Updated: Thursday, 04 September 2014 12:50 | By Agence France-Presse

Reid named new Australia men's field hockey team coach

Graham Reid has replaced Ric Charlesworth as coach of the world champion Australian men's field hockey team, Hockey Australia (HA) said on Thursday.

Reid named new Australia men's field hockey team coach

Assistant coach Graham Reid of Australia watches a practice session during the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy tournament in Melbourne, on December 5, 2012 - by Paul Crock

Reid, 50, has been an assistant coach with the Kookaburras since 2009 and took joint charge of the team at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July following Charlesworth's decision to step down.

"Graham Reid was the unanimous choice of the coaching panel in what was a very difficult decision," HA chief executive Cam Vale said.

A former Kookaburra, two-time Olympian Reid made 130 appearances for Australia between 1984 and 1992, ending his international career with a silver medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

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