ASPIRE CAIRNS HOCKEY PROGRAMME FEATURED In these very uncertain times it is sometimes good to take stock and reflect upon what is good and positive in the world. The United Nations inspired International Day o...
STAY SAFE IS OCEANIA'S HOCKEY MESSAGE Covid-19 has impacted heavily on all aspects of life within Oceania. The majority of member nations are all in various stages of lock down and so all hockey participatio...
OCEANIA CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY International Women's Day gives the global hockey community the perfect opportunity to showcase and celebrate some of the great work being carried out by women across th...
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - 8 MARCH This year again, FIH is pleased to promote the International Women’s Day (8 March) and invites the global hockey community to do so as well.

In this regard, w...

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3 FIH LEVEL ONE COACHING WORKSHOPS IN NZ

FIH have given permission to National Federations who have accredited FIH Coach Trainer or Educator personnel to deliver their Level One and Two Courses. Hockey New Zealand have been very proactive,through their Community Coaching Manager Nicole Youman,consulting with FIH and Oceania HF, as they developed the courses to fit the local context and to compliment their Coach Developers pathway.
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HOCKEY HOOKS INTO HEALTH IN PNG

With its men’s and women’s teams currently ranked 56th and 53rd respectively in the FIH World Rankings, Papua New Guinea has been making big strides forwards in recent years at international level. In 2017, both the men’s and women’s teams experienced top class international hockey when they competed against the Oceania giants of the sport, Australia and New Zealand in the Oceania Cup.
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ASSP FUNDING APPLICATIONS 2020 -22

The Australian Government has opened up its new round of grants that uses sport for development outcomes. The key outcomes are the improve opportunities for women and girls and ensure that those with disabilities have more opportunities to be engaged.
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA & SOLOMON ISLANDS CELEBRATE CHILDREN'S DAY

Thanks to Ray Lapun(PNGHF)and Winki Yee (Solomon Islands) who both organised youth activities in their nations to celebrate Children's Day.
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TONGA CELEBRATES CHILDREN'S DAY

Tonga Hockey Federation has been building a successful school visit participation programme " Play Hockey" over the past 4 years. The Federation has been proactive in working with their Olympic Committee TASANOC to celebrate international days - Olympic Day, Children's Day, International Sport for Development Day and Disability Day.
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"CHAMPIONS GIVE BACK EXCHANGE PROGRAMME ALIVE!

Oceania Hockey Federation's "Champions Give Back Programme" was in full swing during Oceania Cup in Rockhampton last week.Hockey Australia, Hockey New Zealand and Rockhampton Hockey Association combined to provide a significant quantity of exchange equipment items while local businesses and individuals contributed food supplies to help the Pacific Island teams during the tournament.
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA OCEANIA HOCKEY 5s CHAMPIONS

Papua New Guinea Men and Women's Teams dominated the 2019 Oceania Intercontinental Hockey 5 Championship both taking out both sections of the competition
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SOLOMON ISLANDS ON THEIR WAY TO OCEANIA CUP

Solomon Islands Men and Women's Hockey5s Teams have left Honiara on their journey to Rockhampton for the start of their campaign to win a medal at Oceania Intercontinental Hockey5s.
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA MEDIA CONFERENCE

Papua New Guinea Hockey Federation have prepared well for the Oceania Tournament in Rockhampton and celebrated with their sponsor,Lae Biscuit, at a media conference last week.
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FIH EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

The 2 workshops will run beside Oceania Cup with the FIH Coach Educator's Course
to start on Sunday 1 Sept. 16 participants have been accepted in each course
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OCEANIA CUP - EVENT PLAN & MATCH SCHEDULE

The full event plan and match schedule is attached below. Rockhampton Hockey Association have run a Colouring Competition for their school participants and the 6 winners will be involved in the coin toss for the Oceania Cup matches
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OCEANIA CUP EVENT - 5 DAYS TO START

Oceania Cup and Oceania Intercontinental Hockey5s Tournaments starts on Wednesday 4th September.Oceania Cup which is the Olympic Qualifier will be contested between Australia and New Zealand Men and Women in a 3 match series. Full schedule is attached below.
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FIH COACH EDUCATOR and LEVEL 3 APPLICATIONS OPEN

FIH Coach Educator and Level 3 Coaching Courses are being delivered alongside Oceania Cup in Rockhampton. The application process is now open and the details are found in the application document attached below.
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OCEANIA CUP NEWSLETTER

To provide an update to participants at Oceania Cup 2019 a regular newsletter is to be issued.
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OLYMPIC WEEK 2019

This was celebrated throughout the Oceania Hockey Federations region during the week of the 17th to the 23rd of June.
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FIH COACHING WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER 1-5

