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New Zealand women's national field hockey team

The New Zealand women's national field hockey team is also known as the Black Sticks Women. The team's best performances include a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a third placing at the 2011 Champions Trophy, and fourth placings at the 1986 World Cup, 2012 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics. As of December 2017, the team ranks fourth on the International Hockey Federation (FIH) world rankings.

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NicknameVantage Black Sticks
AssociationNew Zealand Hockey Federation
ConfederationOHF (Oceania)
CoachGraham Shaw
Assistant coach(es)Chris Leslie
ManagerJude Menezes
CaptainStacey Michelsen
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FIH ranking
Current 6 Steady (29 June 2019)[1]

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Tournament recordsEdit

World Cup[2]
Year Host city Position
1974   Mandelieu, France
1976   West Berlin, West Germany
1978   Madrid, Spain
1981   Buenos Aires, Argentina
1983   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7th
1986   Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th
1990   Sydney, Australia 7th
1994   Dublin, Ireland
1998   Utrecht, Netherlands 6th
2002   Perth, Australia 11th
2006   Madrid, Spain
2010   Rosario, Argentina 7th
2014   The Hague, Netherlands 5th
2018   London, England 11th
Champions Trophy[3]
Year Host city Position
1987   Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
1989–1997 Did Not Participate
1999   Brisbane, Australia 5th
2000   Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
2001   Amstelveen, Netherlands 5th
2002   Macau, China 5th
2003   Sydney, Australia
2004   Rosario, Argentina 6th
2005   Canberra, Australia
2006   Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
2007–2009 Did Not Participate
2010   Nottingham, England 5th
2011   Amstelveen, Netherlands 3rd
2012   Rosario, Argentina 6th
2014   Mendoza, Argentina 4th
2016   London, United Kingdom 6th
2018   Changzhou, China
World League[4]
Year Round Host city Position
2012–13 Semifinal   Rotterdam, Netherlands 4th
Final   San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina 5th
2014–15 Semifinal   Antwerp, Belgium 4th
Final   Rosario, Argentina 2nd
2016–17 Semifinals   Brussels, Belgium 3rd
Final   Auckland, New Zealand 2nd
FIH Pro League[5]
Year Finals Host city Position
2019   Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
Olympic Games[6]
Year Host city Position
1980   Moscow, Soviet Union N/A
1984   Los Angeles, United States 6th
1988   Seoul, South Korea
1992   Barcelona, Spain 8th
1996   Atlanta, United States
2000   Sydney, Australia 6th
2004   Athens, Greece 6th
2008   Beijing, China 12th
2012   London, United Kingdom 4th
2016   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th
2020   Tokyo, Japan TBD
Commonwealth Games[7]
Year Host city Position
1998   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd
2002   Manchester, England 4th
2006   Melbourne, Australia 3rd
2010   New Delhi, India 2nd
2014   Glasgow, Scotland 3rd
2018   Gold Coast, Australia 1st
Oceania Cup[8]
Year Host city Position
1999   Sydney, Australia 2nd
2001   Auckland, New Zealand 2nd
2003   Melbourne, Australia
  Auckland, New Zealand
2nd
2005   Sydney, Australia
  Auckland, New Zealand
2nd
2007   Buderim, Australia 1st
2009   Invercargill, New Zealand 1st
2011   Hobart, Australia 1st
2013   Stratford, New Zealand 2nd
2015   Stratford, New Zealand 2nd
2017   Sydney, Australia 2nd
2019   Rockhampton, Australia Qualified
Champions Challenge I[9]
Year Host city Position
2002   Johannesburg, South Africa
2003   Catania, Italy 4th
2005   Virginia Beach, United States 1st
2007   Baku, Azerbaijan 5th
2009   Cape Town, South Africa 1st
2011–2014 Did Not Participate

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players represented New Zealand in the FIH Pro League match against Great Britain on 23 June, 2019.[10]

Caps and goals are current as of 23 June 2019 after the match against Great Britain.

Head coach: Graham Shaw

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
8 1GK Sally Rutherford (1981-06-05) June 5, 1981 (age 38) 181 0   Midlands
15 1GK Grace O'Hanlon (1992-09-10) September 10, 1992 (age 26) 54 0   Auckland

9 2DF Brooke Neal (1992-07-04) July 4, 1992 (age 27) 165 13   Northland
12 2DF Ella Gunson (1989-07-09) July 9, 1989 (age 30) 212 9   Northland
16 2DF Elizabeth Thompson (1994-12-08) December 8, 1994 (age 24) 187 12   Auckland
17 2DF Stephanie Dickins (1995-01-09) January 9, 1995 (age 24) 23 1   North Harbour
20 2DF Megan Hull (1996-05-12) May 12, 1996 (age 23) 20 0   Capital

