New Zealand women's national field hockey team

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New Zealand
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Nickname(s)Vantage Black Sticks
AssociationNew Zealand Hockey Federation
ConfederationOHF (Oceania)
Head CoachDarren Smith
Assistant coach(es)Bryce Collins
Shea McAleese
Verity Sharland
ManagerDenise Leggat
CaptainMegan Hull
Olivia Merry
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Home
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Away
FIH ranking
Current 8 Increase 1 (19 July 2022)[1]
Olympic Games
Appearances8 (first in 1984)
Best result4th (2012, 2016)
World Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1983)
Best result4th (1986)
Oceania Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1999)
Best result1st (2007, 2009, 2011, 2019)

The New Zealand women's national field hockey team is also known as the Black Sticks Women. The team's best performances include a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a third placing at the 2011 Champions Trophy, and fourth placings at the 1986 World Cup, 2012 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics. As of December 2017, the team ranks fourth on the International Hockey Federation (FIH) world rankings.

Tournament records

World Cup[2]
Year Host city Position
1983 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7th
1986 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th
1990 Australia Sydney, Australia 7th
1998 Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands 6th
2002 Australia Perth, Australia 11th
2010 Argentina Rosario, Argentina 7th
2014 Netherlands The Hague, Netherlands 5th
2018 England London, England 11th
2022 Spain Terrassa, Spain
Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands
5th
Champions Trophy[3]
Year Host city Position
1987 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
1999 Australia Brisbane, Australia 5th
2000 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
2001 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 5th
2002 China Macau, China 5th
2004 Argentina Rosario, Argentina 6th
2006 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
2010 England Nottingham, England 5th
2011 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 3rd
2012 Argentina Rosario, Argentina 6th
2014 Argentina Mendoza, Argentina 4th
2016 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 6th
World League[4]
Year Round Host city Position
2012–13 Semi-final Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands 4th
Final Argentina San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina 5th
2014–15 Semi-final Belgium Antwerp, Belgium 4th
Final Argentina Rosario, Argentina 2nd
2016–17 Semi-finals Belgium Brussels, Belgium 3rd
Final New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand 2nd
FIH Pro League[5]
Year Finals Host city Position
2019 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 6th
2020–21 N/A 6th
2021–22 N/A Withdrew
2022–23 N/A Qualified
Olympic Games[6]
Year Host city Position
1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union N/A
1984 United States Los Angeles, United States 6th
1992 Spain Barcelona, Spain 8th
2000 Australia Sydney, Australia 6th
2004 Greece Athens, Greece 6th
2008 China Beijing, China 12th
2012 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 4th
2016 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th
2020 Japan Tokyo, Japan 8th
Commonwealth Games[7]
Year Host city Position
1998 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd
2002 England Manchester, England 4th
2006 Australia Melbourne, Australia 3rd
2010 India New Delhi, India 2nd
2014 Scotland Glasgow, Scotland 3rd
2018 Australia Gold Coast, Australia 1st
Oceania Cup[8]
Year Host city Position
1999 Australia Sydney, Australia 2nd
2001 New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand 2nd
2003 Australia Melbourne, Australia
New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
2nd
2005 Australia Sydney, Australia
New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
2nd
2007 Australia Buderim, Australia 1st
2009 New Zealand Invercargill, New Zealand 1st
2011 Australia Hobart, Australia 1st
2013 New Zealand Stratford, New Zealand 2nd
2015 New Zealand Stratford, New Zealand 2nd
2017 Australia Sydney, Australia 2nd
2019 Australia Rockhampton, Australia 1st
Champions Challenge I[9]
Year Host city Position
2003 Italy Catania, Italy 4th
2005 United States Virginia Beach, United States 1st
2007 Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan 5th
2009 South Africa Cape Town, South Africa 1st

Team

Current squad

The following players were named in the squad for the XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.[10]

All caps and goals current as of 30 July 2022, after the match against Scotland.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
10 GK Brooke Roberts (1995-02-16) 16 February 1995 (age 27) 13 0 New Zealand Northern Tridents
15 GK Grace O'Hanlon (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 29) 78 0 New Zealand Hauraki Mavericks

