New Zealand: VANTAGE BLACK STICKS VS SPAIN: A GAME OF TWO HALVES

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men faced Spain in a closely contested match, with Spain narrowly securing a 3-2 victory in the last quarter. The game was marked by dynamic play and determined efforts to convert opportunities from both sides. The first quarter saw balanced possession. Both teams tested each other’s defences, and a reverse pass […]

New Zealand: PARIS BOUND – MIX OF YOUTH AND EXPERIENCE IN NZ MEN’S HOCEKY TEAM

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Sixteen athletes have been selected to the New Zealand Men’s Hockey Team for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. New Zealand will begin their Olympic campaign against India, July 28, before also facing defending champions Belgium, Australia, Argentina, and Ireland in the pool stage. The side will feature two athletes at their fourth Olympic Games (Hugo […]

New Zealand: BLACK STICKS MEN BREAK 9 YEAR TOURNAMENT DROUGHT

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men have gone undefeated in Poland after beating France 4-3 in a shootout after the final finished 1-1 in normal time to win the FIH Nations Cup, ending their 9 year wait for a tournament win.   A tight match was predicted as two sides heading to the Olympics in Paris […]

New Zealand: BLACK STICKS GREAT TO PACK AWAY THE BLACK SINGLET AFTER TOURNAMENT

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Sam Child (nee Charlton) has announced her decision to retire from international hockey at the culmination of the FIH Nations Cup tonight.   Making her debut against Australia as a teenager in 2010, Child will end her career on 277 caps when she takes to the field for the last time against Chile overnight – […]

New Zealand: BLACK STICKS WOMEN START WITH A WIN, MEN CONTINUE UNDEFEATED

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New Zealand edged past Chile 1-0 as the FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup began in Terrassa, Spain. It was a frustrating first half for New Zealand, with the Chileans creating more chances but ultimately unable to get anything to show for it. In the third quarter, New Zealand punished the Las Diablas for the missed […]

New Zealand: DEFYING THE ODDS: THE INCREDIBLE COMEBACK STORY OF MIKE DELANEY

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  However, after this second procedure, he had to relearn to use one of his hands and lost leg function again. Recovery from this was slow-moving, and Delaney spent a year living at home, working to get back on his feet with the support of his family.   ‘When you are an 18-year-old at university, […]

New Zealand: BLACK STICKS MEN OVERCOME PLUCKY POLES

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Gniezno, Poland – The Vantage Black Sticks Men got their FIH Nations Cup campaign off to a good start with maximum points in their opening match – beating Poland 4-2 The hosts gave New Zealand a run for their money with the home crowd playing their part, but in the end, it was a small […]

New Zealand: AUSTRIA SWEPT ASIDE, BLACK STICKS 2 WINS IN 2

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Gniezno, Poland – The Vantage Black Sticks Men continued their FIH Nations Cup campaign strongly with a dominant 3-0 win over Austria. New Zealand controlled the game in the early stages, closing down and maintaining possession with some good exchanges.  Halfway through the first quarter, the NZ dominance was finally reflected in the score line […]

New Zealand: STICKS DOWN FOR NEW ZEALAND HOCKEY LEGEND

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One of the greatest ever Black Sticks, Olivia Merry, is today calling time on her international career. Spanning nearly 12 years after debuting in 2012 against India, Merry has gone on to earn 284 international caps scoring 128 goals in the process – the second and first all time, respectively, for New Zealand women. Merry […]

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