|Confederation||European Hockey Federation|
The Scotland men's national field hockey team represents Scotland in international field hockey competitions, with the exception of the Olympic Games when Scottish players are eligible to play for the Great Britain men's national field hockey team. Prior to the formation of the Great Britain team in 1920, Scotland competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, sharing the bronze medal with Wales.
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
Field hockey, known in most countries just as hockey, is a team game of the hockey family. The earliest origins of the game date back to the Middle Ages in England, Scotland, France and the Netherlands. The game can be played on grass, water turf, artificial turf or synthetic field as well as an indoor board surface. Each team plays with eleven players, including the goalie. Players use sticks made out of wood, carbon fibre, fibre glass or a combination of carbon fibre and fibre glass in different quantities to hit a round, hard, plastic ball. The length of the stick depends on the player's individual height. Only one face of the stick is allowed to be used. Goalies often have a different kind of stick, however they can also use an ordinary field hockey stick. The specific goal-keeping sticks have another curve at the end of the stick, this is to give them more surface area to save the ball. The uniform consists of shin guards, shoes, shorts, a mouth guard and a jersey. Today, the game is played globally, with particular popularity throughout Western Europe, South Asia, Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and parts of the United States. Known simply as "hockey" in many territories, the term "field hockey" is used primarily in Canada and the United States where ice hockey is more popular. In Sweden the term "landhockey" is used and to some degree also in Norway where it is governed by Norway's Bandy Association.
Field hockey, was introduced at the Olympic Games as a men's competition at the 1908 Games in London, with six teams, including four from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
The Men's field hockey event for the 2010 Commonwealth Games was held at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium from 4–14 October 2010. The Gold medal was won by Australia, who won their fourth consecutive Commonwealth title, thrashing India 8–0 in the final. New Zealand beat England 5–3 on penalty strokes to snatch bronze.
The men's field hockey event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games was held at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre from 25 July to 3 August 2014. Australia defeated India in the final to take their fifth consecutive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, whilst England defeated New Zealand on penalties in the bronze medal match.
The men's field hockey event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was held at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre from 5 to 14 April 2018. Australia won the gold medal after defeating New Zealand 2–0 in the final, continuing their dominance in the event with a sixth consecutive gold medal, having won the men's tournament every time it has been held.
The 2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League was the inaugural season of the men's field hockey series. The tournament started in August 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic and finished in January 2014 in New Delhi, India.
The 2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League was the second edition of the men's field hockey series. The tournament started in July 2014 in Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia and finished in December 2015 in Raipur, India.
The 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League was the third and last edition of the men's field hockey series. The tournament started in April 2016 in Singapore and finished in December 2017 in Bhubaneswar, India.
The 2005 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship was the tenth edition of the EuroHockey Nations Championship, the biennial international men's field hockey championship of Europe organized by the EHF. It was held on the complex of hockey club ATV Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany from August 28 to September 4, 2005.
The 2007 EuroHockey Nations Trophy for men is the second tier of the EuroHockey Nations Championships. It was held in Lisbon, Portugal from September 9 to September 16, 2007. Whilst both Austria and Poland were promoted to the Championship in 2009, Poland defeated Austria to win the title. Poland, Austria and Switzerland qualified from this event to the WorldHockey Olympic Qualifier Tournaments in 2008.
The 2019 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship will be the 17th edition of the EuroHockey Nations Championship, the biennial international men's field hockey championship of Europe organised by the EHF.
These are the 18 players selected for the Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia, 6th to 14th April 2018.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||11 September 1989||0|
|31||GK||15 July 1995||0|
|3||DF||5 July 1990|
|4||DF||26 February 1989|
|9||DF||5 December 1984|
|14||DF||26 September 1985|
|21||DF||3 November 1995|
|5||MF||22 March 1992|
|6||MF||11 February 1990|
|8||MF||3 November 1990|
|10||MF||15 November 1989|
|12||MF||20 August 1988|
|23||MF||23 December 1988|
|26||MF||26 September 1993|
|2||FW||15 July 1997|
|7||FW||5 April 1992|
|11||FW||23 May 1995|
|13||FW||16 March 1990|
The New Zealand men's national field hockey team, also known as the Black Sticks Men, is the national team for men's hockey of New Zealand, under the New Zealand Hockey Federation.
