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Women's Australian Hockey League

Women's Australian Hockey League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 Women's Australian Hockey League
SportWomen's field hockey
Founded1993
No. of teams8
ContinentAustralia (Hockey Australia)
Most recent
champion(s)
New South Wales NSW Arrows (10th title)
Most titlesNew South Wales NSW Arrows (10 titles)

The Women's Australian Hockey League is highest level field hockey tournament for women in Australia. Until 2016, the annually contested tournament comprised teams from the eight states and territories of Australia.

The 2016 edition of the tournament, held in Perth, Western Australia, included two international teams. Teams from Malaysia and New Zealand competed in the 2016 edition.[1]

The NSW Arrows are the most recent champions, defeating the QLD Scorchers 7–6 in gold medal match of the 2018 AHL.[2]

Teams

Domestic teams

International teams

Results

Summaries

  • Note: The following summaries comprise results from 2002 onwards, while the tournament was founded in 1993.[3]
Year Hosts Gold Medal Match Bronze Medal Match
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1998 Brisbane, QLD New South Wales
NSW Arrows
4–3 Queensland
QLD Scorchers
Western Australia
WAIS Diamonds
3–2 Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
1999 Canberra, ACT New South Wales
NSW Arrows
3–0 Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
Queensland
QLD Scorchers
1–0 South Australia
Adelaide Suns
2000 Sydney, NSW New South Wales
NSWIS Arrows
2–1 Queensland
QAS Scorchers
Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
4–2 Western Australia
WAIS Diamonds
2001 Brisbane, QLD New South Wales
NSWIS Arrows
2–1 Queensland
QLD Scorchers
Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
2–0 Western Australia
WAIS Diamonds
2002 Adelaide, SA New South Wales
NSWIS Arrows
4–2 Queensland
QLD Scorchers
Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
3–2 South Australia
Adelaide Suns
2003 Hobart, TAS Victoria (state)
VIS Vipers
3–3
(5–4)
(penalties)
Queensland
QLD Scorchers
Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
4–3 Western Australia
WA Diamonds
2004 Perth, WA Western Australia
WA Diamonds
2–1 Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
Queensland
QLD Scorchers
2–0 New South Wales
NSWIS Arrows
2005 Canberra, ACT Queensland
QLD Scorchers
3–1 Western Australia
WA Diamonds
New South Wales
NSW Arrows
4–0 South Australia
Adelaide Suns
2006 Adelaide, SA Western Australia
WA Diamonds
4–2 Queensland
QLD Scorchers
Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
2–1 New South Wales
NSW Arrows
2007 Brisbane, QLD Western Australia
WA Diamonds
2–1 Queensland
QLD Scorchers
Victoria (state)
VIC Vipers
2–1 New South Wales
NSW Arrows
2008 Perth, WA Western Australia
WA Diamonds
2–0 Queensland
QLD Scorchers
Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
2–0 New South Wales
NSW Arrows
2009 Melbourne, VIC New South Wales
NSW Arrows
5–3 Queensland
QLD Scorchers
Western Australia
WA Diamonds
2–0 Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
2010 Adelaide, SA Western Australia
WA Diamonds
3–1 Queensland
QLD Scorchers
New South Wales
NSW Arrows
1–0 Victoria (state)
VIC Vipers
2011 Darwin, NT South Australia
Southern Suns
1–0 New South Wales
NSW Arrows
Western Australia
WA Diamonds
4–3 Queensland
QLD Scorchers
2012 Perth, WA Victoria (state)
VIC Vipers
5–1 New South Wales
NSW Arrows
Queensland
QLD Scorchers
3–0 Western Australia
WA Diamonds
2013 Hobart, TAS Queensland
QLD Scorchers
0–0
(2–0)
(penalties)
Western Australia
WA Diamonds
New South Wales
NSW Arrows
5–1 Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
2014 Brisbane, QLD New South Wales
NSW Arrows
3–2 Queensland
QLD Scorchers
Victoria (state)
VIC Vipers
3–0 Western Australia
WA Diamonds
2015 Sydney, NSW Queensland
QLD Scorchers
2–1 Victoria (state)
VIC Vipers
New South Wales
NSW Arrows
3–1 Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
2016 Perth, WA Queensland
QLD Scorchers
3–2 Victoria (state)
VIC Vipers
New South Wales
NSW Arrows
2–1 Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
2017 Perth, WA Victoria (state)
VIC Vipers
2–2
(2–1)
(penalties)
Queensland
QLD Scorchers
New South Wales
NSW Arrows
3–1
NZL Development
2018 Gold Coast, QLD New South Wales
NSW Arrows
7–6 Queensland
QLD Scorchers
Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Strikers
4–4
(2–0)
(penalties)
Victoria (state)
VIC Vipers

Successful teams

  • Note: The following table comprises results from 2002 onwards, while the tournament was founded in 1993.
Team Titles Runners-up Third places Fourth places
Western Australia WA Diamonds 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 2005, 2013 2009, 2011 2003, 2012, 2014
Queensland QLD Scorchers 2005, 2013, 2015, 2016 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2017, 2018 2004, 2012 2011
New South Wales NSW Arrows 2002, 2009, 2014, 2018 2011, 2012 2005, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
Victoria (state) VIC Vipers 2003, 2012, 2017 2015, 2016 2007, 2014 2010, 2018
South Australia SA Suns 2011 2002, 2005
Australian Capital Territory Canberra Strikers 2004 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2018 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016
 NZL Development 2017

