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 […]

New Zealand: BLACK STICKS WOMEN SECURE SERIES WIN OVER JAPAN

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The Vantage Black Sticks Women came up trumps at The National Hockey Centre on Sunday night against Japan with a 2-1 win, securing the winning goal late on in the piece.  The game began with a tussle back and forth which continued from the first quarter well into the second as the teams tried to […]

New Zealand: BLACK STICKS WOMEN CONCEDE LATE GOAL IN DRAW WITH JAPAN

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The Vantage Black Sticks Women coughed up a 1-0 lead at the National Hockey Centre in Auckland on Saturday night, conceding a late goal to Japan, sharing the spoils in the first of a two match series. Japan started off the more dominant of the two sides controlling territory and possession for the opening few […]

New Zealand: VANTAGE BLACK STICKS MEN RAMP UP OLYMPIC PREP

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men will head to Malaysia at the end of this month to compete for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup for the first time since 2019 and will be taking 3 uncapped players as the side continues to build depth ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics.   New Zealand will feature alongside […]

New Zealand: BRIGHT FUTURE WITH NEW BROADCAST DEAL, 6 DEBUTANTES IN UPCOMING SERIES

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The future of elite-level hockey in Aotearoa New Zealand shines brightly with the unveiling of a new multi-year partnership between TVNZ+ and Hockey New Zealand, coinciding with the announcement of six debutantes in the Vantage Black Sticks Women’s team for the upcoming Test series against Japan. Off the back of the successful broadcast of the […]

New Zealand: BLACK STICKS WOMEN PLAY HOST TO JAPAN

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Auckland will play host to international hockey for the first time in almost two years when the Vantage Black Sticks Women (VBSW) take on Japan over two matches in April at the National Hockey Centre in North Harbour. It will be the first time since August last year that the Black Sticks have played in […]

New Zealand: SEMI-FINALS AWAIT BLACK STICKS MEN

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men will be happy with a routine victory overnight in Muscat, Oman as they comfortably dispatched Canada 4-0.  The Black Sticks were able to play with freedom already having secured their place in the semi-finals of the Olympic Qualifiers with Germany beating Chile.   New Zealand required a win by 10 goals […]

New Zealand: PARIS DREAM OVER FOR BLACK STICKS WOMEN, MEN WITH GUTSY GERMAN DRAW

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Vantage Black Sticks Women 0 – USA 1 The Paris dream for the Vantage Black Sticks Women is over with a quiet performance against the USA. There will be soul searching within the New Zealand camp after a disappointing showing overnight in Ranchi, India. New Zealand started brightly with good ball speed and movement but […]

New Zealand: DOMINANT KIWIS SET THE TONE

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A year and one day on from a 3-1 victory over Chile at the World Cup, the Vantage Black Sticks Men clinched another 3-1 victory against the same opponent in the opening match of their Olympic Qualification campaign. Despite the score lines being the same a year apart, the performance from the men in black […]

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