FIH has agreed to deliver 2 education workshops in conjunction with Oceania Cup in Rockhampton starting Sunday September 1st.
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OCEANIA CUP MATCH SCHEDULE

FIH has ratified the match schedules for the Oceania Cup and Oceania Intercontinental Hockey5s
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OCEANIA CUP AT ROCKHAMPTON - UPDATE

A meeting was held with Rockhampton Hockey Association's Organising Committee and Oceania Hockey Federation's President Clare Prideaux and Competition Manager Gill Gemming on the 13-14th June
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Hiko with Brent Edwards

TONGA'S DO'S VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND

Hiko Fungavaka spent a week in New Zealand as part of his professional development to enhance his knowledge of development programmes that he could utilise in Tonga
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HOCKEY IN VANUATU 2019

The positive development of hockey in Vanuatu in 2019, despite the many challenges.
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VANUATU COACHING WORKSHOPS PLANNED FOR MAY

OHF Staff member,Todd Kitto, will head to Port Vila from 20th May to deliver both a Coaching Level 1 and an Umpires Community Level Course. Vanuatu HF had identified these courses and are excited about the upcoming opportunity to gain qualifications.
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MASTERS TRANS TASMAN "CHAMPIONS GIVE BACK"

At the recent Trans Tasman Masters Series held in the Gold Coast, at the beginning of May, Australian and New Zealand Masters' players generously donated equipment to Solomon Islands to assist their hockey development. Lismore Association were also generous in their collection of gear and delivered bags of gear to the Gold Coast.
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FIJI EXCITED BY EQUIPMENT DONATED BY SELECT SPORTS

Select Sports (Just Hockey Australia and GO Hockey NZ) have generously supported the Pacific Islands over the past 15 years. Fiji, through Suva Hockey, are looking to build their base and encourage more school children to play hockey.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE - PAM ELGAR & NORMAN SAME

OHF President Pam Elgar and Board Director Norman Same were not successful in retaining their positions in the recent OHF AGM elections but their magnificent service and contributions need to be acknowledged.
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OCEANIA HF AGM 2019 ELECTIONS and WORKSHOPS

Oceania HF held its 2019 Annual General Meeting in Nadi Fiji on Saturday 13th April. National Federations were represented by delegates from Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. Clare Prideaux (AUS) was elected the new President and David Peebles (AUS) was elected as the new Board Director.
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TONGA's 2019 PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME IS UNDERWAY

Hiko Fungavaka, Tonga's Hockey Development Officer began his 2019 hockey programme during the month of February.
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2019 OCEANIA CUP - ROCKHAMPTON QLD. IS CONFIRMED VENUE

The 2019 Oceania Cup and Intercontinental 5s has been awarded to Rockhampton Hockey Association in Queensland. It will run from the 2nd to the 8th of September 2019.
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FIH PRESIDENT'S AWARD PRESENTED TO PAM ELGAR

At the FIH Congress Gala Dinner in Delhi on the 1st of November 2018, Oceania hockey Federation President Pam Elgar was recognised for her significant service to both FIH Executive and Oceania Hockey by receiving a President's Award.
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YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

The very successful Youth Olympic Games were held in October in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Hockey format was Hockey5s which has been recognised by FIH and the games organising committee as one of the most popular sports at the YOG. Oceania Region was well represented by men's and women's teams from Australia and Vanuatu.
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OHF HOLD STRATEGIC WORKSHOP

OHF held a strategic planning workshop the day after the conclusion of the FIH WSO Tournament as it gave opportunities for the Executive to talk to all members participating in the tournament and also for some of those members to have a delegate at the workshop.
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COLOURFUL WSO TOURNAMENT CLOSING CEREMONY

Vanuatu Hockey Federation organised very festive opening and closing ceremonies that highlighted Pacific culture with song and dance. The teams joined in after the awards ceremony had been completed and demonstrated that hockey events are also about making lasting friendships.
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FIH WORLD SERIES ONE FINAL RESULTS

Fiji Women and Vanuatu Men were the winners of the FIH World Series One held in Port Vila. These 2 teams now qualify for the second round to be played in 2019.
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DAY 3 HOCKEY 5s WOMEN'S RESULTS - FIJI CHARGE TO FINAL

Fiji Women confirmed their number 1 ranking by defeating previously unbeaten Vanuatu Women 5-0 during the last round of pool play. Vanuatu had their chances but a strong display by Fiji's defence and GK kept their goal intact.
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VANUATU MEN MAKE HISTORY

Vanuatu Men won their first ever match against Fiji this afternoon in a thrilling encounter. The final score was 7-5. Fiji Women and Vanuatu Women are both undefeated and will face off tomorrow morning.
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FIH WORLD SERIES RESULTS DAY 1

