Japan bounce back to square series with win over Scotland
Kaz Marshall was the Scottish goalscorer.
Goals from Hazuki Nagai, Maho Segawa, and Mie Nakashima gave Japan a 3-1 win over Scotland Senior Women at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre.
Scotland begin World League preparations
Scotland Senior Men begin their build-up for the crucial World League (Round 1) qualifiers this weekend.
Bezuidenhout pleased with current form
Auckland Under 21 Men’s goalkeeper Ruan Bezuidenhout has been in fine form during the National U21 Tournament in Dunedin.
Levin developing top hockey talent
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Despite being a small town, Levin is punching above its weight on the hockey turf according to Central Under 21 player Casey-Mae Waddell.
Leicester will inspire us: Roelant Oltmans
Apart from keeping an eagle eye on the training sessions at the SAI Southern Centre, Oltmans has been following the Foxes’ EPL run closely.
Bengaluru: As the Indian men’s hockey team toiled hard for the upcoming Champions Trophy to be played in London next month, chief coach Roelant Oltmans is taking inspiration from Leicester City’s Premier League triumph.
Working on increasing consistency, says Oltmans
It’s not often that an Indian hockey team impresses many, especially a taskmaster like Roelant Oltmans. While the Dutchman is quite protective of his wards in defeat, he isn’t generous in praise either, opting instead to stay balanced.
Doing well in Champions Trophy is crucial: Sardar Singh
Sardar Singh. (Getty images)
BENGALURU: The upcoming men's hockey Champions Trophy in London will be one of the key tournaments ahead of the Rio Olympics as it will give the Indian team an opportunity to see where it stands, feels captain Sardar Singh.
Champions Trophy will test India's potential ahead of Rio Games: Sardar Singh
Bengaluru, May.3 (ANI): The Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh believes that next month's Champions Trophy will be one of the key tournaments to evaluate the team's preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Dixon, Brogdon and Tarrant move to Rotterdam
Rotterdam have strengthened their panel for next season with addition of three top quality international players for the 2016/17 Hoofdklasss season.
Pakistan Hockey League to boost standard of game: PHF
ISLAMABAD: In a bid to lift the standard of national hockey, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has decided to organise the Pakistan Hockey League in October-November this year.
A moment to savour at the Olympic Park
As newly crowned O45 champions, Cambridge City would have expected to feel ecstatic, but as Sarah Juggins explains, it took a little while to sink in.
Shepherd tops list at Hockey NZ service awards
Photo courtesy Sue Shepherd
Northland stalwart Sue Shepherd took top honours in the Hockey New Zealand service awards last weekend.
Lloyd on the mark to give Scotland narrow win over Japan.
Nikki Lloyd makes a break in a game against South Africa
A first half goal from Nikki Lloyd gave Scotland Senior Women a 1-0 win over Japan at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre this evening.
2016 Grand Masters World Cup
The 2016 World Grand Masters tournament will be one of the largest ever held, with more than 1,200 players, 45 umpires, 25 officials, 70 medical personnel, 70 managers, and up to 1,500 partners and thousands of proud supporters from over 30 countries. The tournament will see competition in the men's Over 60, Over 65, Over 70 and Over 75 age groups for both the official FIH World Grand Masters World Cup and the Tournament Trophies.
Southgate and Banbury taste victory in 2nd XI finals
Mens 2nd XI Cup Final: Chau bella for Southgate 2nd XI.
Southgate claimed the Men’s 2nd XI Cup after winning a dramatic shoot out against Brooklands MU. The two sides could not be separated during 70 minutes as goals from Matt Lakin-Hall and Lum Chau cancelled each other out. Southgate scored all five in the shootout meaning Brooklands' one miss proved costly.
Delight for Reading and University of Birmingham in 2nd XI Final
UOB celebrate scoring in the 2nd XI Cup
University of Birmingham clinched the Women’s 2nd XI Cup with a hard fought 2-0 win over Clifton in a pulsating encounter. Both sides threw everything they had at each other with Clifton being kept out on more than one occasion by Birmingham goalkeeper Katherine Somerville. In the end goals from Naomi Bennett and Sade Gerald were enough to capture the trophy for Phi Gooderham’s team.
