England Men start with six
England's Ashley Jackson is challenged by Trindad and Tobago's Mickell Pierre during their pool game at the XX Commonwealth Games 450, Photo by Ady Kerry
England Men started their Commonwealth Games campaign by putting six past Trinidad and Tobago in their opening game.
England 6 - Trinidad & Tobago 1: Men romp to hockey victory in Commonwealth Games opener
By Graham Wilson
Ashley Jackson (centre) took centre stage during England's opening game in Glasgow[Ady Kerry]
ASHLEY JACKSON showed the fans in Glasgow what was missing from England’s arsenal in the World Cup in Holland.
New Zealand Men win 3-1 against Canada
The New Zealand Men have won their opening match of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, beating Canada 3-1 at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre.
Black Sticks beat Canada
Nick Haig and Blair Hilton of New Zealand celebrate after Phil Burrows scored. Photo / Getty Images
Two late goals have seen the men's Black Sticks side open their Commonwealth Games campaign with a 3-1 victory over Canada in Glasgow.
Black Sticks open campaign with a victory
New Zealand men's hockey have their first win of the Commonwealth Games beating Canada 3 - 1.
STRIKE FORCE: Simon Child and the Black Sticks started their Glasgow campaign with a 3-1 win over Canada. JOEL FORD/ Getty
The New Zealand men's hockey team started its Commonwealth Games campaign with a 3-1 win over Group B rivals Canada at the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow this morning.
Canadian men drop intense first match to New Zealand
The Canadian men’s field hockey team lost their opening match of the 2014 Commonwealth games competition after an intense match against their perennial rivals New Zealand (3-1).
Winning start in Glasgow
Australian women beat Malaysia at Commonwealth Games opener
The Australian women began the defence of their 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal with a 4-0 victory over Malaysia on day one of Glasgow 2014.
Farah stood tall despite hockey team’s loss
By Aftar Singh
GLASGOW: Malaysia parked the bus but still could not stop defending champions Australia from romping to a 4-0 win in their opening women’s Group B hockey match.
England take two against Wales
England's Alex Danson, congratulated by Ellie Watton, in their game against Wales. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - Photo by Ady Kerry
England Women got their 2014 Commonwealth Games campaign up and running with a hard-fought win over Pool B opponents Wales on day one.
England 2 - Wales 0: Queen watches England hockey victory at Commonwealths
By Graham Wilson
England's Nicola White celebrates with Sophie BrayEngland's Nicola White celebrates with Sophie Bray after scoring against Wales[ADY KERRY]
ALEX DANSON did not hold back for a second. She took full advantage of a bad Wales mistake which was a gift of a quickly-taken hit out of defence straight to the England centre-forward at the top of the circle.
Indian women begin with a win
India began its campaign in women’s hockey on a winning note, defeating Canada 4-2, but not before surviving several anxious moments due to the lack of combination within the side, particularly in defence and midfield.
Indian women's hockey team beats Canada 4-2
GLASGOW: The Indian women's hockey team got off to a rollicking start as it comfortably beat Canada 4-2 in its opening group A match at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
Jaspreet scores brace as Indian women beat Canada 4-2
The Indian women's hockey team beat Canada 4-2 in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.
Canadian women lose close match to India at Commonwealth Games
The Canadian women’s field hockey team lost their opening match of the 2014 Commonwealth games competition after an animated and close match against India (4-2).
Canadian umpire Wendy Stewart receives golden whistle for 100th match
Field Hockey Canada would like to congratulate Canadian umpire Wendy Stewart for receiving the "golden whistle" for officiating her 100th international match on Thursday at the Commonwealth Games.
Indian hockey team looks to salvage pride after WC debacle
File picture of India's hockey captain Sardar Singh. Getty Images
Hoping to salvage some pride after a disappointing World Cup outing and also end its title drought in the process, a talented but unpredictable Indian men`s hockey team will open its Commonwealth Games campaign against a lowly Wales on Friday.
