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 Whitelock
FIH ranking 4
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Second kit

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 June 2014, the team ranks fourth on the International Hockey Federation (FIH) world rankings.

Tournament records[edit]

Current roster[edit]

2014–15 Black Sticks Women national squad
(Caps as of 2 October 2014)[1]
Num. Name Pos. NHL team Date of birth (age) Caps
4 Merry, OliviaOlivia Merry F Canterbury (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 22) 58
5 Glynn, KatieKatie Glynn F Auckland (1989-03-14) 14 March 1989 (age 25) 134
6 Webster, PetreaPetrea Webster F North Harbour (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 (age 26) 78
7 Roberts, AniwakaAniwaka Roberts D Capital (1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 25) 34
8 Rutherford, SallySally Rutherford GK Midlands (1981-06-05) 5 June 1981 (age 33) 78
9 Neal, BrookeBrooke Neal D Midlands (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 22) 17
10 Gibson, AmeliaAmelia Gibson GK Canterbury (1991-07-05) 5 July 1991 (age 23) 26
12 Gunson, EllaElla Gunson D Northland (1989-07-09) 9 July 1989 (age 25) 84
13 Charlton, SamanthaSamantha Charlton D Midlands (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 23) 104
14 Curtis, MichaelaMichaela Curtis F Central (1993-10-21) 21 October 1993 (age 21) 18
15 King, JuliaJulia King M Auckland (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 22) 63
16 Thompson, ElizabethElizabeth Thompson D Auckland (1994-12-08) 8 December 1994 (age 20) 42
17 Cocks, SophieSophie Cocks F Canterbury (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 20) 44
19 Dennison, RhiannonRhiannon Dennison D North Harbour (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 21) 57
21 Barnett, GeorgiaGeorgia Barnett GK Central 1993/1994 (age 20–21) 5
22 Flynn, GemmaGemma Flynn M Midlands (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 24) 185
24 Keddell, RoseRose Keddell D Auckland (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 20) 55
26 Hayward, PippaPippa Hayward D Canterbury (1990-05-23) 23 May 1990 (age 24) 35
27 Grant, JordanJordan Grant F Canterbury (1991-03-22) 22 March 1991 (age 23) 25
31 Michelsen, StaceyStacey Michelsen M Northland (1991-02-18) 18 February 1991 (age 23) 151
32 Punt, AnitaAnita Punt M Capital (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 27) 171

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand Hockey Representatives – Women (As at 24 April 2014)". Hockey New Zealand. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 

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