The Australia men's national field hockey team is one of the nation's most successful top-level sporting teams. They are the only Australian team in any sport to receive medals at the last six Summer Olympic Games (1992–2012). The Kookaburras placed in the top four in every Olympics between 1980 and 2012; in 2016, the Kookaburras placed sixth. They also won the Hockey World Cup in 1986, 2010 and 2014.
The Australia women's national field hockey team are, as of September 2015, ranked second in the world. Having played their first game in 1914, and their first Olympic game in 1980 they are one of Australia's most successful sporting teams, boasting three Olympic Gold Medals from the past six Games as well as winning two World Cups and four Commonwealth Games Gold Medals. The Hockeyroos have been crowned Australia's Team of the Year five times and were unanimously awarded Best Australian Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Craig Victory is a field hockey striker from Australia who played 102 international games for the Australia men's national field hockey team, the Kookaburras. He is a Commonwealth Games, World Cup and Champions Trophy Gold Medalist and was an Olympic Bronze Medalist with the Australia men's national field hockey team the Kookaburras at the 2000 in Sydney.
The Scotland women's national field hockey team represents Scotland in international women's field hockey competitions, with the exception of the Olympic Games when Scottish players are eligible to play for the Great Britain women's national field hockey team as selected. Scotland recently participated in the inaugural season of the FIH Hockey World League, but were knocked out in round 2, failing to qualify for the 2014 Hockey World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands. As of November 2015 they are seventeenth in the FIH outdoor world rankings.
The England men's national field hockey team competes in most major international tournaments except the Olympic Games. England's only appearance at the Olympics was at London 1908 when they won gold; since then English players have competed at the Olympics as part of the combined Great Britain national field hockey team.
The Great Britain men's national field hockey team represents the United Kingdom in Olympic field hockey tournaments. The team won gold at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. The team won the 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
The Ireland men's national field hockey team represents Ireland at men's international field hockey. It is organised by the Hockey Ireland. The team represents the entire island of Ireland and plays under a special flag. Prior to the IHA's formation in 2000, the team was organised by the Irish Hockey Union (IHU).
The United States men's national field hockey team represents the United States in the international field hockey competitions. The governing body is the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA), which is a US Olympic Committee organization.
The Indian women's national field hockey team is ranked 9th in the FIH World Rankings.
The Great Britain women's national field hockey team represents Great Britain in international field hockey tournaments such as the Summer Olympics.
Jamie Cachia is a Scottish field hockey goalkeeper who plays for the Scotland men's national field hockey team. He plays his club hockey for Beeston Hockey Club in the Men's England Hockey League Premier Division. From 2011-2014 Cachia played for Sheffield Hockey Club.
The Wales women's national field hockey team represents Wales in international women's field hockey, with the exception of the Olympic Games when Welsh players are eligible to play for the Great Britain national women's field hockey team as selected. The country's main targets as laid down by Hockey Wales, Wales national governing body for hockey, are the EuroHockey Championships, the FIH World League and the Commonwealth Games.
The Greece men's national field hockey team represents Greece in international field hockey competitions.
The Finland men's national field hockey team represents Finland in international field hockey competitions.
The Barbados national women's field hockey team represents Barbados in international field hockey competitions.
Scotland competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from 4 April to 15 April 2018. It was Scotland's 21st appearance at the Commonwealth Games, having competed at every Games since their inception in 1930.
Wales competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4 to April 15, 2018. It is Wales's 21st appearance at the Commonwealth Games, having competed at every Games since their inception in 1930.
Dylan Wotherspoon is an Australian International Field Hockey player. His normal position is forward. He won a gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The Turkey men's national field hockey team represents Turkey in international field hockey competitions. So far, Turkey has only competed in the Championship III and Championship IV of the EuroHockey Nations Challenge, with their best ever result being 4th in the Championship III 2017 and 1st in the Championship IV 2011.