Some of Asia’s best young hockey talent are in Perth this week for the FHE Cup 2019, being held at Perth Hockey Stadium from Monday 25 November to Sunday 1 December.
Teams from Singapore, Malaysia and Japan will take on teams of young WA players in under-18 girls, under-16 girls and under-16 boys’ matches.
International teams taking part include the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS), Matador Hockey Club and Penang Hornets, all from Malaysia, as well as Team Majulah (Singapore) and Japan.
The tournament kicked off with the under-18 girls’ matches running from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 27 November. The under-16s’ games will then run from Thursday 28 November to Sunday 1 December.
Full fixtures are available at https://fhecup.wixsite.com/fhecup.
The FHE Cup is made possible thanks to the support of the Department of Local Goverment, Sport and Cultural Industries.
FHE CUP HISTORY
The FHE Cup started in Australia in 2007 as a junior event and to this day, honours the pledge to allow younger players to experience hockey on an international and professional stage. The tournament offers a great level of competition and the skill level is of a high standard.
Perth’s weather is ideal for hockey as it is Mediterranean and offers both cool and wet winters with dry and warm summers. It makes for a perfect environment for any player to train and play in a good spectrum of conditions.
Photo: John Whittingham