Australia women's national field hockey team

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Australia
Australia
Nickname(s)Hockeyroos
AssociationHockey Australia
ConfederationOHF (Oceania)
Head CoachKatrina Powell
Assistant coach(es)Jeremy Davy
Hugh Purvis
ManagerMelissa Grey
CaptainJane Claxton
Kaitlin Nobbs
Grace Stewart
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Home
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Away
FIH ranking
Current 3 Steady (19 July 2022)[1]
Olympic Games
Appearances10 (first in 1984)
Best result1st (1988, 1996, 2000)
World Cup
Appearances12 (first in 1981)
Best result1st (1994, 1998)
Oceania Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1999)
Best result1st (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2013, 2015, 2017)

The Australia women's national field hockey team (nicknamed the Hockeyroos) are, as of January 2019, ranked third in the world.[2] Having played their first game in 1914, and their first Olympic game in 1984 they are one of Australia's most successful sporting teams, boasting three Olympic gold medals (1988, 1996, 2000), two World Cup gold medals (1994, 1998) and four Commonwealth Games gold medals (1998, 2006, 2010, 2014). The Hockeyroos have been crowned Australia's Team of the Year five times and were unanimously awarded Best Australian Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

A notable part of the Hockeyroos colourful history has involved Ric Charlesworth. Charlesworth was at the helm of the Hockeyroos from 1993 to 2000, where his reign as coach saw the team win the 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999 Champions Trophies, 1994 and 1998 World Cups and the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Charlesworth took the Hockeyroos to the Atlanta and Sydney Olympic Games where the team won back-to-back gold medals. The team was coached from 2011 by Adam Commens, who was replaced after the 2016 Summer Olympics, where the side failed to medal, by Paul Gaudoin.

Amid much turmoil, Gaudoin quit in March 2021 and was replaced by former player, Katrina Powell.[3]

Given the extent of the Hockeyroos success, the team has consistently remained at the top of the world hockey rankings. From the late 1980s until 2000, the Australian team was ranked at number 1 in the world. Only once during this period, did the Hockeyroos fail to win a tournament, when they finished fifth.

Great Hockeyroos

Rechelle Hawkes

As part of the Olympic team in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000, Rechelle Hawkes is the most decorated Hockeyroo of all time. Such is her status in international hockey that she is among the most successful female players in the history of the sport. Hawkes is the only female hockey player to win three Olympic gold medals at three separate games. After 279 international matches, Hawkes retired following the Sydney Olympic Games where the Hockeyroos again won gold. In recognition of her contribution to Australian sport, Rechelle was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2018, Hawkes was made a Member of the Order of Australia for "significant service to hockey."

Alyson Annan

Alyson Annan is also one of more prominent figures in the history of the Hockeyroos. Annan debuted in the Australian side at the age of 18 and became renowned for her prowess in front of goal, scoring 166 goals during her career. She was widely regarded as the sharpest shooter in international women's hockey during the 1990s which was acknowledged when she won the World Hockey Player of the Year in 1999. Annan represented Australia 228 times, and was part of the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Gold Medal-winning teams. Annan remains the Hockeyroos highest goal scorer.

Nikki Hudson

As a highly recognised Hockeyroo, Nikki Hudson has become one of the most identifiable Australian athletes. Retiring in 2009, the striker was formerly the highest capped player in the history of the Hockeyroos, finishing on 303 games (at the time, being the only Hockeyroo to play over 300 games). Since her debut in 1993 at the age of 17, Hudson scored 99 goals in international competition. In 2008, she played in her third successive Olympic Games.

Madonna Blyth

Following her debut in 2004, Madonna Blyth became one of the most prominent Hockeyroos in history. Retiring in 2016, the midfielder became the highest capped player in the history of the Hockeyroos, finishing on 342 games, surpassing the record previously set by Nikki Hudson. During her career she won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and two World Cup silvers. She was also the captain of the team from 2009 until her retirement in 2016, following the Olympic Games.

The Hockeyroos today

Australia vs Netherlands, Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Following the 2016 Summer Olympics, many of the Hockeyroos' core players retired, forcing the team into a development phase. In 2017, long time player Emily Chalker was named captain of the team during this rebuilding phase. Following a disappointing Hockey World League campaign, the team won the Oceania Cup, sparking what would become a string of success for the team.

The Hockeyroos played three major tournaments in 2018, winning silver medals at the Commonwealth Games and Champions Trophy. The team only failed to medal at the World Cup, where they finished fourth.

Following her return to the squad in 2018, Jodie Kenny was named as a co-captain of the team, along with Emily Chalker and Georgina Morgan. The team started 2019 with an historic 1–0 victory over world number one, the Netherlands in the FIH Pro League, this marked their first win over the Dutch since the 2009 Champions Trophy. At the conclusion of the group stage of the FIH Pro League, the Hockeyroos finished in third place, qualifying for the Grand Final and the FIH Olympic Qualifiers.

