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Hockey Australia announces womens world cup team

Hockey Australia announces womens world cup team

Hockey Australia has today announced the 18 member team to compete at next months Women’s Hockey World Cup.

Played in London from July 21 to August 5, It will be the 14th edition of the Women’s Hockey World Cup.

The team heads to London in great shape, following their convincing victory in May’s Tri Nations series in New Zealand, where the team beat the Black Sticks a convincing 4-1 in the final.

Head Coach Paul Gaudoin is looking forward to arriving in London in three weeks to compete in the World Cup, where the event will also serve as a significant milestone towards the Hockeyroos’ ambitions for Tokyo in 2020.

“It’s an exciting team with some new faces. Midfielder Jane Claxton will be missed due to injury, but it provides a great opportunity for new talent to stake a claim for midfield positions.

“The Hockeyroos are bursting with talent and vitality, and I am excited about what we can achieve,” said Gaudoin.

“We have also made changes to our off-field team and I am really looking forward to working with 2000 Sydney Olympic Gold medallist Katie Allen and former Assistant Coach to Canada, Steph Andrews.”

Australia finished second at the last Women’s World Cup, played in the Netherlands in 2014, after being defeated by the host nation 2-0. Having played in ten Women’s Hockey World Cups since 1981, the Hockeyroos have claimed gold twice (1994 and 1998), silver three times (1990, 2006 and 2014) and bronze once (1983).

Women’s Hockey World Cup team

Jocelyn Bartram (NSW)

Kristina Bates (VIC)

Edwina Bone (ACT)

Kalindi Commerford (ACT)

Madison Fitzpatrick (QLD)

Emily Hurtz (VIC)

Jodie Kenny (QLD)

Stephanie Kershaw (QLD)

Rachael Lynch (VIC)

Ambrosia Malone (QLD)

Karri McMahon (SA)

Georgina Morgan (NSW)

Kaitlin Nobbs (NSW)

Brooke Peris (NT)

Kathryn Slattery (WA)   

Emily Smith (NSW)

Grace Stewart (NSW)

Renee Taylor (QLD)

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