There has been a change to the Kookaburras squad that will travel to London this week for the Champions Trophy Tournament which runs from 10 – 17 June.
The Australian women's hockey team played arch rivals New Zealand in their second game of the International Hockey Open at the Marrara Hockey Stadium in Darwin.
The Australian men's hockey team that will play at the Champions Trophy in London, the last major tournament before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, was announced today.
Almost every member of the Kookaburras Squad will be given the opportunity to prove themselves ahead of Olympic selection at the Narrogin and Perth test events against Great Britain which run from 21 – 24 May.
Hockey striker Emily Smith admits she wasn't prepared when she represented Australia in London four years ago, but says it's helped motivate her for Rio.
Hockeyroos forward, Ashleigh Nelson has been ruled out of the Rio Olympics after sustaining an injury to her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus during training.