Ireland Draw 3-3 with France in second test.
Ireland’s men drew 3-3 this morning with France in their second test which has taken place in Lille in the last 18 hours as they continue to prepare for the upcoming World League 2, Olympic Qualification tournament. Ireland’s goals came from Neal Glassey (on the occasion of his 2nd cap); Conor Harte and Shane O’Donoghue. Today also marked the occasion of keeper Mark Ingrams 1st cap and Mikie Watt’s 150th cap.
Irish Hockey Association media release
Magical Luciana Aymar will be a woman possessed for Argentina, says England women’s coach Danny Kerry
England Hockey women attempt to go one better at Champions Trophy after falling agonisingly close to Commonwealth gold in the summer
By Rod Gilmour
Argentina captain Luciana Aymar celebrates once more in Las Leonas colours Photo: ADY KERRY
Danny Kerry, the England women’s hockey coach, says his side will likely have to quell, in Luciana Aymar, a “woman possessed” when their Champions Trophy campaign starts in Mendoza this weekend.
Hager sets sights on top-five finish with raw team
SKIPPER: Anita Punt will captain the Black Sticks women at their Champions Trophy tournament, beginning on Sunday in Argentina. GRANT MATTHEW/FAIRFAX NZ
Eliminating costly lapses from their play will be critical if the Black Sticks women are to compete with the world's best at the Champions Trophy in Argentina.
Roper out of Champions Trophy
Wimbledon's Phil Roper in England action
Wimbledon's Phil Roper has been ruled out of the upcoming Champions Trophy with a knee injury. The problem is not thought to be serious, however the 22-year-old will undergo minor surgery this week with a view to returning to action in the new year. Roper's place in the squad will be taken by Beeston's Ollie Willars.
Officials arrive in Bhubaneswar
With 10 days to go for the start of the Hero Hockey Champions trophy, the last major international hockey tournament of the season, the preparations have already begun in the host city Bhubaneswar.
Hawgood puts in his papers
The crisis in Indian hockey seems to be increasing every day. After the men’s chief coach Terry Walsh, it’s now the turn of women’s chief coach, Neil Hawgood, to put in his papers.
Hockey India looking for new coach
NEW DELHI: Hockey India (HI) virtually slammed the door on Australian coach Terry Walsh on Tuesday by saying it does not need the services of the Aussie any more and would start looking for a new coach soon.
For Tokyo heroes, winning gold was the only option
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with members of the 1964 Olympic gold-medal winning hockey team and their families at a felicitation function in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI
New Delhi - The year 1960 witnessed the end of a golden chapter in the history of Indian hockey. The aura of invincibility, which the Indian hockey team had built around itself from 1928 to 1956, suffered a huge blow at the Rome Olympics with the loss of gold to Pakistan.
Old foes meet again
Champions Orange Telkom to open old wound against Nigeria's Heartlands in Africa Club Cup tie
By ELIZABETH MBURUGU in Bulawayo
Margret Rotich and Rose Hamis Gasper
There will be no love lost when Africa Hockey Cup of Clubs champion Orange Telkom meet former giants Heartlands of Nigeria in their last pool A encounter at Khumalo Stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Officials fete Quantara for efforts to revive hockey in Tanzania
By ELIZABETH MBURUGU in Bulawayo
Valentina Quantara of Twende club from Tanzania controls the ball during their match against Orange Telkom. [PHOTO: ELIZABETH MBURUGU/STANDARD]
Tanzania women’s national hockey team coach Valentina Quantara has been feted by the Inter national Hockey Federation (FIH) for her efforts to revive the sport in Tanzania.
Narok keen on reign
Kenyan schools boys’ hockey champs hope to silence doubters
By Sammy Kitula
Dennis Mwangi (left) of Friends School Kamusinga fights for the ball Markuku Rokoi (right) of Narok Boys High School
For years on end, Friends School Kamusinga had been calling shots in schools boys’ hockey circles. Well, not until Narok High School came calling. When Emmanuel Mure struck that priceless goal after 15 minutes in this year’s national final against the much-fancied Kamusinga in Mombasa, all mouths except Narok’s, were left agape.
Holiday Tradition of National Hockey Festival Commences in Sunny California
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – November 26, 2014 – The air has grown crisp and the temperature has fallen like leaves from the trees, marking the completion of the regular hockey season. But 9,000 of our closet hockey friends know this doesn’t mean our outdoor sticks are going into hibernation until spring. After months of crossing off the calendar days, it has finally arrived. The 2014 National Hockey Festival begins bright and early tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 27, with Under-14 matches and runs through Sunday, November 30, closing out with Adult play.
2014 Tee it Up for Futures a Success
Giving back by golfing? It’s practically a no brainer. USA Field Hockey’s 5th annual "Tee It Up for Futures" Golf Tournament was held earlier today at the spectacular Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. The 2014 edition of the event was a great success under clear California skies. All proceeds from the tournament directly benefit the Futures Scholarship Fund to help athletes realize their dream of one day becoming part of Team USA.
