The 2023 Perth Thundersticks teams have been announced with a plethora of Hockeyroos, Kookaburras and stars of Western Australian hockey set to fight for gold in the upcoming Hockey One season.
The men’s and women’s teams comprise of 22 athletes each, selected from performances in this year’s Premier League, as well as series between the Perth Thundersticks women against the Malaysian National Hockey Team, and the men against a Premier League ‘All-Stars’ squad.
Last year, the Perth Thundersticks men made the Grand Final but suffered a close 2-0 defeat to the NSW Pride to take home the silver medal, while the women secured Bronze, defeating Hockey Club Melbourne 3-0 in the Third-Place Playoff.
This year’s talent-laden sides are raring to go one better with gold in their sights for 2023.
“It’s really pleasing to have selected our final Perth Thundersticks teams for this season after some magnificent performances from players across the year thus far,” Hockey WA Performance and Pathways Manager, Trid Woodhouse said.
“It is a difficult process to narrow down to the final teams with such a rich talent pool here in WA, but I am thrilled with how each player has given their absolute maximum during the selection process.
“It has also shown that playing for the Perth Thundersticks is the pinnacle of hockey in the state and I can see that each player is proud to be a part of the program.
“I know both teams are keen to ramp up preparations for the upcoming season and with the talent available, we are really excited for a successful year for WA hockey.”
Hockey WA CEO Fabian Ross is excited for another edition of Australia’s top hockey competition.
“It is always an exciting time when the Perth Thundersticks final teams are announced each year,” Ross said.
“The Perth Thundersticks showcases the top hockey talent that Western Australia has to offer and highlights how passionate our state is when it comes to hockey.
“I urge the WA hockey community to get behind our state’s best, whether it be by purchasing a membership, a ticket to the games, or cheering loud and proud from the stands or at home – your support goes a long way in helping drive our teams to success.”
The Perth Thundersticks season gets underway in a double-header against the Canberra Chill on Saturday 7 October at Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University.
Memberships and season tickets for the 2023 Perth Thundersticks Hockey One season are on sale now.
2023 Perth Thundersticks Men’s Team
|Will BATTISTESSA||Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club|
|Matt BIRD||Fremantle Cockburn Hockey Club|
|Josh BOWEN||Hale Hockey Club|
|James COLLINS||Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club|
|James DAY||Melville City Hockey Club|
|Bryn DE BES||Wesley South Perth Hockey Club|
|Liam FLYNN||Hale Hockey Club|
|Brodee FOSTER||Reds Hockey Club|
|Cam GEDDES||University of Western Australia Hockey Club|
|Tim GEERS||Melville City Hockey Club|
|Jake HARVIE||Westside Wolves Hockey Club|
|Tom HARVIE||Westside Wolves Hockey Club|
|Brayden KING||Hale Hockey Club|
|Tyler LOVELL||YMCC Hockey Club|
|Frank MAIN||University of Western Australia Hockey Club|
|Trent MITTON||Wesley South Perth Hockey Club|
|Ali MURRAY||Westside Wolves Hockey Club|
|Marshall PUZEY||YMCC Hockey Club|
|Ben RENNIE||Fremantle Cockburn Hockey Club|
|Tom WICKHAM||University of Western Australia Hockey Club|
|Matt WILLIS||Melville City Hockey Club|
|Aran ZALEWSKI||Reds Hockey Club|
2023 Perth Thundersticks Women’s Team
|Sarah BYRNES||Hale Hockey Club|
|Britney DESILVA||University of Western Australia Hockey Club|
|Georgina DOWD||Suburban Lions Hockey Club|
|Elizabeth DUGUID||Wesley South Perth Hockey Club|
|Neasa FLYNN||University of Western Australia Hockey Club|
|Rachel FRUSHER||Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club|
|Annie GIBBS||North Coast Raiders Hockey Club|
|Liné MALAN||Hale Hockey Club|
|Elyssa MELVILLE||Whitford Hockey Club|
|Pippa MORGAN||University of Western Australia Hockey Club|
|Kayla O’SULLIVAN||Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club|
|Lexie PICKERING||University of Western Australia Hockey Club|
|Saysha PILLAY||University of Western Australia Hockey Club|
|Aleisha POWER||Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club|
|Belle RAMSHAW||University of Western Australia Hockey Club|
|Jesse REID||University of Western Australia Hockey Club|
|Anna ROBERTS||North Coast Raiders Hockey Club|
|Renee ROCKLIFF||Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club|
|Karri SOMERVILLE||Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club|
|Penny SQUIBB||Curtin University Hockey Club|
|Shanea TONKIN||North Coast Raiders Hockey Club|
|Georgia WILSON||Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club|