WP hot faves to beat Blues in U21 men's final
JONATHAN COOK at the AB Jackson
KZN Coastal Raiders U21 captain Ryan Wallace reflects on what might have been as WP Peninsula U21 keeper Matthew Martins breaths again during the epic encounter at AB Jackson Greenfields Turf Friday. PHOTO SEAN BURKE
VERY few fans give Northern Blues much chance of wresting the Greenfields SA U21 men’s Interprovincial Tournament (IPT) away from classy Western Province at AB Jackson Greenfields Turf Saturday, but stranger things have happened in national finals so rest assured that the defending champs won’t be complacent.
Freak injury puts Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner out for six months
Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner will miss the next six months with a torn pectoral muscle.
A freak injury, more often associated with rugby league, has put an untimely bump on the road in front of Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner before next year's Olympic Games.
Indian hockey team starts training for Japan series
NEW DELHI: Indian hockey team on Friday began the preparation for the upcoming Test series against Japan but coach Paul van Ass has FIH Hockey World League semifinal in mind as the players fine-tuned their skills in a practice session, here.
Indian side prepares ahead of Indo-Japan test series
New Delhi: Following a glorious bronze medal finish at the recently concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, the gritty Indian National Hockey Team was seen practicing rigorously at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium today. The practice sessions are in preparations for the approaching India- Japan Series which is schedule to take place from 03 May- 09 May 2015 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Speed is my priority: Paul van Ass
by Mithun M Kuriakose
Paul van Ass and P. R. Sreejesh. Sibi Mampuzhakary
New Delhi: Brash and sassy, the Indian men's hockey team coach Paul van Ass's no-nonsense attitude has blended nicely blended with the 'circumstances' that are quintessentially Indian.
NBP defend U-20 National Hockey title
LAHORE - National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) defended their title when they convincingly beat Pakistan Wapda 3-1 in the final of the 34th U-20 National Hockey Championship at the Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium Friday. According to the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) spokesman, it was the sixth title win for the bankers in the junior section. In another match of the day, Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) defeated Punjab A 5-4 to win the third position in the championship.
NBP thrash WAPDA to retain National Junior Hockey title
By Mirza Iqbal Baig
KARACHI: Defending champions National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) thrashed Pakistan WAPDA 3-1 in the final to maintain their domination in the 34th National Junior Under-20 Hockey Championship at Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium here on Friday. It was the sixth title win for the Bankers in the junior championship. Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) president Chaudhary Akhtar Rasool was the chief guest on the occasion distributed prizes among winners and runners-up. PHF secretary general Rana Mujahid Ali and other officials were also present on the occasion. Rana Mujahid announced Rs.100,000 cash prize for the winning team - NBP. Enjoying the services of eight Pakistan junior internationals, NBP scored through Muhammad Naveed, Azfar Yaqoob and Mubashir Ali to register an easy win over their rivals. The Banker's maintained ascendancy throughout the match with better brand of hockey.
U20 national hockey: NBP defeat WAPDA to win title
KARACHI: NBP successfully defended their title with a convincing 3-1 win over Wapda in the final of the 34th U20 National Hockey Championship, which was played at the Hockey Club of Pakistan in Karachi on Friday.
Hockey woes continue: Rs9.7m not enough for Australia tour, says PHF
By Nabil Tahir
"It’s not enough, and we will arrange the remaining amount somehow, either by borrowing or contributing from our own pockets," PHF secretary Rana Mujahid. PHOTO: APP
KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has received a combined grant of Rs9.7 million from the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) and the Sports Board of Punjab (SBP), but it is still not enough for the upcoming tour to Australia for the Four-Nation Hockey Tournament.
Akhtar Rasool hopes PHF financial crisis will end soon
KARACHI: Reposing full confidence in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is also Patron-in-Chief of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), the PHF President Akhtar Rasool has expressed optimism that the financial crisis would be over soon.
Enrich going back to his roots
Andreu Enrich will return to his roots as he takes up the coaching reins with Atletic Terrassa next season as the boss of the women’s first team for 2015/16.
Twigg relishes return to Olympic Park
Georgie Twigg slots home a penalty stroke
Georgie Twigg was just 21 years old when she competed at the London Olympics in 2012. A glorious summer for British sport will live long in the memory for the Surbiton star who collected a bronze medal along with the rest of the Great Britain women’s hockey team.
Road to Lee Valley: Amersham daring to dream
Amersham and Chalfont Investec Women's Vase Finalists 2015
With the focus falling on culmination of the Road to Lee Valley this weekend with the finals of the Investec Women’s Knockout Competitions England Hockey catches up with one of the teams looking for glory as we speak to Amersham and Chalfont who will face Oxted in the Vase Final.
