The Males’s Indoor Hockey Group that may signify Australia on the sixth version of the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup from 5-11 February 2023 in Pretoria, South Africa has been introduced.
The ultimate 12 gamers chosen have been finalised after the Australian Males’s Indoor Squad returned from the Trans-Tasman Problem in New Zealand.
The squad performed eight matches towards New Zealand, taking dwelling the trophy after a convincing show, profitable seven matches and drawing one.
“The Trans-Tasman Problem was the right alternative to see the gamers in motion and performing underneath strain towards a fellow Indoor World Cup crew,” mentioned Head Coach Steve Willer.
“We’ve chosen a powerful crew with a stability of expertise and up and coming expertise to present Australia the absolute best likelihood of success on the Indoor World Cup.”
Among the many 12 chosen is present Kookaburras goalkeeper, Ben Rennie, who will compete at his third Indoor World Cup.
“To have the ability to signify my nation in each codecs of the sport is an achievement I’m extraordinarily pleased with,” mentioned Rennie, who made his Kookaburras debut earlier this 12 months.
“As a nationwide Indoor crew, we now have been constructing over the previous 5-7 years and are excited to point out the world how far we now have come for the reason that 2018 Indoor World Cup.
“Steve Willer has put an enormous emphasis on growing tactical information and talent execution all through our junior and senior squads and I consider our group has improbable depth.”
Victorian strike duo Jake Sherren (pictured above) and James Knee might be aiming to extend their aim tallies as they function in an Indoor World Cup for the second time.
“The crew reached new heights in 2018 and I’m excited to proceed to construct on this. Indoor Hockey has all the time captured me with how briskly paced and stuffed with motion it’s,” mentioned Sherren.
It has been 5 years for the reason that final Indoor World Cup, held in Berlin, the place the Australian Males’s Group completed 4th, narrowly lacking out on the bronze medal.
“We’ve a powerful squad that’s eager to carry out towards the most effective and take the following step to enhance on our outcome from Berlin,” mentioned Knee.
The crew additionally options twin brothers, Ben and Jake Staines, who have been instrumental in Canberra Chill’s spectacular latest Hockey One League season. It will likely be the primary time an Australian Indoor crew has had twins debuting collectively.
“It will likely be memorable to expertise a World Cup with Jake. I’ve performed each recreation and educated with him for the previous 20 years. It has all the time been the aim and it’s what we each like to do,” mentioned Ben Staines.
Contemporary off profitable the 2022 Hockey One League with NSW Satisfaction and likewise enjoying for the Burras on the Sultan of Johor Cup, younger gun Nathan Czinner will make his Australian Indoor Hockey debut in Pretoria.
“I can’t wait to play indoor on the highest degree and towards the most effective gamers on this planet,” mentioned Czinner.
One other debutant, Western Australia’s Ryan Tempo, mentioned it was an enormous honour to be chosen.
“We’ve an excellent group of men who’ve and proceed to place in plenty of laborious work so to carry out at our greatest,” mentioned Tempo.
Australia is at present ranked tenth on this planet and is in Pool B for the Indoor World Cup alongside host nation South Africa, Argentina, Iran, Czech Republic and the USA.
Australia will open the Males’s competitors towards South Africa on 5 February 2023.
Each match of the match might be LIVE on Watch.Hockey.
For extra info on the match go to the official FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup 2023 web site.
The 2023 Australian Indoor Hockey Championships might be held in Brisbane and can present a superb alternative to see the Indoor World Cup gamers in motion, enjoying for his or her respective States, earlier than they go away for the Indoor World Cup.
The open males’s competitors will run from 3-7 January 2023.
Australian Males’s Indoor Group – FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup 2023
Title (State) Age
Nathan Czinner (NSW) 20
Ben Hanlan (NSW) 27
Brendan Hill (ACT) 26
Josh Gregory (NSW) 28
James Knee (VIC) 28
William Orth (NSW) 23
Ryan Tempo (WA) 24
Ben Rennie (WA) 32
Jake Sherren (VIC) 29
Ben Staines (ACT) 25
Jake Staines (ACT) 25
Jackson Willie (QLD) 25
FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup 2023 – Australian Males’s Pool Matches
Australia v South Africa
5 Feb 2023, Begin Time 9:40am native (6:40pm AEDT)
Australia v Argentina
6 Feb 2023, Begin Time 3:30pm native (7 Feb 12:30am AEDT)
Australia v Iran
7 Feb 2023, Begin Time 8:30am native (5:30pm AEDT)
Australia v Czech Republic
8 Feb 2023, Begin Time 9:20pm native (9 Feb 6:20am AEDT)
Australia v USA
9 Feb 2023, Begin Time 12:00pm native (9:00pm AEDT)