Azlan Shah Cup an important test for India, feels Roelant Oltmans
BENGALURU: Chief coach Roelant Oltmans feels the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will give a clear picture of where the Indian hockey team stands after working rigorously on the physical and mental aspects.
Mental toughness key to knock out top teams, says skipper PR Sreejesh
With a fresh outlook, new tactics and youngsters in the fold, the Indian team will leave for the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tonight from the Kempegowda International Airport, here in Bengaluru.
Bengaluru: With just few days to go for the commencement of the 26th Sultan of Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, Indian men's hockey team skipper PR Sreejesh believes mental toughness can help his side to defeat top teams like Australia in the upcoming tournament.
Coach Stephen to gauge his players in matches against Kiwis
by S. Ramaguru
KUALA LUMPUR: For the 23 players in the Malaysian national hockey team, the two Test matches against New Zealand will decide their fate for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
30 goals netted on day 1 of the League Finals Weekend!
Women's player of the season 2017, Giselle Ansley
Investec Women’s Hockey League
Surbiton are still on course for their fourth consecutive title having beaten University of Birmingham 3-1. Holcombe will be their opponents in tomorrow’s Investec Women’s Hockey League Final after they edged past East Grinstead 2-1. Ahead of the fixture, Giselle Ansley collected her Player of the Season award, as voted for by her peers.
Wimbledon book their place in Men's Hockey League Final
Simon Mantell scores, League Finals 2017
Wimbledon progressed to the Men’s Hockey League Final after a battling 2-1 win over Hampstead and Westminster in their semi-final at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
Surbiton's men through after winning five-goal thriller
Surbiton's men celebrate
Surbiton are through to the men's final after a pulsating five-goal thriller against Holcombe.
Holcombe earn comeback win to make final
Holcombe's women team celebrate
Holcombe came from behind with two goals in two minutes to see off East Grinstead and make the final of the Investec Women's Hockey League.
Surbiton made to fight for Final place
Beckie Middleton League Finals 2017
Surbiton kept alive their dreams of winning the league for a fourth consecutive season alive after they beat University of Birmingham 3-1 in the first Investec Women’s Hockey League Semi Final.
Sevenoaks promoted and last gasp equaliser for Canterbury
Canterbury score League Finals 2017
A late Harry Roberts strike snatched a draw for Canterbury and strengthened their bid to secure Premier Division Hockey next season. With just two minutes to go Roberts found room in the Team Bath circle and unleashed a power reverse strike to level in their Men’s League Play-Off fixture at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Earlier Roberts had given Canterbury the lead before goals from John Jackson and Oliver Stone had put Bath into a 2-1 second half lead.
Buckingham and Bowdon Hightown secure victories in round two
Buckingham v Brooklands Play-Offs 2017
Buckingham secured a 1-0 victory against Brooklands Poynton in the second round of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Play-Offs. The only goal of the game came from Katrina Nicholson, 10 minutes from time, in a cagey encounter. Both teams were in need of a win to keep promotion hopes alive, but it was Buckingham who nicked the three points.
Kelburne and Edinburgh University triumph on league final day
Kelburne Mens' Champions 2017
The old adage is that it is never over until the fat lady sings - how true as Grange lost the Scottish men`s National League 1 title with a 3-2 reversal at home against Western Wildcats, Bromac Kelburne took full advantage with a 2-0 win over Edinburgh University to take the crown. No such problems for Edinburgh University in the women`s league, they retained their title with a 6-1 win over Watsonians.
Northern score late to draw with Wellington champions Dalefield
Dane Lett scored for Dalefield.
KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ
Dane Lett scored for Dalefield.
Close results were the order of the day in both the Wellington men's and women's hockey competitions, with most of the seven games at the New Zealand National Hockey Stadium tightly contested.
Kenya Police hammer Parklands to extend lead
By BRIAN YONGA
Kenya Police players celebrate a goal during their Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) men's Premier League match against Parklands Club at City Park Stadium on April 22, 2017. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Kenya Police maintained their perfect start to the season after thrashing Parklands Club 6-1 in a Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League match at City Park Stadium on Saturday.
Police clobber Parklands
Former hockey champions hammer helpless Parklands 6-1
By Elizabeth Mburugu
Hockey men premier Police vs green Sharks. Kenya Police player Felic Okoth(l) fights for the ball as Green Sharks player Leon Magomere when they played Men Premier League at City Park. Police scored 1-0. ON 09/04/2017 PHOTO; JENIPHER WACHIE
Former Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League champions Kenya Police yesterday hammered Parklands 6-1 in a match played at City Park Stadium.
Pak Jrs Brush Aside South Australia 3-0
In their fourth match of the Australia's National Junior Hockey Championships, Pakistan juniors easily defeated South Australia 3-0.
Hectic five matches in 10 days for Anderson
By Jugjet Singh
ANDERSON Thunderbolts have the players to reach the final in Division One of the Junior Hockey League, provided they also overcome a hectic five-match schedule in 10 days.