Tournament records

World Cup[4]
Year Host city Position
1981 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 4th
1983 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd
1986 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 6th
1990 Australia Sydney, Australia 2nd
1994 Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland 1st
1998 Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands 1st
2002 Australia Perth, Australia 4th
2006 Spain Madrid, Spain 2nd
2010 Argentina Rosario, Argentina 5th
2014 Netherlands The Hague, Netherlands 2nd
2018 England London, England 4th
2022 Spain Terrassa, Spain
Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands
3rd
Oceania Cup[5]
Year Host city Position
1999 Australia Sydney, Australia 1st
2001 New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand 1st
2003 Australia Melbourne, Australia
New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
1st
2005 Australia Sydney, Australia
New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
1st
2007 Australia Buderim, Australia 2nd
2009 New Zealand Invercargill, New Zealand 2nd
2011 Australia Hobart, Australia 2nd
2013 New Zealand Stratford, New Zealand 1st
2015 New Zealand Stratford, New Zealand 1st
2017 Australia Sydney, Australia 1st
2019 Australia Rockhampton, Australia 2nd
Commonwealth Games[6]
Year Host city Position
1998 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st
2002 England Manchester, England 3rd
2006 Australia Melbourne, Australia 1st
2010 India New Delhi, India 1st
2014 Scotland Glasgow, Scotland 1st
2018 Australia Gold Coast, Australia 2nd
2022 Australia Birmingham, England 2nd
World League[7]
Year Round Host city Position
2012–13 Semifinal England London, England 1st
Final Argentina San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina 2nd
2014–15 Semifinal Belgium Antwerp, Belgium 3rd
Final Argentina Rosario, Argentina 6th
2016–17 Semifinals Belgium Brussels, Belgium 5th
FIH Pro League[8]
Year Finals Host city Position
2019 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 2nd
2020–21 N/A 5th
2021–22 N/A Withdrew
2022–23 N/A Qualified
Olympic Games[9]
Year Host city Position
1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union N/A
1984 United States Los Angeles, United States 4th
1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea 1st
1992 Spain Barcelona, Spain 5th
1996 United States Atlanta, United States 1st
2000 Australia Sydney, Australia 1st
2004 Greece Athens, Greece 5th
2008 China Beijing, China 5th
2012 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 5th
2016 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th
2020 Japan Tokyo, Japan 5th
Champions Trophy[10]
Year Host city Position
1987 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 2nd
1989 Germany Germany, West Germany 2nd
1991 Germany Berlin, Germany 1st
1993 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 1st
1995 Argentina Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st
1997 Germany Berlin, Germany 1st
1999 Australia Brisbane, Australia 1st
2000 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 3rd
2001 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 3rd
2002 China Macau, China 4th
2003 Australia Sydney, Australia 1st
2004 Argentina Rosario, Argentina 4th
2005 Australia Canberra, Australia 2nd
2006 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 5th
2007 Argentina Quilmes, Argentina 4th
2008 Germany Mönchengladbach, Germany 5th
2009 Australia Sydney, Australia 2nd
2010 England Nottingham, England
2011 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
2012 Argentina Roasario, Argentina
2014 Argentina Mendoza, Argentina 2nd
2016 England London, England 4th
2018 China Changzhou, China 2nd
Champions Challenge I[11]
Year Host city Position
2002–2011 Did not Compete
2012 Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland 1st
2014 Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Team

Current squad

The following players were named in the squad for the XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.[12]

Caps and goals are current as of 5 August 2022 after the match against India.

Head coach: Katrina Powell

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
7 GK Aleisha Power (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 25) 14 0 Western Australia Perth Thundersticks
19 GK Jocelyn Bartram (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 29) 69 0 New South Wales NSW Pride

6 DF Penny Squibb (1993-02-09) 9 February 1993 (age 29) 25 5 Western Australia Perth Thundersticks
10 DF Madison Fitzpatrick (1996-12-14) 14 December 1996 (age 25) 101 19 Queensland Brisbane Blaze
15 DF Kaitlin Nobbs (captain) (1997-09-24) 24 September 1997 (age 24) 103 9 New South Wales NSW Pride
20 DF Karri Somerville (1999-04-07) 7 April 1999 (age 23) 28 0 Western Australia Perth Thundersticks

1 MF Claire Colwill (2003-09-19) 19 September 2003 (age 18) 15 1 Queensland Brisbane Blaze
4 MF Amy Lawton (2002-01-19) 19 January 2002 (age 20) 37 3 Victoria (Australia) HC Melbourne
8 MF Georgia Wilson (1996-05-20) 20 May 1996 (age 26) 53 0 Western Australia Perth Thundersticks
12 MF Greta Hayes (1996-10-17) 17 October 1996 (age 25) 31 1 New South Wales NSW Pride
14 MF Stephanie Kershaw (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 27) 88 14 Queensland Brisbane Blaze
18 MF Jane Claxton (captain) (1992-10-26) 26 October 1992 (age 29) 207 18 South Australia Adelaide Fire
21 MF Renee Taylor (1996-09-28) 28 September 1996 (age 25) 104 11 Queensland Brisbane Blaze

