Perth Thundersticks

The Perth Thundersticks are an Australian field hockey club based in Perth, Western Australia. 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]

Perth Thundersticks
Full namePerth Thundersticks
Founded1991; 30 years ago (1991)
Home groundPerth Hockey Stadium, Perth, Australia
(Capacity 6,000)
LeagueHockey One
Websitehockeywa.org.au

The club is intended to unify men's and women's by combining teams under one name,[2] unlike Western Australia's former representation in the Australian Hockey League as the WA Thundersticks (men) and WA Diamonds (women).[3][4]

Perth Thundersticks 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.

HistoryEdit

Perth Thundersticks, along with six other teams, was founded on 17 April 2019 as part of Hockey Australia's development of hockey.[5]

While this club was established in April 2019, the Perth Thundersticks have competed at a national level in the past. Before transitioning to their current name, the WA Thundersticks, the team previously competed under the name Perth Thundersticks until 2001.

UniformEdit

The club colours are WA's traditional colours, black, gold and white.

 
Perth Thundersticks men's uniform
 
Perth Thundersticks women's uniform

Home stadiumEdit

Perth Thundersticks are based out of the Perth Hockey Stadium in Western Australia's capital city, Perth. The stadium has a capacity of 6,000 spectators.

Throughout the Hockey One league, Perth Thundersticks will play a number of home games at the stadium.[6]

TeamsEdit

Men's teamEdit

Details and team rosters to be confirmed.

Women's teamEdit

Details and team rosters to be confirmed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New national league for WA Hockey announced" (PDF). Hockey WA. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Hockey One - WHAT'S THE CONCEPT?". hockeyone.com.au. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ "WA Thundersticks". hockeyaustralia.altiusrt.com. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ "WA Diamonds". hockeyaustralia.altiusrt.com. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  5. ^ "A New Era Begins - Hockey One Is Here!". Hockey Australia. Archived from the original on 17 April 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Hockey One - WHAT'S THE FORMAT?". hockeyone.com.au. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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