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Hockey

Total investment 2014–15: $6,736,800 (high performance: $5,840,000; participation: $661,800; other: $235,000)

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 73%

Hockey Australia has been rated as on track. The men’s 2014 world cup campaign was well-planned and executed by a group of skilled an experienced staff and players. The team defeated reigning Olympic silver medallist the Netherlands in the final to retain the world number one ranking, and was awarded the Player and Young Player of the Tournament awards.

Mental and physical fitness are key attributes of the men’s squad. This is underpinned by the centralised training at the national centre in Perth. Integral to the success of the men’s hockey team was iconic coach Richard Charlesworth – a player and coach whose career spanned over 35 years. Richard retired in 2014 after a gold medal   at the men’s world cup. In addition the world cup event saw the retirement of two senior and heavily capped players. Seven weeks after their world cup success the men’s team won gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The women’s world cup campaign was also meticulously planned, with additional matches arranged in   Europe to give the athletes exposure to various styles of play. The team’s silver medal was above expectations and – in a testament to their progress – they also won gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Both the men’s and women’s teams are on track for their Rio 2016 targets.

governance

Hockey Australia continued to progress in line with the mandatory sports governance principles in 2014, including completing a board evaluation, adopting appropriate systems to manage conflicts of interest and establishing an audit and risk committee. Hockey Australia disclosure of executive salaries and associated expenses remains an area for improvement.
 

2014 benchmark event // world cup (men)

Medal target: 1

Actual: gold 1 silver 0 bronze 0 total 1

2014 benchmark event // world cup (women)

Medal target: 1

Actual: gold 0 silver 1 bronze 0 total 1

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