FIJI MEN COMPETE AT WORLD LEAGUE ROUND TWO Fiji Men have finished World League Round 2 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from the 4th to the 12th of March, in 8th position.
OHF AGM 30TH MARCH The OHF AGM will be held in Nadi Fiji, March 30th, in conjunction with the Oceania Olympic Conference
SIHF ASSISTED BY AUSTRALIAN VOLUNTEER, JULIAN BRAZIER The new Australian High Commissioner Rod Brazier took up office late last year and his son Julian, who is in Honiara until May, offered to work beside the PSP Developmen...
CONGRATULATIONS NIHAL SENEVIRATNE Solomon Islands Hockey Federation President Nihal Seneviratne was elected to the Solomon Islands Olympic Committee.

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SOLOMON ISLANDS HOCKEY RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Solomon Islands women's hockey players celebrated International Women's Day in Honiara.
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"PLAY HOCKEY"

As a result of having indigenous Development Officers in place it became urgent to supply them with resources which could be used out in the field ... catering to the growing base of children coming into the game and also assisting the new volunteer coaches and teachers.
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Greeting at Honiara Airport

HOCKEYROOS TREATED LIKE ROCK STARS IN SOLOMONS

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MAMAS IN HOCKEY'' ENJOYED HOCKEYROOS VISIT

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RACHEL LYNCH SPENT TIME WITH VANUATU GOALKEEPERS

Rachel Lynch, the Hockeyroos Goalkeeper at the Rio Olympics, and twice gold medalist at the last two Commonwealth Games shared her knowledge and expertise with two Vanuatu goalkeepers.
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HOCKEYROOS VISIT VANUATU

Jane Claxton and Rachel Lynch, two Hockeyroos who represented Australia at Rio came to Port Vila to run hockey clinics for a range of participants.
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PSP DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS WORKSHOP VERY SUCCESSFUL

For the very first time the three PSP Hockey Development officers from Vanuatu and Tonga were able to work and share their experiences to enable both countries to have even more initiatives for 2017.
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OCEANIA HOCKEY5S INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2017

An inaugural Oceania Hockey5s Intercontinental Cup 2017 event to provide competition for Oceania teams who chose to play in the Hockey5s rather than Hockey11s
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2017 OHF OCEANIA CUP

In October 2017 the Oceania Cup will be held at Olympic Park, Homebush, Sydney. This tournament is the qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.
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HOCKEYROOS VISIT VANUATU AND SOLOMON ISLANDS

Australian Olympic Hockey Athletes to visit Honiara and Port Vila
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS WORKSHOP PORT VILA

Tonga and Port Vila Development Officers meet together to review and prepare for 2017.
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HOCKEY'S PACIFIC SPORT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME FINISHES 2016 STRONGLY

Sports Partnership making an impact in the chosen countries.
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HOCKEY MOURNS BENTLEY DONGA'S PASSING

Oceania Hockey Federation was very sad to hear of the passing of Solomon Islands first Participation Officer.
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VALERIE ADAMS INSPIRES HOCKEY PLAYERS

Valerie Adams encouraging sporting endeavour in Tonga
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TANNA ISLAND GETS A TASTE OF HOCKEY

Vanuatu's Development Officer Nasse Maltungtung takes hockey to a volcanic island outpost.
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SOLOMON ISLANDS DEVELOPING DESIGNATED HOCKEY AREAS

Solomon Islands Hockey Federation have established a positive relationship and partnership with King George VI Secondary School which is the largest in Honiara. At the far end of the school fields land had been assigned to the Hockey Federation to develop playing fields.
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NEW DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS FOR VANUATU

Nasse Maltungtung and Hiro Ben, 2 national players who represented Vanuatu in Fiji in July have been appointed as the new Development Officers to replace the highly successful Mary Siro. Congratulations to Mary who has had a magnificent year culminating in her Queens' Youth Leadership award that she received from the Queen herself in June in London.
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TONGA DISABILITY HOCKEY ACTIVITY

Development Officer, Hiko Fungavaka, has extended his participation to include a group of individuals with disabilities and given them several sessions. Hiko used the main room at TASANOC where there is plenty of room and a smooth surface that allows the wheelchairs to move freely.
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IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT HOCKEY - 10,000 Participants

