‘Fresh set of eyes’: Katrina Powell named new Hockeyroos coach for Olympics

‘Fresh set of eyes’: Katrina Powell named new Hockeyroos coach for Olympics

The Guardian

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  • Two-time gold medallist contracted until end of Tokyo Games
  • Powell replaces Paul Gaudoin, who resigned two weeks ago

Katrina Powell has been announced as the new Hockeyroos coach, with the two-time Olympic gold medallist tasked with transforming a dysfunctional women’s program into a world-beating powerhouse in time for the Tokyo Games.

The Hockeyroos have been mired in off-field dramas for years, the issue coming to a head in 2020 when serious concerns about the broader culture were aired by current and former players.

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