Hager hopes to regain momentum
Mark Hager has had quite a stop-start beginning to his tenure as England and Great Britain Head Coach. He picked up a team that had recently seen a spate of retirements and was in the very early rebuilding stages. His youthful squad had started to gain momentum, qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and then competing fiercely in the FIH Hockey Pro League, including two highly competitive matches against Australia and New Zealand.
Four set for Great Britain Hockey debuts in Pro League
Four Great Britain players are set to make their international senior debuts next week in the FIH Pro League.
Evans ready for Dutch adventure
As Great Britain enter the final stages of preparation for their FIH Hockey Pro League matches against the Netherlands on Tuesday 27 October and Thursday 29 October, we caught up with England and Great Britain’s Sarah Evans to discover how Great Britain was planning to counter the multiple attacking threats posed by the world number one team.
Unique: Dutch umpires whistle Orange in Pro League
Coen van Bunge Instagram
The Orange Men will be whistled by two Dutch referees during the match in the Pro League with Great Britain (27 and 29 October) and Belgium (4 November). Coen van Bunge and Jonas van ‘t Hek have been appointed by the FIH to supervise the duels. Unique, because it is normally impossible for – during an official tournament – the arbitral duo to have the same nationality as one of the teams.
Gurjit Kaur: India’s lone ranger in the world of drag flicks
Having taken up drag flicks to cement her place in the Indian women’s hockey team, the young defender is one of the finest exponents of the art in the world.
By Naveen Peter
Drag flicks are an indispensable part of modern-day hockey. With teams spending hours on perfecting their defensive structure to prevent field goals, penalty corners are often a relatively easy way to score goals.
Belgian Hockey League falls victim of Covid-19
Belgian hockey competition temporarily shuts down
The Belgians fears were realised when the call came that the Audi Hockey League for the World & European Champions is to grinds to a halt- at least for adults – due to the increase in the number of corona infections. This week, the sports protocol was further examined and it became clear during a press conference on Friday morning that all amateur sports will also be cancelled in Belgium, for the time being until 19 November.
ROUND-UP: Men's Hockey League Round 6
Surbiton suffered their first defeat of the season, losing out 1-0 to hosts Oxted in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday evening.
Ric Charlesworth Classic aims to develop Western Australia talent
By Richard Bright
A week-long new competition to add development starts in Western Australia – with the backing of the sport’s greats.
Last-second goal gives Louisville 2-1 win over Virginia Field Hockey
By Mike Shiers
The Louisville field hockey team scored the game-winner with :09 left in regulation. (Source: wvir)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Louisville field hockey team scored the game-winning goal with nine seconds remaining in the match, and the undefeated Cardinals held off Virginia 2-1 on Saturday.
Recharged Great Britain ready for Netherlands challenge
Danny Kerry is the quiet, thoughtful and meticulous Head Coach to England and Great Britain men’s team. Which is why there is no doubt that, while his team have been working hard on their fitness during lock down, Kerry will have been plotting and planning his team’s journey through the pathway that encompasses the FIH Hockey Pro League, EuroHockey Champions and, ultimately, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, to be held next year.
Dixon's belief in Great Britain's collective strength
Adam Dixon is the England and Great Britain men’s team captain. He currently has 174 caps for England and is approaching 100 caps representing Great Britain. A long international career, that started back in 2009, has seen Dixon win gold at the EuroHockey Championships in 2009 and bronze medals at the past two Commonwealth Games. The 33-year-old is now a senior figure in the team and will be busily directing activity from deep at the heart of the Great Britain defence.
Several New Faces As GB Prepare For Long-Awaited Return To International Hockey
Luke Taylor Scores v Australia 2020 FIHPL
Four players could make their senior international debuts next week as Great Britain’s men and women prepare to play their first competitive matches in more than seven months.
Laura Unsworth to captain new-look GB
GB women beat Chile in November to secure qualification for the Tokyo Olympics
Four players could make their senior Great Britain debuts as the women and men's teams prepare for their first competitive matches in seven months.
Tumilty casting the net wide to get Green Machine motoring again
While Mark Tumilty only dropped the “interim” part of his title of Irish men’s head coach this week, the former Banbridge boss has already laid plenty of groundwork for his tenure, assessing almost 70 potential players to date.
A sticky poser for Arul
By Jugjet Singh
To camp or not to camp? That's the nagging question on Malaysian national men's hockey coach Arul Selvaraj's mind right now.
Media gets cold shoulder with NSC's new protocols
By Jugjet Singh
Nasihin Nubli. - NSTP/File pic
Serious issues or not, national women's chief coach Nasihin Nubli has never failed to answer any questions posed to him.
Athlete Spotlight: Anna Dessoye
Each athlete that wears the red, white and blue has a unique story to how their careers came to fruition. From the junior level to the senior squad, USA Field Hockey is putting national team athletes under the spotlight to share their journeys.
Holcombe look to end Hampstead & Westminster dominance at Holcombe Park
East Grinstead can extend their lead at the top of the WHL Premier Division to six points with a home win over the University of Birmingham. East Grinstead are on a twenty game unbeaten run and Birmingham have failed to score in their last three matches, so the formbook would suggest a home win.
Scottish Conference game week two brings more competitive action to Midland and North
The second weekend of competitive hockey is upon us and again the focus is on Midland and North as the conference competitions enter game week two.
UVA Field Hockey drops hard-fought 5-2 game against Louisville
By Mike Shiers
UVA Field Hockey (Source: wvir)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia field hockey team lost 5-2 against Louisville on Friday at UVA Turf Field.
Weekend College Games: Atlantic Coast Conference
Image Courtesy of Duke Athletics
As the only conference playing field hockey this fall, the Atlantic Coast Conference's (ACC) sixth weekend of action will have two games Friday and one game each on Saturday and Sunday. All of this weekend's matchups are available to watch on the ACC Network.