Hockey Australia have confirmed the new head coaches for the Australian men's hockey team and the Australian women's hockey team, as Colin Batch and Paul Gaudoin respectively.
The Australian men's hockey team defeated the Black Sticks on day two of the International Festival of Hockey with a golden double from Kieran Govers and a goal from Aaron Kleinschmidt.
The Aussie women dominated against the Black Sticks winning the match 6 – 0, before the men's side went on to secure another victory over the Kiwis 4 – 2
The Hockey Australia annual athlete awards took place in Perth on Monday evening, with Jodie Kenny and Fergus Kavanagh crowned the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras Players of the Year.
Triple Olympian Madonna Blyth has made the decision to retire following a stellar career which saw her play 342 games for the women’s national hockey team.
Dual Olympian Teneal Attard has announced her retirement from the Australian Women’s hockey team after achieving 221 caps over a 12 year international career in the sport.
The teams have been announced for the upcoming Kookaburras’ tour to the trans-Tasman series in Auckland, New Zealand as well as to the International Festival of Hockey in Melbourne, Victoria.