COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2006 2006 Australian Team Officials
HOCKEY (WOMEN) Section Manager Liz Booth
Head Coach Frank Murray
Coaches Toni Cumpston Desmond King Vic WA
Toni Cumpston Hockey (Women's)
Name Toni Cumpston Date of Birth 8/05/1968 Nickname Macca's
Hometown Orbost Current Residence Mount Waverley
Hobbies Reading, Gardening, Fishing
Commenced at VIS: 22/01/2001
VIS Position Head Coach - Women's Hockey Program
Accreditation NCAS Level 3; FIH High Performance Coach
Major Coaching Achievement Assistant Coach Australia - Athen's Olympic Games 2004
Coach VIS Vipers - Australian Hockey League 2004
Assistant Coach Australia - Champions Trophy 2003 - Gold Medal
Assistant Coach Australia - 4 Nations Holland 2003 - Gold Medal
Coach VIS Vipers
Major Athletic Achievements Australian Indoor Team, 1996 - 2002
VIS Vipers/Senior State, 1991 - 2000, Capt 1996-2000
Victorian Indoor Team 1995 - 2002, 2004
State League 1 Premiers 1997, 1999 & 2000
Athletes Coached Jessica Monkivitch, Elyse Villani, Felicity Smith
Teams Coached VIS Vipers
Training Venues SHC, VIS Gym, Monash University
Coaching Goals Win Australian Hockey League & Olympic Games
Coaching Tip Enthusiasm & Enjoyment encourage learning
2004 Australian Hockey Team Athens Olympics - Assistant Coach
2003 Australian Hockey Team Champions Trophy, Gold Medal - Assistant Coach
Australian Hockey Team European Tour & Four Nations Tournament - Assistant Coach
Indoor World Cup, Germany - Players Player for the tournament
Oceania Cup, Olympic Qualifying series - Assistant Coach
Australian Hockey League Champions - VIS Vipers Coach
2002 Australian Hockey League - VIS Vipers Coach
Indoor World Cup, Germany - Selection in the Australian Team
Manchester Commonwealth Games - Assistant Coach
2001 East Asia Games, Osaka - Assistant Coach
2000 Australian National Indoor Championships - Cairns - Victorian Captain, National Champions
Victorian State Leaque 1 - Waverley SL1 Playing Coach - Back to Back Premiers
1999 Australian National Indoor Championships - Canberra - Victorian Captain, National Champions
Victorian State League 1 - Waverley SL1 Playing Coach - Premiers
1997 Victorian State League 1 - Waverley SL1 Playing Coach - Premiers
By Hockey Victoria, Sunday, March 15, 2009
Australian Hockey League, Melbourne: Women: Round 3 – Game 2:
Victoria Vipers 2 South Australia 1 (0-0 Half Time)
VIC – Riordan 56 FG, Schubach 61 PC.
SA – Hamahona 41 FG.
A rebound win capped-off a fruitful weekend for the Victoria Vipers who beat the Southern Suns 2-1 in game 2 of round 3 of the Australian Hockey League (AHL) at the State Netball Hockey Centre (SNHC).
The win made up for yesterday’s 2-1 loss in which head coach Toni Cumpston revealed that structurally she was happy with the team but it was their finishing that let them down. While the Vipers still struggled to convert goals with the ease shown in the opening two rounds they did enough to get over the line on a freezing Melbourne day.
Hockey talent coming to Mount Gambier
Posted on September 29, 2008, 5:05pm
The best young female hockey players from South Australia and Victoria are coming to Mount Gambier for a high intensity training camp.
The players, from the South Australian and Victorian sports institutes, will be in the region from October 10-12 as Mount Gambier had recently become a regional high performance centre for both SASI and VIS hockey.
VIS coach Toni Cumpston said attending the camp was an important step the young players needed to take.
“What we’re trying to replicate is a national training camp,” Cumpston said.
“We’re both bringing extra staff with us to make sure the girls learn everything they can about becoming an elite sports person.”
Both Butcher and Cumpston have been involved with Australian hockey at Olympic level and were part of the Beijing Olympics men’s and women’s hockey squads.
Cumpston, who has been an assistant coach of the national women’s side at the past two Olympics, said watching the best sides in the world at the highest level was “an amazing experience”.
“We were both fortunate to be involved with the teams as they prepared for and then played at the Olympics,” Cumpston said.
“To be part of an Australian team at the Olympics is a huge honour.
“It’s a great thing to be involved in and we’re trying to get our athletes to that level.”
At the Beijing Olympics, the Australian women finished fifth and the men came home with bronze medals and Cumpston said the intensity and professionalism of the national sides were what the young players needed to work on to make it to the highest level.
“Our players need to understand that the intensity of the competition is the biggest difference between our girls and the international athletes,” Cumpston said.