Thank you to everyone who participated, Global JBS for making the event a possibility and Classic Club Golf for hosting!
USFHA media release
Ireland Draw 1st Test With France (Men)
Ireland's men, the Green Machine have drawn the first of two test matches taking place in Lille France today (Tuesday) and tomorrow. Coach Fulton selected Neal Glassey which gave the young talent his first ever Senior Cap this evening.
Hager laments Black Sticks errors against Argentina
By David Leggat
Captain Anita Punt scored the Black Sticks' only goal in the opening game, from a penalty corner. Photo / Getty Images
New Zealand have suffered back-to-back losses to Argentina as they prepare for the Champions Trophy starting in Mendoza, Argentina, this weekend.
Making the most of downtime
Whether it is cards, cricket or a trip around town, hockey players have their own ways of chilling out between games. We find out how some of the stars will be spending their Champions Trophy downtime.
A hockey player’s life during a tournament is fixated on the match days. Pre-match preparations, performance on the pitch and post-match recovery pretty much fill the day of competition, but what do the players do when there is no hockey on the agenda?
Women Champions Trophy, Mendoza-Arg, Nov 29-Dec7, 2014
How the different teams have fared in the past
ALEX Danson wishes she could be part of the next generation of English talent coming through the ranks as she is sure they are destined for great things.
Trials tomorrow to finalise squad for Champions Trophy
KARACHI: One-day trials to finalise an 18-member Pakistan hockey team for the Champions Trophy will be held at the Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium on Thursday at 3.00pm, chairman of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) selection committee, Islahuddin Siddiqui, said on Tuesday.
Champions Trophy to heat up during last-8 stage: Sameer
KARACHI: The real contest in next month’s Champions Trophy begins from the quarter-finals, forward-line coach and ex-Olympian Sameer Hussain said on Monday.
Hope to do well as stop-gap coach: Oltmans
It’s not the first time that Hockey India High Performance Manager Roelant Oltmans has been entrusted with the responsibility of serving as the national hockey coach for the upcoming Champions Trophy. Only late last year, Australian Michael Nobbs had stepped down on health grounds, with Oltmans taking charge of the Indian team at the Asia Cup, which attached so much significance given the fact that the 2014 World Cup berth was up for grabs. The Dutchman did his job to near-perfection in Ipoh as India qualified for the World Cup after finishing runners-up in that tourney. Now as uncertainty surrounds the return of Terry Walsh (likely to be handed a fresh contract), Hockey India has handed the coaching reins to Oltmans for the Champions Trophy given the fact that there is far too little time left to scour for a viable alternative.
Champions Trophy being held in Odisha is best birthday gift says Dilip
For years, former India skipper Dilip Tirkey has stood like a wall in the field, guarding furious attacks of the opposition teams. As he celebrates his birthday today (November 25), the Member of Parliament from Rajya Sabha feels that his state Odisha, hosting the much-awaited Champions trophy scheduled from early next month is the best ever birthday gift he could have asked for.
Hockey India League 2015 to begin in Bhubaneswar, Delhi to host final
NEW DELHI: The newly-built Kalinga Stadium of Bhubaneswar will stage the opening match, while capital's Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium will host the semifinals and final of the third edition of Hero Hockey India League to be held across the country from January 22 to February 22.
Walsh eager to return but says HI needs to 'show desire'
NEW DELHI: Barely days after quitting from his position as chief coach of the national men's hockey team, Terry Walsh has expressed his willingness to return to India provided Hockey India shows some "desire" to work out a "viable solution".
Hockey India look beyond Terry Walsh, to look for new coach after Champions Trophy
Terry Walsh's return as head coach of the Indian hockey team seems highly unlikely now.
Hockey India does not need Terry Walsh: Narinder Batra
NEW DELHI: Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra on Tuesday clearly stated that they do not require the services of former men's team chief coach Terry Walsh and will start their search for a replacement "with approval of SAI".
Walsh is willing to come back, Hockey India says no
New Delhi - India’s former hockey coach Terry Walsh, whose contract ended last week, has again expressed his willingness to return and take back the reins as the national coach. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has said that it is willing to re-appoint the Australian as coach, in case Hockey India (HI) approves.
War of words continues
The drama being played out by Hockey India and former Indian men’s coach Terry Walsh refuses to end. A day after the Australian indicated his desire to return to India “immediately to resume positive discussions with SAI,” Hockey India has sent a letter to the Sports Authority of India making it clear that the federation did not require the services of Terry Walsh any more.
End of Walsh: Original letters of Terry Walsh
Indian national coach Terry Walsh, now doors shut by procurer Hockey India despite provider Sports Authority of India willing, wrote a letter expressing his interest to return to India to train national men's team, against which HI president Narinder Batra replied which in effect seek to effectively shut the doors of Walsh's return unless something dramatic happens. We in www.stick2hockey.com present both letters the personalities wrote to the Minister of Sports, Govt of India, in verbatim leaving the readers to make their own inference.
