New Zealand women's national field hockey team

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New Zealand
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Nickname Black Sticks
Association New Zealand Hockey Federation
Confederation OHF (Oceania)
Coach Mark Hager
Assistant coach Chris Leslie
Greg Nicol
Captain Kayla Sharland (co-captain)
Emily Naylor (co-captain)
FIH ranking 3
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The New Zealand women's national field hockey team, also known as the Black Sticks Women, represents New Zealand in international women's field hockey (known in New Zealand as simply hockey). The team's best performances include a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a third placing at the 2011 Champions Trophy, and fourth placings at the 1986 World Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics. As of October 2012, the team ranks third on the International Hockey Federation (FIH) world rankings.

Tournament records[edit]

Current roster[edit]

2013–14 Black Sticks Women national squad – announced 19 September 2013[1]
(Caps as of 8 November 2013)
Num. Name Pos. NHL team Date of birth (age) Caps
1 Sharland, KaylaKayla Sharland M Central (1985-10-30) 30 October 1985 (age 28) 192
2 Naylor, EmilyEmily Naylor M Central (1985-12-23) 23 December 1985 (age 28) 225
3 Forgesson, KrystalKrystal Forgesson F Auckland (1982-09-07) 7 September 1982 (age 31) 187
4 Merry, OliviaOlivia Merry F Canterbury (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 22) 18
5 Glynn, KatieKatie Glynn F Auckland (1989-03-14) 14 March 1989 (age 25) 118
6 Webster, PetreaPetrea Webster F North Harbour (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 (age 26) 38
7 Roberts, AniwakaAniwaka Roberts D Capital (1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 24) 19
8 Rutherford, SallySally Rutherford GK Midlands (1981-06-05) 5 June 1981 (age 32) 45
9 Neal, BrookeBrooke Neal D Midlands (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 21) 4
10 Gibson, AmeliaAmelia Gibson GK Canterbury (1991-07-05) 5 July 1991 (age 22) 18
11 Jones, DanielleDanielle Jones D Auckland (1991-08-28) 28 August 1991 (age 22) 17
13 Charlton, SamanthaSamantha Charlton D Midlands (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 22) 64
14 Curtis, MichaelaMichaela Curtis F Central (1993-10-21) 21 October 1993 (age 20) 9
15 King, JuliaJulia King M Auckland (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 21) 52
16 Thompson, ElizabethElizabeth Thompson D Auckland (1994-12-08) 8 December 1994 (age 19) 3
17 Cocks, SophieSophie Cocks F Canterbury (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 19) 4
18 Blackwood, BridgetBridget Blackwood D Canterbury (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 23) 40
19 Dennison, RhiannonRhiannon Dennison D North Harbour (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 21) 18
22 Flynn, GemmaGemma Flynn M Midlands (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 23) 145
23 Reid, CassandraCassandra Reid M Canterbury (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 19) 19
24 Keddell, RoseRose Keddell D Auckland (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 20) 27
25 Fremaux, SianSian Fremaux M Canterbury (1992-05-21) 21 May 1992 (age 21) 21
26 Hayward, PippaPippa Hayward D Canterbury (1990-05-23) 23 May 1990 (age 23) 24
30 Russell, BiancaBianca Russell GK North Harbour (1978-07-04) 4 July 1978 (age 35) 63
31 Michelsen, StaceyStacey Michelsen M Northland (1991-02-18) 18 February 1991 (age 23) 127
32 Punt, AnitaAnita Punt M Capital (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 26) 132

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013/14 National Squads announced for huge year". Hockey New Zealand. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 

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