Hockey


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Hockey is a game played between two teams of 11 players. Players use a hockey stick to hit, push or flick a hard synthetic ball past the opposition and into  the goal. A match lasts two 35 minutes halves and at an international level, the game is played at a furious pace.

The 2013 AYOF provides junior athletes a chance to compete against the world’s best youngsters as they look to push themselves to perform at an elite level. Almost half of Australia’s hockey teams that competed at the London 2012 Games were former AYOF athletes, including Hockeyroos captain Madonna Blyth and triple Olympian Mark Knowles.


Venue

Hockey Centre, Sydney Olympic Park

Competition Dates

16, 17, 19, 20 January 2013

Competition Format

Round Robin four nations competition

Events

Men's & Women's

Age Group

20 years or younger at 31 December 2012 (Born on or after 1 January 1992)

Competitors

128 Athletes (maximum 32 Athletes per team - 16 men & 16 women)

Competition Schedule


DAY 1 Wednesday 16/01/2013

Hockey Centre, Sydney Olympic Park
09:00 - 10:30 AUS v GBR - Women
09:00 - 13.30 MAL v GBR - Men
11:00 - 12:30 CHN v USA - Women
11:00 - 12:30 AUS v USA - Men

DAY 2 Thursday 17/01/2013

Hockey Centre, Sydney Olympic Park
13:00 - 14:30 CHN v GBR - Women
15:00 - 16:30 MAS v USA - Men
17:00 - 18:30 USA v AUS - Women
19:00 - 20:30 AUS v GBR - Men

DAY 4 Saturday 19/01/2013

Hockey Centre, Sydney Olympic Park
09:00 - 10:30 AUS v MAS - Men
09:00 - 10:30 USA v GBR - Women
11:00 - 12:30 USA v GBR - Men
11:00 - 12:30 AUS v CHN - Women

DAY 5 Sunday 20/01/2013

Hockey Centre, Sydney Olympic Park
08:00 - 09:30 Bronze Medal Match - Women
08:30 - 10:30 Gold Medal Match - Women
10:30 - 12:00 Bronze Medal Match - Men
11:00 - 12:30 Gold medal Match - Men

*Schedule subject to change.

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