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OUR TEAMS

About The Team

The Black Sticks Women have been one of the outstanding performing team on the international scene for the past decade. The team regularly puts themselves in contention for podium finishes. Fourth place finishes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games have shown how the side can compete on the international stage. The side finally broke through at the 2018 Commonwealth Games when they defeated the home side Australia to take out the first Commonwealth Gold Medal in the programme’s history.

Women

About The Team

The Vantage Black Sticks Men are the National Team which represents New Zealand at the international level. The side has a proud history of performing on the world stage, to date their crowning achievement was when they won the Olympic Gold Medal at the Montreal Games. Over the past ten years, the side have won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup twice.

New Zealand is coached by former Black Sticks midfielder Darren Smith, the side are renowned for their tireless teamwork ethic and are blessed with some exceptional individual players.

Men