1 DF Tarryn Davey (1996-02-29) 29 February 1996 (age 26) 78 2 Netherlands Klein Zwitserland
5 DF Frances Davies (1996-10-18) 18 October 1996 (age 25) 95 2 Netherlands Klein Zwitserland
17 DF Stephanie Dickins (1995-01-09) 9 January 1995 (age 27) 45 4 New Zealand Northern Tridents
18 DF Anna Crowley (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 22) 7 0 New Zealand Southern Alpiners
20 DF Megan Hull (captain) (1996-05-12) 12 May 1996 (age 26) 53 4 New Zealand Central Falcons
26 DF Kaitlin Cotter (2001-11-14) 14 November 2001 (age 20) 12 2 New Zealand Central Falcons

3 MF Alexandra Lukin (1997-05-29) 29 May 1997 (age 25) 10 1 New Zealand Hauraki Mavericks
7 MF Aniwaka Haumaha (1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 33) 74 0 New Zealand Central Falcons
19 MF Tessa Jopp (1995-06-18) 18 June 1995 (age 27) 39 2 New Zealand Southern Alpiners
21 MF Alia Jaques (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 27) 23 4 New Zealand Hauraki Mavericks
22 MF Katie Doar (2001-09-11) 11 September 2001 (age 20) 33 2 New Zealand Northern Tridents

2 FW Olivia Shannon (2001-05-23) 23 May 2001 (age 21) 45 9 New Zealand Central Falcons
4 FW Olivia Merry (captain) (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 30) 252 120 New Zealand Southern Alpiners
6 FW Hope Ralph (2000-04-14) 14 April 2000 (age 22) 26 5 New Zealand Central Falcons
14 FW Tyler Lench (1997-06-08) 8 June 1997 (age 25) 9 0 New Zealand Northern Tridents
32 FW Rose Tynan (1997-03-20) 20 March 1997 (age 25) 9 4 New Zealand Northern Tridents

Records

Highest Capped Players[11]
Rank Player Games
1 Stacey Michelsen 281
2 Emily Gaddum 274
3 Anita McLaren 271
4 Kayla Whitelock 256
5 Gemma McCaw 248
6 Samantha Charlton 247
7 Suzie Muirhead 238
8 Olivia Merry 226
9 Charlotte Harrison 222
10 Krystal Forgesson 220
Highest Goal Scorers[12]
Rank Player Goals
1 Anita McLaren 105
2 Olivia Merry 101
3 Krystal Forgesson 77
Katie Glynn
5 Gemma McCaw 72
6 Charlotte Harrison 65
7 Kayla Whitelock 63
8 Niniwa Roberts 47
9 Samantha Harrison 42
10 Suzie Muirhead 41

Notable players

Results

Past results

XXXII Olympic Games

27 July 2020 Pool B Japan  v  New Zealand Tokyo, Japan
10:45 Stadium: Oi Hockey Stadium
29 July 2020 Pool B New Zealand  v  Spain Tokyo, Japan
11:45 Stadium: Oi Hockey Stadium
1 August 2020 Pool B China  v  New Zealand Tokyo, Japan
09:30 Stadium: Oi Hockey Stadium

Goalscorers

2020 Goalscoring Table
Pos. Player FG PC PS Total
1 Olivia Merry 4 6 0 10
2 Olivia Shannon 1 2 0 3
3 Hope Ralph 2 0 0 2
4 Alia Jaques 1 0 0 1
Rose Keddell 1 0 0
Gemma McCaw 1 0 0
Stacey Michelsen 1 0 0
Total 11 8 0 19

See also

References

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 19 July 2022. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Home – FIH".
  3. ^ "Home – FIH".
  4. ^ "Home – FIH".
  5. ^ "FIH confirms Spain men and Belgium women join Hockey Pro League". FIH. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Home – FIH".
  7. ^ "Home – FIH".
  8. ^ "Oceania Cup". Hockey Australia. Archived from the original on 11 January 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Home – FIH".
  10. ^ "New Zealand". results.birmingham2022.com. Birmingham2022. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  11. ^ "New Zealand Hockey Representatives – Women" (PDF). New Zealand Hockey Federation.
  12. ^ "New Zealand Goal Scorers – Women" (PDF). New Zealand Hockey Federation.

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