Sarah Courtney,Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
The Tasmanian Liberal Government has a strong track record of attracting major sports events to the State to boost tourism and give Tasmanians access to top level sport.
In a major coup for Tasmanian sport fans and the visitor economy, our State is gearing up to host seven major hockey tournaments between 2022 and 2027 in Hobart and Launceston with clinics and training camps held on the North-West Coast.
Through our continued partnership with Hockey Australia, the Tasmanian Government is providing $1 million in funding which will support the delivery of six major Australian National Championships and one International Pro League match.
The new agreement is expected to bring over 12,000 visitors to Tasmania, encourage regional visitation and importantly deliver around $17.5 million in direct spending into our tourism, hospitality, and retail businesses over the six-year funding period.
The international Pro League match will feature the Australian men’s and women’s teams playing either Argentina, Belgium, Great Britain, or New Zealand.
Not only will this give Tasmanian hockey fans the opportunity to enjoy world-class hockey in their home state, but also showcase Tasmania to international audiences through a global media presence, including live streaming and television broadcasts.
The Tasmanian Government is proud to deliver these top level sports events to help secure the future of our tourism and visitation market.