Team appearances

Team 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Australian Capital Territory Canberra Strikers 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 5th 3rd 5th 3rd 4th 6th 5th 5th 4th 5th 4th 4th 6th 3rd 21
New South Wales NSW Arrows 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 5th 4th 3rd 4th 4th 4th 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 21
Northern Territory NT Pearls 8th 8th 8th 8th 5th 7th 7th 7th 8th 7th 8th 7th 7th 8th 7th 7th 10th 8th 7th 19
Queensland QLD Scorchers 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 21
South Australia SA Suns 7th 4th 7th 7th 4th 6th 6th 4th 5th 8th 5th 6th 5th 1st 6th 6th 6th 6th 9th 7th 6th 21
Tasmania Tassie Van Demons 5th 5th 5th 6th 7th 7th 8th 8th 8th 6th 6th 8th 7th 8th 8th 7th 8th 8th 8th 10th 8th 21
Victoria (state) VIC Vipers 6th 6th 6th 5th 6th 1st 7th 6th 6th 3rd 7th 5th 4th 6th 1st 5th 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 4th 21
Western Australia WA Diamonds 3rd 7th 4th 4th 5th 4th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 5th 5th 5th 5th 21
Malaysia Malaysia Tigress 7th 1
 NZL Development 6th 4th 2
 IND Development 9th 1
Total 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 8 170

Statistics

Women's Australian Hockey League
Year Champion Runner-up Player of the Tournament Highest Goalscorer Player of the Final
1993 NSW Arrows ACTAS Strikers Lisa Powell (Strikers)
1994 WAIS Diamonds QAS Scorchers Rechelle Hawkes (Diamonds)
1995 Adelaide Suns NSW Arrows Renita Farrell (Scorchers)
1996 NSW Arrows WAIS Diamonds Alyson Annan (Arrows)
1997 QAS Scorchers Canberra Strikers
1998 NSW Arrows QLD Scorchers Michelle Andrews (Diamonds)
1999 NSW Arrows Canberra Strikers Katrina Powell (Strikers) Katrina Powell (Strikers) Melanie Twitt (Arrows)
2000 NSW Arrows QAS Scorchers Karen Smith (Scorchers)
2001 NSW Arrows QLD Scorchers Melanie Twitt (Arrows) Nicole Hudson (Scorchers) Nina Bonner (Arrows)
2002 NSW Arrows QLD Scorchers Louise Dobson (Vipers)
2003 VIS Vipers QLD Scorchers Carmel Bakurski (Suns) Katrina Powell (Strikers) Rachel Imison (Vipers)
2004 WA Diamonds Canberra Strikers Emily Halliday (Diamonds)
Sarah Taylor (Strikers)
Hope Brown (Scorchers) Emily Halliday (Diamonds)
2005 QLD Scorchers WA Diamonds Rachel Imison (Vipers) Suzie Faulkner (Scorchers) Madonna Blyth (Scorchers)
2006 WA Diamonds QLD Scorchers Peta Gallagher (Strikers) Peta Gallagher (Strikers) Emily Halliday (Diamonds)
2007 WA Diamonds QLD Scorchers Rebecca Sanders (Arrows) Suzie Faulkner (Scorchers) Kim Walker (Diamonds)
2008 WA Diamonds QLD Scorchers Madonna Blyth (Scorchers) Sian Smithson (Diamonds) Kobie McGurk (Diamonds)
2009 NSW Arrows QLD Scorchers Hope Munro (Diamonds) Emily Hurtz (Arrows) Fiona Johnson (Arrows)
2010 WA Diamonds QLD Scorchers Madonna Blyth (Scorchers) Ashleigh Nelson (Diamonds) Ashleigh Nelson (Diamonds)
2011 Southern Suns NSW Arrows Jodie Schulz (Scorchers) Ashleigh Nelson (Diamonds)
Sofie McLeod (Van Demons)
Kayla Sharland (Suns)
2012 VIC Vipers NSW Arrows Anna Flanagan (Strikers) Renee Ashton (Scorchers) Claire Messent (Vipers)
2013 QLD Scorchers WA Diamonds Karri McMahon (Suns) Hollie Webster (Arrows) Penny Squibb (Diamonds)
2014 NSW Arrows QLD Scorchers Casey Sablowski (Arrows) Jodie Kenny (Scorchers) Casey Sablowski (Arrows)
2015 QLD Scorchers VIC Vipers Jane Claxton (Suns) Emily Hurtz (Vipers) Rachael Lynch (Vipers)
2016 QLD Scorchers VIC Vipers Georgia Nanscawen (Vipers) Emily Hurtz (Vipers) Jordyn Holzberger (Scorchers)
2017 VIC Vipers QLD Scorchers Stephanie Kershaw (Scorchers) Emily Smith (Arrows)
Penny Squibb (Diamonds)
Emily Hurtz (Vipers)
Rachael Lynch (Vipers)
2018 NSW Arrows QLD Scorchers Elena Tice (Strikers)
Lily Brazel (Vipers)
Rebecca Greiner (Scorchers)
Jodie Kenny (Scorchers)
Emily Hurtz (Vipers)
Kaitlin Nobbs (Arrows)
Women's Australian Hockey League
Year Goalkeeper of the Tournament Play the Whistle
2012 WA Diamonds
2013 Ashlee Wells (Diamonds)
2014
2015 Rachael Lynch (Vipers)
2016 Clare Comerford (Scorchers) NZL Futures
2017 Rachael Lynch (Vipers) VIC Vipers
2018 Rachael Lynch (Vipers)

References

  1. ^ "AHL Teams Announced". Hockey Australia. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Women's Australian Hockey League (AHL)". hockeyaustralia.altiusrt.com. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Hockey". clearinghouseforsport.gov. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
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