Kookaburras & Hockeyroos’ Pro League Schedule Revealed

Kookaburras & Hockeyroos’ Pro League Schedule Revealed

 

Author: Ben Somerford/Wednesday, 7 February 2018/Categories: Hockey Australia NewsHockeyroosKookaburras

 
 

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has revealed the full schedule for the inaugural season of the Hockey Pro League to begin in January 2019.

Australia are among nine women’s and nine men’s teams who will be competing for the Hockey Pro League title, playing eight home and eight away matches throughout the first six months of every year. 

The top four teams will then compete to determine the winner in a Grand Final later in June.

One hundred and 52 matches have been scheduled between January and June across the world as part of this new game-changing competition.

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Australia’s first fixtures are due to occur in early February on home soil, with both the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos scheduled to play the Netherlands on Saturday 2 February.

Men’s matches against Belgium, Pakistan, Germany and England along with women’s matches against Belgium, China, Germany and England are due to be played over the following fortnight in Australia.

The Kookaburras will also play home matches against Spain, Argentina and New Zealand in Australia in March, along with Hockeyroos matches against USA, Argentina and New Zealand.

Hockey Australia are currently in the process of finalising the venue agreements for home games and having these venues confirmed by the FIH. 

It is anticipated that an announcement about the venues for the 2019 Hockey Pro League will be made in March.

Australia’s away matches will all occur after the February-March fixtures, with trips to New Zealand (to be played on Anzac Day), Argentina, USA and China in April, May and early June respectively.

The Kookaburras and Hockeyroos will also play their European matches against England, Spain, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in June before the finals.

FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra said: “We’re delighted to publish this schedule as the world can now visualise the scale of this new global home and away league. 

“Organising such a complex timetable involving a number of stakeholders took some time but it was refreshing to witness to amount of collaborative working throughout the process by both participating teams and broadcasters.”

He continued: “This announcement means that fans can now lock dates into their diary to ensure they don’t miss any of the world’s top nations visiting their home turf. 

“It also allows both our participating nations and FIH to really push on with the development of this competition as we look to finalise broadcast and commercial partnerships across the world over the coming months ahead of next January’s launch.”

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Kookaburras Fixtures (home country first, all venues TBC):
Saturday 2 February 2019 – Australia v Netherlands
Sunday 3 February 2019 – Australia v Belgium
Saturday 9 February 2019 – Australia v Pakistan
Sunday 10 February 2019 – Australia v Germany
Saturday 16 February 2019 – Australia v England
Saturday 2 March 2019 – Australia v Spain
Saturday 16 March 2019 – Australia v Argentina
Sunday 17 March 2019 – Australia v New Zealand
Thursday 25 April 2019 – New Zealand v Australia
Saturday 4 May 2019 – Argentina v Australia
Friday 7 June 2019 – Pakistan v Australia
Sunday 9 June 2019 – England v Australia
Thursday 13 June 2019 – Spain v Australia
Sunday 16 June 2019 – Germany v Australia
Wednesday 19 June 2019 – Belgium v Australia
Sunday 23 June 2019 – Netherlands v Australia 

Hockeyroos Fixtures (home country first, all venues TBC):
Saturday 2 February 2019 – Australia v Netherlands
Sunday 3 February 2019 – Australia v Belgium
Saturday 9 February 2019 – Australia v China PR
Sunday 10 February 2019 – Australia v Germany
Saturday 16 February 2019 – Australia v England
Saturday 2 March 2019 – Australia v USA
Saturday 16 March 2019 – Australia v Argentina
Sunday 17 March 2019 – Australia v New Zealand
Thursday 25 April 2019 – New Zealand v Australia
Saturday 4 May 2019 – Argentina v Australia
Friday 10 May 2019 – USA v Australia
Sunday 2 June 2019 – China PR v Australia
Sunday 9 June 2019 – England v Australia
Sunday 16 June 2019 – Germany v Australia
Wednesday 19 June 2019 – Belgium v Australia
Sunday 23 June 2019 – Netherlands v Australia

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