Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 - Hockey SA

HOCKEY ONE – ADELAIDE FIRE - MEDIA RELEASE

NEW NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TO PLAY ACROSS AUSTRALIA IN A 48 GAME SCHEDULE

The fixture for Australia’s new national hockey competition, Hockey One League, has been released, revealing a 49-day season with 21 double header home and away event days plus finals. The league will feature Australia’s best hockey players competing in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney.

The cream of Australian hockey will be fighting for a place on the podium in the inaugural Hockey One League from Sunday 29 September, according to Hockey One League Interim General Manager, Tony Dodemaide.

The Adelaide Fire Coaches and Squads (names to be released soon) are raring to go for their first game in Sydney on 29 September. They are extremely excited to host their first home game at the State Hockey Centre on 13 October. It will be a full house, so be sure to sign up for your memberships as soon as they are live, team membership packages will be available via Ticketek as from this Thursday July 11th. 

Hockey SA CEO Peter Churack said:  “I am very excited that Hockey SA is to be part of the new national hockey competition, the Hockey One League, with our teams the Adelaide Fire. The women will feature four players who have represented the Hockeyroos over the last 12 months and the men’s who will build on their competitive performance in last year’s national competition."

The new format promotes fast and aggressive hockey rewarding field goals and minimising slow play. The new league has a strong focus on fan engagement and entertainment with all games either streamed via Kayo or broadcast via Fox Sports, while home fixtures will be spectacular events.

The seven rounds will give each team a bye. Following the home and away phase, the top two men’s and women’s teams will host semi-finals against the 3rd and 4th ranked teams over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of November.

The winners of the semi-finals will progress to the Grand Final in a double header on 16 November. The host venue of the grand finals will be the highest-ranking women’s team in 2019, followed by the highest-ranking men’s team in 2020, and alternating thereafter.

The teams, each with a men’s and a women’s playing squad under the same name, and home venues are:

-           Adelaide Fire                    State Hockey Centre, Gepps Cross

-           Brisbane Blaze                 Queensland State Hockey Centre, Morningside

-           Canberra Chill                  National Hockey Centre, Lyneham

-           HC Melbourne                  State Netball & Hockey Centre, Parkville

-           NSW Pride                        Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre

-           Perth Thundersticks          Perth Hockey Stadium, Curtin University Campus, Bentley

-           Tassie Tigers                     Tasmanian Hockey Centre, New Town

While it has been confirmed that the league will feature players from the Kookaburras (Australia’s national men’s team, currently ranked world number one) and the Hockeyroos (Australia’s national women’s team, currently ranked world number two), player lists have not yet been released.

The fixture details are:

ROUND

HOST

VISITOR

DAY

TIME

DATE

ROUND 1

NSW

ADEL

Sunday

1.00-4.00pm

29-Sep

CAN

BRIS

Sunday

2.00-5.00pm

29-Sep

PERTH

MELB

Sunday

3.00-6.00pm

29-Sep

ROUND 2

CAN

NSW

Saturday

2.00-5.00pm

5-Oct

TAS

ADEL

Saturday Night

5.00-8.00pm

5-Oct

MELB

BRIS

Sunday

1.00-4.00pm

6-Oct

ROUND 3

NSW

TAS

Saturday

1.00-4.00pm

12-Oct

PERTH

CAN

Saturday

2.00-5.00pm

12-Oct

ADEL

BRIS

Sunday

1.00-4.00pm

13-Oct

ROUND 4

BRIS

TAS

Friday

6.00-9.00pm

18-Oct

ADEL

PERTH

Friday

7.00-10.00pm

18-Oct

MELB

CAN

Friday

7.00-10.00pm

18-Oct

ROUND 5

CAN

TAS

Sunday

2.00-5.00pm

20-Oct

NSW

MELB

Sunday

1.00-4.00pm

20-Oct

BRIS

PERTH

Sunday

1.00-4.00pm

20-Oct

ROUND 6

PERTH

NSW

Saturday

2.00-5.00pm

26-Oct

ADEL

CAN

Saturday

2.00-5.00pm

26-Oct

TAS

MELB

Sunday

2.00-5.00pm

27-Oct

ROUND 7

TAS

PERTH

Saturday

2.00-5.00pm

2-Nov

BRIS

NSW

Saturday Night

3.00-6.00pm

2-Nov

MELB

ADELAIDE

Sunday

1.00-4.00pm

3-Nov

SEMIS

2v3

2nd Ranked Women's Team

Saturday

TBC

9-Nov

1v4

1st Ranked Women's Team

Sunday

TBC

10-Nov

SEMIS

2v3

2nd Ranked Men's Team

Saturday

TBC

9-Nov

1v4

1st Ranked Men's Team

Sunday

TBC

10-Nov

GF

GF

1st Ranked Women's Team

Saturday

TBC

16-Nov

Follow Adelaide Fire on our website or social media channels to stay tuned for announcements on player signings and coach appointments.

Head to www.hockeyone.com.au for further information and to sign up for regular updates and announcements.

Facebook - @AdelaideFireH1    /    Instagram - @adelaidefireh1    /    Twitter - @AdelaideFireH1

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