NEWS

2017 Oceania Cup, Sydney

The Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women will compete at the 2017 Oceania Cup from 11-15 October at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre.

The Kiwis are joined at the tournament by hosts Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Held every two years, the Oceania Cup is the continental championship for the Oceania region with the winner of each gender automatically qualifying for the 2018 Hockey World Cup.

Both the Vantage Black Sticks Women and Men have already qualified for the World Cup, with the women’s event in London (July, 2018) and the men’s in India (November, 2018).

Each nation will play each other in the pool rounds before the top two ranked nations face off in the gold medal match for the Oceania Cup title.

OCEANIA CUP MATCH SCHEDULE (all in NZ time)

Wednesday, 11 October
Women – 9pm, Vantage Black Sticks vs Papua New Guinea
Men – 11pm, Kookaburras vs Papua New Guinea

Thursday, 12 October
Women – 9pm, Hockeyroos vs Papua New Guinea
Men – 11pm, Vantage Black Sticks vs Kookaburras

Saturday, 14 October
Men – 6pm, Vantage Black Sticks vs Papua New Guinea
Women – 8pm, Vantage Black Sticks vs Hockeyroos

Sunday, 15 October
Women – 6pm, 1st v 2nd
Men – 8:30pm, 1st v 2nd