Russian indoor champion Moscow Dynamo to play Canada
Canadian roster named for exhibition series on Nov 28-30
The Canadian Men's Indoor National Team will play host to six-time Russian Indoor Hockey Champion Moscow Dynamo in a friendly series from November 28-30th in Mississauga and Toronto, Ontario.
Strathmore go on the rampage
By BRIAN YONGA
Strathmore Scorpions’ Carol Njoki in a past league match at City Park. Strathmore crushed Genetrix of Malawi 12-0 to book a place in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Club Championship in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Strathmore Scorpions Tuesday sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Club Hockey Championship in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, after thrashing Malawi’s Genetrix 12-0 at the Khumalo Stadium.
Orange rout Twende: Strathmore Scorpions sting Gentrix of Malawi 12-0 to advance to semis
By Elizabeth Mburugu
Betsy Ommalla and Nicola Watson of BAC
Six-time Africa women's Cup of Club Champions Orange Telkom yesterday extended their winning ways with a 9-0 hammering of Twende of Tanzania to qualify for the semi-finals.
Chemtai: Discipline, hard work and dedication key to my success
By ELIZABETH MBURUGU in BULAWAYO
Orange player Hellen Chemutai when they played Women League with Strathmore at Citypark. ON 01/11/14 PHOTO: JENIPHER WACHIE
Like good old wine, veteran sprinter and former hockey international Hellen Chemtai is becoming better by the day.
Ghanaian teams making waves in Zimbabwe
Results trickling in from the Hockey Club Championship in Zimbabwe look exciting for all the four participating Ghanaian teams.
Kelburne celebrate ten years of success
Kelburne toasted their ten in-a-row celebrations in style with an 11th successive win in the current season to further affirm their status as Scotland’s leading club.
Clubhouse: The England Hockey League Inside Track
Buckingham celebrate Chloe Hobson's goal. Credit Chris Hobson
Buckingham have endured a tough start to life in the top flight but picked up a splendid 4-1 win over high flying Holcombe. In the NOW: Pensions Men's Premier Division, Reading are back in form after that defeat to Brooklands MU. Find out what Zak Jones and Tom Carson had to say about the season so far.
UniKL finally get first win in Malaysia Hockey League
By S. Ramaguru
KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) finally got it right at the eighth time of asking.
A tale of two players in KLHC-Terengganu match
By S. Ramaguru
National hockey player Mohd Razie Rahim (left) in action during the Incheon Asian Games last month. - Filepic
KUALA LUMPUR: When Premier Division title contenders Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) and Terengganu clash on Friday, two players will find themselves at the centre of attention.
Across the Miles: Get to Know the Cages that Commute to Festival
With the 2014 National Hockey Festival only a few days away, the art of goal production, courtesy of GOAL Sporting Goods, Inc. is in full swing. This year’s Festival will take place on 31 of the Empire Polo Club’s prestine pitches, meaning that a total of 62 goal cages will dot the scenic landscape.
Q&A with USWNT Head Coach Craig Parnham on the National Coaches Forum
The 2014 USA Field Hockey National Coaches Forum is rapidly approaching and will be held over the weekend of December 13-14 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. U.S. Women’s National Team Coaches will be on hand to share their experiences and expertise with our coaching community, both in the classroom and on the pitch.
Registration under the stars
Wodonga Hockey Club prepare themselves for the 2015 season
Over the past 12 months, Wodonga Hockey Club in Victoria have been busy preparing for the 2015 season in an attempt to make their game more attractive and to grow membership numbers.
Astroturf for Barbados
Hockey Australia seeks High Performance Director
Hockey Australia are looking for a new High Performance Director after incumbent Trisha Heberle announced her intention to stand down from the position last month. INterested candidates should see the job application page for the position and apply from there. Applications close 1 December 2014
Hockey Australia media release
Egbert Carmo Fernandes (1941 – 2014)
by Dil Bahra
Kenya Hockey Team on tour of India, April 1964 Back Row (L - R): Surjeet Singh Jnr,; Saude George; Anthony Vaz; Amar Singh Mangat; Egbert Fernandes; Sang Singh; Edgar Fernandes; Jack Simonian; Jagnandan Singh. Sitting (L - R): Hardev Singh; Hilary Fernandes (V.Capt,); Hardial Singh (Coach); Anthony D'Souza (Manager); Sukdev Singh (Asst Manager); Avtar Singh (Capt.); Alu Mendonca. Ground (L – R): Santokh Singh; Arif Khan; Silu Fernandes; Leslie Pinto; Reynolds D'Souza.
Kenya’s triple hockey Olympian, Egbert Carmo Fernandes, died in Canberra, Australia on 6 November 2014. He was aged 73.