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A group of 6 people standing together

Photo: International Festival of Hockey. Left to right: Steph Kershaw (Hockeyroos), Aleisha Power (Hockeyroos), Erin Gauntlett (Deputy Director General), Fabian Ross (Hockey WA CEO), Tom Wickham (Kookaburras), Aran Zalewski (Kookaburras)

Hockey is set to descend on Western Australia this April with the Perth International Festival of Hockey taking place from 6 to 28 April 2024. The festival will welcome three of the world's top-ranking hockey teams to the Perth Hockey Stadium with its 6000-seat capacity.

Australia's national men's team, the Kookaburras, take on India, while the national women's team, the Hockeyroos, will take on China and Japan.

Perth is Australia's 'home of hockey', as the host city of Hockey Australia's High Performance Unit, a world-class centralised training program that supports the development and performance of the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras.

The Kookaburras have had a positive start to the year, beating their FIH (International Hockey Federation) Pro League opponents in 7of 8 matches during their India tour in January.

Ranked fifth in the FIH standings, the Kookaburras will play a 5-game test against India as part of the Perth International Festival of Hockey from Saturday 6 April to Saturday 13 April. The Hockeyroos, who are ranked fourth in the FIH standings, will compete in a tri-series against China and Japan from Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April.

The Kookaburras, Hockeyroos and their opponents involved in the Perth International Festival of Hockey have all qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The Perth International Festival of Hockey is proudly supported by the State Government and Hockey Australia.

Perth International Festival of Hockey


Page reviewed 27 February 2023