Australia prepare for Wales
The Australian women face Wales Friday night
With up to six matches in the 11 days of the Commonwealth Games things come thick and fast. No sooner had Australia’s women overcome Malaysia on Thursday than their attention turned to Friday’s content against Wales.
Jayde Taylor and Brooke Peris photo goes viral
Australian women’s hockey athletes Jayde Taylor and Brooke Peris have become a global overnight sensation following their ‘selfie’ photo, which featured Her Majesty The Queen smiling at the camera over their shoulders.
Queen 'photo-bombs' hockey players' selfie
They are arguably the most coveted "photo-bombed selfies" in the whole of the Commonwealth - featuring the Queen.
Queen's Scotland photobomb 'not total accident'
SYDNEY: It may have looked like a lucky quirk of timing, but the queen's photobombing of a selfie at the Commonwealth Games was not a complete accident, an athlete in the image said on Friday.
Team USA Remains Unbeaten through Fifth Match in Summer Series
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The U.S. Men’s National Team remains unbeaten after their fifth game of the week against Chile at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center. With a scoreless first half, Chile took the lead early in the second half. As minutes ticked away in the match, the U.S. was able to even the score and force a 1-1 draw.
Usual suspects to contest Junior Euros semis
England, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium will contest the semi-finals of the men's Fintro Junior EuroHockey Championships in Waterloo following an exciting group phase of the competition.
England U21 Women lose to Germany
England U21 Women v Germany, July 24 2014, Olivia Page - credit Frank Uijlenbroek
England Under-21 Women will battle for the bronze medal on Saturday after narrowly losing to Germany 2-1 in the first semi final at the EuroHockey Junior Nations Championship in Belgium on Thursday afternoon.
Everything to play for as event reaches business end of Group stage
JONATHAN COOK at Hartleyvale
The drama, the uncertainty:
W C Eagles Repeat as U14, U16, U19 US National Club Champions
W C Eagles solidify their tradition of excellence as Gold and Glory belong to W C Eagles at the National Club Championship
The Under 14 age group opened up the nine-day USA Field Hockey event featuring the top teams in the country. Top seeded W C Eagles got off to a strong start beating AIM from Missouri 7 - 0, followed by a 12 - 0 defeat of Pennsylvania neighbors Vipers. They rounded out the Pool play with an 11 - 1 win over Maryland's H2O to move into the quarter finals where they continued to dominate, this time at the expense of Delaware's GottaLoveIt! Oranje 12 - 0. W C Eagles faced a much sterner test in the semi final from Saints (Virginia) but gradually took control of the game and pulled away to win 4 - 0, setting up a repeat of last year's final against Northeast Elite from New Hampshire. Scoring two goals in the first five minutes, W C Eagles dominated the Championship game from the opening whistle on their way to a 9- 0 victory and being crowned Under 14 National Champions for the third year in a row. It was a remarkable performance by the young W C Eagles Squad who scored 55 goals while conceding only 1 in their six games.
Core group for Next Junior World Cup identified
Hockey India has today announced identification of 33-member core group for next Junior World Cup, having been pruned from about 60 boys who were in the camp earlier.
Kenya to host World Hockey League Series qualifiers
From left: National Hockey team players Terry Juma, Audrey Amooh, Pauline Amutebi and Anita Agunda celebrate a goal during their Africa Cup for Nations match against Tanzania played at City Park Stadium on November 13, 2013. Kenya will host the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Hockey League Series One qualifiers for the African region from September 2-7. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO
Kenya will host the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Hockey League Series One qualifiers for the African region at the City Park Stadium from September 2-7.
FIH introduces Indoor Hockey rule changes
Move designed to make the sport even more dynamic
(Photo: FIH / Frank Uijlenbroek)
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Executive Board has approved several changes to the rules of indoor hockey following a proposal from the Rules Committee. The majority of the changes are aimed at improving gameplay and the experience for spectators, while others are clarifications and tidying up of existing rules.
