Perth hockey officials to play key roles in FIH Pro League

Hockey officials Tammy Standley and Shayley McGurk-Davy, flanked by Hockey WA chief executive Stu Gilsenan and president Garry Fitzpatrick.
Hockey officials Tammy Standley and Shayley McGurk-Davy, flanked by Hockey WA chief executive Stu Gilsenan and president Garry Fitzpatrick.

TWO West Australian hockey officials will be part of field hockey’s new Pro League that begins this weekend.

Tammy Standley, who was the technical director at the 2018 Women’s World Cup, will be the technical official in Auckland when New Zealand hosts Belgium on February 1.

Shayley McGurk-Davy, the sister of ex-Hockeyroo Kobie McGurk, will also officiate over games in New Zealand.

The Hockey WA employee will be part of the team in charge when the Kiwis host Great Britain in Christchurch on February 8 and again the following week when the Pakistan men’s team and Chinese women’s team come to Christchurch to take on New Zealand.

The FIH Pro League competition is the first to pit international teams against one another in a home and away fixture format, rather than a tournament.

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Games will be broadcast on Fox Sports and Australia’s men’s and women’s teams will both play one match in Perth on February 16.