The countdown to the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival is almost over and for the 1700 athletes from 30 nations their first Olympic-style experience starts on Wednesday in Sydney.
HOCKEY: India captain Sardar Singh emerged as the most expensive player in the Hockey India League (HIL) while Australians Eddie Ockenden and Jamie Dwyer were also among the top earners.
HOCKEY: With Dutch goalkeeper Jaap Stockmann seemingly impenetrable in the final, it was always going to take something extraordinary for the Kookaburras to win the Champions Trophy.
HOCKEY: A Jamie Dwyer inspired Kookaburras outfit defeated England 2-0 tonight to progress to the semi-finals against India at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne.
HOCKEY: The Kookaburras will face England in the quarter finals after a tough 1-0 win over Pakistan in the final pool game at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne.
HOCKEY: If the Kookaburras had driven their team bus at Dutch goalkeeper Jaap Stockmann on Sunday, he'd have probably stopped it.
HOCKEY: For ten members of the Australian hockey team at the Champions Trophy starting tomorrow in Melbourne it’s all about a fresh start.
HOCKEY: Australian hockey legend Jamie Dwyer says the Kookaburras are being driven by their failure to bring home Olympic gold from the London Games.
The Australian men’s and women’s hockey teams competing at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival will be forces to be reckoned with come January.
HOCKEY: Five-time world player of the year Jamie Dwyer heads a new-look Kookaburras squad selected to start the long haul to the 2016 Olympics at next month's Champions Trophy tournament in Melbourne.