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2023 Australian Team

During the recent Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championships held on the Gold Coast, the 2023 Australian team to contest the 2023 Trans-Tasman was selected. Including only two players that have represented Australian Masters previously, the team is full of players keen to don the green and gold for the first time and show their skills.

Led by Cody Tribe, with Craig Bigham and Sam McCambridge as Vice-Captains, the leadership group boasts a wealth of AHL experience.

2023 Australian Team

Following the new procedures adopted by Hockey Australia, the teams were submitted by the Hockey Australia Masters committee to the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) of Hockey Australia. The ELT ratified the selected teams, and the 35's team was named as follows: -

  • Cody Tribe (C) - NSW
  • Craig Bigham (VC) - QLD
  • Sam McCambridge (VC) - TAS
  • Muddasir Abbas - TAS
  • Dougal Alexander - NSW
  • Greg Cooke - NSW
  • Shane Cowling - QLD
  • Dean Cunningham - NSW
  • Chris Dick - QLD
  • Daniel Edge - NSW
  • Eksteen Fourie - QLD
  • Theo Gruschka - NSW
  • Ian McHugh - TAS
  • Shaun O'Brien - NSW
  • Damien Price - QLD
  • Christopher Reid - QLD
  • Barry Reid (Coach) - NSW
  • Mark Matheson (Manager) - NSW


The Trans-Tasman event is to be held at the Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub in Christchurch. Developed to replace the old Queen Elzabeth II park that was damaged during the 2011 earthquake, the Sports Hub provides facilities for a number of sports, including Hockey. The hub includes two "smurf" turfs, extensive parking and a centralised sporting hub.

More details can be found at their website -


Christchurch, New Zealand, Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub


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