JASON McCRACKEN - NEW FIH CEO Congratulations to Jason McCracken. Jason has been appointed as the new FIH CEO, replacing Kelly Fairweather.
YOUTH OLYMPIC QUALIFIER 2018 - AWARDED TO PNG Papua New Guinea Hockey Federation has been awarded the Oceania Youth Olympic Qualifier for 2018. This is wonderful news for PNG as their new surface put down in 2015 fo...
TONGA BEGIN CLUB COMPETITION Tonga Hockey Federation has begun a club competition. There are 4 villages involved - Fasi moe, Holonga, Longolongo and Mu'a. Each village has entered a Men and Women's ...
FIH CONGRESS DUBAI 9-13 NOV The FIH Congress is set to take place in Dubai. This allows all the NF's to attend and to gain a better understanding of the philosophies, policies and programmes of th...

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OHF EXECUTIVE AND PLANNING WORKSHOP

The Oceania Hockey Federation Executive will hold its next meeting together with a planning day in Melbourne on the weekend of the 5-6th November.
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WOMEN EXCITED BY OPPORTUNITIES THAT HOCKEY HAS GIVEN THEM

Solomon Islands National Women's Captain Madlyn Sikomea and Goalkeeper Lyn Basii, pictured together for Te Motu on the back row left, have had to pinch themselves to believe the opportunities that they have had since taking up hockey 9 months ago.
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FIJI PRIMARY TEACHERS' HOCKEY WORKSHOP

A very successful Primary Teacher's Hockey Workshop was held in Suva last week. Ana Finau organised the workshop with Fiji National University. The course was a practical one but covered off the OHF Start Hockey and OSEP Community Coach.
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS IN FIJI WILL ENHANCE PROGRESS

Fiji Hockey Federation have appointed 2 Development Officers to give more areas an opportunity to develop. Ana Finau,a former National player will concentrate on the Suva area while Andrea Manueli will ensure development happens on the West around Nadi,Lautoka and Ba.
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NEW DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS IN SOLOMON ISLANDS

Eric Fa'asuia has been appointed to the role of SIHF Development Officer. He will form a team with Winki Yee and Bentley Donga (in photo) who are school visit officers. Eric was the national Coach of the Men's side that competed well in the FIH World League Rd 1 in Suva at the beginning of this month.
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GUADALCANAL and MALAITA REGIONS ON TOP AT SOLOMON GAMES

Guadalcanal Men and Malaita Women won the finals in the Solomon Games Hockey Competition.
Guadalcanal was the dominant men's team throughout the competition but Choisel, their opposition, had narrowly beaten them in the pool play. This was the wake up that they needed and were convincing 3-0 winners in the final.
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SOLOMON ISLAND GAMES GREAT SUCCESS

Hockey was involved in the 2016 Solomon Games, after many years of inactivity. Hockey5s was the competition format and 10 teams were entered representing 6 regions - Choisel, Guadalcanal, Honiara City, Malaita, Rebel and TeMotu. 6 teams played in the Men's section and 4 in the Women's.
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RESULTS FROM FIH WORLD LEAGUE RD 1 SUVA, FIJI

At the conclusion of the Men's final a comprehensive prize giving occurred in which all participating teams and officials took part. The World League Qualification process had been completed in the morning with Fiji Men confirming their right to go to World League Rd 2 alongside the Women who completed their campaign on the Friday. Oceania HF put in a medal round to complete the tournament.
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FIJI MEN QUALIFY TO WORLD LEAGUE RD 2

Fiji Men qualified as the top Men's team in World League Rd 1 and now go forward to represent Oceania at World League Rd 2 in 2017. Hopefully the longer lead in time will provide enough preparation and selection time for the team as it transitions back to 11 aside and also to gain the necessary funding to support the campaign.
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FIJI WOMEN QUALIFY TO WORLD LEAGUE ROUND TWO

Fiji was the dominant team in the World League Rd 1 Women's competition and have qualified
to the next level by being undefeated in the 2 rounds of pool play. Papua New Guinea finished 2nd with Solomon Islands 3rd and Tonga 4th. The table is attached to this item.
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TONGA MEN MAKE HISTORY

Tonga Men won their first international match yesterday against Solomon Islands Men.
Tonga have shown significant improvement in every match which culminated in the win. The match was evenly contested with both teams having sustained periods of attack.
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RESULTS FROM WORLD LEAGUE RD 1

Fiji Men and Women have confirmed their number 1 ranking by being the only undefeated teams with 3 rounds to go. However, the Men's competition is proving to be close with Vanuatu 1 point behind Fiji and Papua New Guinea 3 points behind.
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SOLOMON ISLANDS FIRST OUTING IN WORLD RANKING EVENTS

Solomon Islands Men and Women have demonstrated their rapid growth and development with their national hockey programmes by competing strongly in both sections. This is the first tournament for the Women and they started strongly by defeating Tonga Women in their first match 2-1. The Men, who selected many of their Pacific Games players, have played well.
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TONGA MEN SET THE TOURNAMENT ON FIRE !

