FIH hoping to salvage Hockey Pro League with July matches
Bell calls for 2019/20 season to be completed on the field as “finished” call creates debate
John Flack spoke to a number of different club coaches, managers and officials about their thoughts on the season being "finished" and how they hope the key decisions play out in the next few weeks
Lisnagarvey’s Jonny Bell. Pic: Adrian Boehm
Lisnagarvey and Ireland player Jonny Bell insists Hockey Ireland have acted prematurely in ending the local and national league seasons.
From Annadale to Germany - the three Robson brothers enjoying international honours
By Padraig Coyle
Michael and Callum Robinson are both full Ireland internationals
We have a sporting heirloom in our home. It is at least 100 years old.
Life on Tour as a USWNT Athlete
By KELSEY BING, U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GOALKEEPER
Life on tour is sharing a room with a different teammate. It is playing in front of 5,000 people. It is packing snacks because you are a picky eater. It is playing gin rummy until you’re tired or hoping you have enough single dollars to compete in the next round of Left, Right, Center. It is trying new foods because you also like to say you are adventurous. It is fighting jet lag with different coffee shops. It is exploring a new country.
Former GB hockey star suffers mild traumatic brain injury
By The Hockey Paper
Whiteman suffered injury in last match of 2018/19 season PIC: Tim Whiteman/Twitter
Former Great Britain player Tim Whiteman says he is on the road to recovery one year after suffering a mild traumatic brain injury while playing hockey.
Tom joins the team to make hockey a hit in Ghana
In these very uncertain times it is sometimes good to take stock and reflect upon what is good and positive in the world. The United Nations inspired International Day of Sport for Peace and Development takes place on 6 April and as part of the celebrations day, FIH is highlighting projects and initiatives from around the world that are showcasing the power of hockey to change society for the better.
Hockey India donates Rs 25 lakh to PM Cares Fund to join fight against COVID-19 pandemic
New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday pledged to donate Rs 25 lakh towards the PM Cares Fund for the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Dates for Tokyo Olympics
Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23, 2021
FILE PHOTO: Giant Olympic rings are seen at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, March 25, 2020, after the announcement of the Games' postponement to 2021, due to outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo
TOKYO: The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said on Monday, after the Covid-19 coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021.
Tokyo 2020: Statement by FIH President Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra
Lausanne, Switzerland: "On behalf of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), I would like to thank the International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for having confirmed the new dates of next year’s Olympics so swiftly.
Indian hockey teams pleased with certainty over 2021 Tokyo Olympics
Indian men's and women's hockey teams' coaches Graham Reid and Sjoerd Marijne felt that the new dates for 2021 Olympics will help with their planning.
Both the men's and women's teams are in National Camp at the Sports Authority of India's Bengaluru campus.
With the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially announcing 23 July to 8 August 2021 as new dates for the Tokyo Olympic Games, Indian men's and women's teams are reviewing the opportunities to prepare for the Olympic Games. The IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee had jointly announced the postponement of the Olympic Games last week owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Japan defender Oikawa still targeting Olympic gold despite Tokyo 2020 postponement
Japan women’s defender Shihori Oikawa speaks to FIH.CH about the impact of the decision to postpone the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, explaining how she and her fellow Cherry Blossoms players are staying positive in uncertain times whilst remaining focussed on the dream of winning an Olympic gold medal on home soil.
Reliving Indian hockey's 1980 Olympic gold win
V. Baskaran, captain of India's 1980 Olympics gold-winning team, relives the struggle that went behind achieving the coveted yellow metal.
S. R. Suryanarayan
Imagine my position as captain. If we had lost, I would have been dubbed the worst captain Indian hockey had ever had. Such was my plight, but fortunately things finally turned out in our favour. When I think of that gripping afternoon in the Moscow hockey stadium in the presence of a goodly crowd I still sweat.
Masters World Cup 2020 Postponed
Thanks to Pierre-Yves Chegaray for our the image
The World Masters Hockey (WMH) Executive Board has been working very hard with our three host National Associations and their Organising Committees to plan the first ever WMH World Cup in 2020. Recent world events have created great social upheaval. We had hoped that things would return to normal in a relatively short time but it appears that this will not be the case.
Domestic hockey activity suspension extended until 30 June
From PAHF we want to be with you in this difficult moment, that's why we decided to transform this situation into an opportunity to generate free webinars. It is the first time in PAHF’s history that we are developing this kind of platforms. We want to be close to you and we believe that this is a good way to do it.
Dutch goalkeeping ace Sombroek on the front line in fight against COVID-19
Photo taken from Joyce Sombroek's Instagram handle
Not so many years ago, Joyce Sombroek was widely regarded as the finest goalkeeper in women’s international hockey. With the Netherlands she won every major prize the sport has to offer, becoming a European champion in 2011, an Olympic champion in 2012, a World champion in 2014 and being named FIH Hockey Stars Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year both in 2014 and 2015.
#HockeyatHome with Hockey Australia
With all Australians being urged to #StayAtHome during the coronavirus outbreak, Hockey Australia (HA) is producing a series of daily unique hockey video content aimed at helping you and your family keep healthy, active, engaged and entertained.
Shopping shockers unearthed in brand new GB Hockey podcast
Inside The Circle: The Podcast - Ep 1
Great Britain Hockey's brand new podcast 'Inside The Circle: The Podcast' is launching at 5pm on Monday 30 March.
Wales’ first ever International match takes place in Rhyl: Saturday 26 January 1895
By Phil Bailey
The first ever hockey international featuring a Welsh Team took place on Saturday 26 January 1895 at Rhyl against Ireland.
Bringing hockey to world’s second youngest nation
By The Hockey Paper
Timor Leste players were helped out with Gryphon sticks and equipment
Last year, Vijay Trivedy travelled as a volunteer to Timor Leste, the second youngest country in the world after South Sudan. Primarily he was there to work as a volunteer – but his love of hockey turned his trip into another story.
Irish Hockey mourns the loss of Hall famer Anne Laing
Anne Laing, right, in action in goal for Ireland against England
Irish Hockey is mourning Hall of Famer Anne Laing who passed away last Friday.
Delayed update 31 March
Thanks to a break in the WACS3 undersea cable links to the international internet is slow from where I am so it has taken a bit longer to collect the stories for today. It should all be ready by 10:30 GMT
Kenya Sikh hockey players remember Legend Jack Simonian in London
by Dil Bahra
Former Kenya and Sikh Union Club Nairobi players celebrated the Life of their former colleague, Jack Simonian at an invite only event held at Indian Gymkhana Club London on Sunday 15 March 2020.
Although the evolving situation of coronavirus prevented many from attending, the event organisers decided to carry on. Suzie, Jack’s daughter, who was due to fly from Sardina, Italy especially for this event was one of those who was unable to attend following Government advice.
Garvey extend lead as Bann and Corinthian continue strong run of form
YMCA’s Ross Henderson in possession. Pic: Sinéad Hingston
Lisnagarvey’s lead at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League stretched out to eight points after their comfortable 5-2 win over Pembroke and Banbridge’s 4-3 success over Monkstown.