Surbiton and Taunton Vale win big on dramatic day
Taunton Vale U18
Boys’ U18 Cup Final: Surbiton's steady nerves seals shootout win.
A hat-trick from Ben Rhydding’s Matt Ramshaw was in vain as Surbiton edged out Ben Rhydding 2-1 on shootout after an incredible game had finished 4-4. Ramshaw bagged a treble of penalty corners to haul the Yorkshire outfit back from a 4-1 deficit to take the game to a shootout. Surbiton recovered and held their nerve to see out the shootout and clinch a 2-1 win.
Beeston and Reading take home U18 Girls' titles
U18 Girls' Cup Final: Huddleston, Pearce and Burge are the Bees' knees in U18 final.
Goals from Alice Huddlestone, Maddie Pearce and Esme Burge stung Wakefield as the Bees U18s retained the Girls' U18 Cup.
Rapid rise for North Harbour’s Reed
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This time last year Kayla Reed was getting ready for a week at school, starting to get her head around representing North Harbour at the U18 Regional tournament and getting some game time for her Takapuna club side.
Top umpires confirmed for EHL FINAL4
The Euro Hockey League always has a commitment to bringing together the very best officials to make sure the world’s premier club competition runs as smoothly as possible.
Arminen build nine point lead in Austria
SV Arminen top the Austrian league’s regular season table with nine points to spare over nearest rivals NAVAX AHTC, going through the first 10 games undefeated.
A good start is vital to team's success in Rio: Sreejesh
PR Sreejesh. (Getty Images)
NEW DELHI: Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh feels a good start in the Rio Olympics is pivotal to the success of the eight-time champions in the quadrennial event.
Sreejesh eyes good opening in Rio
Sreejesh eyes good opening at Rio Considering the history of slow and sluggish opening matches that India used to have in lead tournaments, Indian goalie PR Sreejesh feels India should eye good opening in Rio, meaning a good performance against surprise element Ireland.
`Optimistic` Sreejesh believes India will be in top shape for Rio Games
New Delhi, May.2 (ANI): Indian men's hockey team star goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has said he is optimistic that his side will be in top shape for the upcoming Rio Games, insisting that a good start is essential for winning a record ninth Olympic gold medal.
Asian Champions Trophy in Kuantan Oct 20-30
By Jugjet Singh
KUANTAN is set to host the Fourth Edition of the Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) on Oct 20-30 after negotiations resolved the hefty sanction fee issue.
Malaysian National hockey team will miss two key players until next year
By S. Ramaguru
Razie Rahim (right) will attend police training for the next nine months and is set to miss the national team training.
KUALA LUMPUR: The national hockey team will resume their training on Tuesday without two key players.
Young lion is putting on the style
Santiago Tarazona (Argentina)
Santiago Tarazona is an up and coming star with the Argentina men’s hockey team, as well as a budding entrepreneur in the fashion industry, with his own line of sportswear about to be launched.
Canada finishes 6th at Azlan Shah Cup after loss to Pakistan in final match
Canada’s men’s field hockey team dropped its final game of the 2016 Azlan Shah Cup, a 3-1 loss in a re-match with Pakistan, Saturday in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Contrasting aims highlight Pakistan, India’s stark fortunes
By Nabil Tahir
Pakistan’s 5-1 loss to India, along with the possibility that they might finish last while India win the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, shows the different directions in which the two hockey teams are headed. PHOTO COURTESY: MALAYSIAN HOCKEY CONFEDERATION
KARACHI: While Pakistan take on Japan in a match that decides which of the two sides finishes bottom, arch-rivals India take on Malaysia in a bid to reach the final of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ioph, Malaysia today.
Australia edge New Zealand in a meeting of equals
by S. Ramaguru
IPOH: Australia came out tops in a game of two halves as they eked out a 1-0 win over New Zealand to secure their place in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
Sibbald, De Voux score goals for SA against Germany
South Africa’s third quarter play in the first test against Germany in the Private Property Summer Series at Hartleyvale showed what the national men’s team is capable of.