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EXPRESSION of INTEREST – U18 National Men’s Team – Equipment Manager


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – EQUIPMENT MANAGER – World Men U18 (WMU18) National Team, IIHF World Championships – Sofia, Bulgaria, 2023

Expressions of Interest are being called for the role of Equipment Manager, to manage team equipment responsibilities for the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships.

Duties include:
• Liaise with the Team Manager, Head Coach and IHA Office to manage:
o All equipment assessment, transportation, and maintenance in the lead up and during the World Championships
o Return of all equipment safely to O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne, following completion of tour
o Manage team equipment communications with Team Manager, coaching staff, and players
o Manage logistics of all equipment for duration of World Championships
o Adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols and recommendations 
o Adhere to IHA Code of Conduct
o Other off-ice responsibilities as required

Proposed Dates (schedule tbc):
• 20th March (tbc) – team departs Australia for pre-competition camp in Sofia, Bulgaria
• 27th March – 2nd April – Division II Group B World Championships
• 3rd April – team departs Sofia for Australia

If you have experience in Ice Hockey Team Equipment Management, relevant transferable skills, and/or international travel experience, we would love to hear from you!

  • Applications:
    • Please apply via email to outlining:
    o Why you would like to be part of the WMU18 Team at the IIHF World Championships
    o Relevant ice hockey (or other) team management or equivalent experience
    o Relevant skills you possess that would contribute to the team and staff, and/or leadership capabilities
    o Confirmation of a Working with Children Check (or State equivalent) or willingness to get one
    o Willingness to adhere to relevant Covid-19 vaccination requirements for international travel
    o Two referees with relevant contact details

    Your application can be in dot point form and does not need to be longer than two paragraphs.
    By applying, it is assumed that you will uphold the IHA Code of Conduct at all times and be an ambassador for Australia. 

Please note – you will be required to hold a valid Australian Passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of return.

We are committed to honouring our past, succeeding in the present and shaping a prosperous future for our IHA high performance athletes.

We look forward to receiving your application by 5pm Friday 23rd December 2022.


2023 Ice Hockey Australia U18 National Women’s Team

Ice Hockey Australia proudly presents the WW U18 Team representing Australia in the IIHF Division II Group A World Championships held in Dumfries, Great Britain, from 21st to 27th January 2023. 

Congratulations to all players for this fantastic opportunity and to all Coaches and Staff who have been part of the journey for these elite athletes.

We wish you all the very best for a successful tournament in Great Britain!



Marshall ACT
Lucy York ACT
Gabrielle Arps NSW
Lily Roberts NSW
Phoebe Roberts NSW
Bella Ma NSW
Hannah Cryan NSW
Courtney Mahoney QLD
Katrina Rapchuk QLD
Georgia* Watts* QLD*
Nikita Aguirrezabal NSW
Elana Holub SA
Madison Smith SA
Amelia Knott SA
Amelia Grigaliunas VIC
Natasha Dube VIC
Johanna Meissner VIC
Tara Baker VIC
Molly Lukowiak WA
Sophie Reader WA
Charlize Novatsis WA
Samantha Payne NSW
Serena Lun QLD


*Georgia Watts has endured an injury and will not travel with the team. It is important to recognise her original selection in the team. We wish you well with your recovery.


2023 Ice Hockey Australia U20 National Men’s Team

Ice Hockey Australia proudly presents the WM U20 Team representing Australia in the IIHF Division III World Championships held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 26th January to 02nd February 2023. 

Congratulations to all players for this fantastic opportunity and to all Coaches and Staff who have been part of the journey for these elite athletes.

We wish you all the very best for a successful tournament in Turkey!

Riley Langille WA
Justin Dixon VIC
Dmitri Kuleshov NSW
Lachlan Clifford QLD
Maxim Lyashenko WA
Sacha Rapchuk QLD
Daniel Chen SA
Noah Malley SA
Nick Doornbos ACT
Noah Moncrief NSW
Matus Trnka SA
Mackenzie Bolger NSW
Jacob Laver VIC
Drew Robson WA
Marcus Hosen NSW
Morris O’Handley SA
Luke Doyle WA
Riley Tonks NSW
Mathieu Vaillancourt WA
Dillon Dewar WA
Ivan Kuleshov NSW
Jesse Thompson VIC
Daniel O’Handley SA
Hayden Sayers NSW
Lachlan Cincotta VIC
Connor Dowell ACT


Ice Hockey Australia is calling for nominations for its National Women’s Team to represent Australia at the IIHF Division II, Group B, World Championships held in Cape Town, South Africa 13th Feb 2023 to 1st March 2023.

