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 (1 March 2020)[1]

Tournament recordsEdit

World Cup[2]
Year Host city Position
1983   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7th
1986   Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th
1990   Sydney, Australia 7th
1998   Utrecht, Netherlands 6th
2002   Perth, Australia 11th
2010   Rosario, Argentina 7th
2014   The Hague, Netherlands 5th
2018   London, England 11th
Champions Trophy[3]
Year Host city Position
1987   Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
1999   Brisbane, Australia 5th
2000   Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
2001   Amstelveen, Netherlands 5th
2002   Macau, China 5th
2004   Rosario, Argentina 6th
2006   Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
2010   Nottingham, England 5th
2011   Amstelveen, Netherlands 3rd
2012   Rosario, Argentina 6th
2014   Mendoza, Argentina 4th
2016   London, United Kingdom 6th
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
1992   Barcelona, Spain 8th
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 Qualified
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 1st
Champions Challenge I[9]
Year Host city Position
2003   Catania, Italy 4th
2005   Virginia Beach, United States 1st
2007   Baku, Azerbaijan 5th
2009   Cape Town, South Africa 1st

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players represented New Zealand in the 2020 FIH Pro League match against Argentina on 1 March in Christchurch, New Zealand.[10]

Caps and goals are current as of 1 March 2020 after the match against Argentina.

Head coach: Graham Shaw

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
15 1GK Grace O'Hanlon (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 27) 61 0   Auckland
42 1GK Georgia Barnett (1994-08-27) 27 August 1994 (age 25) 35 0   Central

5 2DF Frances Davies (1996-10-18) 18 October 1996 (age 23) 78 0   Midlands
9 2DF Brooke Neal (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 27) 176 13   Northland
12 2DF Ella Gunson (1989-07-09) 9 July 1989 (age 30) 221 10   Northland
20 2DF Megan Hull (1996-05-12) 12 May 1996 (age 24) 31 1   Capital
22 2DF Katie Doar (2001-09-11) 11 September 2001 (age 18) 15 0   Auckland

1 3MF Tarryn Davey (1996-02-29) 29 February 1996 (age 24) 63 1   Midlands
13 3MF Samantha Charlton (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 28) 251 8   Pinoké
24 3MF Rose Keddell (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 26) 207 16   Midlands
31 3MF Stacey Michelsen (C) (1991-02-18) 18 February 1991 (age 29) 287 34   Northland
33 3MF Julia King (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 27) 122 8   Auckland

2 4FW Olivia Shannon (2001-05-23) 23 May 2001 (age 19) 25 3   Central
4 4FW Olivia Merry (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 28) 232 107   Canterbury
6 4FW Amy Robinson (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 24) 77 9   Midlands
8 4FW Gemma McCaw (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 30) 254 72   Midlands
27 4FW Holly Pearson (1998-09-07) 7 September 1998 (age 21) 19 0   North Harbour
34 4FW Hope Ralph (2000-04-14) 14 April 2000 (age 20) 8 2   Taranaki

The remainder of the 2020 training squad is as follows:[11]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Brooke Roberts (1995-02-16) 16 February 1995 (age 25) 6 0   North Harbour v.   Belgium, 2 February 2020

DF Elizabeth Thompson (1994-12-08) 8 December 1994 (age 25) 187 12   Auckland v.   Great Britain, 23 June 2019
DF Stephanie Dickins (1995-01-09) 9 January 1995 (age 25) 24 1   North Harbour v.   Australia, 7 September 2019
DF Kate Ivory (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 21) 0 0   North Harbour
DF Tayla White (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 23) 5 0   Auckland v.   United States, 16 March 2020

MF Kayla Whitelock (1985-10-30) 30 October 1985 (age 34) 256 63   Central v.   Belgium, 1 February 2020
MF Tyler Lench (1997-06-08) 8 June 1997 (age 23) 0 0   Auckland
MF Alia Jaques (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 25) 13 1   Midlands v.   Argentina, 28 February 2020

