International teams return to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in 2021
Great Britain’s international hockey teams will return to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in 2021 for home games in the FIH Hockey Pro League.
Post Covid-19 complications may halt Surender Kumar return to Indian hockey
Surender Kumar in action.(Getty Images)
The chances of India defender Surender Kumar taking the field when the hockey competition resumes in 2021 has become slim because of post Covid-19 complication at this moment. Kumar, along with five other hockey players including skipper Manpreet Singh, tested positive for virus in August when an Olympic preparation camp resumed at Bengaluru.
Only Selangor look formidable
By Jugjet Singh
(From left) Melaka coach Azrul Effendy Bustaman, skipper Firdaus Omar, MHC competitions chairman Datuk Seri Anil Jeet Singh, Selangor women’s team skipper Raja Nor Sharina and coach Ikmal Abdul Jabar with the Razak Cup trophy.
The 58th Razak Cup begins today at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil with no clear favourites among the men, but Selangor look the best bet to defend the women's crown.
Tar Heels Welcome Moyer to the Bench
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A familiar face is back on the bench this season for the North Carolina field hockey team. Lauren Moyer, who lettered for the Tar Heels from 2013-16 and now plays for the U.S. Women's National Team, will serve as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2020 season.
Connacht Hockey’s Misneach Le Cheile campaign gathers big support
Members of Connacht Hockey
Connacht Hockey’s “Misneach Le Cheile” campaign gathered pace this week with Canadian-Irish automation software company, SmartSimple Software, coming on board as the first corporate sponsor to step in to support the campaign for access to much-needed facilities.
Germany entertain Belgium as FIH Hockey Pro League returns
It has been a long time coming, but the welcome return of the FIH Hockey Pro League is so nearly upon us. On Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 September, ‘Hockey at its Best’ will resume in the German city of Düsseldorf, where the host nation will entertain the national women’s and men’s teams of Belgium.
Watch.Hockey App: FIH & NAGRA create digital home of hockey
The International Hockey Federation (FIH), the world’s governing body for the sport of hockey, and NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen video solutions, announced today the launch of “Watch.Hockey”, a ground-breaking fan engagement app that creates a new digital “home of hockey” to the millions of hockey fans, players and officials worldwide.
FIH launches Watch.Hockey app to boost fan engagement
By Cassie Worth
World hockey has launched its latest digital offering – Watch.Hockey – which it says will be the new online home of hockey across the globe.
Fürste to make shock return to club action with Beerschot
In a move that nobody expected, not even Moritz Fürste himself, the 35-year-old German legend is returning to the hockey stage for at least eight games with Royal Beerschot.
Faizal targets national team return
By Malik Muhamad
Terengganu forward Faizal Saari. PIC BY MALIK MUHAMAD
KUALA TERENGGANU: Faizal Saari is ready to fight for his place in the Malaysian national hockey team.
Firhan withdraws from Terengganu's Razak Cup squad
By Malik Muhamad
Firhan Ashari. NSTP FILE PIC
KUALA TERENGGANU: National player Firhan Ashari will not feature for Terengganu in the Razak Cup, which starts on Friday.
Schleicher Rediscovers Joy of Field Hockey on USWNT
Haley Schleicher was a megastar at First Colonial. But she has discovered the real joy of field hockey as a member of the US National team.
World Cupper Jasjit Singh's dogged effort during lockdown
Jasjit Singh Kular, former India player, comes from a family of doctors. Although not one himself, the defender and drag-flicker extends his pedigree to the care and well being of stray dogs who battle the odds for survival.
A teacher who led a hockey revolution among tribals in Jharkhand
Benedict Kujur has trained a number of girls and boys who went on to represent India
A government-aided minority school teacher in Jharkhand epitomises the saying ‘where there is a will, there is a way’.
Harun becomes hockey coach again, doubts over league
Bangladesh head coach Mahbub Harun alongside his charges during training Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik
Harun has managed the Bangladesh national team at many international assignments in the last 14 years, starting with the Asian Games 2006
Former Olympian calls PHF ‘job centre’
By Ijaz Chaudhry
LAHORE: Former national team coach Olympian Tauqeer Dar has called the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) a “job center” and said that the destruction of the national spot is all due to protection of personal interests.
AGM outcomes: Resolution voting result and new elected directors
Bury St Edmunds V Rugby & East Warks
At the England Hockey AGM on Tuesday evening, the membership of England Hockey took the decision to support the proposed structural changes set out in A Structure Fit for the Future. Over 250 delegates attended the AGM electronically and the vote supported the resolution with 86% of votes received being in favour of the resolution (53.4% of the membership voted with the vote result 894 to 146 and 13 abstentions).
England Hockey league structure changes given green light
By Richard Bright
England Hockey’s restructure plans for regional and county leagues – the biggest changes to the sport in two decades – have been given the green light after membership voted overwhelmingly in support of change.
Message from Nick Pink ahead of new England Hockey League season
Nick Pink, England Hockey Chief Executive
The 2019-20 season was concluded over the last two weekends with a number of domestic finals at Nottingham Hockey Centre. We thank the venue staff, Hockey Makers, officials and teams who overcame all the challenges to make the finals such a success and congratulate those teams who picked up the silverware.
England Hockey chief calls for responsibility as league reconvenes
Celebrations like this are banned for the time being in English hockey
England Hockey chief executive Nick Pink has called for a “sense of responsibility” ahead of league hockey’s return this weekend.
Why Ruth Adhiambo is itching for the stick once again
By Washington Onyango
Strathmore University's Ruth Adhiambo in action during Kenya Hockey Women Premier League match against Lakers in Kisumu. [Washington Onyango/Standard]
The 2020 Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Women’s Premier League was just 12 days old when the first coronavirus case was reported in the country.
US Weekend College Games: Atlantic Coast Conference
As the only conference playing field hockey this fall, the Atlantic Coast Conference opening weekend begins this Friday with one game and two more on Sunday. All matches are available for live stream on the ACC Network.
'Everything depends on technique,' Rupinder Pal Singh deconstructs the art of drag-flicks
How players generate power for drag-flicks? What's the technique to find the desired angle? Does the grip change while trying variations? Rupinder Pal Singh explains all this and more about the art of drag-flicking.
Even over two decades after drag-flicking was introduced in hockey, the technique remains the most thrilling part of the sport. The joy of a well coordinated penalty corner culminating in a lighting drag-flick in the back of the net, going past a horde of defenders always gets you to jump out of your seat.