Australian hockey goalscoring machine Blake Govers has been promoted to the men's senior squad, following the teenager's outstanding performances recently for the national side.
A late goal two seconds from full time by Chris Ciriello won the Kookaburras the World League Semi Final tournament in the most dramatic of circumstances, earning a 1-0 victory over hosts Belgium.
HOCKEY: The Australian women’s hockey team have officially booked their place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by winning bronze at the Hockey World League in Antwerp.
A 3-1 win over Great Britain secures the Australian men's hockey team a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and ticket to Sunday’s World Hockey League Grand Final against the hosts, Belgium.
Australia will contest the bronze medal match against either Korea or New Zealand at the World League in Antwerp after going down 5-1 to the reigning world and Olympic champions, the Netherlands, in their semi-final encounter.
The Hockeyroos and Kookaburras will both qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games via the Hockey World League this week, irrespective of whether they finish in the top three or in fourth place
The Kookaburras marched into the semi-final of the Hockey World League after overcoming a dogged and physical Ireland 4-1 in an absorbing quarter-final in Antwerp.
The Hockeyroos will be guaranteed qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games if they win just one of their remaining two matches at the Hockey World League after a 2-0 win over Italy in the quarter-finals.