Hockey Australia

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Hockey Australia
Hockey Australia logo.svg
Sport Field hockey
Jurisdiction Australia
Abbreviation HA
Founded 2000 (2000)
Affiliation FIH
Affiliation date 1925
Regional affiliation OHF
Headquarters Melbourne, Victoria
President Stuart Grimshaw
Vice president Clare Prideaux
Official website
www.hockey.org.au
Australia

Hockey Australia[1] is an organisation that formed from the merger of the Australian Hockey Association and Women's Hockey Australia in 2000. It is the national body responsible for the promotion, development and administration of field hockey in Australia. Hockey Australia is a full member of the International Hockey Federation, and comprises the State and Territory associations.

History[edit]

The British Army has been credited with the spread of hockey throughout the world, but in Australia's case, the British Navy deserves the honours. In the late 1800s, Australia did not have a naval fleet of its own and relied upon the Royal Navy for the security of the coastline. The British Naval officers stationed in Australia taught the locals the game of hockey and laid the foundations for a sport which Australians have developed and mastered.[2]

National teams[edit]

Hockey Australia is the governing body that oversees Australia's National Teams.

Tournaments[edit]

Hockey Australia organises National Tournaments, at various levels. These are as follows:

  • Australian Hockey League[3] 1991–Present (Men) 1991-Present (Women)
  • National Championships Last Run in 1993 (Women) 1994 (Men), Replaced by AHL
  • Under 21 National Championships
  • Under 18 National Championships
  • Under 15 National Championships
  • Under 13 Australian Carnival
  • National Country Championships
  • Veterans National Championships
  • Indoor National Championships
  • Under 21 Indoor National Championships
  • Under 18 Indoor National Championships

In August 2015, Hockey Australia announced its Indoor Australian Championships will be held in Wollongong in 2016 and 2017. The three-week festival of indoor hockey will be played at the Illawarra Hockey Centre, in Wollongong. Championships will be played in Open, Under 15, Under 18 and the Under 21 categories, as well as a new Under 13 event, over the 23 days. This is the first time all Australian Indoor Championships are held in one venue.[4]

Championship results[5][edit]

Men[edit]

The Australian Hockey League is the premier field hockey competition in Australia, it began in 1991, with its arrival the Open National Championships were discontinued.

Year Open Under 21 Under 18
(Under 16 until 1981, Under 17 from 1982-1993)
Under 15 Under 13
1925 Victoria
1926 Victoria
1927 New South Wales
1928 South Australia
1929 Western Australia
1930 Victoria
1931 No Competition
1932 Queensland
1933 Queensland
1934 Queensland
1935 New South Wales
1936 Western Australia
1937 Queensland
1938 Western Australia
1939 Queensland
1946 Victoria Western Australia
1947 Queensland Victoria
1948 Queensland Western Australia
1949 New South Wales Western Australia
1950 Western Australia
Queensland
New South Wales New South Wales
1951 New South Wales Western Australia New South Wales
1952 New South Wales Western Australia Western Australia
1953 New South Wales Queensland Western Australia
1954 Queensland New South Wales Western Australia
1955 Western Australia New South Wales Western Australia
1956 Western Australia Queensland Queensland
1957 New South Wales New South Wales Western Australia
1958 Western Australia Queensland Western Australia
1959 Queensland New South Wales Queensland
1960 Western Australia New South Wales Victoria
1961 Queensland Queensland New South Wales
1962 Western Australia Western Australia Western Australia
1963 Western Australia Queensland South Australia
1964 Western Australia Queensland New South Wales
1965 Western Australia South Australia South Australia
1966 Western Australia Western Australia New South Wales
1967 Western Australia Western Australia New South Wales
1968 Queensland South Australia Queensland
1969 Western Australia New South Wales New South Wales
1970 Western Australia South Australia Western Australia
1971 Victoria South Australia Queensland
1972 South Australia
Western Australia
Victoria New South Wales
1973 Queensland South Australia Western Australia
1974 Western Australia Western Australia New South Wales
1975 Western Australia South Australia Victoria
1976 Western Australia Queensland Queensland
1977 Western Australia Queensland Victoria
1978 South Australia Victoria Queensland
1979 Western Australia Victoria Victoria
1980 South Australia Victoria New South Wales Queensland
1981 Western Australia South Australia Queensland New South Wales
1982 Western Australia Western Australia Queensland Western Australia
1983 Western Australia Western Australia New South Wales Western Australia
1984 Western Australia New South Wales Western Australia New South Wales
1985 Victoria Victoria New South Wales New South Wales
1986 Western Australia Queensland Queensland Queensland
1987 Western Australia New South Wales Victoria Queensland
1988 Victoria Western Australia Victoria Queensland
1989 New South Wales Victoria Queensland New South Wales
1990 New South Wales New South Wales Western Australia Victoria
1991 Western Australia Queensland Western Australia New South Wales
1992 Victoria Victoria Victoria New South Wales
1993 Victoria New South Wales New South Wales
1994 Queensland Victoria Queensland
1995 New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales
1996 Western Australia New South Wales Western Australia
1997 Queensland Victoria Victoria
1998 Victoria Western Australia Queensland
1999 Victoria Victoria Western Australia
2000 Queensland New South Wales Northern Territory
2001 Queensland Queensland Western Australia
2002 Western Australia Western Australia Queensland
2003 Victoria Northern Territory Victoria Queensland
2004 New South Wales Western Australia Victoria Queensland
2005 Western Australia Western Australia Queensland Queensland
2006 Victoria New South Wales New South Wales Queensland
2007 Victoria Queensland New South Wales Victoria
2008 Queensland Queensland New South Wales Victoria
2009 Queensland Queensland New South Wales New South Wales
2010 Victoria Queensland New South Wales New South Wales
2011 Western Australia New South Wales New South Wales Victoria
2012 Queensland New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales
2013 Queensland Victoria New South Wales Victoria
2014 New South Wales Queensland New South Wales New South Wales
2015 Victoria Western Australia Western Australia Victoria
2016 Victoria Western Australia Queensland

