Sports news | Australia withdraw from World Cups in junior hockey
Melbourne [Australia], September 17 (ANI): The Kookaburras (Australian men’s hockey team) and Hockeyroos (Australian women’s hockey team) will not participate in the next edition of the FIH Pro League, Hockey Australia (HA) also confirming their absence to various others The events of the FIH (International Hockey Federation) over the next few months Friday.
Australia and New Zealand will not participate in Season 3 of the FIH Pro League (which begins in October 2021) due to government travel restrictions linked to COVID and uncertainty in both countries.
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According to Hockey Austalia, all participating countries and the FIH Pro League Council agreed that it was untenable for international teams to travel to Australia and New Zealand, as well as for Australian and New Zealand teams to play. abroad and return without having to quarantine.
“Based on the Australian government’s current risk assessment and health advice, Hockey Australia is not currently considering hockey-related overseas travel,” said Michael Johnston, Acting CEO of Hockey. Austalia.
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“The decision of our absence from the FIH Pro League was a collective decision accepted by all nations, based primarily on the difficulty or inability of other countries to travel to Australia and New Zealand.
“In Australia, it is evident that the easing of restrictions on international travel is still a long way off and none of the competing countries wanted to enter the next Pro League season without a level of assurance,” added Johnston.
Hockey Australia has said it remains committed to the Hockeyroos who will compete in the FIH Women’s World Cup of Hockey in Spain and the Netherlands from July 1–17 next year.
The Kookaburras and Hockeyroos will also be part of the Australian Commonwealth Games team that will travel to Birmingham, England between July 28 and August 8, 2022.
With COVID causing continued challenges and risks with international travel and subsequent quarantine, Hockey Australia has also removed teams from the following tournaments:
– FIH Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup India 2021 (November / December) – FIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup South Africa 2021 (December) – FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup Belgium 2022 (February) (ANI)
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