Victorian Vipers

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The Victorian Vipers is a field hockey team which participates in Australia's national field hockey league, the AHL. The team is predominately made up of amateurs who participle in the Victorian Premier League competition. The team's home stadium is the Victorian State Netball and Hockey Centre.


Since the women's competition was included into the AHL in 1993, the Victorian Vipers have experienced varying levels of success including winning 2 national championships. These two championships came in the 2003 and 2012 competitions.

2013 Team[edit]

Rachael Lynch Goalkeeper

Alana Butler Goalkeeper

Megan Berriman Defender

Carla Bond Defender

Steph Doutre Defender

Samantha Snow Defender

Stacia Joseph Midfield

Anna Burns Midfield

Meg Pearce Midfield

Kary Chau Midfield

Hannah Cohen Midfield

Claire Messent Midfield

Hana Peake Midfield

Danielle Schubach Midfield

Hayley Padget Midfield

Laura Barden Striker

Laura Desmet Striker

Stephanie Riordan Striker

The team will compete in Hobart, Tasmania from the 28th of September to the 5th of October.

2013 Staff[edit]

Coach: Victor Romagosa

Assistant Coach: Katie Allen

Assistant Coach: Greg Drake

Team Manager: Natalie Joiner

Physiotherapist: Sharon Wilkins

Sports Scientist: Kylie Thomas

Strength and Conditioning: Nathan Heaney

Notable players[edit]

Notable Victorian Vipers players which have represented the Hockeyroos at the Olympics include Louise Dobson, Rachel Imison and Georgia Nanscawen.

Previous coaches[edit]

John Mowat 1994-2001

Toni Cumpston 2001-08

Katie Allen 2009-12


The team's home ground is the State Netball and Hockey Centre which is located within a kilometre of the Melbourne CBD. The stadium has a capacity of about 4,500 with 1000 seats however capacity is expanded through temporary seating for big tournaments. The stadium was used for the 2006 Commonwealth games, as well as the 2009 and 2012 Champions Trophy.