FW Rachel McCann (1993-04-29) 29 April 1993 (age 27) 68 15   Canterbury v.   Australia, 8 September 2019
FW Kelsey Smith (1994-08-11) 11 August 1994 (age 25) 95 13   Capital v.   Argentina, 28 February 2020
FW Kaitlin Cotter (2001-11-14) 14 November 2001 (age 18) 2 0   North Harbour v.   United States, 15 February 2020
FW Madison Doar (1999-06-29) 29 June 1999 (age 20) 32 6   Auckland v.   Argentina, 10 March 2019

RecordsEdit

Highest Capped Players[12]
Rank Player Games
1 Stacey Michelsen 281
2 Emily Gaddum 274
3 Anita McLaren 271
4 Kayla Whitelock 256
5 Gemma McCaw 248
6 Samantha Charlton 247
7 Suzie Muirhead 238
8 Olivia Merry 226
9 Charlotte Harrison 222
10 Krystal Forgesson 220
Highest Goal Scorers[13]
Rank Player Goals
1 Anita McLaren 105
2 Olivia Merry 101
3 Krystal Forgesson 77
Katie Glynn
5 Gemma McCaw 72
6 Charlotte Harrison 65
7 Kayla Whitelock 63
8 Niniwa Roberts 47
9 Samantha Harrison 42
10 Suzie Muirhead 41

Notable playersEdit

ResultsEdit

2020 Fixtures and ResultsEdit

2020 Statistics
Pld W WD LD L GF GA GD Pts
8 4 0 2 2 19 14 +5 14

FIH Pro LeagueEdit

1 February 2020 Home 1New Zealand  1–2  BelgiumAuckland, New Zealand
17:00 McCaw   17' Report Ballenghien   2'
Weyns   51'
Stadium: North Harbour Hockey Stadium
2 February 2020 Home 2New Zealand  4–1  BelgiumAuckland, New Zealand
15:00 Merry   31'35'51'55' Report Raye   7' Stadium: North Harbour Hockey Stadium
15 February 2020 Home 5New Zealand  3–1  United StatesChristchurch, New Zealand
17:00 Merry   13'
Shannon   22'
Keddell   33'
Report Campbell   44' Stadium: Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub
16 February 2020 Home 6New Zealand  3–1  United StatesChristchurch, New Zealand
20:30 Merry   16'
Michelsen   38'
Jaques   54'
Report Grega   47' Stadium: Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub
1 March 2020 Home 8New Zealand  5–3  ArgentinaChristchurch, New Zealand
17:30 Merry   3'11'13'54'
Ralph   47'
Report M. Granatto   26'31'
Gorzelany   48'
Stadium: Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub

XXXII Olympic GamesEdit

27 July 2020 Pool BJapan  v  New ZealandTokyo, Japan
10:45 Stadium: Oi Hockey Stadium
29 July 2020 Pool BNew Zealand  v  SpainTokyo, Japan
11:45 Stadium: Oi Hockey Stadium
1 August 2020 Pool BChina  v  New ZealandTokyo, Japan
09:30 Stadium: Oi Hockey Stadium

GoalscorersEdit

2020 Goalscoring Table
Pos. Player FG PC PS Total
1 Olivia Merry 4 6 0 10
2 Olivia Shannon 1 2 0 3
3 Hope Ralph 2 0 0 2
4 Alia Jaques 1 0 0 1
Rose Keddell 1 0 0
Gemma McCaw 1 0 0
Stacey Michelsen 1 0 0
Total 11 8 0 19

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 1 March 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Home – FIH".
  3. ^ "Home – FIH".
  4. ^ "Home – FIH".
  5. ^ "FIH confirms Spain men and Belgium women join Hockey Pro League". FIH. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Home – FIH".
  7. ^ "Home – FIH".
  8. ^ "Oceania Cup". Hockey Australia. Archived from the original on 11 January 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Home – FIH".
  10. ^ "New Zealand – Argentina". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Team Details – New Zealand". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  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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