We are looking for those players who have continued to develop high-performance skills, gameplay, fitness and attitude and who believe that they are ready to perform at this level of competition, considering the short lead-up time.

All eligible players with the ability, drive, and commitment to represent Australia at the highest level in Women’s Ice Hockey are encouraged to apply.

Tournament Details: 

  • 13th Feb 2023: Depart for South Africa (Evening)
  • 15th – 19th Feb 2023: Training Camp South Africa
  • 20th Feb – 26thd Feb 2023: Tournament
  • 27th Feb 2023: Depart Cape Town
  • 1st Mar 2023: Arrive in Australia

Due to flight availability, there will be players departing from multiple states, meeting in Dubai and then onto Cape Town as a team, players will not arrive back until the 1st March 2023.

Essential IHA Selection Criteria:

  • -Must have played or selected to play in the AWIHL or State Team 2022 or been a member of the -IHA Women’s Team in 2022 or equivalent overseas IIHF-sanctioned league
  • -Must have been a registered IHA Member from July 1, 2021
  • -Must have a valid Australian passport


  • -Selected players must commit to all pre-departure fitness, skill and conditioning programs as set by the coaching and performance staff
  • -All players must be fully compliant with requested reporting, paperwork, team meetings and any other off-ice performance requirements as requested or set by the Coach, Medical Staff, Team Manager or IHA.


  • -The program’s cost is estimated to be no more than $3200 for each player. This includes all flights and ground transport, accommodation in South Africa and meals (NOTE: this does not include equipment, extra snacks or spending money, which will be at the player’s expense).
  • -Players are encouraged to apply for State and Local government and other eligible individual sporting grants to assist with the offset of these costs.


  • Selection of this team will be via application and selection via survey monkey ‘on paper’ by a panel consisting of but not limited to the Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and an additional IHA High Performance accredited coach.



We are committed to honouring our past, succeeding in the present and shaping a prosperous future for our IHA high-performance women.

We look forward to receiving your application by Friday 16th December 2022


IHA National Teams Staff

2023 IIHF World Championships Team Management

Ice Hockey Australia is pleased to announce the following management team to lead Australia at the upcoming 2023 IIHF World Championships.

National Women’s U18 Team 21 – 27 Jan
Division II Group A Dumfries, Great Britain
Chef de Mission Michael  Juste VIC
Team Manager Ruth Brooks VIC
Head Coach Tamra Jones QLD
Assistant Coach Remi Harvey NSW
Equipment Manager Gabe Robeldo NSW
Physio James Brodie NSW


National Men’s U20 Team 26 Jan – 2 Feb
Division III Turkey  
Chef de Mission Rachel Kogiopolous WA
Team Manager Gill McLean WA
Head Coach Dave Ruck WA
Assistant Coach Jason Kvisle NSW
Equipment Manager John Lavery NSW
Physio Michael Brierley NSW


National Women’s Team   20 – 26 Feb
Division II Group B Cape Town, South Africa
Chef de Mission Christine Harman VIC
Team Manager Alicia Kelly WA
Head Coach Stu Philps ACT
Assistant Coach Jeff Helbren NSW
Assistant Coach Jaden Pine-Murphy QLD
Equipment Manager Lee Turner VIC
Physio Shannon Spencer WA



National Men’s U18 Team    27 Mar – 02 Apr
Division II Group B Sofia, Bulgaria  
Chef de Mission Adam Woolnough VIC
Team Manager Dianne Doornbos ACT
Head Coach Dave Ferrari NSW
Assistant Coach Marc Vaillancourt WA
Equipment Manager TBC    
Physio TBC    


National Men’s Team   16 – 22 Apr
Division II Group A Madrid, Spain  
Chef de Mission Kathy Rogers SA
Team Manager Jean Girdler NSW
Head Coach Matti Louma WA
Assistant Coach Mark Rummukainen ACT
Assistant Coach Mick Flaherty VIC
Equipment Manager Darryl Day ACT
Physio Daniel George SA