New Africa hockey calendar released
By BRIAN YONGA
Kenya women hockey team players celebrate their win against Ghana during Hockey World League match played at City Park Stadium on September 6, 2014. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The Africa Hockey Federation has released a revised coronavirus interrupted calendar of events.
Saari brothers hope to get back in squad
By Malik Muhamad
Fitri (left) and Faizal Saari.
THE Saari brothers, Faizal and Fitri were disappointed when they were not short-listed by former national hockey coach Roelant Oltmans for the ongoing centralised training.
Danny Newcombe succeeds Zak Jones as Wales men's hockey coach
Hockey Wales have appointed Danny Newcombe as Wales men's head coach.
Government to promote Pakistan's national game: PM
ISLAMABAD -Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the government would take every possible step for promotion of hockey in the country.
'Everything depends on technique,' Rupinder Pal Singh deconstructs the art of drag-flicks
How players generate power for drag-flicks? What's the technique to find the desired angle? Does the grip change while trying variations? Rupinder Pal Singh explains all this and more about the art of drag-flicking.
Even over two decades after drag-flicking was introduced in hockey, the technique remains the most thrilling part of the sport. The joy of a well coordinated penalty corner culminating in a lighting drag-flick in the back of the net, going past a horde of defenders always gets you to jump out of your seat.
Rajkumar Pal: Feet on the ground despite flying start
PROUD MOMENT: Chief Coach Graham Reid presents India Jersey to Rajkumar. Pic: Hockey India
There couldn’t have been a tougher baptism by fire for young Rajkumar Pal. He was given his first senior India cap against World Cup champions Belgium, of all teams, in the FIH Pro League in February. The 21-year-old put in a sprightly performance in a 2-1 win and did an encore against the Red Lions in the second match although India lost 2-3. Rajkumar carried his good form into the next double-leg encounter against the formidable Australians. He capped the verve and energy he displayed in the match by scoring twice.
Vickram Kanth wants to mentor young; getting ready with multi-coaching stints
Vickram Kanth in 2012. Pic: K. Arumugam
Former Indian star Vickram Kanth is a learner. The trait in him often comes to dominate his persona. Even as he continues to actively pursue at the domestic level, he enjoys watching youngsters with an eye on their game.
National Hockey Championship calendar announced for 2021
The dates and locations of Hockey Australia’s various national outdoor championships for 2021 have been confirmed.
January’s Indoor Championships not going ahead
Details of the next national indoor hockey championships and carnivals are to be determined after Hockey Australia (HA), in conjunction with its Member Associations, agreed not to proceed with the scheduled Australian Indoor Hockey Championships in January 2021.
EYHL 1 and 2 line-ups confirmed with review set to take place “in coming months”
Hockey Ireland formally announced the make-up of the EY Hockey Leagues with a review set to take place “in the coming months” regarding the format and regulations in time of the 2021/22 season.
Full letter from nine BAME clubs to England Hockey
Nine clubs have signed a letter sent to England Hockey highlighting issues on ethnicity in the sport. Here we print the letter in full and England Hockey’s statement
Mthethwa to meet swimming, cricket and hockey bodies over poor transformation
Minister of Sports Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa has met with the governing bodies of swimming, hockey, and cricket to discuss sub-standard transformation targets.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa singled out three sporting federations that have failed to meet their self-set 50% targets.
JOHANNESBURG - Minister of Sports Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa has met with the governing bodies of swimming, hockey, and cricket to discuss sub-standard transformation targets.
Goodbye Oltmans, hello Arul
By Jugjet Singh
Arul Selvaraj is the new national hockey coach. - NSTP/File pic
THE day after Roelant Oltmans sent his resignation letter to the press, the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) named Arul Selvaraj as the new national team chief coach.
The Glorious Green Shirts! 1984 Olympic gold medallist Nasir Ali reflects on triumph of Los Angeles
Photo credit: Pakistan Hockey Federation/submitted
As we continue our series of feature stories marking the original event dates of Tokyo 2020, we speak to Nasir Ali, a key player with the Pakistan team that won gold at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. The defender – who represented the Green Shirts from 1981 to 1988, making 150 international appearances – looks back at what was Pakistan’s third Olympic title, his memories of playing alongside the great Hassan Sardar and the impact that winning Olympic gold has had on his life.
Highly Decorated Asad Malik Was An Ideal Inside Forward
By Ijaz Chaudhry
1968 Olympics- Stamp- Asad Malik's action photo of final's winning gold
Pakistan`s hockey great Asad Malik, who died in an unfortunate road traffic accident this Monday, debuted for Pakistan in 1961 and remained almost a regular selection till 1972. During his illustrious career, the inside left won a gold and two silvers at the Olympics, a World Cup winner medal, two golds and silver at the Asian Games. Captained Pakistan at the 1972 Olympics when he was also the flag bearer of his country`s contingent.
India’s Olympic journey
If not for the dreaded Covid-19 the Tokyo Olympics would have been in full swing, marking 100 years since India’s official participation in the Games of the Modern Olympics.
Frazer hails “friend for life” Boyles’ vital influence
Megan Frazer. Pic: Adrian Boehm
Megan Frazer says “friend for life” Arlene Boyles will be hugely missed around the Irish women’s camp following her decision to step back from the managerial role this month.
Fausette believes Guyana will medal at Pan Am Junior Hockey Championship
Shakeem Fausette (on the ball) in action for Saints Hockey Club against GCC
Saints Hockey Club (SHC) midfielder, Shakeem Fausette, during a recent interview, shared that he is very confident that if the Pan American Junior hockey championships hits off as scheduled in Chile next April, then Guyana will leave with at least a bronze medal.
Kenyan Golden hockey oldies: Resilient super women who are not ready to drop hockey sticks yet
By Elizabeth Mburugu
Sliders Anita Agunda(l) with the ball as USIU Sheila Ndaroh give chase when they played Kenyan Premier Ladies at Citypark yesterday, on 08/10/2016 PHOTO; JENIPHER WACHIE
They mastered the art of balancing family life, working and playing
The Hockey Museum’s ‘Through The Ages’ webinar gives glimpse into our sport’s rich history
Photo credit: Hockey Museum
On Thursday 30 July, hockey lovers from around the world tuned into a special webinar hosted by The Hockey Museum, in partnership with the FIH World Hockey membership scheme.
England Hockey ‘out of touch with modern-day Britain’ say clubs in letter
By Rod Gilmour
England Hockey’s diversity and inclusion working group is expected to meet in the coming weeks for the first time in a bid to make inroads on its promise last year to create a long-term strategy within the administration.
English hockey has an issue of 'endemic racism'
Sam Quek, who is from an ethnic minority background, was the only BAME athlete in the central Great Britain programme for the Rio Olympics cycle
Hockey in England has an issue with "endemic racism" and not enough is being done by the governing body to tackle it, according to several clubs.
Applications open for GB Women’s EDP Head Coach
Applications are now open for the role of GB Women’s Elite Development Programme Head Coach.