Sports Minister James Merlino said the eyes of the world’s hockey community will turn to
“Melbourne continues to build on it status as the sporting capital of the world attracting the world’s best sporting and major events to our jam-packed sporting calendar,” Mr Merlino said.
“We’re expecting hockey fans from Europe, Asia and
Mr Merlino said teams competing at the tournament include world number one,
The tournament sees the top six internationally ranked men’s hockey teams battle it out for this prestigious Trophy, as well as world ranking points.
Mr Merlino said the Brumby Government was committed to hosting major sporting events that place
“The event will also have a positive flow-on effect for the sport of hockey, not only at an international level but at the grassroots level as well,” he said.
The men’s Champions Trophy will follow the Samsung Hockey Champions Trophy Women 2009 which will be held in
“This tournament presents a great opportunity for fans to witness world class hockey and support one of
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.com.au.
Source: Minister of
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