Team Name Strip 3

Your team against the rest of Australia.

Hockey One is coming in late September with the best of the best playing against each other in a fast paced game played across all capital cities. Seven women’s teams, seven men’s teams.

It’s Real Hockey. Reimagined!

  • Hockey One is Australia’s new domestic Hockey League.

  • Hockey One will be played from late September in home and away format across the country before culminating in a finals’ series in mid-November.

  • Games will be live streamed on Kayo Sports with grand finals broadcast on Fox Sports.

  • The men’s and women’s teams will play double-headers in the same locations on the same days in a truly equal competition!

  • To keep up to date with all things Hockey One, make sure you subscribe to our news here.

Why have Hockey Australia launched a new domestic league?

Hockey One is a re-imagined sport and entertainment product, putting Hockey fans first, with a new concept, new format, new club identities and, for the first time ever, new access for fans, with matches streamed live. It’s Real Hockey, Re-Imagined.

What's the concept?

Hockey One is a two-month-long home-and-away league with finals.

There are seven new clubs with new logos and uniforms, based in seven major cities across Australia, with a spread of our elite Hockeyroos & Kookaburras along with emerging talent from around the country.

Each Club will host three home matchdays in the new extended home-and-away season.

There will be new rule innovations and, most excitingly, unprecedented access for fans through Kayo Sports and Fox Sports.

Why the name Hockey One?

It's a short and sharp name, with 'one' representing the number one elite competition in Australia. One also represents the unity within Hockey, with gender equality between men and women.

All male and female teams will now be under one club umbrella in each market and will always play double-headers, unlike any other sport.

How will fans be able to watch games?

For the first time ever, fans will be able to watch every match.

Home & away and semi-final matches will be broadcast live on Kayo Sports, with the Grand Finals being broadcast live on Fox Sports.

With each club having three home matches, fans all over the country will be able to attend matches too.

When will it be played?

The eight week season will run from late September to mid-November.

What's the format?

There is a women's and men's competition, which will both be played concurrently as double-headers each weekend.

Teams will play each opponent once either home or away, totalling 42 men’s and women’s matches, before a semi-finals weekend for the top 4 in men’s and women’s and culminating in a Grand Final day in mid-November.

How many clubs will compete?

There will be seven clubs in Hockey One, with a female and male team for each club. The clubs will be based in the capital cities of the six Australian states and also Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.

Who are the clubs?

The clubs are Adelaide Fire, Brisbane Blaze, Canberra Chill, HC Melbourne, New South Wales Pride, Perth Thundersticks and Tassie Tigers.

How did you select these clubs?

Hockey One is a collaboration between Hockey Australia and its Member Associations, who were all invited to join the new competition.

We hope to add a Northern Territory club in the future.

Which athletes will play for which club and will there be imports?

Announcements will be made in due course with regard to club rosters, including opportunity for overseas imports.

Northern Territory athletes will be available for recruitment by competing clubs.

Will there be new rules?

We’re working through this based on the fan/player feedback from the 2018 AHL where we employed PumpPlays, goal conversions & shootouts for any drawn matches. Watch this space.

When will fixtures be released?

Hockey One is working with the new clubs and its broadcast production partners to finalise the season one fixture. Stay tuned!


© 2019, Hockey One. All rights reserved.