Hockey: Hockey NZ keen on expanding trans-Tasman series

New Zealand huddles up during the Rio quarter final hockey game against Australia. Photo / Getty Images
New Zealand huddles up during the Rio quarter final hockey game against Australia. Photo / Getty Images

Hockey New Zealand are welcoming the possibility of expanding the trans-Tasman trophy series.

The current series involves both the men's and women's sides with the possibility of adding age grade sides from under 18 to masters being weighed up for the future.

Hockey New Zealand High Performance Director Terry Evans says they have a strong relationship with Australia so it'd make sense to expand the tournament.

Evans says it'd be a great opportunity to compete against Australia in a unique format across all ages which would make for a significant tournament.

The Men's Black Sticks are currently in Melbourne for the upcoming Festival of Hockey which will feature one off tests against Australia, Malaysia and India.

- Radio Sport

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