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.
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.
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.
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.
The eight week season will run from late September to mid-November.
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.
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.
The clubs are Adelaide Fire, Brisbane Blaze, Canberra Chill, HC Melbourne, New South Wales Pride, Perth Thundersticks and Tassie Tigers.
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.
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.
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.
Hockey One is working with the new clubs and its broadcast production partners to finalise the season one fixture. Stay tuned!
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