Vision & Mission
The Hockey One League is establishing a prominent place in the Australian sports market, engaging existing hockey fans and developing a whole new following for the sport.
Audiences are being drawn to compelling and highly entertaining family friendly event day experiences across Australia, and high-quality broadcast through our presenting partners if they can’t get to the venues.
The best existing and emerging players, coaches and officials in Australia and around the hockey world want to participate, and become household names and heroes as the Hockey One League becomes renown as the best domestic hockey competition in the world.
High quality business brands want to partner with, and invest in the Hockey One League and its franchises, attracted by the integrity, values and reach of the competition and its participants.
Local and national media partners recognise the quality of competition and value of providing extensive coverage across their traditional and social platforms to their audiences, stimulating a virtuous circle of value creation and wider interest.
As a truly gender equal and national sport, the Hockey One League is fast becoming the must see sports competition during spring each year, and the platform for selection to Kookaburras and Hockeyroos national teams for Australian-based players.
The Hockey One League is Real Hockey. Reimagined.
Carolyn Campbell, Chair
Carolyn Campbell is a current Director of Bankstown Sports Club and Chair of Sport NSW, and a former long-standing Chief Executive Officer of Netball NSW. During her tenure, Carolyn has seen the sport and organisation enjoy unprecedented success both on and off the netball court, including the introduction of the Trans-Tasman Netball League – the ANZ Championship – and the NSW Swifts in 2008. Carolyn led Netball NSW on a journey to the new Suncorp Super Netball competition, which replaced the Trans-Tasman ANZ Championship in 2017. The new all-Australian league provided the opportunity to increase Netball NSW’s presence at national level with the formation of GIANTS Netball alongside the NSW Swifts giving aspiring netballers across the state two professional franchises to aim for. Carolyn joined the Hockey One League Board in July 2019.
Sandra Sully became the Hockey Australia appointed Director on the Hockey One League Board in July 2022 following the end of Colin Richardson's tenure. Sandra is the Vice-President of Hockey Australia and has been on the HA Board since 2014. The popular journalist and TV Anchor is hugely passionate about hockey and is committed to promoting the sport and helping guide the Sultana Bran Hockey One League into the mainstream Australian sporting landscape.
Following the completion of his studies in Finance and Business Management, he worked in the finance field for 5 years prior to pursuing a career in the sporting industry, an industry he has now worked in for 21 years.
He commenced working at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2002 where he worked for 7 years commencing with managing the Sports Science/Sports Medicine service delivery to National Sporting Organisations prior to undertaking a shift into Performance Research at the AIS where he undertook several benchmarking exercises for the AIS and NSO’s.
From there he shifted to the Australian Sports Commission for 5 years as a Senior Partnership Manager managing the ASC’s relationship with a portfolio of NSO’s in their Governance, High Performance and Participation outcomes.
In May 2014, he took the opportunity to become the Chief Executive Officer of Hockey ACT where he worked for 5 years through until May 2019 where he had a focus on reshaping the business operations of the organisation.
In May 2019 he became the General Manager for Business Operations at Brumbies Rugby. In this role he manage the commercial, events, foundation program, game day operations, media and communications, marketing, membership, ticketing and merchandise operations of the organisation.
A career police officer with over 41 years’ service in Queensland, which includes 20 years’ experience as a detective and experience in major projects and events including G20 and the Commonwealth Games.
Currently a member of the Ethical Standards Command he has a strong background in governance and the interpretation of, and compliance with, legislation and procedures.
Steve first became involved in hockey through his children and has since served as the Toowoomba Hockey Association President and President of Hockey Queensland.
Steve was a member of the Hockey Australia Council when Hockey One League was created remains committed to Hockey One League’s success.
Adam Clifford is a communications professional, covering hockey in Tasmania for News Corp for eighteen years, and continues to achieve outstanding coverage and profile for the sport in that state at all levels and across multiple media platforms. Adam is also a primary school teacher and Lead Organiser of the Australian Education Union – Tasmania Branch.
Adam was previously a Director of Hockey Tasmania from 2015 to 2021, leading transformational change in the Promotion & Communications portfolio, a former AHL & NZ National League player as well as a coach at Premier League level.
Adam joined the Hockey One League Board in May 2021.