Home sides lose out narrowly in warm-up matches in Glasgow
Chris Grassick sets Scotland off on the attack. Photo Credit: Duncan Gray
With the Men’s 4 Nations and FIH Champions Challenge looming this weekend, Scotland Senior Men and Women were in action in warm-up friendlies against Argentina and Ireland at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre this evening.
England men in Glasgow for Four Nations tournament
Wimbledon's Phil Roper named in England squad for the Four Nations tournament in Glasgow
As the England men’s team continue their World Cup preparations they have travelled to Glasgow for a Four Nations tournament against Argentina, Belgium and Scotland.
Tengku Ahmad: I’m more than just a forward
By S. Ramaguru
National hockey player Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Abdul Jalil (right) is one of the most experienced players in the team with 221 caps to date. - BERNAMA
KUALA LUMPUR: Forward Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Abdul Jalil’s goals have dried up but he’s hoping to hit a rich vein of form when Malaysia open their Champions Challenge I campaign against France in Kuantan on Saturday.
Champions Challenge I Starts on Saturday
Both Ireland’s National Hockey Teams will being their Champions Challenge I tournaments this weekend – the women in Scotland and the men in Malaysia. This tournament has vital world ranking points at stake as Ireland continue preparing both teams to qualify for the Olympics just 28 months away – Rio 2016.
Scotland provides stage for teams to reach hockey's premier league
The Champions Challenge 1 is both an exciting event and a chance for teams to qualify for a Champions Trophy spot
(Photo: Grant Treeby)
The Hockey Champions Challenge 1 has been held every two years since 2001. While an exciting competition in its own right, the tournament has always held an extra frisson as the winner qualifies for a place at the Champions Trophy.
Meet the teams competing in Pool A at Champions Challenge 1
Korea might be favourites, but this pool could be full of surprises
(Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)
With the start of Champions Challenge 1 just two days away, we take a quick look at the teams who will be participating at the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow. The teams will play in two pools, followed by a quarter-final crossover and a final, which will take place on Sunday 4 May. Here is the low-down on Pool A.
Meet the teams competing in Pool B at Champions Challenge 1
South Africa and the USA favourites, but Ireland and Spain are unknown quantities
(Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)
With the start of Champions Challenge 1 just two days away, we take a quick look at the teams who will be participating at the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow. The teams will play in two pools, followed by a quarter-final crossover and a final, which will take place on Sunday 4 May. Here is the low-down on Pool B.
SECR, Maharashtra XI in All India hockey semis
NAGPUR: South East Central Railway (SECR) Nagpur and Maharashtra XI defeated their respective rivals to storm into the semifinals of the 1st All India VHA-Nagpur Gold Cup Hockey tournament at the VHA ground on Wednesday.
We have loads of self-belief, says Indian fullback Rupinder Pal Singh
The recent exposure tour of the Netherlands was a handy examination for the Indian team ahead of the 2014 World Cup, which will be held in The Hague from May 31 to June 15. And one man who is richer with the Dutch experience is burly drag-flicker is Rupinder Pal Singh. “Overall, the trip was a big learning curve – we fought hard in all the matches and the experience will definitely stand us in good stead for the World Cup,” he says in an exclusive interview.
Naveed eager to organise 3-Nation Hockey Tournament
LAHORE - Former Pakistan hockey Olympian and coach Naveed Alam has said that he has been endeavouring to invite Pakistan and India teams to Bangladesh to feature in the 3-Nation Hockey Tournament which will prove helpful in promoting hockey in Asian region.
Ramesh Patel Shield to recognise top performers
Hockey New Zealand delivers three High Performance tournaments each year – U21, U18 and the National Hockey League.
Investec Women’s KO Finals Weekend
This weekend sees the climax of the Women’s domestic season with the Investec Women’s Knockout Finals at Highfields Hockey Centre, Nottingham.
Region 7 Clubs Qualify for 2014 US National Club Championship
The Gaels Field Hockey Club was host to 11 umpires, 15 college coaches, 17 teams, 43 matches, more than 360 athletes and 500 plus spectators at the Region 7 Regional Club Championships during a beautiful Easter weekend at Blandair Regional Parks’ three turf pitches in Columbia, Md. Region 7 is composed of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, and to date, has hosted the largest Regional Club Championship.
Longstreth Sporting Goods Announces USA Field Hockey Sponsorship
Preeminent Hockey Retailer signs long-term sponsorship agreement with USA Field Hockey
Longstreth Sporting Goods proudly announces a long-term sponsorship agreement with USA Field Hockey. Longstreth has a long history of dedication and commitment to the game of field hockey and support for young female athletes, and is one of the original corporate partners to USA Field Hockey. This partnership will benefit the development and future of field hockey within the United States.
Where will you be watching the Rabobank Hockey World Cup?
The Rabobank Hockey World Cup will reach households all over the globe thanks to an innovative mix of old and new technology.
