International Hockey Federation scraps traditional qualifying round for World Cup
Pakistan's Abbas Haider (C) tackles India's Gurwinder Singh Chandi (L) and Arjun Halappa during their match at the men's Hockey World Cup in New Delhi. — Reuters/Files
KARACHI: The International Hockey Federation tweaked qualifying rules ahead of the women and men's world cups in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
All go at the Championships in Japan
The All Japan Championships are a sign of the determination of next year’s Olympic Games hosts to get sports and physical activity in the country back to speed as quickly as possible.
MHC looking for goalkeeper to fill S Kumar's big shoes
By Jugjet Singh
S. Kumar has been tasked with finding a quality goalkeeper who could replicate his success. - NSTP/file pic
Former Malaysian national hockey goalkeeper S. Kumar is looking for someone to fill his shoes.
Passing up a good deal
By Jugjet Singh
Sabah players celebrate after defeating Pahang in the Perak Malaysia Games final in 2018. -NSTP/file pic
NATIONAL juniors team manager I. Vickneswaran has decided to forego a lucrative offer from Terengganu to coach the Sabah's men team who are making their debut in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) next month.
Jr player Gangandeep Kaur: “Am a learner, learning drag-flicks from the Seniors”
Bengaluru, 04 December 2020: Another gem from powerhouse Haryana, 21-year old Gagandeep Kaur, aims to to progress in her career, learning tricks of the trade from players in the Senior national teams.
Athlete Spotlight: Abby Tamer
Each athlete that wears the red, white and blue has a unique story to how their careers came to fruition. From the junior level to the senior squad, USA Field Hockey is putting national team athletes under the spotlight to share their journeys.
US Field Hockey National Team Members Bring “Uncommon” Coaching Online
By Karen Rosen
Lauren Moyer, Ashley Hoffman and Amanda Magadan pose together for a photo.
Ashley Hoffman, Amanda Magadan and Lauren Moyer want more people to become as passionate and excited about playing field hockey as they are.
Hockey Legend Rasheedul Hassan Tests Positive for Covid 19
By Ijaz Chaudhry
Karachi: Pakistan`s former hockey captain Rasheedul Hassan has tested positive for Covid 19. Rasheed, who is now self isolating himself at home, told that his son has also tested positive. While his wife and daughter`s tests came negative,
I have been victimised by PIA: Shahbaz Senior
Former Pakistan hockey captain and legendary forward Shahbaz Ahmed Senior has termed his transfer from Islamabad to Karachi by his parent body PIA as an act of revenge and vows to get a stay-order against the harsh decision.
LAHORE: Former Pakistan hockey captain and legendary forward Shahbaz Ahmad Senior has termed his transfer from Islamabad to Karachi by his parent body PIA as an act of revenge and vows to get a stay-order against the harsh decision.
Ferreira flashes back to Sydney
Indian hockey was looking up in the 1990s, matching the standards set by both Asian rivals Pakistan and South Korea. The team finished second in both the 1993 Asia Cup and 1994 Asian Games ahead of arch rivals Pakistan. There was a whiff of fresh air and hope seen on the horizon. It was in the fitness of the things that India finished a respectable fifth at Sydney World Cup, a rise of five rungs from the previous edition in Lahore in 1990. The upward journey peaked with India winning the gold medal at Bangkok four years down the line. A member of the Sydney outfit Gavin Ferreira recounts his experience at the World Cup, the final of which was played on this day 26 years ago – Editor
World Cup qualification quotas decided
Lausanne, Switzerland: Under the chairmanship of FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) conducted today, via online conference, its last meeting of the year.
A special time for hockey
Photo credit: EHF/Col Morley
With a piece of extraordinarily bright news in a year that has been devoid of too much joy, the Special Olympics has announced that Hockey for those with Intellectual Disabilities, which is known as either ParaHockey ID or Hockey ID, will be included in the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin as a demonstration sport. For the purposes of this article, we will refer to the sport as Hockey ID.
ParaHockey to join the Special Olympics World Games in 2023 in Berlin
ParaHockey ID will be included at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin as a demonstration sport as the game for those with intellectual difficulties continues to grow in stature.
Den Bosch boss takes over Belgian women’s coaching role
Den Bosch coach Raoul Ehren has been promoted to national coach of the Belgian women’s team, taking over from fellow Dutchman Niels Thijssen, who announced he will step down from the role this week.
Paying A Price For The Past?
There is nothing sadder than witnessing a once great team unravel.
The Australian Women’s Hockey team were the cream of the crop for a long time. Denied the opportunity to play at the 1980 Olympic Games the first in which women’s hockey was played, in 1984 they lost the bronze medal match to the host nation the United States on penalty strokes. In this competition the medals were decided by where teams finished in a League format. Australia and the USA could not be separated, both teams had played five, won two, drawn one and lost two, and had the same goal difference.
Hockeyroos mull strike option after key players omitted from squad
By Rod Gilmour
GK Rachael Lynch has won 233 caps for Australia
Australian hockey has become embroiled in controversy months out from the Tokyo Olympics after the Hockeyroos’ squad selection for 2021 saw two key players omitted and potential strike action mooted.
Hockey Australia boss backs under-siege Hockeyroos staff
HA facing player unrest over axing of two key team members. Coach Paul Gaudoin and director Toni Cumpston under fire
Hockey Australia chief executive Matt Favier has thrown his support behind Hockeyroos coach Paul Gaudoin and high-performance director Toni Cumpston despite growing player unrest.
New Kookaburra Martin 'keen to rip into it'
Many are keen to see the back of 2020, but for Dylan Martin it is a year he will never forget.
Hockey Ireland pay heavy price for hosting high profile games
Hockey Ireland’s finances face a “material uncertainty” which could affect its “ability to continue as a going concern” according to the financial auditors in their accounts presented at the sporting body’s AGM this week.
Scottish North conference continues in another weekend of competitive action
The North Conference competition continues to survive the pestilence. Tuesday`s announcement that Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire will remain in tier 2 for the present has allowed Saturday`s four matches to take place.
On Dhyan Chand’s Death Anniversary, Hockey Stars Reiterate Bharat Ratna Demand
By TAZEEN QURESHY
Former hockey captain Dilip Tirkey took up the sport long after the demise of legend Dhyan Chand – 16 years to be precise. But that has not stopped him from getting inspired by the legend.
Ernest Wall OBE (1924 – 2020)
by Dil Bahra
Ernest Wall OBE
It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Ernest ‘Ernie’ Wall on Sunday November 15, 2020 at Windyhall Care Home, Ayr in Scotland. He was aged 95.