Kookaburras to play Pakistan in Darwin

The Australian men’s hockey team, the Kookaburras, will take on Pakistan in a four-test match series in Darwin at the end of March.

The International Hockey Open will be played from 28 March to 1 April at Marrara Hockey Centre.

Hockey Australia said the Kookaburras were looking forward to playing in Darwin and know Pakistan will bring its usual fast paced and aggressive playing style.

The Kookaburras will also visit local schools and host clinics to help promote the sport of Hockey and improve local player skills. The Australian coaching team will also hold an education session with local coaches.

The first test match on Tuesday 28 March is scheduled during the day and Hockey NT is encouraging schools to register their interest in sending students to attend the event free of charge.

The year’s tournament is part of a three year sponsorship agreement (2016-2018) with Hockey Australia and the NT Government.