Investec Women's League Teams of the Season 2014-15
Rebecca Herbert with her award 2014-15
As with the Men's Hockey League, we have been busy collecting the votes to crown the Investec Women's Hockey League Players' Players of the Season as well as the teams of the season. After carefully collating all the votes, the results are in. Check below to see who made the cut to be one of the best in the league.
Over 160 clubs to deliver Back to Hockey
BtH - New to Hockey Slogan
Our Back to Hockey campaign starts on the 11th May and over 160 clubs will be delivering sessions.
Fulton Names Senior Men Squad
The Irish Senior Mens training squad has just been named for the remainder of 2015
Smith Names Senior Women Squad
National Coach Darren Smith has this morning named his squad of 20 to travel to the USA & Canada where they will play seven test matches in their final preparations for WL3 in Valencia from 10/21 June as they continue on their Road to Rio.
Bumper Weekend of Cup Finals at UCD
The Final weekend of cup action all being played at UCD this weekend with Irish Junior Cup, Irish Hockey Challenege and Irish Hockey Trophy Finals all taking centre stage
One Thousand Hockey Legs gathers pace
A project in India is proving that mixing business with pleasure can be a good thing
As we celebrate projects around the world, many of which seek to enhance the lives of people through hockey, it is worth remembering that some, if not all, the projects would not be able to survive without outside support. Many of the projects are helping to lift disadvantaged children out of poverty and introduce them to a better health and education. One man who has used his passion for hockey, political know-how and business contacts to great effect is former geologist, turned journalist and now chief executive of an NGO, K Arumugam.
USA Field Hockey Welcomes New Addition to the National Club Challenge
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce the addition of an 11-a-side Under-12 Co-Ed Division to the annual National Club Challenge to be held in conjunction with the July 9-14 National Club Challenge at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. The U-14, U-16 and U-19 National Club Championship will take place at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. during the same week.
Volunteer Yan Huckendubler continues to support field hockey growth in Canada
Year of Sport: April celebrates the unsung heroes of sport
Shaheed Devji, fieldhockey.ca
Canadian FIH Media Officer Yan Huckendubler in London
When Yan Huckendubler moved to Canada from his native France nearly thirty years ago, one of the first things he did was look for a field hockey club to join.
Australian squad for Hobart tests
Australia to travel with 40 players to Hobart next week
A combination of 40 national senior, development and junior players have been selected to play at the upcoming Hobart International Challenge next week. Playing matches against New Zealand Black Sticks, Korea and Pakistan, Graham Reid’s selection will offer younger players the chance to experience world class international hockey within Australia.
Trans-Tasman Deal Struck
HA & HNZ to launch new international event starting 2016
Hockey Australia and Hockey New Zealand will put aside their traditional on-field rivalry to work together to launch a new annual contest that will pitch all four national teams into a battle of true trans-Tasman pride.
New annual trans-Tasman event confirmed
New Zealand's Kirsten Pearce celebrates Olivia Merry's goal against Australia in Hastings this month.
Hockey New Zealand and Hockey Australia have put aside their traditional on-field rivalry to launch a new annual contest that will pitch all four national teams into a battle of true trans-Tasman pride.
Black Sticks men and women confirm annual hockey series with Australia
New Zealand's Kirsten Pearce celebrates Olivia Merry's goal against Australia in Hastings this month. The two trans-Tasman rivals have announced a new annual series, with the first event to be held in New Zealand next year. Photosport
New Zealand and Australia have launched a new annual trans-Tasman hockey contest involving the men's and women's national teams from both countries.
Kenya Police floor battling Strathmore in Vaisakhi tourney
By BRIAN YONGA
Kenya Police's Felix Okoth (left) dribbles past Cyril Mandela of Strathmore Gladiators during their Vaisakhi Hockey tournament match on April 22, 2015 at City Park Stadium. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |
Kenya Police twice made their intentions of reclaiming the Vaisakhi Hockey title known after their 3-2 fight back win over Strathmore Gladiators in their opening Pool B match on Wednesday night.
Northern Blues and KZN Coastal Raiders in four-goal thriller
JONATHAN COOK at the AB Jackson
Action from the WP Free State game
The game of the day at the Greenfields SA U21 Men’s Interprovincial Tournament on the AB Jackson Greenfields Turf Wednesday was the thrilling 2-2 draw between title hopefuls and Pool B frontrunners KZN Coastal Raiders and Northern Blues, which ended 2-2.
Inland and Coastal in controversial KZN derby
JONATHAN COOK at the AB Jackson
Western Province Peninsula's Abu-Bakr Effendi (left) tracks man in possession Ashley Kemp of Northern Blues.
