Dublin Team
Gold medal – first place 1998 Utrecht Team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Sydney Team
Silver medal – second place 2006 Madrid Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 The Hague Team
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Kuala Lumpur Team

A notable part of the Hockeyroos colourful history has involved Ric Charlesworth. Charlesworth was at the helm of the Hockeyroos from 1993 to 2000, where his reign as coach saw the team win the 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999 Champions Trophies, 1994 and 1998 World Cups and the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Charlesworth took the Hockeyroos to the Atlanta and Sydney Olympic Games where the team won back-to-back gold medals. The team was coached from 2011 by Adam Commens, who was replaced after the 2016 Summer Olympics, where the side failed to medal, by Paul Gaudoin.

Given the extent of the Hockeyroos success, the team has consistently remained at the top of the world hockey rankings. From the late 1980s until 2000, the Australian team was ranked at number 1 in the world. Only once during this period, did the Hockeyroos fail to win a tournament, when they finished fifth.

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Great HockeyroosEdit

Rechelle HawkesEdit

As part of the Olympic team in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000, Rechelle Hawkes is the most decorated Hockeyroo of all time. Such is her status in international hockey that she is among the most successful female players in the history of the sport. Hawkes is the only female hockey player to win three Olympic gold medals at three separate games. After 279 international matches, Hawkes retired following the Sydney Olympic Games where the Hockeyroos again won gold. In recognition of her contribution to Australian sport, Rechelle was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2018, Hawkes was made a Member of the Order of Australia for "significant service to hockey."

Alyson AnnanEdit

Alyson Annan is also one of more prominent figures in the history of the Hockeyroos. Annan debuted in the Australian side at the age of 18 and became renowned for her prowess in front of goal, scoring 166 goals during her career. She was widely regarded as the sharpest shooter in international women's hockey during the 1990s which was acknowledged when she won the World Hockey Player of the Year in 1999. Annan represented Australia 228 times, and was part of the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Gold Medal winning teams. Annan remains the Hockeyroos highest goal scorer.

Nikki HudsonEdit

As a highly recognised Hockeyroo, Nikki Hudson has become one of the most identifiable Australian athletes. Retiring in 2009, the striker was formerly the highest capped player in the history of the Hockeyroos, finishing on 303 games (at the time, being the only Hockeyroo to play over 300 games). Since her debut in 1993 at the age of 17, Hudson scored 99 goals in international competition. In 2008, she played in her third successive Olympic Games.

Madonna BlythEdit

Following her debut in 2004, Madonna Blyth became one of the most prominent Hockeyroos in history. Retiring in 2016, the midfielder became the highest capped player in the history of the Hockeyroos, finishing on 342 games, surpassing the record previously set by Nikki Hudson. During her career she won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and two World Cup silvers. She was also the captain of the team from 2009 until her retirement in 2016, following the Olympic Games.

The Hockeyroos todayEdit

 
Australia vs Netherlands, Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Following the 2016 Summer Olympics, many of the Hockeyroos' core players retired, forcing the team into a development phase. In 2017, long time player Emily Chalker was named captain of the team during this rebuilding phase. Following a disappointing Hockey World League campaign, the team won the Oceania Cup, sparking what would become a string of success for the team.

The Hockeyroos played three major tournaments in 2018, winning silver medals at the Commonwealth Games and Champions Trophy. The team only failed to medal at the World Cup, where they finished fourth.

Following her return to the squad in 2018, Jodie Kenny was named as a co-captain of the team, along with Emily Chalker and Georgina Morgan. The team started 2019 with an historic 1–0 victory over world number one, the Netherlands, this marked their first win over the Dutch since the 2009 Champions Trophy. The Hockeyroos are currently competing in the FIH Pro League, contesting for Olympic Qualification.

