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International Festival of Hockey returns to Victoria with head-to-head matches against India

Melbourne, September 22: World class international hockey returns to Victoria with the new International Festival of Hockey in Melbourne and Bendigo.

Australia will take on India, Malaysia and New Zealand over one exciting week of hockey at the State Netball Hockey Centre, Melbourne, and Bendigo Hockey Complex, Bendigo.

An intense display of incredible skills and speed will be witnessed with some of the best hockey players in the world, coming to town.

This fun-filled family event will see Australia’s home favourites, the iconic Kookaburras and Hockeyroos, take on some of their biggest international rivals like the traditional champions India and other teams from Malaysia and New Zealand.

Hot off the back of their Olympic Games campaign, the Australian men’s team – the Kookaburras – host India, Malaysia and New Zealand in a four nations competition in Melbourne before taking on India in two further test matches in Bendigo.

Also playing in Australia for the first time since the Olympics, the Hockeyroos – the women’s team – go head-to-head against India in three test matches in Melbourne.

Match Schedule Schedule subject to change.

Wednesday 23 November 2016, Melbourne – AusIndia Day 4:00pm: Malaysia v New Zealand (men); 6:00pm – Australia v India (women); 8:00pm – Australia v India (men)

Thursday 24 November 2016, Melbourne 6:00pm: India v Malaysia (men); Australia v New Zealand (men)

Friday 25 November 2016, Melbourne 7:00pm: Australia v India (women)

Saturday 26 November 2016, Melbourne – Super Saturday 3:00pm – Australia v Malaysia (men); 5:00pm – India v New Zealand (men)

Sunday 27 November 2016, Melbourne – Finals Day 2:00pm – Australia v India (women); 4:00pm – Bronze medal playoff (men); 6:30pm – Gold medal final (men)

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Tuesday 29 November 2016, Bendigo 6:30pm – Australia v India (men)

Wednesday 30 November 2016, Bendigo 6:30pm – Australia v India (men)

Whether you’re a hockey fanatic or are simply looking for a great day out with a difference, the International Festival of Hockey is a must-do event this summer.

So, come along with your family and friends for a fun festival filled with hockey, food and entertainment.

A ticket provides entry to the venue and all matches on that day. Don’t miss out! Book your tickets NOW to get the best seats in the house

The International Festival of Hockey will take place at two venues.

Melbourne & Bendigo 23 – 30 November 2016

Melbourne (23-27 November) State Netball Hockey Centre, 10 Brens Drive, Parkville, VIC 3052

Bendigo (29-30 November) Bendigo Hockey Complex, 14 Ashley Street, Long Gully, VIC 3550

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