Theres now less than six months until the worlds top eight womens teams hit our shores for the FIH Womens World League Final.

The fast paced and action-packed tournament will be hosted at the North Harbour Hockey Stadium in Auckland from 17-26 November.

The World League Final is the culmination of four competition rounds played over two years, giving nations from all over the world a change to compete for the overall championship.

As hosts the Vantage Black Sticks Women gain automatic qualification, while the other seven competitors will be determined by results at this months World League Semi Final events in Brussels and London.

The Kiwis are currently poised to compete in the Brussels leg, which remains crucial with qualification for the 2018 Hockey World Cup up for grabs along with valuable world ranking points.

The Black Sticks open their campaign against Spain at 6am on Thursday 22nd July (NZ time), with all New Zealand games broadcast live on SKY Sport.

The Women's World League Final is proudly supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

- This story has been automatically published using a media release from Hockey NZ