A couple of rain showers did not deter the participants from enjoying day one. Vanuatu Senior Men finished the day with 2 wins and their showdown with Fiji Men tomorrow will be eagerly awaited.
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FIH WORLD SERIES ONE OPENING - PORT VILA

Vanuatu Hockey Federation welcomed all the participating members and officials at with a colourful opening ceremony on Tuesday 14th August. After a march past of all the teams and officials speeches of welcome were followed by beautiful singing and dancing.
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KALUWIN POTUAN RECOGNITION OF SERVICE

Papua New Guinea Hockey Federation President Kaluwin Potuan has served as Oceania Hockey Federation Vice President for a period of seven years, retiring at the 2018 AGM held in Port Moresby on the 27th of April.
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LEADING FROM THE FRONT - PORT MORESBY HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

Port Moresby Hockey Association, through its President Peter Molean is looking to develop its organisational structure so that it can be seen as a leading hockey association and a model for other PNG Hockey Associations to follow.
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YOGQ TD JENNIE THOMPSON SUPPORTS HER OFFICIALS

Australian TD Jennie Thompson provided a very positive environment for the many Pacific Island officials who were appointed to the YOGQ in Port Moresby in April.
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PACIFIC ISLAND UMPIRES OFFICIATE FINALS

For the very first time at any Oceania event the finals were umpired by Pacific Island umpires. This is a huge milestone in the development of officials within Oceania.
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SUCCESSFUL UMPIRING WORKSHOP

As part of the Oceania Hockey Federation's development pathways it is normal to run workshops prior to events as there is expertise appointed to run the event and these individuals are always willing to present at workshops.
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YOG QUALIFIER - FINAL RESULTS

The final day for the Oceania Youth Olympic Games Qualifier had a great atmosphere as all teams were in contention for spots to go to Argentina later in the year. The most exciting game was the men's bronze medal match between Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands where three goals were scored in the last 2 minutes to give Solomon Islands the bronze medal.
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YOGQ FINAL RESULTS DAY 1

Australia were the only teams to record 2 win on Day 1 but both Vanuatu Men and Women recorded 1 win each. Solomon Islands Women have improved dramatically and took the game to Vanuatu women with the final score being 3-2 to Vanautu
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2 ROUNDS COMPLETED FOR THE MEN ON THE FIRST DAY

Australia comfortably leads the Men's competition table with 2 comprehensive wins. Vanuatu recovered well from their significant loss in the first game 20 nil
to record their first win of the championship over Solomon Islands 5-1
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YOG QUALIFIER COMPETITION UNDERWAY

The Youth Olympic Games Qualifier got underway this morning with a very close match between Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Men with a 2 all draw
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YOG LIAISION OFFICERS LOOK SMART

Papua New Guinea Hockey Federation has provided colourful dress uniforms for all their liaison officials meeting participating teams at the airport.
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NEW TECHNICAL BENCH FOR PNG HOCKEY

PNGHF have carpenters working hard constructing an elevated technical bench to provide better vision of the whole pitch for technical officials and to create more room to accommodate officials during matches.
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CHANGE TO YOG 2018 MATCH SCHEDULE

Due to the unfortunate withdrawal of Tonga, the match schedule has been modified and now both Men and Women follow the same format of 2 rounds followed by a medal round
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFIER TRIALS

It was pleasing to see Papua New Guinea Hockey Federation conducting open trials to select their Youth Olympic Games teams.
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PACIFIC SPORT PARTNERSHIP

Hockey has been part of this partnership programme funded by the Australian Government for almost 2 years. Our programme has be titled "It's not Just About Hockey" as the sport is the platform to provide empowerment for women and a healthier lifestyle for all through the integration of sport and the communities it includes.
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TODD KITTO FEATURES IN NEW PR VIDEO!

GHD who manages the Australian Government funded Pacific Sport Partnership (PSP) have partnered with UNICEF Pacific to produce positive social messages delivered by athletes and staff of the Pacific.
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FEMALE ROLE MODELS ENCOURAGE YOUTH PLAYERS

National Women's players Hellen Kawiel and Kathy Kalsav Aru who have represented Vanuatu at six Oceania events have been working beside Coach Jenny Bowtell to inspire the next generation of female hockey players hoping to be selected to go to Port Moresby for the youth Olympic Games Qualifier.
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Meeting with VASANOC

HOCKEY MEETS WITH VASANOC

Oceania HF Competition Chair David Peebles, CDO Gill Gemming and VHF Australian Volunteer Todd Kitto, met with VASANOC CEO Henry Tavoa and Sport Development Officer James Malau to assist VHF with their quest to get Olympic Solidarity Funding for their campaign to get to Port Moresby for the Youth Olympic Games.
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David Peebles and Director General George Maeltoka

