Hockey - Women's

Underpinning the National Women’s program in Perth, the VIS Women’s Hockey program is responsible for preparing and developing Victorian-based athletes for national and junior squad selection. The VIS is the daily training environment for the Victorian-based athletes and provides world’s best hockey coaching, strength and conditioning, sport science, performance lifestyle, psychology and medical services along with exposure to high level competition opportunities.

There were eight VIS athletes selected for senior national duties in 2018/19, with Amy Lawton, Hayley Padget and Sophie Taylor making their international debuts. A further six athletes were selected in national squads with many of them pushing towards national senior squad selection.

2018 FIH Women’s World Cup, London, England

Australian Hockeyroos 4th - Kristina Bates, Emily Hurtz, Rachael Lynch

2018 Four Nations Tournament, Ibaraki, Japan

Australian Hockeyroos 2nd - Kristina Bates, Lily Brazel, Hayley Padget, Sophie Taylor, Ashlee Wells

2018 Australian U23 Tour of China

Sophie Taylor, Aisling Utri, Nicola Hammond (2 wins, 1 draw, 2 loss)

2018 Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Australia 5th - Indianna Robertson, Amy Lawton

2018 U21 Trans-Tasman Series, New Zealand

Olivia Colasurdo, Carly James, Amy Lawton

2018 FIH Women’s Champions Trophy, Changzhou, China

Australian Hockeyroos 2nd - Lily Brazel, Rachael Lynch, Hayley Padget, Ashlee Wells

2019 FIH Women’s Pro League

Australian Hockeyroos 2nd - Kristina Bates, Lily Brazel, Amy Lawton, Rachael Lynch, Hayley Padget, Sophie Taylor, Ashlee Wells

2018 Australian Hockey League

Victoria - 4th Place

Lily Brazel - Women’s Player of the Tournament

Emily Hurtz - Women’s Leading Goal Scorer

Rachael Lynch - Women’s Best Goal Keeper of the Tournament

National Squad Representation

Kristina Bates, Lily Brazel, Emily Hurtz, Amy Lawton, Rachael Lynch, Hayley Padget, Sophie Taylor, Ashlee Wells

Hockey Australia National Senior Squad

Kristina Bates, Lily Brazel, Emily Hurtz, Rachael Lynch, Hayley Padget, Madi Ratcliffe, Sophie Taylor, Ashlee Wells

Hockey Australia National Development Squad

Amy Lawton, Meg Pearce

Hockey Australia National Junior Squad

Olivia Colasurdo, Rachael Guy, Carly James, Aisling Utri

Stacia Strain / Tim Strapp Head Coach

Jamie Bahnisch Performance Analyst

Helmut Doerner Myotherapist

Greg Drake Performance Analyst

Michelle Flouch Goalkeeping Coach

Leesa Gallard Performance Lifestyle Manage

Daniel Mirecki Physiotherapy Coordinator

Jessica Rothwell Sports Dietitian

John Tascone Physical Preparation Coach

Bailey Attard Assistant Physical Preparation Coach

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VIS Gymnasium

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