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Kieran Govers of Australia shoots on goal during the Men's preliminaries match between South Africa and Australia at Glasgow National Hockey Centre during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

COMM GAMES HOCKEY: Both of the Australian men and women played preliminary matches on day 5 of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In an extra confidence boost neither team conceded and goals.

Jodie Kenny of Australia celebrates scoring a goal during the Womens Hockey match between Australia and Wales at Glasgow National Hockey Centre during day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 25, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

COMM GAMES HOCKEY: Jodie Kenny’s second hat-trick in as many matches launched Australia’s women’s hockey team to a 9-0 win over the hosts Scotland

One month to YOG

16 July 2014
Beach volleyballer Phoebe Bell in action ahead of the Youth Olympic Games.

TEAM: The Opening Ceremony fireworks may be on the horizon, but the one month countdown to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be no party.

Education comes first

9 July 2014
Angus Thompson competing at the ICF World Championships.

TEAM: It's a tough task making it to the Youth Olympic Games but to combine it with full-time study is an almighty achievement.

David Guest of the Kookaburras in action during the 2008 Men's Four Nations Tournament Final match between the Australian Kookaburras and Korea at Perth Hockey Stadium on April 27, 2008 in Perth, Australia.

TEAM: Australian youth athletes are travelling to the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing with a wealth of knowledge and experience behind them in the form of Olympic coaches and mentors.

TEAM: There may be a World Cup and a few Commonwealth Games medals to win over the next two months, but come August 16, sporting eyes can shift to the next generation in Australian sport.

Liam De Young retires

27 June 2014
Liam De Young looks on during an Australian Kookaburras training session at Shenton Park on April 18, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: Olympic gold medallist Liam De Young, one of the most decorated players in Australian hockey, has announced his retirement from the Kookaburras after 312 appearances.

Alec Rasmussen running the ball for Western Australia at the recent National Championships in Canberra.

HOCKEY: Alec Rasmussen is on his way to the Youth Olympic Games to play Hockey. It has been a long road for the teenager but Rasmussen has made it.

Australian players form a huddle prior to the start of the International Test match between the Australian Hockeyroos and Korea at Perth Hockey Stadium on April 27, 2013 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has announced the Australian men’s and women’s hockey teams nominated by Hockey Australia for the Commonwealth Games, which begin next month in Glasgow. Both teams are looking to defend the titles won four years ago.

AOC: The AOC has launched a peer support program called ‘Champ Connect’, for aspiring athletes wearing the green and gold at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.