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Hockeyroos’ European Trio Again For Last FIH Professional League Matches

hockeyroos european trio back for final fih pro league matches 645995d3ee3e6 - Hockeyroos’ European trio back for final FIH Pro League matches - The return of an experienced quartet and key defender, plus the inclusion of a rising Tasmanian talent headline the Hockeyroos squad selected for the FIH Pro League matches against the Netherlands and Belgium in Europe in June.

The return of an skilled quartet and key defender, plus the inclusion of a rising Tasmanian expertise headline the Hockeyroos squad chosen for the FIH Professional League matches towards the Netherlands and Belgium in Europe in June.

Hockeyroos Head Coach Katrina Powell introduced the 20-player squad for the matches towards the world primary ranked Netherlands and sixth ranked Belgians to be performed in Eindhoven and Antwerp from 8-20 June.

Powell will welcome again Stephanie Kershaw, Kaitlin Nobbs (pictured above) and Brooke Peris who’ve been enjoying membership hockey within the Netherlands.

The trio, every who’re Olympians and have competed at World Cups and Commonwealth Video games, return to the nationwide setup for the primary time for the reason that Hockeyroos’ opening Professional League ‘mini match’ in February.

“They carry a variety of expertise so it is going to be fascinating to see how that blend of expertise, youth and relative inexperience moulds collectively towards two of the highest European international locations,” stated Powell.

“We’ve got been in common contact with Steph, Kaitlin and Brooke whereas they’ve been enjoying in Europe, monitoring their masses and protecting them aligned with what we’ve been doing.”

Ahead Mariah Williams is the opposite notable skilled participant coming into the squad after she missed the current FIH Professional League collection in Christchurch. Williams’ final sport was towards the USA on 1 March in Hobart.

Central defender Karri Somerville has additionally been named for her first internationals since final yr’s Commonwealth Video games. The 24 yr previous has made a profitable restoration from an harm that required surgical procedure.

“We’re happy with Mariah and Karri’s progress in returning to play and are eager to have them on tour with us,” stated Powell.

Teenager Maddison Brooks is the one participant chosen who comes from exterior the 2023 Hockeyroos squad of twenty-two athletes that was introduced in February.

Brooks has impressed in her 11 internationals up to now and Powell says she deserves her spot for this European Professional League tour.

“There are gamers like Maddi who’ve impressed to date this yr, taken their alternatives and improved every time we’ve seen them,” stated Powell.

“That enchancment piece is important to creating certain we progress as a workforce, but it surely additionally highlights that if you happen to don’t progress and enhance, then choice turns into troublesome.”

The 4 Professional League matches would be the Hockeyroos’ final earlier than the essential Oceania Cup towards New Zealand in August, which doubles as qualifiers for the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games.

“Following our time in Europe we’ll know the perfect mixture for the Oceania Cup, so it’s actually vital preparation, not only for the workforce however people,” stated Powell.
“Taking part in key video games towards the Netherlands, who’re the perfect on the planet, plus an underrated Belgium aspect, I’m eager for athletes to point out what they will do whereas on the identical time persevering with to develop our approach of play.”

Of most instant precedence for Powell and the Hockeyroos is subsequent week’s 3-match check collection towards India in Adelaide on 18, 20-21 Might at MATE Stadium.

Tickets for the matches are on sale now. The collection will likely be broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports activities and Kayo.

Hockeyroos squad – FIH Professional League 2022-23 Season Eindhoven and Antwerp



Hometown, State

Caps (Objectives)

Junior Hockey Membership

Jocelyn Bartram (gk)


Albury, NSW

78 (0)

Wombats HC

Maddison Brooks


Hobart, TAS

11 (1)


Jane Claxton


Adelaide, SA

218 (19)

Burnside HC

Claire Colwill


Mackay, QLD

30 (2)

St Josephs Major Faculty

Maddy Fitzpatrick


Cabarita Seashore, QLD

111 (20)

Casuarina HC

Rebecca Greiner


Bundaberg, QLD

48 (6)

All Blacks HC

Stephanie Kershaw


Townsville, QLD

93 (15)

Wests HC

Amy Lawton


Emerald, VIC

53 (4)

Southern United HC

Rosie Malone


Burleigh, QLD

88 (23)

Burleigh HC

Kaitlin Nobbs


Newington, NSW

108 (9)

Curtin Trinity Pirates

Brooke Peris


Darwin, NT

190 (32)

Nightcliff Tigers HC

Aleisha Energy (gk)


Northam, WA

24 (0)

Northam Hockey Affiliation

Courtney Schonell


Narellan Vale, NSW

14 (2)

Harrington Park HC

Hattie Shand


Naracoorte, SA

23 (0)

Adelaide HC

Karri Somerville


Kensington, WA

28 (0)

Victoria Park HC

Penny Squibb


Tambellup, WA

41 (5)

Tambellup HC

Grace Stewart


Gerringong, NSW

111 (30)

Gerringong HC

Tatum Stewart


Toowoomba, QLD

6 (0)

Rangeville Bulldogs HC

Renee Taylor


Everton Park, QLD

115 (15)

Business / Waverley HC

Mariah Williams


Parkes, NSW

115 (19)

Newcastle Souths / Parkes Rovers

FIH Professional League 2022-23 Season Eindhoven and Antwerp – Hockeyroos & Kookaburras Match Schedule
8 June 2023 – Netherlands v Hockeyroos (Girls) 7:40pm native time
9 June 2023 – Netherlands v Kookaburras (Males) 7:40pm native time
11 June 2023 – Netherlands v Hockeyroos (Girls) 3:10pm native time
12 June 2023 – Netherlands v Kookaburras (Males) 7:40pm native time
16 June 2023 – Belgium v Hockeyroos (Girls) 8:40pm native time
17 June 2023 – Belgium v Kookaburras (Males) 4:40pm native time
19 June 2023 – Belgium v Hockeyroos (Girls) 8:40pm native time
20 June 2023 – Belgium v Kookaburras (Males) 8:40pm native time

Full FIH Professional League 2022-23 Match Schedule

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