Tonga Men scored their first international goal in competition, in their first match of World League Rd 1 and the amazing aspect was that the goal was scored against tournament favourites Fiji. The final score was 8 -2 to Fiji
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MAGNIFICENT OPENING CEREMONY IN SUVA FIJI

The FIH World League RD 1 in Suva Fiji was started with a magnificent opening ceremony for the participating teams and officials. This created a special atmosphere that was more like what is expected at the end of the tournament and so it augers well for an exciting competition but friendly games.
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VANUATU HF MEETING WITH OHF PRESIDENT AND IOC MEMBER

Vanuatu Hockey Federation recently held their AGM. The newly elected Vanuatu Hockey Federation Executive met with Pam Elgar, Oceania HF President, IOC Member and 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist Barry Maister and Continental Officer Gill Gemming on Sunday 8th May
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VANUATU HAS GREAT AVID VOLUNTEER

Dashiell Hewett, a Northern Territory representative hockey player has been appointed to Vanuatu, through the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID). He is part of the staff of Wan Smolbag. This is a magnificent non-government organisation that started in 1989, primarily based around a theatre group.
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WORLD LEAGUE RD 1 TO BE HELD IN FIJI 2016

Fiji will host the 2016 FIH World League Competition in Suva in early July.

The competition format will be Hockey 5s.
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FIH ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW COMPETITION CHANGES

FIH reveals new structure of international hockey events from 2019 onwards
• Top level annual home and away league to replace existing events
• Model designed to support growth across all levels of the sport
• New portfolio agreed following extensive research and development
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"CHAMPIONS GIVE BACK" TO SOLOMON ISLANDS

The OHF "Champions Give Back" Programme, started 2016 off positively with contributions given to the newest member Solomon Islands. Winky Yee, a SIHF Executive Member was in attendance at the Junior World Cup qualifier and also to attend the AGM in the Gold Coast.
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AUSTRALIA WIN SERIES AT JUNIOR WORLD CUP

Both the Australian Men and Women's teams completed the Junior World Cup Qualifying tournaments with wins.
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SOLOMON ISLANDS ATTEND OCEANIA AGM

Oceania Hockey Federation AGM was held yesterday Saturday 23rd January followed by an Executive Board meeting. A highlight to the AGM was the attendance of Winky Yee, who represented Solomon Islands Hockey, the newest Oceania member.
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AUSTRALIA WIN SECOND GAMES AND CLOSE OUT THE SERIES

Australia Men and Women both won their second matches to shut the door on New Zealand in the Oceania Junior World Cup Qualifying 3 match series. However, once again the Women's match was very competitive ending 3-2 to Australia.
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AUSTRALIA TAKE THE LEAD AFTER DAY 1 IN OCEANIA U21 CHAMPIONSHIP

Australia Men and Women made a great start to their Junior World Cup Qualifying campaigns in the first matches in the 3 test series last night. The Men played at 5pm and won 3-0 while the women's game was a close affair and Australia came out the victors 2-1.
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OCEANIA JUNIOR WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS START TODAY

The qualifying tournament for Oceania Junior World Cup begins this afternoon in the Gold Coast Australia. The competing teams are Australia and New Zealand.2 spots in each division are available at the Junior World Cup for this continent.
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OHF 2016 AGM DATE SET

The Oceania Hockey Federation's Annual General Meeting for 2016 wil be held in conjunction with the Junior World Cup qualifier on the Gold Coast.

This will be held on Saturday 23rd January but the venue is still to be confirmed.

All member nations will be invited to send a delegate to this meeting.
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ALL PARTICIPATING NATIONS AT FIJI INVITATIONAL PROVIDED UMPIRES

Thanks to Australia Country & Hockey New Zealand, four umpires came to support the Fijian umpires and provided a professional group to officiate for all the matches for the Fiji Invitational Tournament.
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FIJI INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Fiji Hockey Federation successfully hosted Australia country men and women and NZ Presidents men and women in a week long tournament 5-12 December 2015.
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OHF Upcoming Events

Oceania Jnr World Cup Qualifier Men & Women (U21): 
Gold Coast, Australia
21 - 24 January 2016
3 match series: Australia vs New Zealand

Oceania Hockey Federation AGM: 
Gold Coast, Australia
Saturday 23rd January 2016
Venue TBC

FIH World Cup Masters: Men & Women: 
Canberra Australia
29 March - 6 April, 2016 

FIH World League: Round 1: 
Napier, New Zealand
April 2016

FIH Grand Masters Men: 
Newcastle, Australia
2 - 13 May, 2016

2016 Olympic Games: 
Rio de Janeiro
6 - 19 August 2016

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