Tournament recordsEdit

World Cup[3]
Year Host city Position
1981   Buenos Aires, Argentina 4th
1983   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd
1986   Amsterdam, Netherlands 6th
1990   Sydney, Australia 2nd
1994   Dublin, Ireland 1st
1998   Utrecht, Netherlands 1st
2002   Perth, Australia 4th
2006   Madrid, Spain 2nd
2010   Rosario, Argentina 5th
2014   The Hague, Netherlands 2nd
2018   London, England 4th
Oceania Cup[4]
Year Host city Position
1999   Sydney, Australia 1st
2001   Auckland, New Zealand 1st
2003   Melbourne, Australia
  Auckland, New Zealand
1st
2005   Sydney, Australia
  Auckland, New Zealand
1st
2007   Buderim, Australia 2nd
2009   Invercargill, New Zealand 2nd
2011   Hobart, Australia 2nd
2013   Stratford, New Zealand 1st
2015   Stratford, New Zealand 1st
2017   Sydney, Australia 1st
2019   Rockhampton, Australia Qualified
Commonwealth Games[5]
Year Host city Position
1998   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st
2002   Manchester, England 3rd
2006   Melbourne, Australia 1st
2010   New Delhi, India 1st
2014   Glasgow, Scotland 1st
2018   Gold Coast, Australia 2nd
World League[6]
Year Round Host city Position
2012–13 Semifinal   London, England 1st
Final   San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina 2nd
2014–15 Semifinal   Antwerp, Belgium 3rd
Final   Rosario, Argentina 6th
2016–17 Semifinals   Brussels, Belgium 5th
FIH Pro League[7]
Year Finals Host city Position
2019   Amstelveen, Netherlands Qualified
Olympic Games[8]
Year Host city Position
1980   Moscow, Soviet Union N/A
1984   Los Angeles, United States 4th
1988   Seoul, South Korea 1st
1992   Barcelona, Spain 5th
1996   Atlanta, United States 1st
2000   Sydney, Australia 1st
2004   Athens, Greece 5th
2008   Beijing, China 5th
2012   London, United Kingdom 5th
2016   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th
2020   Tokyo, Japan TBD
Champions Trophy[9]
Year Host city Position
1987   Amstelveen, Netherlands 2nd
1989   Germany, West Germany 2nd
1991   Berlin, Germany 1st
1993   Amstelveen, Netherlands 1st
1995   Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st
1997   Berlin, Germany 1st
1999   Brisbane, Australia 1st
2000   Amstelveen, Netherlands 3rd
2001   Amstelveen, Netherlands 3rd
2002   Macau, China 4th
2003   Sydney, Australia 1st
2004   Rosario, Argentina 4th
2005   Canberra, Australia 2nd
2006   Amstelveen, Netherlands 5th
2007   Quilmes, Argentina 4th
2008   Mönchengladbach, Germany 5th
2009   Sydney, Australia 2nd
2010   Nottingham, England
2011   Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
2012   Rosario, Argentina
2014   Mendoza, Argentina 2nd
2016   London, England 4th
2018   Changzhou, China 2nd
Champions Challenge I[10]
Year Host city Position
2002 – 2011 Did not Compete
2012   Dublin, Ireland 1st
2014   Glasgow, Scotland

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 20 players have been named in the Australia squad for the 2019 Pro League matches in Europe and Asia, from 2 to 27 June.[11]

Caps and goals are current as of 9 June 2019 after the match against Great Britain.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
19 1GK Jocelyn Bartram (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 26) 45 0   Suburban Lions
27 1GK Rachael Lynch (1986-07-02) 2 July 1986 (age 32) 207 0   Victoria Park

1 2DF Sophie Taylor (1995-09-12) 12 September 1995 (age 23) 18 1   Hale
6 2DF Penny Squibb (1993-02-09) 9 February 1993 (age 26) 10 1   Curtin University HC
7 2DF Jodie Kenny (C) (1987-08-18) 18 August 1987 (age 31) 220 110   Kedron Wavell
10 2DF Madison Fitzpatrick (1996-12-14) 14 December 1996 (age 22) 65 16   Old Aquinians
13 2DF Edwina Bone (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 31) 184 4   Melville City
15 2DF Kaitlin Nobbs (1997-09-24) 24 September 1997 (age 21) 63 2   Curtin University HC
17 2DF Georgina Morgan (C) (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 26) 82 18   UWA

9 3MF Lily Brazel (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 24) 41 1   Old Aquinians
18 3MF Jane Claxton (1992-10-26) 26 October 1992 (age 26) 167 18   Victoria Park
21 3MF Renee Taylor (1996-09-28) 28 September 1996 (age 22) 65 6   Melville City
23 3MF Kalindi Commerford (1994-11-18) 18 November 1994 (age 24) 32 5   WASPS
24 3MF Mariah Williams (1995-05-31) 31 May 1995 (age 24) 73 11   Hale

2 4FW Ambrosia Malone (1998-01-08) 8 January 1998 (age 21) 35 9   Westside Wolves
3 4FW Brooke Peris (1993-01-16) 16 January 1993 (age 26) 154 26   Old Aquinians
26 4FW Emily Chalker (C) (1992-07-28) 28 July 1992 (age 26) 226 79   Hale
29 4FW Rebecca Greiner (1999-06-13) 13 June 1999 (age 20) 15 1   Westside Wolves
30 4FW Grace Stewart (1997-04-28) 28 April 1997 (age 22) 71 21   North Coast Raiders
31 4FW Savannah Fitzpatrick (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 24) 49 12   UWA

The remainder of the 2019 national squad is as follows:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ashlee Wells (1989-08-01) 1 August 1989 (age 29) 118 0   North Coast Raiders v.   United States; May 10, 2019