The Pacific Sport Partnership funded by the Australian Government has been magnificent for hockey within the Pacific. Since Oceania Hockey Federation's involvement since April this year 10,000 participants have been able to have a hockey experience or opportunity.
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THEO YKEMA AWARD TO SOLOMON IS

Congratulations to Solomon Islands Hockey Federation who have been awarded the Theo Ykema Award for their development over all pathways. This award looks at development over a 2 year period and the Solomon's although having a history of hockey in the 80s recent revival has been amazing.
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OCEANIA WORKSHOP AND MEETINGS - MELBOURNE

Oceania Hockey Federation had its annual planning workshop in Melbourne during the first weekend of November.It was a fitting time as the FIH Congress in Dubai was the following weekend and a number of Congress items were able to be discussed.
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JASON McCRACKEN - NEW FIH CEO

Congratulations to Jason McCracken. Jason has been appointed as the new FIH CEO, replacing Kelly Fairweather.
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YOUTH OLYMPIC QUALIFIER 2018 - AWARDED TO PNG

Papua New Guinea Hockey Federation has been awarded the Oceania Youth Olympic Qualifier for 2018. This is wonderful news for PNG as their new surface put down in 2015 for the Pacific Games will be utilised once again for an international competition and rewards the PNG Government and NOC for supporting hockey's facility development.
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TONGA BEGIN CLUB COMPETITION

Tonga Hockey Federation has begun a club competition. There are 4 villages involved - Fasi moe, Holonga, Longolongo and Mu'a. Each village has entered a Men and Women's team.
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FIH CONGRESS DUBAI 9-13 NOV

The FIH Congress is set to take place in Dubai. This allows all the NF's to attend and to gain a better understanding of the philosophies, policies and programmes of the FIH. Election of the Executive Board members also takes place here and there will be a new President elected as Leandro Negre is standing down.
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OHF EXECUTIVE AND PLANNING WORKSHOP

The Oceania Hockey Federation Executive will hold its next meeting together with a planning day in Melbourne on the weekend of the 5-6th November.
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WOMEN EXCITED BY OPPORTUNITIES THAT HOCKEY HAS GIVEN THEM

Solomon Islands National Women's Captain Madlyn Sikomea and Goalkeeper Lyn Basii, pictured together for Te Motu on the back row left, have had to pinch themselves to believe the opportunities that they have had since taking up hockey 9 months ago.
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FIJI PRIMARY TEACHERS' HOCKEY WORKSHOP

A very successful Primary Teacher's Hockey Workshop was held in Suva last week. Ana Finau organised the workshop with Fiji National University. The course was a practical one but covered off the OHF Start Hockey and OSEP Community Coach.
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS IN FIJI WILL ENHANCE PROGRESS

Fiji Hockey Federation have appointed 2 Development Officers to give more areas an opportunity to develop. Ana Finau,a former National player will concentrate on the Suva area while Andrea Manueli will ensure development happens on the West around Nadi,Lautoka and Ba.
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NEW DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS IN SOLOMON ISLANDS

Eric Fa'asuia has been appointed to the role of SIHF Development Officer. He will form a team with Winki Yee and Bentley Donga (in photo) who are school visit officers. Eric was the national Coach of the Men's side that competed well in the FIH World League Rd 1 in Suva at the beginning of this month.
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GUADALCANAL and MALAITA REGIONS ON TOP AT SOLOMON GAMES

Guadalcanal Men and Malaita Women won the finals in the Solomon Games Hockey Competition.
Guadalcanal was the dominant men's team throughout the competition but Choisel, their opposition, had narrowly beaten them in the pool play. This was the wake up that they needed and were convincing 3-0 winners in the final.
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SOLOMON ISLAND GAMES GREAT SUCCESS

Hockey was involved in the 2016 Solomon Games, after many years of inactivity. Hockey5s was the competition format and 10 teams were entered representing 6 regions - Choisel, Guadalcanal, Honiara City, Malaita, Rebel and TeMotu. 6 teams played in the Men's section and 4 in the Women's.
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RESULTS FROM FIH WORLD LEAGUE RD 1 SUVA, FIJI