VANUATU MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Vanuatu Ministry of Youth and Sport Development held a workshop on Thursday March 15 to bring together all partners involved in Youth and Sport. Hockey was well represented with 5 participants.
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 YOG Vanuatu team members after selection

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFIER PROGRESS

Youth Olympic Games Qualifier is to be held in Papua New Guinea between the 25th and the 28th of April. Entries have now been confirmed and the match schedule is awaiting FIH approval.
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ERNEST MOVICK - FIJI OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Ernest Movick, who was named as Sport Official of the Year at Friday nights Fiji Sports Awards.
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OHF OFFICIATING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD IN AUCKLAND

The OHF Officiating Meeting was held in Auckland last Wednesday 21 st Feb in the Waiheke Room at the new Hockey New Zealand's office, which has moved up a floor from its previous location.
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Parliament House

CYCLONE GITA HITS TONGA

A devastating cyclone (Cyclone Gita) hit Tonga early last night.
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YOG 2018 MEETINGS HELD IN PORT MORESBY

Oceania Hockey Federation Secretary General, Bob Claxton and CDO Gill Gemming met with the PNGHF local organising committee last week
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OCEANIA EVENT MANAGEMENT AND HOSTING DOCUMENTS

There are a number of new documents related to regional event management and hosting of Oceania Cup 2019 and Intercontinental 5s.
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FIH WORLD SERIES Round 1 2018 IN VANUATU

Vanuatu has accepted the hosting rights for the 2018 World Series Round 1. Excitement after their men won the gold medal at the Oceania Intercontinental Hockey 5s event in Sydney 2017 has given confidence to apply to host.
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YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFIER, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Papua New Guinea will host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier from the 25th to the 29th April in Port Moresby.
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NEW ZEALAND HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS CONFERENCE

New Zealand Hockey held their Annual Development Officers Conference and invited Oceania Development Officers to be part of the Conference for the first time.
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FIH COACH EDUCATORS WORKSHOP

The second FIH Coach Educators Workshop to be held in New Zealand was run in conjunction with the Women's World League Finals in November in North Harbour.
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FIH/OHF LEVEL ONE COACHING COURSE

The first coaching course to be run beside the World League Women's Finals was the FIH/OHF Level 1 Coaching Course.
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS TRAINING

The Development Officers from Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu were brought together in late November 2017 to Auckland.
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OCEANIA CUP FINAL RESULTS

Oceania Cup Results:
Women: Australia 2 New Zealand 0
Men: Australia 6 New Zealand 0
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HOCKEY FIVES FINAL RESULTS

Women:
Gold Medal: Fiji, Silver Medal: Samoa, Bronze Medal: Solomon Islands.
Men:
Gold Medal: Vanuatu, Silver Medal: Samoa, Bronze Medal: Solomon Islands.
Oceania Intercontinental Hockey5s Cups: These were awarded to Australia Country Men and Women for winning the Round Robin Competition.
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OCEANIA CUP FINALS- AUSTRALIA V NEW ZEALAND

Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Men and Women played a round robin competition since Wednesday with Australia Men and Women finishing on top of the respective tables.
Yesterday Australia Men defeated Papua New Guinea Men while Australia Women defeated New Zealand 2-1.
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OCEANIA INTERCONTINENTAL HOCKEY 5s - FINALS

Australia Country Men and Women won the round robin competition and will be awarded the inaugural Intercontinental Cups.

The medal round held on Sunday 15th October will involve the Oceania Member nations in order to determine the order of the FIH world ranking points 4-7th placing.
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DAY 3 HOCKEY 5s WOMEN'S RESULTS - FIJI CHARGE TO FINAL

Fiji dominated Tonga and won the match convincingly 21-1. Fiji have demonstrated not just by their seeding but the manner in which they have played that they will be hard to defeat in the finals

Samoa women have continued to improve as they come to understand the Hockey5s format. They defeated Solomon Islands Women 6-2
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DAY 2 RESULTS - AUSTRALIA WOMEN DOMINATE IN CUP

Australia Women dominated PNG Women but they did not have it all their own way PNG made them work hard for their goals. PNG had remained positive after last night's match against New Zealand and defended well today marking more strongly
and clearing wider.Final score 23-0
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SAMANTHA CHARLTON CELEBRATES HER 200th CAP WITH WIN

New Zealand BlackSticks Captain Samantha Charlton received a bouquet of flowers from Coach Mark Hagar prior to the start of the first 2017 Oceania Cup match to recognise her 200th international cap.
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OCEANIA HOCKEY5s DRAW REVISED

Due to the pressure on warm up facilities an extra 5 minutes has been added to each of the Hockey5s matches to provide more warm up time and to allow bench staff more time to change.

On Thursday 12th October, as it is a second day of double headers for the majority of teams, the start of play has come back to 8.30am
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