Lausanne, Switzerland: Meeting today via online conference, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to postpone the 47th FIH Congress, initially planned on 28 October-1 November 2020 in New Delhi, to May 2021, in India’s capital city. The exact date will be confirmed as soon as possible.
Monday, 11 May 2020 11:00:36 AM Australia/Sydney
Thursday, 7 May 2020 11:03:17 AM Australia/Sydney
One former and two current Hockeyroos are among 22 athletes to be announced as AIS-Lifeline Community Custodians for 2020-21.
Dual Olympic gold medallist Juliet Haslam and current Hockeyroos squad members Rachael Lynch and Georgia Wilson will lend their voices to Lifeline’s first ever National Emergency Appeal which is in direct response to the impact of COVID-19. The campaign ‘You’ve got 30 seconds to save a life’ is aiming to raise $5million to fill the funding gap caused by cancellation of key fundraising events, storefront closures and an increasing demand for services.
Now in its second year, the partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Lifeline Australia will help deliver the impactful community engagement program, with athletes stepping up to help increase awareness around suicide prevention and encourage anyone who needs support to reach out and ask for help.Read More
Monday, 4 May 2020 10:58:48 AM Australia/Sydney
Hockey Australia welcomes the recent announcement that the National Cabinet has endorsed National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities allowing for a staged return of community and professional sport.
‘The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment’ outlines details to guide the Australian community to resume the playing of sport in a considered way. The details of the framework can be found here.
Hockey Australia Chief Executive Matt Favier said the framework is welcomed by the entire hockey community at this time.Read More
Friday, 1 May 2020 10:46:31 AM Australia/Sydney
Hockey Australia (HA), together in consultation with its Member Associations (MA’s), have commenced planning for a 2020 hockey season to take place.
As Australia continues to make inroads in flattening the curve of COVID-19, there is genuine optimism and excitement about the prospect of hockey being played this year.
Hockey Australia CEO Matt Favier reiterated the primary focus for HA and every MA continues to be on getting local competitions started up again, and he is buoyed by the recent commentary by government authorities.
“While we understand this is a really difficult time, that there is still a level of uncertainty and it is premature to set any specific dates on when hockey will recommence, we are excited by the progress that is being made and the direction Australia as a nation is heading in with regards to this pandemic,” said Favier.
“Hockey Australia and the MA’s have started planning for when the green light is given for community sport to resume, which has been announced as one of the Federal Government’s priorities, and we are hopeful that it is a case of when and not if.”Read More
Thursday, 30 April 2020 11:14:11 AM Australia/Sydney
Hockey Australia wishes to convey its support of the Australian Government’s recently launched COVIDSafe mobile app.
The COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people who could have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19), which in turn helps to protect the community and assists Australia’s health officials and workers in containing the virus.Read More