Hockey Ball History


Kookaburra’s relationship with Australian Hockey dates as far back to the 1950’s. 

In 1982 Kookaburra was asked by Hockey Australia to develop a hockey ball suitable for hockey to be played on artificial grass. The leather ball that had been used to that point was considered unsuitable because it absorbed water into the cover and swelled badly. 

Kookaburra developed a dimple (plastic covered) hockey ball, which is the only hockey ball approved by the International Hockey Federation for international competition and has been used in every Olympic Games and virtually all international tournaments since 1984.

Kookaburra Sport is the official supplier of hockey balls to Hockey Australia and travel equipment to the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras.