The match schedule for the preliminary rounds of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Hockey competition has been announced at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre.
Sanctioned by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the 10 competing nations for both men’s and women’s competitions are divided into two pools of five based on their FIH World Rankings.
Teams have been allocated in a snaking pattern from the top-seeded nation down to the 10th in order to evenly spread competing nations across both pools.
The New Zealand Men are joined in Pool A by trans-Tasman rivals Australia as well as Canada, South Africa and Scotland.
Meanwhile, the New Zealand Women are included in Pool B along with Australia, Scotland, Canada and Ghana.
Each team will play every other team within their pool during the preliminary round matches from April 5-11 before the top two teams in each pool advance to the semi-final and medal matches from April 12-14.
Each team will comprise a maximum of 18 athletes, with a total of 360 athletes participating the GC2018 hockey competition.
GC2018 HOCKEY POOLS – MEN
GC2018 HOCKEY POOLS – WOMEN
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ABOUT HOCKEY AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Hockey was first included in the Commonwealth Games sports program at the 1998 edition of the Games in Kuala Lumpur and is classified as a core sport that must be included on the program of each Games.
Across both the men’s and women’s Commonwealth Games hockey competition, Australia is the most successful nation having won all but one of the gold medals on offer (women’s 2002).
Hockey schedule: 5-14 April 2018
54 matches in total across the 10 days of competition
Ten teams will be divided into two pools based on world rankings
Will host two gold medals (men’s and women’s competition)
Tickets from $20 (adults), $10 (Children) – gc2018.com/tickets
Gold Coast Hockey Centre:
Gold Coast Hockey Centre – 125 Musgrave Ave, Southport
500 permanent seating capacity will expand to 5,000 with temporary seating
Opened in July 2017
Two new synthetic pitches