Great Britain men draw with Germany on European Tour
Great Britain men celebrate
Luke Taylor netted his second goal in two games to help Great Britain to a 1-1 draw with Germany in Cologne.
Kirandeep excited over dream call-up for World Series
By Aftar Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: Kirandeep Kaur (pic) is all smiles after winning a spot in the national hockey team at a tender age of 15.
Oltmans makes six changes in squad for Champions Trophy
LAHORE: Showing full control over the final selection, Pakistan head coach Roelant Oltmans made six changes in the squad from the Commonwealth Games to announce the 18-member team for the upcoming Champions Trophy Men’s hockey tournament to be held in Breda, Netherlands from June 23 to July 1.
Sardar’s presence will give motivation to other players, says Manpreet
A team man to the core, Manpreet Singh has no qualms about losing captaincy and feels returning veteran Sardar Singh’s presence in the middle will act as motivation for other players in the upcoming FIH Champions Trophy in Breda, the Netherlands.
Breda to host last Champions Trophy
By Shahid Khan
Air Marshal Nur Khan – PHF President
The southern city Dutch city Breda will host the last edition of the Hockey Champions Trophy from 23rd June to 1st July 2018.
1994 saw Pakistan's Last Champions Trophy Success
By Ijaz Chaudhry
The upcoming 37th edition of the Champions Trophy starting from June 23rd is going to be the last. Let us recall, Pakistan’s last victory in this event.
Lovell The Hero At 2016 Champions Trophy
Kookaburras goalkeeper Tyler Lovell was the hero two years ago when Australia won a dramatic Champions Trophy decider in a shootout against India in London.
England star aiming to make World Cup most sustainable ever
England athlete Joie Leigh has taken on the voluntary role as Sustainability Manager for the upcoming World Cup Photo: FIH/WSP
We all know that green is a cool colour. It is the colour of nature, growth and harmony. It's also the colour of money. So for the Sustainability Manager at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 to be talking about the social, environmental and economic impact of a strong and embedded green policy makes huge sense.
Over 400 English hockey clubs are a part of Your World Cup
Alex Danson, England
England Hockey is delighted to announce we have over half hockey clubs who are part of the ‘Your World Cup’ campaign. The aim of the campaign is to inspire clubs to utilise the increased visibility of hosting a home World Cup to inspire their communities to get involved with hockey.
Notify hockey as national game: Naveen Patnaik
Patnaik’s request to PM Modi
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik speaks to the media after inspecting progress of the Kalinga Hockey Stadium’s renovation work in Bhubaneswar on June 17, 2018. Photo Credit: Biswaranjan Rout
As Odisha prepares to host the men’s hockey World Cup 2018 here in November, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to notify hockey as the national game of India.
National Game: Should it be hockey, kabaddi or wrestling?
Odisha CM requests PM to notify hockey as National Game
In hockey, India have won eight gold medals at the Olympics.
Hockey started bringing India sporting glory when the country was still not independent. In sentiment at least, hockey became India’s national sport. Now Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially name hockey the National Game. Orissa will host this year’s hockey World Cup and in a first such deal, the state will also sponsor the national teams. In his letter to the PM, Patnaik wrote: “…while reviewing the preparations, I was surprised and shocked to know that what is popularly known as the National Game, hockey, has in fact never been notified as our National Game.”
Top 6 hot-shots playing in the Men's Rabobank Hockey Champions Trophy 2018
Jorrit Croon of the Netherlands. Copyright: FIH / Getty Images.
With less than a week to go until the start of the Men’s Rabobank Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 in Breda, Netherlands, we take a look at some of the rising stars who each have the potential to make a big impact in this world famous competition.
Govers recalls his golden goal in 2012
When it comes to the Champions Trophy, the Kookaburras hold plenty of records but winning a fifth consecutive title in 2012 didn’t come easy.
Getting To Know Aran Zalewski
Midfielder Aran Zalewski is one of the Kookaburras current leaders but also one of the side’s more unique individuals. He’ll also play his 150th game for Australia at the upcoming Champions Trophy, so we thought we’d give you an insight into who he is.
When The Kookaburras Shook ‘The Olympic Curse’ In Athens
“I didn’t feel it myself. It was more something in the media, rather than the players worrying about it,” 2004 gold-medal winning Kookaburras goalkeeper Mark Hickman recalls. “We always saw ourselves as a new team.”
Time for redemption: Having missed out as player, Harendra Singh eyes Olympic glory as hockey coach
Harendra Singh - File Photo, PTI
He never got the opportunity to represent India at the Olympics as a player but Harendra Singh is hopeful of living that dream in a different way -- as the coach of the senior men's hockey team at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Considered the 'Man Friday' of Indian hockey, Harendra claims "nothing is impossible" for him.
USMNT Embarks on 22-Day Europe Summer Training Tour
WATTIGNIES, France – Wasting no time to stay active as a unit and prepare after winning the Hockey Series Open event in Mexico less than two weeks ago, the U.S. Men’s National Team is abroad again gaining as much international exposure as possible. On Saturday, the team will kick off a 22-day extensive training regimen which will feature four different test match series against FIH Hero World Ranked No. 8 Spain, No. 10 Ireland, No. 18 France and No. 23 Scotland.
When the final whistle blows
What do you do when you finish your playing career?
Macarena Rodriguez (ARG) and Rob Short (CAN). (Photo: Yan Huckendubler)
From the moment you get selected for a national team, your life for the immediate future is mapped out in front of you. When you train, what you eat, where you travel, when you sleep. As an elite athlete you become one managed entity and, depending upon the length of your international career, this could be the case for five, 10 or 15 years. So, what on earth do you do when you finish your playing career?
Alster’s unrivalled passion saw us to German hockey title, says Amy Gibson
By Rod Gilmour
German side Alster celebrate women’s title PIC: Der Club an der Alster
Scotland goalkeeper Amy Gibson has revealed the “amazing passion” which propelled Alster to a first German women’s title.
Evans set to reprise unvergesslich season with UHC
Tom Wilson Memorial Tournament to be held on 23 June
Tom Wilson Memorial Tournament
The life of Tom Wilson will be celebrated this Saturday at Old Loughtonians HC with a tournament being held in his memory.
Call for nominees for FIH Awards 2018
FIH is looking for nominees for various Awards Photo: FIH/Getty Images
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is calling for nominations ahead of the 30 June deadline for the FIH Awards which will be presented at the FIH Congress New Delhi 2018 in India later this year.