22 Jan 2024

NZ Blacksticks Men beat Pakistan in Olympic qualifier

From First Up, 5:52 am on 22 January 2024

The New Zealand Men's Hockey team have beaten Pakistan 3-2 in a nail biter at the Olympic qualifying tournament. This morning's last minute win sees them off to the Paris Olympics Games BUT they wont be accompanied by the Blacksticks Women who last week failed to qualify for the Olympics for the first time in 26 years Kevin Towns is a former player and coach for the BlackSticks Men, who led them to a silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Kevin has been following the qualifying series closely and joins us now.