DF Karri McMahon INJ (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 27) 145 10   Victoria Park v.   Netherlands; November 25, 2018

MF Georgia Wilson (1996-05-20) 20 May 1996 (age 23) 27 0   Victoria Park v.   United States; May 10, 2019
MF Greta Hayes INJ (1996-10-17) 17 October 1996 (age 22) 6 0   Curtin University HC v.   Netherlands; November 25, 2018
MF Stephanie Kershaw INJ (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 24) 59 6   WASPS v.   Netherlands; November 25, 2018
MF Kristina Bates (1996-01-09) 9 January 1996 (age 23) 41 2   Suburban Lions v.   United States; May 10, 2019
MF Hayley Padget (1992-09-30) 30 September 1992 (age 26) 14 1   North Coast Raiders v.   Germany; February 10, 2019

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have received call-ups in the last 12 months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Ashlea Fey (1992-05-14) 14 May 1992 (age 27) 40 3   Westside Wolves v.   Japan; September 16, 2018
DF Kate Jenner (1990-05-05) 5 May 1990 (age 29) 118 1   ND Strikers v.   United States; May 10, 2019

MF Mikaela Patterson (1996-10-28) 28 October 1996 (age 22) 7 0   Ryde HC v.   Japan; Septermber 16, 2018
MF Amy Lawton (2002-01-19) 19 January 2002 (age 17) 1 0   Southern United v.   New Zealand; April 25, 2019

FW Emily Hurtz (1990-01-02) 2 January 1990 (age 29) 108 36   Hawthorn v.   Spain; August 5, 2018
FW Naomi Evans (1992-01-17) 17 January 1992 (age 27) 4 1   Melville City v.   Japan; September 16, 2018
FW Kathryn Slattery RET (1993-07-30) 30 July 1993 (age 25) 91 37   WASPS v.   Spain; August 5, 2018
FW Michaela Spano (1997-04-08) 8 April 1997 (age 22) 5 0   Adelaide HC v.   United States; May 10, 2019

RecordsEdit

Highest Capped Players[12]
Rank Player Games
1 Madonna Blyth 342
2 Nikki Hudson 303
3 Rechelle Hawkes 279
4 Karen Smith 271
5 Casey Sablowski 258
6 Katrina Powell 252
7 Lisa Carruthers 230
Louise Dobson
9 Angie Lambert 229
10 Alyson Annan 228
Highest Goal Scorers[13]
Rank Player Goals
1 Alyson Annan 166
2 Rechelle Hawkes 141
3 Jodie Kenny 110
4 Jacqui Pereira 110
5 Nikki Hudson 99
6 Jenny Morris 83
7 Emily Chalker 79
8 Michelle Andrews 74
9 Madonna Blyth 70
10 Ashleigh Nelson 69

ResultsEdit

Past ResultsEdit

2019 FIH Pro LeagueEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W SOW SOL L GF GA GD PCT Qualification
1   Netherlands (Q) 14 13 0 0 1 36 8 +28 92.9 Grand Final
and
Olympic Qualifiers
2   Argentina (Q) 14 9 4 0 1 28 12 +16 83.3
3   Australia (Q) 14 9 1 1 3 34 19 +15 71.4
4   Germany (Q) 15 8 0 2 5 31 22 +9 57.8
5   Belgium (E) 14 5 1 1 7 19 25 −6 42.9
6   New Zealand (E) 15 6 0 0 9 28 29 −1 40.0
7   China (E) 16 4 0 2 10 27 40 −13 29.2
8   Great Britain (E) 15 2 2 1 10 19 36 −17 24.4
9   United States (E) 15 1 1 2 11 13 44 −31 15.6
Updated to match(es) played on 16 June 2019. Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points percentage; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals scored.[14]
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

MatchesEdit

Other ProgramsEdit

National Development SquadEdit

In addition to the core 27 player squad, Hockey Australia also maintains a 15 player development squad. The 2019 squad is as follows:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings January 2019 – Women" (PDF). FIH. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ "FIH RANKINGS — OUTDOOR". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Home - FIH".
  4. ^ "Oceania Cup". Hockey Australia.
  5. ^ "Home - FIH".
  6. ^ "Home - FIH".
  7. ^ "FIH confirms Spain men and Belgium women join Hockey Pro League". FIH.
  8. ^ "Home - FIH".
  9. ^ "Home - FIH".
  10. ^ "Home - FIH".
  11. ^ "Hockeyroos Ring Changes For FIH Pro League Finale". Hockey Australia. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Australian women's players". Hockey Australia.
  13. ^ "Australian women's players". Hockey Australia.
  14. ^ FIH Pro League Competition Regulations

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