History

History

Australian hockey has a rich and prosperous history, one filled with fascinating stories, significant success and some incredible characters. Hockey Australia has identified history and legacy as an important performance driver in its strategic aim to ensure the highest standard or governance across the whole of the sport.

What this means is that Hockey Australia will appropriately recognise the past through recognition programs and events as part of its strategic plan, Hockey’s Winning Edge: 2014-2018.

This section of our website is dedicated to sharing some of the sport’s fascinating history and allowing you to undertake your own research into the history of the national teams, the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos, and the talented and dedicated individuals lucky enough to have had the opportunity to represent Australia.

None of this would be possible without the dedicated and painstaking work of the Hockey History Project, undertaken by former Australian coach Richard Aggiss and retired journalist John Sanders. They continue to research our national teams’ history and piece together fragments and stories in celebration of those that have gone before us. Check out the ‘About the Hockey History Project’ for more information and how you can help, too.