HI names Grewal as High Performance Manager of North Zone
NEW DELHI: Taking forward its plan of developing the game at grassroots level in the country, Hockey India on Thursday appointed former coach Sukhvir Singh Grewal as the High Performance Manager of North zone.
Aussie men back on field
Australia's first run-out since the World Cup is practice against Malaysia
Australia’s men settled into their surroundings with an uncapped practice match against Malaysia at the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow on Wednesday morning ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
Canadian teams begin play at Commonwealth Games on Thursday
On Thursday, both the Canadian Men's and Women's National Teams kick off their Commonwealth Games with preliminary round action in Glasgow.
Time to get the hockey underway!
Photo: Dean Couzins (left) and Phil Burrows talk to media ahead of their first game. Photosport.co.nz
The New Zealand Men play their first game against Canada at 7.50am (NZ time, Sky Sport 8) tomorrow and the Women hit the turf at 5.50am this Saturday (NZ time, Sky Sport 3) to face Trinidad and Tobago.
Good news for the Black Sticks on injury front
MATT RICHENS IN GLASGOW
Hockey call-up for Ollie Willars as Tim Whiteman injured ahead of Commonwealth Games
TIM WHITEMAN’S dream to make the Commonwealth Games came crashing down around him – but he would want no-one better to take his place than Ollie Willars.
By Graham Wilson
Ollie Willars has replaced Tim Whiteman in England's hockey team for the Games [GETTY]
Willars is his team-mate at champion club Beeston and flatmate at Bisham where they put in the hours of training for England.
Will Jason Lee's absence enable England hockey team to bounce back after World Cup debacle?
Performance director Danny Kerry takes reins until coach is found as unhappy women's squad start with Wales clash
By Rod Gilmour, in Glasgow
Crunch: England captain Kate-Richardson Walsh (right) challenges South Africa's Kathleen Taylor in the recent Investec Cup Photo: ACTION PLUS
Out of the low ebbs that England’s women experienced during an insipid hockey World Cup campaign in the Hague last month, there is one image that encapsulates their worst showing - 11th - at the sport's showpiece event.
England's baby-faced assassin Sophie Bray eyes hockey glory in Glasgow
England start their Commonwealth Games campaign on Thursday against Wales
By Rod Gilmour, in Glasgow
Eyes on the prize: Sophie Bray (right) determined to shine in Glasgow Photo: PA
Sophie Bray has just the kind of youthful nickname - Baby-faced Assassin - to propel England’s women back to winning ways.
Malaysian goalie fears the worst in opening match
GLASGOW: National goalkeeper Farah Ayuni Yahya is already feeling jittery as she prepares to face the powerful attacking force of defending champions Australia in their opening women’s Group B match at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Thursday.
Indian women's hockey team eye win against Canada in CWG 2014 opener on Thursday
With eyes firmly set on a podium finish, Indian women's hockey team would look to make a positive start against a lowly Canada in its opening pool match of the Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow on Wednesday.
Hockey girls face lowly Canada
Glasgow - On the eve of their first match of the competition, Indian hockey girls troop out of the CWG Village, on their way to practice at the hockey stadium. Ritu Rani, the captain, says she's confident of doing well. "We've got many junior players in the team and we're hopeful of doing well," said Ritu Rani.
Hockey in ‘Gift of the Games’ programme
The sport of hockey will be part of a unique programme designed by the Glasgow 2014 organising committee in a bid to popularise the Games among disadvantaged children.
Scottish umpires excited for a home games
Congratulations to the Scottish umpires who have been awarded to officiate at a home Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer.
England U21 Women reach Semi Finals
Millfield girls lay down their marker on day one
JONATHAN COOK at Hartleyvale
Phew, if anyone was in any doubt as to the quality of a healthy slice of this year’s visiting teams from across the seas, they need look no further than the Millfield girls’ first team, who outplayed last year’s champions Somerset College of the Western Cape 4-1 at Hartleyvale Wednesday.