League leaders MBPJ to face litmus test against SSTMI
KUALA LUMPUR: League champions Sekolah Sukan Tunku Mahkota Ismail (SSTMI) will provide the toughest test for table-toppers Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) in Division One of the Malaysian Junior Hockey League today.
Ignace Tirkey's Services team win the Sub-Junior National title in Bhopal
Bhopal: Trained by the former midfielder of fame Ignace Tirkey, Services clinched the 7th Junior National Championship crown today in Bhopal, defeating Punjab & Sind Bank 4-0 in the thrilling final. The win marks completion of eight days of action packed hockey at the historic Aishbagh Stadium in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Unwanted renaming of KSHA Stadium
Recently, an unwanted public function with a sole aim of cornering publicity was carried out in Bengaluru. The ruse was laying new turf on the Karantaka State Hockey Association grounds where Sub-Junior Nationals will commence from tomorrow.
Savita Punia, an Indian hockey veteran, is still forced to rely on her parents for financial support
The 26-year-old was promised a job by the Haryana government five years ago but nothing has come to fruition yet.
In a different age and perhaps another country, Savita Punia would be hailed as a sporting legend.
Handling youngsters will be key aspect: Sreejesh
BENGALURU: The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup starting in Malaysia next week will be a test of character for the junior players in the rank and will also offer a fresh challenge to skipper PR Sreejesh.
Indian hockey team bids to mould all-rounders: Chief coach Roelant Oltmans
Switching positions will be the name of the game for the Indian hockey team as it builds up towards the important 2018 season, says its Dutch chief coach, Roelant Oltmans.
Indian men's hockey team will play in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup from April 29 to May 6.(PTI)
The Indian men’s hockey team will emphasis on all-rounders, versatile players who can be slotted into any position, as the team builds up for the important 2018 season, its Dutch chief coach, Roelant Oltmans said on Friday.
Bitter home truths
Hockey, players suffer as the number of tournaments is inadequate and quality low
Gurbaj Singh (left) and Ritu Rani credit their stint in foreign leagues for their comeback into the national side. file photo
The two biggest comeback stories in hockey this year have been those of Gurbaj Singh and Ritu Rani.
Nationals for the sake of it!
The junior men’s event is currently undergoing in Bhopal, where the temperature is over 40°C
The National championship is the most important tournament on the domestic circuit. At a time when the event has become a rarity in many sports, Hockey India (HI) must be appreciated for organising the event in all the categories every year. However, the way HI has been organising the event has left a lot to be desired.
Rajasthan to face Hockey Him in women Snr National Final
ROHTAK: Hockey Rajasthan will face Hockey Him in the final of the seventh Senior National Championship 2017 for Women 'B' division after registering convincing wins over their respective rivals, here today.
Andersons shock BJSS 2-1
By Jugjet Singh
ANDERSON Thunderbolts shocked Overall champions Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) Thunderbolts 2-1 in Division One of the Junior Hockey League (JHL) Friday.
Champions BJSS suffer shock defeat against Anderson
by Aftar Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: Defending overall champions Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) Thunderbolt suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Anderson Thunderbolt in the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Division One match.
Hawes hails massive step forward for Wimbledon
Wimbledon coach Ben Hawes described his team’s pair of victories over German opposition last weekend in Eindhoven as another “massive step forward” for the club.
Wimbledon success results in extra Finals fixture
Wimbledon celebrate winning the MHL 2016
The fantastic success of Wimbledon's men in the Euro Hockey League last weekend means that England Hockey could well have a 3rd qualifier in next season’s EHL competition.
Orange, Police seek to extend unbeaten run
By Elizabeth Mburugu
Hockey queens Telkom Orange and former men’s Premier League champions Kenya Police will be out to extend their winning streak this weekend.
Three Rocks Rockets ready for take-off
Siobhan Madeley is well-known among European hockey clubs and national associations as the Communications Manager for the European Hockey Federation (EHF). At her home club, Three Rock Rovers in Dublin, Ireland, she takes on a very different role.
Irish international hockey star (107) presents new trophy
Trinity graduate Doris de Courcy-Wheeler steeped in the history of hockey and society
Dorothea Findlater at the presentation of the Wheeler Plate to Linda Caulfield, president of Dublin University Ladies Hockey Club. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Dublin University was founded in 1592 and the hockey club has been around since 1893. So who better than Ireland’s oldest former international hockey player, Dorothea Findlater, to present the inaugural Wheeler Plate.
New FIH CEO on first few months leading hockey
New Chief Executives often start their tenure with a frantic burst of activity as they seek to make immediate impact. After moving in to Hockey HQ in Lausanne, Switzerland, International Hockey Federation (FIH) CEO Jason McCracken is taking the opposite approach.
FIH launches Rules of Hockey app
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a free ‘Rules of Hockey’ app for iOS and android smartphones.