Latest World Rankings released by FIH
Australia men & Netherlands women hold firm at the top of the rankings
(Photo: FIH / Grant Treeby)
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the latest FIH World Rankings as of March 2015. These include points awarded following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 2 events.
FIH release schedule for the women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final Valencia, Spain
FIH have released the pools and match schedule for the women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final in Valencia, Spain. The Hockey World League Semi Final is a qualifier for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with three guaranteed places available to the ten teams competing in the Semi-Final leg in Spain.
USWNT Roster Organized for 8 Nations Tournament in New Zealand
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Craig Parnham has established the 18-athlete roster that will be traveling to New Zealand for the 8 Nations Tournament from April 11-19, 2015. The event will include eight teams placed in the top 13 in the world, according to the FIH World Rankings.
Pakistan to play ample hockey before Olympic qualifiers
Islamabad - Pakistan hockey team training camp is in full swing here at the Naseer Bunda hockey stadium for the hectic hockey schedule, the main among them is Olympic qualifier.
Hockey India’s purple patch continues as both the national federation and the President are honoured
(Photo: Stanislas Brochier)
In a double celebration for Indian hockey, its national association, Hockey India, has been awarded Best National Sports Federation, while its President, Dr Narinder Batra is named as one of the 10 top sports personalities in the influential magazine, Indian Express.
Challenging times ahead for Indian Hockey
A litmus test awaits the Dutch coach, Paul van Ass, and the High Performance Director, Roelent Oltmans, as Indian hockey enters the competition mode after the Champions Trophy in the next few weeks.
New coach Paul Van Ass keeps faith on continuity
Gearing up for the first assignment as the coach of the Indian hockey team, Dutchman Paul Van Ass has decided to keep minimal changes so as to not affect the team’s overall momentum.
Asian Games snub motivated me to make a comeback: Mandeep
NEW DELHI: The snub from the Asian Games gold medal-winning team motivated me to work harder and make a strong comeback into the Indian men's hockey team, said promising forward Mandeep Singh after his selection in the Sutlan Azlan Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia.
India drawn with Pakistan in semifinals
India and Pakistan will clash yet again at a major international hockey tournament on June 26, after being drawn in the same pool of the Fintro Hockey World League semifinals (men and women) in Antwerp, Belgium.
We will play our natural game: Woman hockey striker Rani
NEW DELHI: Indian women hockey team's top striker Rani Rampal on Thursday said they are working hard on their inherited skills and natural game ahead of the Hawke's Bay Cup to be held in New Zealand from April 11-19.
Pomorzanin Torun prepared for biggest challenge in years
Pomorzanin Torun’s Michal Nowakowski and Michal Raciniewski both reckon their side face the “biggest challenge” of recent times when they take on the mighty Dutch hosts HC Bloemendaal in the KO16.
Willars' Bees buzzing for Daring date
Key Beeston defender Ollie Willars says his youthful team have geared all their preparations toward peaking at the right time for the EHL KO16 in Bloemendaal next week and the subsequent English league playoffs.
Ulster Hockey still says no to proposal for all-Ireland league
By Graham Hamilton
Way ahead: Angela Platt now knows Ulster clubs wishes
Ulster clubs have sent out a clear warning to the Irish Hockey Association that they do NOT want to be part of the new fully fledged all-Ireland league.
Nat U16: Penang Girls on course for hat-trick
By Jugjet Singh
PENANG Girls are on course to winning the National Under-16 title for the third consecutive year when they beat Malacca 2-0 to top Group A with maximum points at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil Thursday.
Penang stay unbeaten in junior hockey meet
By Aftar Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champions Penang edged Malacca 2-0 to stay unbeaten in the girls’ event of the 1MAS-Milo National Under-16 hockey tournament.
FIH releases latest World rankings
After the completion of Hockey World League Round 2 the FIH has released their latest World Ranking lists.
U.S. Women’s National Team Summits Historical Milestone with New World Ranking
LANCASTER, Pa. – The U.S. Women’s National Team has achieved a new record high of 5th on the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) World Ranking system. At a rapid clip during the past two years, Team USA leapt from 10th to 8th and now clinches the 5th spot, fresh territory for the program. Since the introduction of Craig Parnham and his coaching staff and the rebasing of the team to the Home of Hockey in Lancaster, Pa. in 2013, the team’s consistent hard work has resulted in strong performances in international competition recognized by opponents and fans alike.
Coach Beng Hai wants hockey boys to defy odds
By Aftar Singh
The national hockey team won the World League Round Two tournament in Singapore in January, beating Poland 8-0 in the final. - BERNAMA
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia have been drawn in Group B with two big guns – world No. 4 Britain and No. 5 Belgium – in the World League Semi-finals in Antwerp, Belgium from June 20-July 5.
Sardar Singh to lead India at Azlan Shah Cup
New Delhi,: Indian ace Sardar SIngh will shoulder the responsibility of leading India at the forthcoming Azlan Shah CUp for which Hockey India announced squad today
Strong squad for Azlan Shah
Newly-appointed India hockey coach Paul van Ass has decided to field a full strength squad for the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia, from April 5 to 12.
Kookaburras star Jamie Dwyer's hockey comeback faces baby dilemma
Athens 2004 gold medallist seeks 4th Olympics appearance. Kookaburra great chases record 321st cap
Jamie Dwyer is challenged by Matthew Daly of Great Britain during the Men’s Hockey bronze medal match at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photograph: Lars Baron/Getty Images
Kookaburras great Jamie Dwyer endured days of uncertainty before deciding to shelve retirement plans and vie for a record-equalling fourth Olympic hockey campaign at Rio.
RCF win key battle against Saint Germain
Racing Club de France moved back into a share of the lead in the Top Six as they got the better of previous incumbents Saint Germain last weekend as the league returned to action after its winter break.
Boon back in black as a Racing Rat
Tom Boon announced his return to Racing Club de Bruxelles for next season following two years with HC Bloemendaal, citing preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games as the key reason.
Get set for Scottish Cup & Plate semi-finals in Glasgow
Scottish Hockey's Scottish Cup and Plate competitions reach their semi-final stage this weekend, with 8 semi-final encounters being staged at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday 29 March.
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Tired Pahang lose in U-16 hockey meet
By Aftar Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: Playing five matches in five straight days has taken its toll on Pahang.
A tribute to Peter Darke
by Steve Jaspan
Only a small segment of South Africa’s hockey community will have noted the passing of Peter Darke last month.
Best of the best move indoors
With the Indoor Hockey World Cup taking place in less than a month's time, we look at the development of the game and preview the showcase event.
Fast, furious and great entertainment, indoor hockey is the lesser-known relative of the outdoor game, but with the advent of the fourth Indoor World Cup in Leipzig, Germany, in February, the sport is making waves around the world.
Phil Hughes - a wake up call to the FIH?
By George Brink
As the sports world is reeling from the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes after being struck on the head by a bouncer, the question is, could this happen in Hockey and what are the FIH doing about it?