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Black Sticks in training, 2011

Black Sticks in training, 2011

Members of the the Black Sticks, New Zealand's national hockey team, watch coach Shane McLeod outlining plays during a 2011 training session in Albany, Auckland. A month later New Zealand hosted the Champions Trophy, an international round robin hockey tournament. Eight countries took part and the winner was the defending champion, Australia. 

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Geoff Watson, 'Hockey - Origins of New Zealand hockey', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2022)

Story by Geoff Watson, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015