Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets will be available in advance via our ticketing partner, Ticketek, as well as at the gate for games not sold out in advance. We are expecting many games to sell out prior to game day and strongly encourage fans to buy tickets online in advance.

Tickets will be released for sale in August via Ticketek. Memberships, which include tickets to all home, games are now available (see your favourite team’s page for further details).

How can I support my team?

There are so many ways to get involved! We’d obviously love to see you at our games, but there are plenty of other ways to support your team in between games:

Become a member to get your hands on tickets to your team’s games and some pretty awesome merchandise.

Follow your team on social media for the latest updates on players, coaches and upcoming matches.

Wear the gear! Look like a pro by wearing your team gear, available here from August 2019.

How do I become a member?

Becoming a member is a great way to show your support and get your hands on some great merchandise and tickets to all your home games. Luckily, it’s also really simple to sign up for membership.

Simply go to your favourite teams home page for more information and the link to membership portal.

Where can I watch the 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.

What are the rules of Sultana Bran Hockey One League?

Field goal conversions and a mandatory winner are some of the exciting initiatives to be rolled out for Australia’s new national League, Sultana Bran Hockey One.

The rules for the inaugural Sultana Bran Hockey One season, which have been ratified by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), are designed and expected to produce fast and highly entertaining hockey that encapsulates the buzz surrounding the new league.

Standard field hockey rules and regulations apply with the exception of the following additions:

– Restricted Team Lists. Teams are restricted to 14 players in total including goal keepers.

– Field Goal Conversions. When a field goal or penalty stroke awarded during field play is scored, the same athlete will have an automatic one-on-one shootout with the goalkeeper for the chance of an extra goal.

– All matches must have a winner. Match points will be given with five points for a win, or two points to each team in the event scores are level at full time. A shootout will then occur, with one point awarded to the winner of the shoot-out. The losing team of a match decided in regular time will receive 0 points.

What’s the fixture?

The season includes a total of 48 games including Finals and the Grand Final. Each team has three home double-header men’s and women’s games, giving local fans the opportunity to experience the Sultana Bran Hockey One League first-hand.

The full fixture is available here.

Who owns Sultana Bran Hockey One League?

Sultana Bran Hockey One League is a collaboration between Hockey Australia and each of the Hockey State or Territory Associations with teams competing: Hockey Queensland, Hockey New South Wales, Hockey ACT, Hockey Tasmania, Hockey Victoria, Hockey South Australia and Hockey WA.

We hope that Hockey NT may also join the League at a later stage.

Which teams play in the Sultana Bran Hockey One League?

In its first year, Sultana Bran Hockey One League will see seven men’s and seven women’s team compete for glory. The teams are:

Adelaide Fire
Brisbane Blaze
Canberra Chill
HC Melbourne
NSW Pride
Perth Thundersticks
Tassie Tigers

How are players selected?

The first season of Sultana Bran Hockey One League will see teams building their squads as per eligibility criteria from the previous Australian Hockey League (AHL) competition. More detail on this process will be available in the confirmed rules & regs closer to the season.

It is envisaged that future Sultana Bran Hockey One League seasons will incorporate a Player Draft System as per other national sporting competitions such as AFL, to encourage talent equalisation and maximum opportunity for up and coming stars.