2 FW Ambrosia Malone (1998-01-08) 8 January 1998 (age 24) 75 19 Queensland Brisbane Blaze
9 FW Shanea Tonkin (1997-04-28) 28 April 1997 (age 25) 9 4 Western Australia Perth Thundersticks
24 FW Mariah Williams (1995-05-31) 31 May 1995 (age 27) 108 19 New South Wales NSW Pride
29 FW Rebecca Greiner (1999-06-13) 13 June 1999 (age 23) 32 4 Queensland Brisbane Blaze
30 FW Grace Stewart (captain) (1997-04-28) 28 April 1997 (age 25) 102 29 New South Wales NSW Pride

The remainder of the 2022 national squad is as follows:[13]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Meg Pearce (1994-07-01) 1 July 1994 (age 28) 5 0 Queensland Brisbane Blaze v.  New Zealand; 15 May 2022
DF Harriet Shand (2000-01-11) 11 January 2000 (age 22) 9 0 South Australia Adelaide Fire v.  Germany; 17 July 2022

FW Brooke Peris (1993-01-16) 16 January 1993 (age 29) 186 30 Australian Capital Territory Canberra Chill v.  New Zealand; 15 May 2022
FW Courtney Schonell (2000-09-17) 17 September 2000 (age 21) 4 0 New South Wales NSW Pride v.  New Zealand; 15 May 2022
FW Hannah Cullum-Sanders (2003-07-30) 30 July 2003 (age 19) 10 0 v.  Germany; 17 July 2022

Records

Highest Capped Players[14]
Rank Player Games
1 Madonna Blyth 342
2 Nikki Hudson 303
3 Rechelle Hawkes 279
4 Karen Smith 271
5 Casey Sablowski 258
6 Emily Chalker 255
7 Katrina Powell 252
8 Jodie Kenny 235
9 Rachael Lynch 233
10 Lisa Carruthers 230
Louise Dobson
Highest Goal Scorers[15]
Rank Player Goals
1 Alyson Annan 166
2 Rechelle Hawkes 141
3 Jodie Kenny 111
4 Jacqueline Pereira 109
5 Nicole Hudson 99
6 Emily Chalker 88
7 Jennifer Morris 83
8 Michelle Andrews 74
9 Madonna Blyth 70
10 Ashleigh Nelson 69

Results

Past results

2022 fixtures & results

2022 Statistics
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
14 11 2 1 33 8 +25 35

Trans–Tasman Series

10 May 2022 Match 1 New Zealand  2–2  Australia North Harbour, New Zealand
19:05 Tynan field hockey ball 16'
Shannon field hockey ball 42'
Report Fitzpatrick field hockey ball 47'
Williams field hockey ball 48'
Stadium: National Hockey Centre
12 May 2022 Match 2 New Zealand  1–2  Australia North Harbour, New Zealand
19:05 Shannon field hockey ball 39' Report Peris field hockey ball 13'57' Stadium: National Hockey Centre
14 May 2022 Match 3 New Zealand  1–1  Australia North Harbour, New Zealand
15:35 Jaques field hockey ball 6' Report Tonkin field hockey ball 30' Stadium: National Hockey Centre
15 May 2022 Match 4 New Zealand  1–2  Australia North Harbour, New Zealand
15:35 Hull field hockey ball 14' Report Greiner field hockey ball 23'
Peris field hockey ball 34'
Stadium: National Hockey Centre

FIH World Cup

XXII Commonwealth Games

30 July 2022 Pool B Australia  8–0  Kenya Birmingham, England
14:00 Nobbs field hockey ball 3'12'60'
Tonkin field hockey ball 4'32'
Kershaw field hockey ball 15'
Colwill field hockey ball 25'
Stewart field hockey ball 36'
Report Stadium: University of Birmingham

Goalscorers

2022 Goalscoring Table
Pos. Player FG PC PS Total
1 Kaitlin Nobbs 1 0 4 5
2 Stephanie Kershaw 3 1 0 4
Shanea Tonkin 4 0 0
4 Rebecca Greiner 3 0 0 3
Brooke Peris 2 1 0
Penny Squibb 0 3 0
Renee Taylor 0 3 0
8 Ambrosia Malone 1 1 0 2
Grace Stewart 2 0 0
Mariah Williams 1 0 1
11 Claire Colwill 0 1 0 1
Madison Fitzpatrick 0 1 0
Greta Hayes 1 0 0
Total 17 12 5 34

Other programs

National development squad

In addition to the core 22 player squad, Hockey Australia also maintains a 23 player development squad. The 2022 squad is as follows:

See also

References

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  2. ^ "FIH RANKINGS — OUTDOOR". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
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