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INITIAL SQUAD LISTS FOR THE 2018 MASTERS WORLD CUP IN TERRASSA AND THE GRAND MASTERS WORLD CUP IN BARCELONA

Hockey New Zealand and the Masters Advisory Group are pleased to announce the initial squad lists for the 2018 Masters World Cup in Terrassa (27 July - 5 August) and the Grand Masters World Cup in Barcelona (20 - 30 June).

These squads will be where the final 16-18 players selected to travel will come from, which will be selected in January 2018. In some cases, the final team has been named and finalised.

“We would like to congratulate all players who have made themselves available for selection for our New Zealand Masters squads, and in particular to those listed in the initial squads,” Hockey NZ Competitions Manger Aidan O’Connor said.

“We are very excited about the capability of each squad – there have been some excellent players who unfortunately have not been selected which highlights the strength of each squad. 

“We have full confidence in our top quality coaches and managers to lead each programme at their respective World Cups in 2018.”

CLICK HERE to view Masters and Grand Masters World Cup squads


TRAVEL PACKAGES FROM HOUSE OF TRAVEL

Please see the below links from House of Travel around Accommodation and flight packages for the 2018 Masters and Grand Masters World Cups! 

Please note, all selected players must select the basic package at a minimum (accommodation and miscellaneous costs).

https://www.hockeytravel.nz/barcelona-2018

https://www.hockeytravel.nz/terrassa-2018

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29 Jan 2018

Vantage Black Sticks vs Argentina

Vantage Black Sticks vs Argentina

Author: Hockey NZ  /  Categories: Events  / 

Event date: 21/02/2018 - 28/02/2018 Export event

Two time Olympian Anita McLaren will suit up for the first time since the Rio Olympic Games when the Vantage Black Sticks Women travel to Argentina next month.

McLaren (nee Punt), with 247 internationals to her name, is one of 20 players named to play Argentina in a five-test series from 21-28 February in Buenos Aires.

As the Vantage Black Sticks Women’s leading all-time goal scorer, 30-year-old McLaren will add some venom to her side’s attack especially from penalty corners.

Striker Michaela Curtis has earned a re-call while goalkeeper Brooke Roberts will have an opportunity to show her stuff against the world’s number three ranked side.

Stacey Michelsen (244) and Sam Charlton (208) add significant experience to the talented group with striker Kirsten Pearce returning after missing the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final in Auckland through injury.

Head coach Mark Hager was looking forward his team’s first hit-out of 2018 ahead of an important year which includes the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and World Cup in London.

“This is a great series against quality opposition which allows us to test ourselves and see where we are all at leading into the rest of the year,” he said.

“It’s great to have Anita back with the group and she will certainly add a lot of speed and athleticism to our midfield as well as her experience.

“We’re looking at the series as a good opportunity to also give some young players extra exposure, such as Michaela Curtis, Tarryn Davey and Madi Doar.

“Sally Rutherford was named goalkeeper of the tournament at the World League Final so Grace O’Hanlon and Brooke Roberts have been given an opportunity on this tour to continue building depth in that crucial position.”

MATCH SCHEDULE (all in NZ time)

Wednesday 21st February - 10:00am
Friday 23rd February - 10:00am
Sunday 25th February - 10:00am
Monday 26th February - 10:00am
Wednesday 28th February - 10:00am


VANTAGE BLACK STICKS WOMEN
Argentina Tour, 20-27 February, 2018

PLAYER NAME

REGION

POSITION

AGE

CAPS

Sam CHARLTON

Midlands

Defender

26

208

Michaela CURTIS

Central

Striker

24

46

Tarryn DAVEY

Midlands

Defender/Midfielder

21

16

Frances DAVIES

Midlands

Defender

21

34

Madison DOAR

Auckland

Striker

18

8

Shiloh GLOYN

Midlands

Midfielder

28

52

Ella GUNSON

Northland

Defender

28

174

Sam HARRISON

Auckland

Striker

26

133

Pippa HAYWARD

Canterbury

Defender

27

148

Anita McLAREN

Capital

Midfielder

30

247

Rose KEDDELL

Midlands

Defender

23

159

Olivia MERRY

Canterbury

Striker

25

181

Stacey MICHELSEN

Northland

Defender

26

244

Brooke NEAL

Northland

Defender

25

131

Grace O’HANLON

TBC

Goalkeeper

25

24

Kirsten PEARCE

North Harbour

Striker

26

93

Brooke ROBERTS

North Harbour

Goalkeeper

22

3

Amy ROBINSON

Midlands

Striker

21

40

Kelsey SMITH

Capital

Striker

23

65

Kim TANNER

Midlands

Defender

25

24

 

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