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The New Zealand women's national field hockey team, also known as the Black Sticks Women, represents New Zealand in international women's field hockey (known in New Zealand as simply hockey). The team's best performances include a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a third placing at the 2011 Champions Trophy, and fourth placings at the 1986 World Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics. As of October 2012, the team ranks third on the International Hockey Federation (FIH) world rankings.

Tournament records[edit]Edit

Summer Olympics[edit]Edit

Year Location Position
1980 [1]

Moscow

Did not compete
1984 [2]

Los Angeles

6th
1988 [3]

Seoul

Did not compete
1992 [4]

Barcelona

8th
1996 [5]

Atlanta

Did not compete
2000 [6]

Sydney

6th
2004 [7]

Athens

6th
2008 [8]

Beijing

12th
2012 [9]

London

4th

Commonwealth Games[edit]Edit

Year Location Position
1998 [10]

Kuala Lumpur

3rd
2002 [11]

Manchester

4th
2006 [12]

Melbourne

4th
2010 [13]

Delhi

2nd

World Cup[edit]Edit

Year Location Position
1974 [14]

Mandelieu

Did not compete
1976 [15]

Berlin

1978 [16]

Madrid

1981 [17]

Buenos Aires

1983 [18]

Kuala Lumpur

8th
1986 [19]

Amstelveen

4th
1990 [20]

Sydney

7th
1994 [21]

Dublin

Did not compete
1998 [22]

Utrecht

6th
2002 [23]

Perth

11th
2006 [24]

Madrid

Did not compete
2010 [25]

Rosario

7th
2014 [26]

The Hague

Qualified

Oceania Hockey Cup[edit]Edit

Year Location Position
1999 [27]

Sydney

2nd
2001 [28]

Wellington [29]Auckland [30]Hamilton

2nd
2003 [31]

Melbourne [32]Auckland [33]Whangarei

2nd
2005 [34]

Suva

2nd
2007 [35]

Buderim

1st
2009 [36]

Invercargill

1st
2011 [37]

Hobart

1st

Champions Trophy[edit]Edit

Year Location Position
1987 [38]

Amstelveen

6th
Did not compete between 1989 and 1997
1999 [39]

Brisbane

5th
2000 [40]

Amstelveen

6th
2001 [41]

Amstelveen

5th
2002 [42]

Macau

5th
2003 [43]

Sydney

Did not compete
2004 [44]

Rosario

5th
2005 [45]

Canberra

Did not compete
2006 [46]

Amstelveen

6th
Did not compete between 2007 and 2009
2010 [47]

Nottingham

5th
2011 [48]

Amsterdam

3rd
2012 [49]

Rosario

6th

Champions Challenge[edit]Edit

Year Location Position
2003 [50]

Catania

4th
2005 [51]

Virginia Beach

1st
2007 [52]

Baku

5th
2009 [53]

Cape Town

1st

Current roster[edit]Edit

Black Sticks Women national squad – as of 27 March 2013[1][2] (Caps as of 26 April 2013)[3]
Num. Name Pos. NHL team Date of birth (age) Caps
1 Kayla Sharland M Central 30 October 1985 (age 27) 182
2 Emily Naylor M Central 23 December 1985 (age 27) 216
3 Krystal Forgesson F Auckland 7 September 1982 (age 30) 177
4 Olivia Merry F Canterbury 16 March 1992 (age 21) 15
5 Katie Glynn F Auckland 14 March 1989 (age 24) 112
6 Petrea Webster F North Harbour 30 March 1988 (age 25) 25
7 Aniwaka Roberts D Capital 22 April 1989 (age 24) 14
8 Sally Rutherford GK Midlands 5 June 1981 (age 32) 38
10 Amelia Gibson GK Canterbury 5 July 1991 (age 21) 18
11 Danielle Jones D Auckland 28 August 1991 (age 21) 13
13 Samantha Charlton D Midlands 7 December 1991 (age 21) 55
14 Michaela Curtis F Central 21 October 1993 (age 19) 9
15 Julia King M Auckland 8 December 1992 (age 20) 42
18 Bridget Blackwood D Canterbury 4 April 1991 (age 22) 30
22 Gemma Flynn M Midlands 2 May 1990 (age 23) 135
23 Cassandra Reid M Canterbury 4 October 1994 (age 18) 13
24 Rose Keddell D Auckland 31 January 1994 (age 19) 18
25 Sian Fremaux M Canterbury 21 May 1992 (age 21) 15
26 Pippa Hayward D Canterbury 23 May 1990 (age 23) 18
28 Charlotte Harrison F Northland 31 July 1989 (age 23) 177
29 Jenny Storey D Canterbury 18 March 1992 (age 21) 6
30 Bianca Russell GK North Harbour 4 July 1978 (age 34) 53
31 Stacey Michelsen M Northland 18 February 1991 (age 22) 127
32 Anita Punt M Capital 2 October 1987 (age 25) 122
Brooke Neal D Midlands 4 July 1992 (age 20)

Notable players[edit]Edit

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