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Hockey World League in Fiji to boost Pacific teams

Hockey World League in Fiji to boost Pacific teams

Updated 29 November 2012, 11:26 AEDT

The Hockey World League and the Oceania Pacific Cup hockey tournaments will take place in Fiji from December 8th to 15th.

The Oceania Pacific Cup has been running since 2008, and includes Australia Country men and women, New Zealand Maori men and women, and Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and Vanuatu.

While there are two tournament names and two separate points tables, the basic aim of the Hockey World League is to allow the four island nations to accrue points and progress onto the international stage.

When Samoa and PNG compete they will earn points on both tables, for example, but when Australia Country and NZ Maori play they earn points only for the Oceania Pacific Cup.

The winner of the League will go onto round two in India next February.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Gill Gemming, Continental Development Officer, Oceania Hockey Federation

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