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Australia women's national indoor hockey team

AssociationHockey Australia
ConfederationOHF (Oceania)
CoachMark Sandhu
ManagerDanah Dunkeld & Kris Hooley
CaptainElizabeth DUGUID
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FIH ranking
Current9 Same position (February 2023)[1]
World Cup
Appearances6 (first in 2003)
Best result6th (2007, 2018)

The Australia women's national indoor hockey team are Australia's national women's indoor hockey team. As of January 2016, they are ranked 8th in the world.[2] Australia competes internationally in indoor hockey, with the Australian women’s indoor team undertaking a tour annually. Every four years, Australia competes in the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. The Australian national indoor team is nominated and selected from the indoor Australian Championships.[3]

World Cup Rankings

In the first Indoor Hockey World Cup, held in Germany in 2003, the Australian team came 9th in the final standings.[4] Their best placing is 6th, achieved in the 2007 World Cup in Vienna, Austria.[5] In the 2011 and 2015 World Cups, they finished in 8th spot. In 2018 the Australian team finished 6th, thereby equalling their best ever result.

Tournament records

Indoor Hockey World Cup

Current squad

2019 Australian Indoor Squad

  • Lauren AUSTIN (WA) - 2007, 2018 World Cups
  • Tayla BRITTON (WA)
  • Tegan BOUCHER (VIC) - 2011, 2015, 2018 World Cups
  • Tamsin BUNT (NSW) - 2018 World Cup
  • Erin BURNS (NSW)
  • Caitlin BURNS (NSW)
  • Elizabeth DUGUID (WA) (C) - 2018 World Cup
  • Holly EVANS (SA) - 2011, 2015 World Cups
  • Lisa FARRELL (NSW) - 2018 World Cup
  • Kyah GRAY (NSW) - 2015, 2018 World Cups
  • Amelia LEARD (NSW)
  • Emma McCLEISH (NSW) - 2011, 2015, 2018 World Cups
  • Claudia NEILSEN (WA)
  • Emma SCRIVEN (NSW)
  • Alissia PEARSON (TAS)
  • Anna ROBERTS (WA)

Australian U21 Squad

  • Brooke ANDERSON (VIC)
  • Maddie DE SILVA (WA)
  • Aymee DOWELL (QLD)
  • Litiana FIELD (NSW)
  • Kelsey HUGHES (NSW)
  • Sarah JOHNSTON (NSW)
  • Claudia NEILSEN (WA)
  • Keeleigh McCAULEY (NSW)
  • Zoe NEWMAN (NSW)
  • Aleisha PRICE (ACT)
  • Emma REID (WA)
  • Helena TOBBE (NSW)
  • Taylor THOMSON (ACT)
  • Nicole YEARBURY (QLD)

Off Field Team

  • Mark Sandhu – Head Coach/Selector - 2003, 2007, 2011, 2018 World Cups
  • David Ogden – Asst Coach - 2011, 2018 World Cups
  • Danah Dunkeld - Manager
  • Kris Hooley - Manager

[6] [7]

Recent Tournaments

In December 2015, the Australian team competed in the Spar Four Nations invitational women's tournament, held in South Africa at the University of KwaZulu-Natal sports hall. The four competing nations include South Africa, USA, Namibia and Australia.[8] Final standing was 3rd place, beating USA for the bronze medal.[9] Australian Jessica Bestall was named player of the tournament.[10]

Spar Four Nations Squad

  • Kyah GRAY, NSW, Captain
  • Emily SECCULL, VIC, Vice Captain
  • Jessica BESTALL
  • Caitlin BURNS, NSW
  • Sassie ECONOMOS, ACT
  • Sarah GOODE, VIC
  • Sarah DARLING, VIC
  • Lenny MURPHY, TAS
  • Emma REID, WA
  • Maddie SMITH, QLD, goalie
  • Erin JUDD, WA, goalie

See also


  1. ^ "RANKINGS - INDOOR (Women) - February 2023" (PDF). FIH.
  2. ^ "Indoor World Rankings". Archived from the original on 2015-12-06. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  3. ^ "Hockey Australia > High Performance > Australian Indoor teams".
  4. ^ "IHWC 2003 - 1st Indoor Hockey World Cup Leipzig 2003".
  5. ^ "National Teams at Major International Tournaments , Hockey Australia" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Indoor World Cup | FIH".
  7. ^ "Australian Indoor Squads | Hockey Australia".
  8. ^ "South Africa: Busy Time As SA Indoor Side Take On Three International Opponents".
  9. ^ "Reference at".
  10. ^ "Reference at".
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