Australia has beaten England 4-0 to win the Champions Trophy field hockey tournament for the third year running.

Australia has lost only once to England in a competitive match in 35 years and the Kookaburras were heavy favourites in Sunday’s game at Warsteiner HockeyPark.


Aussie coach Ric Charlesworth was delighted with his team’s perfect record of six wins from six matches.

“If you had told me before the tournament we would have these results I would have been very happy. You don’t expect it will happen,” Charlesworth said.

“We came here with the most inexperienced team in the tournament and this has deepened the belief of a number of players that they can play at this level.”