New Zealand men's national field hockey team


The New Zealand men's national field hockey team, also known as the Black Sticks Men,[2] is the national team for men's field hockey of New Zealand, under the New Zealand Hockey Federation.

New Zealand
NicknameBlack Sticks
AssociationNew Zealand Hockey Federation
ConfederationOHF (Oceania)
CoachDarren Smith
Assistant coach(es)Bryce Collins
ManagerKevin Marr
CaptainBlair Tarrant
Most capsPhillip Burrows (343)
Top scorerPhillip Burrows (150)
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 8 (2 June 2021)[1]
Highest5 (2013)
Lowest11 (2003)
Olympic Games
Appearances13 (first in 1956)
Best result1st (1976)
World Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1973)
Best result7th (1973, 1975, 1982, 2014)
Oceania Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1999)
Best result2nd (11 times)

At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, they upset Australia to win gold, becoming the first non-Asian/European team to clinch the gold medal. They have also won silver and bronze at the 2002 and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Tournament history


Summer Olympics

World Cup

Commonwealth Games

World League

FIH Pro League

Champions Trophy

Champions Challenge

Oceania Cup

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Players


Current squad

The following 25 players were named in the 2021 Black Sticks squad.[3]

Caps updated as of 1 March 2020, after the match against Argentina.

Head coach: Darren Smith

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps GoalsClub
1 GK Dominic Dixon (1996-08-07) 7 August 1996 (age 24) 3 0  ––  Central Falcons
15 GK George Enersen (1991-06-07) 7 June 1991 (age 30) 61 0  ––  Southern Alpiners
34 GK Leon Hayward (1990-04-23) 23 April 1990 (age 31) 7 0  ––  Northern Tridents

3 DF David Brydon (1996-06-27) 27 June 1996 (age 24) 53 0  ––  Southern Alpiners
4 DF Dane Lett (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 30) 77 2  ––  Central Falcons
18 DF Bradley Read (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 26) 34 0  ––  Central Falcons
21 DF Kane Russell (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 29) 161 70  ––  Southern Alpiners
22 DF Blair Tarrant (C) (1990-05-11) 11 May 1990 (age 31) 212 4  ––  Southern Alpiners
25 DF Shea McAleese (1984-08-07) 7 August 1984 (age 36) 310 33  ––  Central Falcons
DF Oliver MacIntyre (1994-08-09) 9 August 1994 (age 26) 0 0  ––  Hauraki Mavericks

7 MF Nicholas Ross (1990-07-26) 26 July 1990 (age 30) 130 4  ––  Southern Alpiners
10 MF Steven Edwards (1986-01-25) 25 January 1986 (age 35) 220 23  ––  Northern Tridents
16 MF Aidan Sarikaya (1996-07-03) 3 July 1996 (age 24) 46 3  ––  Hauraki Mavericks
17 MF Nicholas Woods (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 25) 128 21  ––  Hauraki Mavericks
MF Sean Findlay (2001-07-05) 5 July 2001 (age 19) 1 1  ––  Central Falcons

9 FW Samuel Hiha (1997-08-26) 26 August 1997 (age 23) 0 0  ––  Central Falcons
11 FW Jacob Smith (1991-04-03) 3 April 1991 (age 30) 86 12  ––  Central Falcons
12 FW Samuel Lane (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 24) 65 20  ––  Southern Alpiners
13 FW Dylan Thomas (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 25) 27 2  ––  Central Falcons
14 FW Jared Panchia (1993-10-18) 18 October 1993 (age 27) 134 26  ––  Hauraki Mavericks
27 FW Stephen Jenness (1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 31) 250 91  ––  Central Falcons
28 FW Dominic Newman (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 30) 58 8  ––  Southern Alpiners
29 FW Hugo Inglis (1991-01-18) 18 January 1991 (age 30) 232 66  ––  Southern Alpiners
30 FW George Muir (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 27) 141 18  ––  Northern Tridents
32 FW Nicholas Wilson (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 30) 170 76  ––  Central Falcons

Notable players

References


  1. "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  2. "Hockey New Zealand". Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  3. "Vantage Black Sticks Men". blacksticksnz.co.nz=. Hockey New Zealand. Retrieved 25 April 2021.