Field hockey in Australia

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Country Australia
Governing body Hockey Australia
National teams men/women
Nickname(s) Kookaburras (Men)
Hockeyroos (Women)
National competitions

Field hockey in Australia refers to the sport of Field Hockey played in Australia.

Australian Hockey League[edit]

The national level of competition is the Australian Hockey League, which was made from the former Men's and Women's National Hockey League in 1991. It is a small league, with only a single men's team and a single women's team from each of the eight states and territories, but it produces excellent results, when measured by the performance of the national squad.


The Kookaburras at the 2000 Olympics

The Kookaburras, the men's national team have won 1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze at the Olympics, as well as 7 World Hockey Cup medals, 4 Commonwealth Games gold medals and 25 Hockey Champions Trophy medals.


Hockeyroos at the 2000 Olympics

The Hockeyroos have won 3 gold Olympic medals in 2000, 1996 and 1988; as well as 4 world cup medals, 2 gold at the Commonwealth games, and 11 champions trophy medals.


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