Where will you be watching the Rabobank Hockey World Cup this summer? With teams from all five continents and 15 nations represented, interest in the event is at an unprecedented level. Global broadcasters will hit all five continents, while digital stream is set to hit 192 countries through You Tube. Through both traditional broadcasting and social media, this year's event is going to be the most highly-accessible hockey event of all time.
Grand Masters show how it is done
Hockey's past heroes return to world stage in The Hague
There are Masters and then there are Grand Masters, and this summer, in The Hague, hockey fans will be able to see some of the great names from hockey from almost four decades ago still strutting their stuff on the astroturf during the Masters Hockey World Cup. The Masters event is one of the side events that is running at the same time as the Rabobank World Cup.
Eight teams each vie for one 2016 Champions Trophy qualification spot
Can home support lift Malaysia and Scotland to heady hockey heights?
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Malaysia and Scotland will provide the platform for six days of scintillating hockey action as eight men's and eight women's teams do battle for a coveted place in the 2016 Champions Trophy. The men's competition, the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1, takes place in Kuantan, while the women's equivalent will take place in the newly-built National Hockey Centre in Glasgow.
Did you know…? Background to the tournament
(Photo: MATIAS AGUIRRE)
Set up in 2001 and organised every two years, the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 will set the stage for one qualification spot at the illustrious Champions Trophy in 2016. Since 2009, the men’s competition has included eight teams from around the globe. Participants in the first-ever Champions Challenge 1 included India, South Africa, Argentina, Malaysia, Japan and Belgium.
Champions Challenge: Black Sticks start as favourites
By S. Ramaguru
KUALA LUMPUR: World number six New Zealand will start as favourites in the Champions Challenge I which starts in Kuantan on Saturday.
Coach Dharma wants the Champions Challenge title
By S. Ramaguru
National hockey chief coach K. Dharmaraj wants his side to win the Champions Challenge I tournament that starts in Kuantan on Saturday. - Filepic
KUALA LUMPUR: The national hockey team have set themselves a lofty target in the Champions Challenge I, which starts in Kuantan on Saturday.
Glasgow welcomes teams for Champions Challenge 1
The Scottish city has a busy summer of sport ahead, but for now it is all about the hockey
The eight teams competing at the Champions Challenge 1 tournament in Glasgow all have their eye on one prize – a spot at the prestigious Champions Trophy, set for June 2016 in London. Taking place in the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow, which will be hosting the Commonwealth Games in just over three months time, the tournament will also provide an opportunity for Belgium, Korea, South Africa and the USA to flex their hockey muscles before they compete in the World Cup in the Hague.
Hockey heats up in Glasgow with men’s 4-Nations
(Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)
Glasgow is home of hockey this week as Scottish Hockey has the duty of hosting the women’s Champions Challenge 1 simultaneously with a men’s 4-Nations. The men’s event will feature a three-day round-robin with a final and semi-final taking place on 29 April. Joining Scotland in the event are world-ranked No. 4 England, No. 5 Belgium and No. 11 Argentina. All three teams will be preparing for the big dance, the Rabobank Hockey World Cup, in The Hague on the 31 May to 15 June.
Scotland Senior Men squad announced for Men's 4 Nations
Scotland Senior Men Squad
Scotland Senior Men Head Coach Derek Forsyth today revealed his squad for the Men’s 4 Nations competition taking place at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre from 23-29 April.
Wins for Army Reds, PIA
LAHORE: Army Reds and PIA won their respective matches in the ninth Nishan-e-Haider Hockey tournament at the Motiuallh Stadium Bahawalpur on Monday night.
Harendra aims high with junior hockey team
NEW DELHI: Harendra Singh, the newly appointed coach of the junior men's hockey team, said on Tuesday he expected the team to be among the top four in the world by 2016.
England men can win hockey World Cup, says Germany's world player of the year Tobias Hauke
German star Tobias Hauke says England can pose threat at the World Cup in The Hague and singles out Nick Catlin as one of world's best players
By Rod Gilmour
Full force: Tobias Hauke and Germany will be aiming for World Cup glory after winning silver in 2010 Photo: FIH / FRANK UIJLENBROEK
England's three domestic sides may have crashed out of the European Cup at the last 16 stage last week, while the national side has yet to lift the men’s hockey World Cup, but Tobias Hauke, Germany’s world player of the year, says that Barry Middleton’s side will be a major threat in The Hague next month.
East Grinstead's manager questions Racing Club de Bruxelles goalkeeper's extended hockey stick as World Cup looms
Hockey World Cup 2014: FIH to monitor stick length after Belgian 'keeper's 'broom' raises eyebrows
By Rod Gilmour
Stick joy: Racing club de Bruxelles goalkeeper Jeremy Gucassoff celebrates with his onger stick after another penalty shoot-out success Photo: FFU PRESS AGENCY / FRANK UIJLENBROEK
Penalty shoot-outs at next month’s World Cup could reach “comic lengths” unless the height of a goalkeeper’s stick is regulated by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the sport’s governing body.
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