Mavericks look to impress in front of home crowd


On paper, the Hauraki Mavericks Women look formidable with the team boasting a whopping seven current Vantage Black Sticks as well as 11 who have previously donned the black singlet. 

The team will look to push forward with real intent in the competition knowing that outstanding Black Sticks goalkeeper Grace O’Hanlon will stifle a lot of the attacks that the opposition throw at them. 

The side will see recent international players Lulu Tuilotolava and Kim Tanner try to impress as they make a return to High Performance hockey and push to be part of Graham Shaw’s plans for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.  

Hauraki Mavericks Women’s Schedule

  • 12 November vs Tridents – 5:00 pm
  • 14 November vs Alpiners – 2:00 pm
  • 15 November vs Falcons – 2:00 pm
  • 25 November vs Alpiners – 7:00 pm
  • 26 November vs Tridents – 7:00 pm 
  • 28 November vs Falcons – 2:00 pm

Hauraki Mavericks Women’s Squad: Breana Catley, Tarryn Davey (N), Maddie Dowe, Ali Hunt, Alia Jaques (N), Rose Keddell (N), Julia King (N), Alex Lukin, Amelia Marlow, Alice McIlroy-Foster, Sophie Morrison, Grace O’Hanlon (N), Kendra Peart-Anderson,  Amy Robinson (N), Tori Robinson, Kim Tanner, Liz Thompson (N), Lulu Tuilotolava, Tayla White, Lydia Woods, Eva Zylstra.
Head Coach: Mark Borgers
Assistant Coach: Chris Arthur
Assistant Coach: Danielle Cranston
Manager: Jenny Duck

*National Squad Member


The Hauraki Mavericks Men are coached by current Vantage Black Sticks Defence Coach, former Vantage Black Sticks Captain and one of only four New Zealand men to play 300 matches for their country, Dean Couzins. He will have plenty of experience to call upon with eight players who are in the current national squad, including Arun Panchia (287 caps) and Simon Child (284 caps).

The Mavericks appear to be balanced across the park with plenty of international-attacking experience in Jared Panchia, Simon Child and Aidan Sarikaya. The trio is capable of breaking a match open at any point and will put considerable pressure on opposition defences.

They are supported with a strong defence led by captain Nic Woods and supported by Black Sticks defenders Arun Panchia, Dwayne Rowsell and goalkeeper Leon Hayward. 

Look for this side to be one of the favourites heading into the competition with an outstanding mix of international players and upcoming talent that coach Couzins will be looking to tap into as he aims to guide his team to the maiden title. 

Hauraki Mavericks Men’s Schedule

  • 19 November vs Tridents – 5:00 pm
  • 21 November vs Alpiners – 2:00 pm
  • 22 November vs Falcons – 2:00 pm
  • 2 December vs Alpiners – 7:00 pm
  • 3 December vs Tridents – 7:00 pm
  • 5 December vs Falcons – 2:00 pm 

Hauraki Mavericks Men: Marcus Child (N), Simon Child (N), Taylor Craigie, Malcolm Curley, Garrick du Toit, Zander Fraser, Cam Hayde, Leon Hayward (N), Shae Iswar, Jonty Keaney, Campbell Maclean, Tim Neild, Arun Panchia (N), Daniel Panchia, Jared Panchia (N), Matt Rees-Gibbs, Dwayne Rowsell (N), Aidan Sarikaya (N), Jacob Soo Choon, Nic Woods (N), Maks Wyndham-Smith.
Head Coach: Dean Couzins
Assistant Coach: Colin Stewart
Manager: Hugh Biss

*National Squad Member

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