1 3MF Tarryn Davey (1996-02-29) February 29, 1996 (age 23) 52 1   Midlands
13 3MF Samantha Charlton (1991-12-07) December 7, 1991 (age 27) 242 8   Pinoké
21 3MF Alia Jaques (1995-05-20) May 20, 1995 (age 24) 11 0   Midlands
24 3MF Rose Keddell (1994-01-31) January 31, 1994 (age 25) 198 15   Midlands
27 3MF Holly Pearson (1998-09-07) September 7, 1998 (age 20) 9 0   North Harbour
31 3MF Stacey Michelsen (C) (1991-02-18) February 18, 1991 (age 28) 276 32   Northland

2 4FW Olivia Shannon (2001-05-23) May 23, 2001 (age 18) 14 0   Central
4 4FW Olivia Merry (1992-03-16) March 16, 1992 (age 27) 221 95   Canterbury
6 4FW Amy Robinson (1996-02-19) February 19, 1996 (age 23) 71 8   Midlands
18 4FW Kirsten Pearce (1991-04-10) April 10, 1991 (age 28) 118 30   North Harbour
28 4FW Shiloh Gloyn (1989-11-06) November 6, 1989 (age 29) 89 17   Midlands

The remainder of the 2019 national squad is as follows:[11]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Brooke Roberts (1995-02-16) February 16, 1995 (age 24) 5 0   North Harbour v.   Argentina; April 13, 2019
GK Madeleine Williamson (1997-05-10) May 10, 1997 (age 22) 0 0   North Harbour

DF Leah Butt (1996-09-01) September 1, 1996 (age 22) 2 0   Canterbury v.   China; March 22, 2019
DF Frances Davies (1996-10-18) October 18, 1996 (age 22) 68 0   Midlands v.   United States; June 1, 2019
DF Kate Ivory (1999-01-18) January 18, 1999 (age 20) 0 0   North Harbour
DF Tessa Jopp (1995-06-18) June 18, 1995 (age 24) 23 1   Southern v.   Australia; April 25, 2019

MF Katie Doar (2001-09-11) September 11, 2001 (age 17) 7 0   Auckland v.   Belgium; June 16, 2019
MF Deanna Ritchie (1995-12-15) December 15, 1995 (age 23) 8 3   Auckland v.   Australia; April 25, 2019
MF Louisa Tuilotolava (1996-06-30) June 30, 1996 (age 23) 13 0   Auckland v.   Belgium; February 1, 2019

FW Kaitlin Cotter (2001-11-14) November 14, 2001 (age 17) 0 0   Central
FW Kelsey Smith (1994-08-24) August 24, 1994 (age 24) 92 13   Capital v.   United States; March 8, 2019
FW Madison Doar (1999-06-29) June 29, 1999 (age 20) 32 6   Northland v.   Argentina; March 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 Kim Tanner (1992-08-02) August 2, 1992 (age 27) 35 2   Midlands v.   Germany; July 12, 2018

MF Anita McLaren RET (1987-10-02) October 2, 1987 (age 31) 271 105   Capital v.   Argentina; July 30, 2018

FW Samantha Harrison (1991-08-29) August 29, 1991 (age 27) 156 42   Auckland v.   Argentina; July 30, 2018

RecordsEdit

Highest Capped Players[12]
Rank Player Games
1 Stacey Michelsen 276
2 Emily Gaddum 274
3 Anita McLaren 271
4 Kayla Whitelock 255
5 Gemma McCaw 246
6 Samantha Charlton 242
7 Suzie Muirhead 238
8 Charlotte Harrison 222
9 Olivia Merry 221
10 Krystal Forgesson 220
Highest Goal Scorers[13]
Rank Player Goals
1 Anita McLaren 105
2 Olivia Merry 95
3 Krystal Forgesson 77
Katie Glynn
5 Gemma McCaw 71
6 Charlotte Harrison 65
7 Kayla Whitelock 63
8 Niniwa Roberts 47
9 Samantha Harrison 42
10 Suzie Muirhead 41

Notable playersEdit

ResultsEdit

2019 Fixtures and ResultsEdit

FIH Pro LeagueEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings June 2019 – Women" (PDF). FIH. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Home – FIH".
  3. ^ "Home – FIH".
  4. ^ "Home – FIH".
  5. ^ "FIH confirms Spain men and Belgium women join Hockey Pro League". FIH.
  6. ^ "Home – FIH".
  7. ^ "Home – FIH".
  8. ^ "Oceania Cup". Hockey Australia.
  9. ^ "Home – FIH".
  10. ^ "Great Britain 3–1 New Zealand". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Team Details New Zealand". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  12. ^ "New Zealand Hockey Representatives - Women" (PDF). New Zealand Hockey Federation.
  13. ^ "New Zealand Goal Scorers - Women" (PDF). New Zealand Hockey Federation.

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