Marcano rings in hockeywomen changes
Anthony Marcano, coach of the T&T senior women’s hockey team has made eight changes to his team for the Second edition of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League First Round qualifying tournament carded for Kingston, Jamaica from September 30 to October 5.
New hockey format will be an advantage, says Sreejesh
INCHEON: The new format of hockey will add a lot of zing to the sport as players will be able to re-energise themselves during the break between the quarters which will be an advantage for teams, including India, goalkeeper and vice-captain PR Sreejesh said Tuesday.
New format will work in our favour: Sreejesh
Incheon - With new rules set to be introduced in the upcoming Asian Games, India’s vice captain P R Sreejesh feels the change in format will work in their favour in Incheon as they have hands-on experience of playing a game of four quarters, courtesy Hockey India League.
Pakistan determined to win hockey gold at Incheon
Imran says his team has trained with the aim of winning gold medal again. — File photo/AFP
INCHEON: Captain Mohammad Imran doesn't consider a lack of international competition recently to be any barrier to Pakistan's Asian Games title defense.
India-Pakistan in Asian Games Hockey
by B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal, India)
Total 12 matches played, India wins 3, Pakistan wins 7, drawn-2.
Coach Arul hopes his boys will rock steady in Incheon
By Ashreena Pillai
National hockey coach A. Arulselvaraj (left) and team captain Azlan Misron (right) posing with the new jersey that will be worn at the Incheon Asian Games starting on Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: National hockey coach A. Arulselvaraj’s unorthodox ways may just be what Malaysia need to get back on track at the Incheon Asian Games.
Zeller double sees Rot-Weiss keep perfect run
Rot-Weiss Köln are the sole side with a perfect record left in the German league following their impressive 5-0 win over Düsseldorf on the second weekend of the season.
Dutch EHL trio lead way in Hoofdklasse
The Netherlands’ three EHL qualifiers all banked their second successive wins to open the season to already leave a gap between them and the chasing pack in the Hoofdklasse.
Hayden Shaw to help coach President’s XI
Hockey New Zealand have finalised the coaching staff for the President’s XI Men travelling to Suva in December to compete in the Oceania Pacific Cup – and it includes a legend of the sport.
Veteran Pereira extends field hockey career on and off the pitch
Coaching brings 41 year-old full circle before 2015 Indoor World Cup
Standing on the sidelines is not something Ken Pereira is all too familiar with. Whenever he is around a field hockey pitch, he’s typically at the center of the action.
Spotlight on Australia's next golden generation
The Australian team on the Men's Hockey podium YOG Nanjing 2014
It seems there is no stopping the green and gold domination of world hockey. FIH talks to the coach of the triumphant Youth Olympic Games male hockey team.
Indo-Pak series can ensure revival of Asian hockey, says AHF chief
LAHORE: The newly-elected chief exectutive of Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Tayyab Ikram said on Tueday that regular bilateral series between Pakistan and India is vital for the revival of hockey in Asia.
Ben Hawes named Chair of BOA Athletes’ Commission
Ben Hawes GB
The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced three time Olympian and former Team GB hockey captain Ben Hawes as the new Chair of its Athletes’ Commission.
Faridkot turf dangerous for trainees, needs urgent repair
Apart from the pitch, the tiled area around the turf has also collapsed at certain areas and the tiles are coming off. Tribune photo
Faridkot - Less than two years after it was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, the first synthetic turf hockey stadium in Faridkot has become dangerous for the trainees and needs major repairs.
Chile men & Canada women run riot in Guadalajara
Hockey World League Round 1 - Guadalajara, Mexico (Men & Women)
Canada women stormed into the second phase of the Hockey World League with a dazzling display in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo: Yan Huckendubler)
Chile men and Canada women emerged victorious at the Hockey World League Round 1 event in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, with both teams finishing top of the standings with 100 per cent winning records in their respective competitions.
Körper fires Austria to glory in Portugal
Hockey World League Round 1 - Lousada, Portugal (Men)
Michael Körper (far right) finished top of the scoring charts as Austria eased their way into Round 2 of the Hockey World League. (Photo: Hockey.at)
Star striker Michael Körper fired Austria to a first place finish in the Hockey World League Round 1 event in Lousada, bagging three goals to ensure that his team finished ahead of tournament rivals Italy and host nation Portugal.
HTHC's Körper inspires Austria
Harvestehuder THC striker Michael Körper fired Austria to a first place finish in the Hockey World League Round 1 event in Lousada, bagging three goals to ensure that his team finished ahead of tournament rivals Italy and host nation Portugal.
