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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.

Ric Charlesworth, coach of Australia looks on during the match between Australia and the Netherlands during day two of the Champions Trophy on December 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: Following the Kookaburras’ World Cup triumph in The Hague on Sunday, National Coach Ric Charlesworth has decided not to lead the Australian’s men’s hockey team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month.

Jeremy Hawyard (left) and Mark Knowles (right) lift the World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 6-1 in The Hague.

HOCKEY: Australia’s men’s hockey team has been crowned world champions once again after an emphatic 6-1 win over World Cup hosts and Olympic silver medallists, the Netherlands.

The Australian Women's Hockey Team celebrate their silver medal at the 2014 World Cup at Hague, Netherlands 14 June 2014.

HOCKEY: The Australian Women's Hockey Team have won the silver medal at the World Cup on Saturday, going down 2-0 to the host nation, the Netherlands.

The Hockeyroos react to winning the semi final shoot-out over the USA in the 2014 World Cup Semi Final.

HOCKEY: The Australian women's hockey team has made it into the World Cup final and will face Olympic Champions, the Netherlands.

AOC: Australia welcomes the Youth Olympic Flame at Federation Square in Melbourne this weekend.