Hockey: Our golden hockey Aussies

The picture says it all; the Hockeyroos are jubilant as they head into the final. (Pic: The Fans of Hockey)

The picture says it all; the Hockeyroos are jubilant as they head into the final. (Pic: The Fans of Hockey)

I have always been an interested spectator in every sport, but recently, my passion and knowledge of hockey (in this case, field hockey) has grown rapidly.

Both the Hockeyroos (Australian women) and Kookaburras (Australian men) are going for the gold medals respectively, this weekend, in the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup, over in the Netherlands. Continue reading

Australian University Games: a La Trobe University Review and Summary

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La Trobe hockey player Bethany Stewart chases down her UWA opponent on Day 2 (photo mine)

Warm weather and some serious competition.  For one week the Gold Coast played host to almost 9,000 students from 41 universities and tertiary institutions for the biggest Australian University Games in history. Continue reading

Ice Hockey: Mustangs bleed orange in the AIHL

Melbourne Mustangs logo (courtesy Melbourne Mustangs Facebook)

Melbourne Mustangs logo (courtesy Melbourne Mustangs Facebook)

The sport is rough, tough, and ultra fast. It is no holds barred if the players want to get in on a piece of the action.

If you want competitiveness, look no further than Australian Ice Hockey League club the Melbourne Mustangs.  Entering the Australian Ice Hockey League in 2011, the Mustangs have gone from strength to strength in a sport that is still relatively young in Australia. Continue reading