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DAWSON HAS DATE WITH THE DUTCH

Matt Dawson has enjoyed a well earned break on the Central Coast following the Kookaburras brilliant Hockey World League Final win over Argentina. The 23 year-old returns to Perth on Friday for a four match series against the Dutch. (Image Courtesy FIH / World Sport Pics)  

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ORCHARD ON TARGET AS KOOKABURRAS OVERCOME IRELAND

Australia’s mens and womens hockey teams have both qualified for the Rio Olympics, following the Kookaburras’ 4-1 win over Ireland in the quarter finals of the World League tournament. Australia waited until midway through the second quarter to open the scoring through Matt Gohdes. Jamie Dwyer added the next, before the Hunter’s Simon Orchard put Australia in front three-nil. “How does he get that around the feet of Hart, at full length tuck it on goal?” The Maitland boy then paid tribute to his childhood club, the Rams. The Kookaburras will now face Great Britain in the semi-finals.

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INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY STAR SINGH ON SHOW IN NEWCASTLE

Hockey fans in the Hunter received a rare treat today, with the Kookaburras’ Simon Orchard playing for his home club Maitland, against a Wests line-up that included Sandeep Singh. The former Indian captain is considered one of the world’s best penalty corner takers, and today he showed why. The pair will conduct a coaching clinic at the Newcastle International Hockey Centre tomorrow morning, but today it was Orchard’s side with bragging rights, 9-6.

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