At the conclusion of the Men's final a comprehensive prize giving occurred in which all participating teams and officials took part. The World League Qualification process had been completed in the morning with Fiji Men confirming their right to go to World League Rd 2 alongside the Women who completed their campaign on the Friday. Oceania HF put in a medal round to complete the tournament.
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FIJI MEN QUALIFY TO WORLD LEAGUE RD 2

Fiji Men qualified as the top Men's team in World League Rd 1 and now go forward to represent Oceania at World League Rd 2 in 2017. Hopefully the longer lead in time will provide enough preparation and selection time for the team as it transitions back to 11 aside and also to gain the necessary funding to support the campaign.
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FIJI WOMEN QUALIFY TO WORLD LEAGUE ROUND TWO

Fiji was the dominant team in the World League Rd 1 Women's competition and have qualified
to the next level by being undefeated in the 2 rounds of pool play. Papua New Guinea finished 2nd with Solomon Islands 3rd and Tonga 4th. The table is attached to this item.
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TONGA MEN MAKE HISTORY

Tonga Men won their first international match yesterday against Solomon Islands Men.
Tonga have shown significant improvement in every match which culminated in the win. The match was evenly contested with both teams having sustained periods of attack.
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RESULTS FROM WORLD LEAGUE RD 1

Fiji Men and Women have confirmed their number 1 ranking by being the only undefeated teams with 3 rounds to go. However, the Men's competition is proving to be close with Vanuatu 1 point behind Fiji and Papua New Guinea 3 points behind.
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SOLOMON ISLANDS FIRST OUTING IN WORLD RANKING EVENTS

Solomon Islands Men and Women have demonstrated their rapid growth and development with their national hockey programmes by competing strongly in both sections. This is the first tournament for the Women and they started strongly by defeating Tonga Women in their first match 2-1. The Men, who selected many of their Pacific Games players, have played well.
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TONGA MEN SET THE TOURNAMENT ON FIRE !

Tonga Men scored their first international goal in competition, in their first match of World League Rd 1 and the amazing aspect was that the goal was scored against tournament favourites Fiji. The final score was 8 -2 to Fiji
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MAGNIFICENT OPENING CEREMONY IN SUVA FIJI

The FIH World League RD 1 in Suva Fiji was started with a magnificent opening ceremony for the participating teams and officials. This created a special atmosphere that was more like what is expected at the end of the tournament and so it augers well for an exciting competition but friendly games.
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VANUATU HF MEETING WITH OHF PRESIDENT AND IOC MEMBER

Vanuatu Hockey Federation recently held their AGM. The newly elected Vanuatu Hockey Federation Executive met with Pam Elgar, Oceania HF President, IOC Member and 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist Barry Maister and Continental Officer Gill Gemming on Sunday 8th May
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VANUATU HAS GREAT AVID VOLUNTEER

Dashiell Hewett, a Northern Territory representative hockey player has been appointed to Vanuatu, through the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID). He is part of the staff of Wan Smolbag. This is a magnificent non-government organisation that started in 1989, primarily based around a theatre group.
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WORLD LEAGUE RD 1 TO BE HELD IN FIJI 2016

Fiji will host the 2016 FIH World League Competition in Suva in early July.

The competition format will be Hockey 5s.
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FIH ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW COMPETITION CHANGES

FIH reveals new structure of international hockey events from 2019 onwards
• Top level annual home and away league to replace existing events
• Model designed to support growth across all levels of the sport
• New portfolio agreed following extensive research and development
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"CHAMPIONS GIVE BACK" TO SOLOMON ISLANDS

The OHF "Champions Give Back" Programme, started 2016 off positively with contributions given to the newest member Solomon Islands. Winky Yee, a SIHF Executive Member was in attendance at the Junior World Cup qualifier and also to attend the AGM in the Gold Coast.
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AUSTRALIA WIN SERIES AT JUNIOR WORLD CUP

Both the Australian Men and Women's teams completed the Junior World Cup Qualifying tournaments with wins.
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