Former player Mervyn Fernandes hopes India ends hockey gold drought at Asian Games
Once a powerhouse in men's hockey at the world level, India steadily lost its stature over the years and even at the Asian Games gold medals were few and far between, but former inside forward Mervyn Fernandes hopes the national team will be able to regain its "golden" touch at the upcoming Asiad.
Schedule released for the men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2014, Bhubaneswar, India
’Ashes’ clash opens Champions Trophy
Kookaburras to meet England, Belgium and Pakistan in December
New Kookaburras coach Graham Reid will lead his side against Commonwealth Games bronze medallists England in the opening match of hockey’s Champions Trophy in December after the International Hockey Federation released the pools and match schedule.
Champions Trophy: India clubbed with Netherlands, Germany
NEW DELHI: India have been clubbed with World No.2 the Netherlands and World No.3 Germany in the eight-team Champions Trophy slated for December 6-14 in Bhubaneswar, it was announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday.
India draw tough opponents in Champions Trophy hockey
NEW DELHI: The Indian hockey team has been drawn in a tough group alongside Olympic champion Germany and World Cup runner-up the Netherlands among others for the Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6-14.
Hockey India League from January 22
Hockey India League will begin on January 22 next year and conclude on February 22, said HI CEO Elena Norman here today.
Canadian Men's Indoor Squads named in preparation for 2015 World Cup
Toronto, ON – Sixteen athletes have been named to Canada Men’s Indoor Squad in preparation for the Indoor World Cup to be held in Leipzig, Germany from February 4th to 8th 2015.
Govia to coach ‘Calypso Stickmen’
Queen’s Park player and coach Raphael Govia has been appointed as the interim head coach of the T&T senior men’s hockey team for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League First Round qualifying tournament in Kingston, Jamaica from September 30 to October 5.
David South makes a big splash
DAVID SOUTH knows where he wants his Holcombe club to go after 37 years as chairman - and he has the money to do it.
By: Graham Wilson
Nick Catlin has been pivotal for Holcombe this season [GETTY]
The property developer has splashed the cash on contracting a host of internationals. Some say the amounts are unsustainable, others are all for it - especially the players, who need that back-up to make a life for themselves whilst in full-time training.
Premier Divisions: The Inside Track
Olivia Chilton and Lily Owsley Celebrate UoB vs Leicester
With the first weekend of both the NOW: Pensions Men's Premier Division and the Investec Women's Premier Division taking place at the weekend there were plenty of excellent performances, goals and drama across the country. We caught up with University of Birmingham's Lily Owsley and Beeston Coach Matt Taylor to get their thoughts on their teams' first outing of the new season.
Entries go global for top international schools/clubs hockey festival
Entries have opened for the 12th annual Cape Town Under-18 International Schools/Clubs Hockey Festival for boys’ and girls’ first teams that takes place from July 21 to 26 next year, and if the glowing endorsements by highly respected hockey personalities of this year’s tournament are anything to go by, next year’s event promises to be an even bigger success.
SAI misplaces Balbir Singh Sr's priceless possessions
CHANDIGARH: Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. has claimed that Sports Authority of India has misplaced his priceless memorabilia, which inculdes his Olympic blazer, medals and rare pictures he had donated to SAI in 1985.
Hockey turf damaged during WKL
The damaged area of the turf at the hockey stadium in Bathinda on Monday. Pawan Sharma
Bathinda - The synthetic turf at the newly-built hockey stadium here has been damaged even before hosting a hockey match. A part of the turf, which cost Rs 3 crore, at the Government Rajindra College was torn after a speaker box fell off a stage during a match of the ongoing World Kabaddi League (WKL).
PHF sells marketing rights of Johar Town Hockey Stadium
LAHORE: The Management Committee of the Johar Town Hockey Stadium has sold the stadium’s marketing and branding rights to Rahat Marketing for an annual amount of Rs six million. The contract will be for a period of two years. Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) president Akhtar Rasool Chaudhary, who is also chairman of the Management Committee Johar Town Hockey Stadium, and Rahat Marketing’s Chaudhry Mohammed Akram signed the contract at a graceful ceremony held at the stadium on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, Akhtar said that without sponsorship no sport can flourish and he was thankful to Rahat Marketing for their support to boost sports activities at the Johar Town Hockey Stadium. He appealed to other potential sponsors to come forward to help hockey, the national game of Pakistan.
Ireland lose out a narrow 1-2 to Spain
Ireland lost a narrow 2-1 to the higher ranked Spain tonight as the Electric Ireland 3 Nations series continues at the National Hockey Stadium in UCD.