Hockey Australia announces fourth venue for FIH Pro League
Perth has been confirmed as the fourth and final venue to host the inaugural FIH Pro League.
Ministry Of Sport reported earlier this week that Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney were locked in before Hockey Australia confirmed Perth as the final venue today.
Four of Australia’s major cities will now see nine of the world’s best men’s and women’s teams compete against each other on a home-and-away basis.
HA Chief Executive Matt Favier said: “I am pleased to be able to confirm Perth as the final venue for the Australian matches.
Australia will play Great Britain in both genders at the Perth Hockey Stadium on Saturday 16 February, where HA’s High-Performance programme is based.
Hockey WA CEO Stu Gilsenan said: “Perth has been the spiritual home of hockey in Australia for so many years and it is therefore only fitting that we will be hosting one of the most exciting fixtures of the 2019 FIH Pro-League series.
“Our rivalry with Great Britain is well-documented and I’m sure the Kookaburra and Hockeyroo matches will live up to the hype and provide us with a fantastic spectacle for all WA sports fans to enjoy.”
FOX SPORTS, exclusively on Foxtel, will broadcast all 16 matches hosted by Australia’s Kookaburras (men) and Hockeyroos (women) as part of the game-changing FIH Pro League.
All Hockeyroos matches from the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 between 21 July and 5 August as well as November’s Champions Trophy in Changzhou between 17-25 November will also be shown by the Australian broadcaster.