ABOUT F-H-E CUP
The F-H-E Cup started in Australian as a junior event. To this day we still honour the pledge, a pledge to allow younger players to experience hockey on an international and professional stage. The F-H-E Cup has historically been played as an under 16 tournament for boys and girls. In 2019 we will see the delivery of an inaugural under 18 women’s tournament, which will be held at Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University, Western Australia’s premier hockey facility.
With a minimum of 6 boys teams and 6 girls teams, the tournament continues to offer a high level of elite youth competition.
The F-H-E Cup was established in 2007 in Perth, Western Australia. Perth is the proud home of the Hockey Australia High Performance Program (HAHPP) and plays host to the extended squads for both the Men’s and Women’s National hockey teams; the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos.
With continued elite level national and international event hosting the high performance facilities and two world class synthetic turf pitches make Perth Hockey Stadium one of the best hockey venues in Australia. The local club scene is very strong being populated with drafted national squad members and Import players from around the globe.
Perth’s weather is ideal for hockey as its Mediterranean climate 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.
The F-H-E Cup has been able to attract national and state representative teams from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and from within Australia to compete with regular appearances made by the Japanese U16 boys and girls teams.
The tournament is now run over 7 days. The newly formed U18 women’s tournament will be played over 3 days, and the traditional U16 tournament over 4 days. Throughout it’s 12 year history the F-H-E Cup has grown in number of countries and prestige. It is our aim to continue to build the F-H-E Cup and position it rightly as Asia’s preeminent tournament for youth players to compete, improve and meet fellow aspirant hockey lovers from all over the world.
Yoshi Sashiki – CEO The F-H-E Cup
Stu Gilsenan – CEO Hockey WA