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 Sean Dancer
Manager Jude Menezes
Captain Kayla Whitelock
FIH ranking 5
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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 June 2014, the team ranks fourth on the International Hockey Federation (FIH) world rankings.

Tournament records[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

2016 New Zealand squad leading up to the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1] Caps as at 9 June 2016.

Num. Name Pos. NHL team Date of birth (age) Caps
1 Whitelock, KaylaKayla Whitelock * Midfielder/Striker Central (1985-10-30) 30 October 1985 (age 31) 243
2 Gaddum, EmilyEmily Gaddum ** Defender Central (1985-12-23) 23 December 1985 (age 31) 274
4 Merry, OliviaOlivia Merry * Striker Canterbury (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 25) 125
6 Webster, PetreaPetrea Webster * Striker/Midfielder North Harbour (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 (age 29) 137
8 Rutherford, SallySally Rutherford * Goalkeeper Midlands (1981-06-05) 5 June 1981 (age 35) 111
9 Neal, BrookeBrooke Neal * Defender Northland (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 24) 81
10 Gibson, AmeliaAmelia Gibson Goalkeeper Auckland (1991-07-05) 5 July 1991 (age 25) 54
11 McCann, RachelRachel McCann Midfielder Canterbury (1993-04-29) 29 April 1993 (age 23) 29
12 Gunson, EllaElla Gunson Defender/Midfielder Northland (1989-07-09) 9 July 1989 (age 27) 132
13 Charlton, SamSam Charlton * Defender/Midfielder Midlands (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 25) 171
15 King, JuliaJulia King Midfielder/Striker Auckland (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 24) 105
16 Thompson, LizLiz Thompson * Defender Auckland (1994-12-08) 8 December 1994 (age 22) 109
17 Cocks, SophieSophie Cocks * Striker/Midfielder Canterbury (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 22) 100
18 Pearce, KirstenKirsten Pearce * Striker North Harbour (1991-04-10) 10 April 1991 (age 26) 46
20 Fitzsimonds, NatashaNatasha Fitzsimonds Defender Midlands (1988-12-23) 23 December 1988 (age 28) 52
21 Barnett, GeorgiaGeorgia Barnett Goalkeeper Central (1994-08-27) 27 August 1994 (age 22) 29
22 Flynn, GemmaGemma Flynn * Midfielder Midlands (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 26) 231
23 Harrison, CharlotteCharlotte Harrison * Striker Auckland (1989-07-31) 31 July 1989 (age 27) 207
24 Keddell, RoseRose Keddell * Midfielder/Defender Auckland (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 23) 121
25 Smith, KelseyKelsey Smith * Striker Capital (1994-08-12) 12 August 1994 (age 22) 13
26 Hayward, PippaPippa Hayward * Midfielder/Defender Canterbury (1990-05-23) 23 May 1990 (age 26) 102
27 Grant, JordanJordan Grant Midfielder/Striker Canterbury (1991-03-22) 22 March 1991 (age 26) 60
28 Gloyn, ShilohShiloh Gloyn Midfielder/Striker Midlands (1989-11-06) 6 November 1989 (age 27) 29
30 Henry, KatherineKatherine Henry Midfielder North Harbour (1991-05-07) 7 May 1991 (age 25) 41
31 Michelsen, StaceyStacey Michelsen * Midfielder Northland (1991-02-18) 18 February 1991 (age 26) 201
32 McLaren, AnitaAnita McLaren * Striker/Midfielder Capital (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 29) 232

July 2016 updates: * = Selected in the final team for 2016 Summer Olympics ** = Emily Gaddum retired (pregnant) [2]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spirited Black Sticks Women's squad named". Hockey New Zealand. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand Women's team selected for Rio". Hockey New Zealand. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 

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