Williams and Lovett selected in NSW Pride squads for Hockey One season

Parkes will be represented in both the NSW men's and women's sides come the start of the new national hockey league, Hockey One, this month.

The state squad NSW Pride finalised their 20-player teams ahead of the inaugural season, making the official announcement on Friday morning.

And Parkes' Kurt Lovett and Mariah Williams are among those named.

The teams have been selected, by head coaches Brent Livermore and Katrina Powell, from the initial 40-man squads that were announced in June following the conclusion of the Hockey NSW Open State Championships.

Lovett and Williams join other Central West guns such as Hayden Dillon and Lachlan Sharp from Lithgow, and Jessica Watterson from Bathurst.

Hockey One - which is Australia's new domestic Hockey League, replacing the Australian Hockey League - starts in the last weekend of September and will comprise of seven home-and-away rounds, culminating in semi-finals and a double header men's and women's grand final day in November.

NSW Pride's campaign will get underway on September 29 at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre when they take on the Adelaide Fire in a big first-up clash.

The club will play two further home games during October against the Tassie Tigers and Hockey Club Melbourne.

The club boasts one of the strongest line-ups in the competition, with 19 current and former Hockeyroos and Kookaburras in the teams.

Powell and Livermore have both opted for a mixture of youth and experience in their teams, with the pair selecting six Under 21 players respectively.

We've got a lot of depth and some fantastic young players who have already shown they can handle themselves at the top level.

Women's head coach Katrina Powell

Powell is confident her team has what it takes to claim the inaugural Hockey One title.

"Many of these girls have played together for several years in various state and national teams, so they're very comfortable working together on the field," she said.

"We've got a lot of depth and some fantastic young players who have already shown they can handle themselves at the top level.

"With only 14 travelling every weekend, first of all selections are going to be really difficult every weekend, but second of all, you know that those you are going to come up against are also quality players.

"I'm always looking to support those that are coming through that are talented and the best way to support them is with some experienced heads around them. So we are really pleased with the balance of the group."

Livermore is excited about tackling the new league with his team.

"The team we've selected is very strong, we've been working hard since earlier this year to make sure we're ready for the season," he said.

"I'm really looking forward to everything getting underway and putting our preparation into action."