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New era for Black Sticks Women

New era for Black Sticks Women

New-era-for-Black-Sticks-WomenThe Black Sticks Women will have 12 debutantes at next month’s test series against Malaysia in Taranaki

Black Sticks Women’s head coach Mark Hager has named 12 debutantes for next month’s test series against Malaysia in Taranaki.

The series will see the Kiwis play five tests against the Malaysians at the TET Multisports Centre in Stratford from 12-18 December.

Following on from last week’s 2-1 series win against the Hockeyroos at the Ford Trans-Tasman Trophy, Hager will continue giving some of the country’s top young talent international experience.

From the squad of 22 players, none have played more than 100 tests with striker Samantha Harrison the most experience with 96 caps while Kirsten Pearce is the sole representative from the Rio Olympic team.

It will be an enticing hit-out and progression for several talented young players who are competing at this week’s Women’s Junior World Cup in Chile.

Coach Hager said the time is right to continue the evolution of the Black Sticks group with the Tokyo Olympic Games looming in four years.

“The players selected for this series are with an eye to the future and maintaining competition for positions will continue to develop depth within our playing group,” he said.

“Malaysia will be a good challenge for this group as they have shown excellent progress over 2016.

“To be able to provide an opportunity for 12 debutantes is exciting and builds on our philosophy post Rio of providing opportunity for the wider group.”

Presale tickets from just $5 will go on sale early next week through www.hockeynz.co.nz

The series is proudly supported by the Taranaki Electricty Trust (TET).

BLACK STICKS WOMEN
Malaysia Series, Taranaki
 

SHIRT #

PLAYER NAME

REGION

POSITION

AGE

CAPS

15

Jess ANDERSON

Canterbury

Midfielder/Striker

18

14

Michaela CURTIS

Central

Striker

23

39

28

Tarryn DAVEY

Midlands

Defender/Midfielder

20

5

Frances DAVIES

Midlands

Defender

19

9

Maddie DOWE

Auckland

Defender

20

4

20

Natasha FITZSIMONS

Midlands

Defender

26

55

3

Erin GOAD

North Harbour

Defender/Midfielder

23

6

2

Sam HARRISON

Auckland

Midfielder/Striker

24

96

23

Megan HULL

Midlands

Defender

21

19

Alia JAQUES

Midlands

Midfielder

21

11

Rachel McCANN

Canterbury

Striker

22

32

30

Pippa NORMAN

Central

Defender

21

18

Kirsten PEARCE

North Harbour

Striker

24

64

1

Felicity REIDY

Capital

Midfielder/Striker

23

3

12

Deanna RITCHIE

Auckland

Striker

21

6

Brooke ROBERTS

North Harbour

Goalkeeper

20

32

Amy ROBINSON

Midlands

Striker

20

7

Phoebe STEELE

Canterbury

Midfielder/Striker

21

29

Jenny STOREY

Canterbury

Defender

24

12

22

Kim TANNER

Midlands

Defender

23

3

17

Catherine TINNING

Canterbury

Striker

21

21

Ginny WILSON

Southern

Goalkeeper

21


MATCH SCHEDULE


Monday 12th December
6:30pm – Black Sticks Women vs Malaysia

Tuesday 13th December
6:30pm – Black Sticks Women vs Malaysia

Thursday 15th December
6:30pm – Black Sticks Women vs Malaysia

Saturday 17th December
3:00pm – Black Sticks Women vs Malaysia

Sunday 18th December
1:00pm – Black Sticks Women vs Malaysia

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