Women[edit]

[6]

Year Open Under 21 Under 18
(Under 19 1976-1983)
Under 15 Under 13
1910 New South Wales
1911 Tasmania
1912 New South Wales
1913 South Australia
1914 New South Wales
1920 Tasmania
1921 South Australia
Tasmania
1922 Tasmania
1923 South Australia
1924 New South Wales
1925 South Australia
1926 Victoria
1927 New South Wales
1928 New South Wales
Victoria
1929 Western Australia
1931 New South Wales
1932 Tasmania
Victoria
1933 Tasmania
1934 Tasmania
1935 Tasmania
Victoria
1936 New South Wales
1937 New South Wales
1938 Western Australia
1939 Western Australia
1946 Western Australia
1947 Western Australia
1948 New South Wales
Western Australia
1949 Western Australia
1950 Western Australia
1951 Western Australia
1952 Western Australia
1953 Western Australia
1954 New South Wales
1955 Western Australia
1957 Western Australia
1958 Western Australia
1959 Western Australia
1960 Western Australia
1961 Queensland
1962 Western Australia
1963 Western Australia
1964 Western Australia
1965 Western Australia
South Australia
1966 Western Australia
1967 Western Australia
1968 South Australia
Western Australia
1969 Western Australia
1970 South Australia
Western Australia
1971 Victoria
1972 Western Australia
1973 Western Australia
1974 Western Australia
1975 Western Australia Queensland
1976 Western Australia Queensland
1977 Western Australia New South Wales
1978 New South Wales
Queensland
Tasmania
Queensland
1979 Western Australia Queensland
Western Australia
1980 Queensland Queensland
1981 Western Australia Queensland
1982 Western Australia Queensland
1983 Queensland Queensland
1984 New South Wales Queensland Queensland
1985 Western Australia Western Australia Western Australia
1986 Western Australia New South Wales New South Wales
1987 Western Australia
Queensland
Queensland Queensland
Western Australia
1988 Western Australia Western Australia New South Wales
1989 Western Australia New South Wales Queensland
1990 Western Australia Queensland New South Wales
Queensland
1991 Western Australia Queensland Queensland
Victoria
1992 Queensland Queensland Queensland
1993 Queensland Queensland New South Wales
1994 Victoria New South Wales
1995 Victoria New South Wales
Queensland
1996 Victoria Western Australia
1997 New South Wales Western Australia
1998 Victoria Victoria
1999 Victoria Australian Capital Territory
2000 Queensland Queensland
2001 South Australia New South Wales
2002 New South Wales Queensland
2003 Queensland Queensland New South Wales
2004 Queensland Victoria New South Wales
2005 Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Western Australia Australian Capital Territory
2006 Queensland Western Australia New South Wales New South Wales
2007 Queensland New South Wales New South Wales Queensland
2008 Western Australia New South Wales Western Australia Queensland
2009 Tasmania New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales
2010 Victoria Victoria New South Wales New South Wales
2011 Western Australia Victoria New South Wales Queensland
2012 New South Wales Queensland New South Wales Western Australia
2013 Queensland New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales
2014 New South Wales Queensland New South Wales New South Wales
2015 Victoria Queensland Queensland New South Wales
2016 Queensland Queensland Queensland
  • Open National Championships were discontinued after 1994, so for the early years of the AHL there was also a National Championships.
  • From 2014 onwards, the Under 18 National Championships have been contested by 10 teams, with New South Wales and Victoria each fielding 2 teams. In 2016 this number increased to 11 with the addition of a second Queensland team.
  • From 2010 onwards, Hockey Australia have not played a finals series in the U15 National Championships, so the winners were the teams ranked highest on the ladder after the round-robin competition. In 2014 Hockey Australia increased the number of teams to 12 with the stronger states (NSW, QLD, VIC, WA) fielding two teams each, playoff matches were reintroduced.
  • The Under 13 National Championship was included as a full National Championship from 2011. Prior to this an invitational event was run and sanctioned by Hockey Australia, but did not hold National Championship status. Similarly to the U15 competition, there is no finals series and the Champion is the team ranked highest on the ladder at the conclusion of the competition. In 2014 Hockey Australia increased the number of teams to 12 with the stronger states (NSW, QLD, VIC, WA) fielding two teams each. In 2015 Hockey Australia renamed this event as an Australian Carnival, with the stronger states (NSW, QLD, VIC, WA) required to pick even teams in order to promote participation over elitism, matches are also shortened to 20 minute halves with a full round robin.

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