There was drama aplenty on day four of the Greenfields SA U21 men’s Interprovincial Tournament at the AB Jackson Greenfields Turf Thursday as teams battled it out to remain in contention for Saturday’s medal matches or to snatch whatever they could to avoid the dreaded battle for last place.
Major blow for hockey team as Shahril goes under the knife
By Aftar Singh
Shahril Saabah (right) will miss the World League Semi-finals in Antwerp, Belgium next month as he will undergo surgery for his shoulder.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian hockey squad have been dealt a major blow before the World League Semi-finals in Antwerp, Belgium next month.
Robertson & Maguire selected for Great Britain
Sarah Robertson is named in the GB squad against Japan. Photo Credit: Ian Steele
Great Britain Women’s Head Coach Danny Kerry has named a squad of 20 athletes ahead of the Investec Private Banking International against Japan on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 April. The final 18 athletes will be selected on the morning of the events as both teams head back to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the first time since London 2012.
Volkov sees Kazan ties as key to Stroitel season
Dynamo Stroitel boss Dmitry Volkov believes his club’s key showdown with Dinamo Kazan this weekend in the Russian league will have a huge bearing on how his side performs in the remainder of the season.
Pearn calls time after glittering career
East Grinstead’s Mark Pearn has decided to call time on his elite hockey career this week at the age of 38 after a superb ten year stint with East Grinstead.
Road to Lee Valley: The Invincibles vs. The Silent Assassins.
Surbiton's Abi Robinson celebrates with Sandra Frankland
This Saturday, two of the big hitters from the Investec Women’s Premier Division will go toe-to-toe to fight for the Investec Women’s Cup. Holders Surbiton, dubbed “The Invincibles” take on “The Silent Assassins” of Clifton.
Grand & Great Grand Masters prepare for Celtic Cup challenge
Scotland’s Over 60 and Over 65 teams cross the Irish Sea to Bangor on the weekend of 24-26 April in a bid to retain both Celtic Cups.
Scotland Senior Women add Jen Wilson to coaching team
Jen Wilson (Photo Credit: Ady Kerry)
Scotland Senior Women have added a new Assistant Coach to their coaching team, recruiting triple Olympian and South Africa playing legend Jen Wilson to the post.
U20 National Hockey Championship: NBP, WAPDA set up final clash
By Nabil Tahir
NBP outclassed SSGC 4-0 as goals from skipper Atiq Arshad, Muhammad Naveed, Azfar Yaqoob and Mubashir Ali ended the contest in favour of the defending champions. PHOTO: FILE
KARACHI: NBP and Wapda progressed to the U20 National Hockey Championship final in a replay of last year’s decider after convincingly defeating their respective rivals in their semi-final at the Hockey Club of Pakistan in Karachi on Thursday.
BP to face Wapda in junior hockey final
WAPDA defender clears the ball against Punjab "A" during their semi-final - Anis Hamdani/White Star
KARACHI: Holders National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and last year’s runners-up Water And Power Development Authority (Wapda) set a repeat final after their teams won one-sided semi-finals in the 34th National Junior (under-20) Hockey Championship at the Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium on Thursday.
Players left in the lurch as girls’ hockey wing closes
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Tinnu cites non-performance, players say it’s because they protested against ‘mismanagement’
In September 2014, trainees of the hockey wing at the Government Girls Senior Secondary School at Nehru Garden, Jalandhar, had complained of girls getting electrocuted by open wires. File Photo
Jalandhar - The residential hockey wing at Government Girls Senior Secondary School at Nehru Garden, Jalandhar, once famous for producing India players has been abruptly closed by the Punjab Sports Department.
A hockey story from coffee-country
Sandhya Kumar’s documentary 'Hockey In My Blood' tells the story of the Kodava community’s passion for the game
Over 3,000 players — men, women, and children — of the Kodava community from Coorg gather annually for the family hockey tournament in the midst of coffee plantations, summer vacations and the wedding season.
The dreaded deadline
How do match reports appear online or in print so rapidly. We take a behind-the-scenes look at the hockey print media
Image from KNHB at The Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014
At the end of each hockey match at a major competition, you might have noticed the hordes of people who crush themselves into a small area, normally to the side of the players’ benches. These people might wield microphones, recording devices, pens and notepads or cameras and, for a few minutes, they seem to be involved in an almighty rugby scrum as they jostle for places at the front of the crowd.
Missed out on EuroHockey 2015 Finals or England match tickets?
Great news, additional tickets go back on sale in one week!
Due to an extremely high demand for tickets to the Unibet EuroHockey Championships 2015 with many sessions currently sold out, the exciting decision was made to expand the seating capacity at the stadium to allow more hockey fans to enjoy the event!