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August 8, 2020

Fraser Graham re-appointed as Botany Swarm Equipment Manager

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Fraser Graham to the 2020 management team. Fraser has been re-appointed as Botany Swarm Equipment Manager. He has always loved ice hockey, but never knew it existed in New Zealand until a close friend dragged him along to “Learn to Play” […]
August 5, 2020

Sankaran “Sunny” Murugan re-appointed as Botany Swarm Physio/Team Medic

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Sankaran “Sunny” Murugan to the 2020 management team. Sunny has been re-appointed as Botany Swarm Physio/Team Medic. He is a trained physiotherapist who runs a Ponsonby-based physiotherapy practice called Physio 360 NZ with two other physiotherapists and an acupuncturist. Sunny developed a […]
July 30, 2020

Collin Vandeven appointed Botany Swarm Assistant Coach

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Collin Vandeven to the 2020 management team. Collin has been appointed as Botany Swarm Assistant Coach. Collin’s coaching career began as a skills development coach working with all ages and levels of players, but he showed an aptitude towards improving the […]
July 27, 2020

Phillip Fourie appointed Botany Swarm Head Coach

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Phillip Fourie to the 2020 management team. Phillip has been appointed as Botany Swarm Head Coach. Phillip has always been passionate about high energy and extreme sports, whether it be rollerblading, BMXing, shark diving or surfing. In his late 20’s he […]
July 13, 2020

NZIHL Showdown Series – AIHA Pre-Sale Now On!

Botany Swarm vs. West Auckland Admirals Four Game Series The wait is over – NZIHL action is BACK! We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes and are proud to announce the launch of the NZIHL Showdown Series, an action packed four game series between cross-town […]
March 19, 2020

Suspension of the 2020 NZIHL season

Dear Swarm Fans, As you may now know, the NZIHL season for 2020 has been suspended. We are very sorry to everyone who was excited for another season of Swarm hockey, but the Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented period of difficulty for the entire world. The […]
July 14, 2019

Botany Swarm Milestone Game – Leith Thompson #150

Congratulations to Leith Thompson on achieving his 150th game for Botany Swarm. Leith played his milestone game against the West Auckland Admirals at Paradice Ice Rink Avondale on Saturday 13 July 2019. Leith is one of only four members of the Botany Swarm who were part […]
July 8, 2019

Botany Swarm Milestone Game – Ritchie Hopkinson Game #50

Congratulations to Ritchie Hopkinson on achieving his 50th game for Botany Swarm. Ritchie played his milestone game against the Canterbury Red Devils at The Hive on Sunday 7 July. Richie first joined the New Zealand Ice Hockey League in 2011 and played for the West Auckland […]
July 8, 2019

Botany Swarm Milestone Game – KC Ball Game #200

This weekend marked an important milestone for Botany Swarm veteran forward KC Ball. The game on Sunday 7 July against Canterbury Red Devils at the Hive was KC’s 200th New Zealand Ice Hokey League game. KC has been an integral part of the club, having represented the […]