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News for 26 September 2021

All the news for Sunday 26 September 2021

Scotland’s Women lose 3 – 1 against Wales

Scotland went down 3-1 to Wales in the first of the non-capped games at Auchenhowie, part of the preparations for the World Cup Qualifier in Pisa at the end of next month.

Four countries selected to replace Australia and New Zealand in FIH Hockey Junior World Cups

By Owen Lloyd

Australia and New Zealand were forced to withdraw from the FIH Hockey Junior World Cups due to COVID-19 restrictions ©Getty Images

The United States, Canada, Argentina and Ireland are set to replace Australia and New Zealand in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) men's and women's Hockey Junior World Cup tournaments due to COVID-19 constraints.

Calypso Stickwomen target winning start in Peru

by Nigel Simon

T&T senior women’s hockey team players Avion Ashton, left, and Mia Otero during a practice scrimmage at the St James Police Barracks Training Ground Hockey Facility, Western Main Road, St James, earlier this month. Photo: ANTHONY HARRIS.

T&T senior women’s hockey coach Anthony “Bumper” Marcano is targeting a winning start when his team open their campaign at the 2021 Pan American Challenge Cup on Sunday.

Their only chance to impress Nasihin

By Jugjet Singh

National women’s hockey coach Nasihin Nubli has warned his charges to perform at the Razak Cup on Nov 10-20, as it will be their only chance to prove themselves after a year of training. - Bernama file pic

KUALA LUMPUR: National women's hockey coach Nasihin Nubli has warned his charges to perform at the Razak Cup on Nov 10-20, as it will be their only chance to prove themselves after a year of training.

Biography of the Tokyo Olympics bronze medal-winning Indian hockey team released

A biography of India's bronze medal-winning hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics was released on Saturday.

The author of the biography with Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh (Source: Hindustan Times)

A biography of India's bronze medal-winning hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics titled, 'Tokyo Olympics de Saade Hockey Khidari,' was released on Saturday. The book is written by Navdeep Singh Gill.

Hampstead & Westminster Inflict East Grinstead’s First Defeat In Two Years

Photo credit: @HWHCOfficial (Twitter)

Holly Hunt scored twice as Hampstead & Westminster recorded their second straight victory of the season in the Vitality Women’s Premier Division.

England Hockey issues GMS apology after clubs lambast system

Kettering hockey

England Hockey has issued another apology as it looks to rectify the disastrous problems of the Game Management System (GMS) which have blighted the start of the grass roots leagues and left clubs lambasting the new system ahead of the opening weekend proper of the domesrtic season.

Five sides on four points after highly competitive women’s EYHL opening rounds

A measure of the competitiveness in the women’s EY Hockey League is, after just two rounds, there are no perfect records left intact following a couple of high quality midweek fixtures.

Town to stream UCD clash on day three of men’s EYHL

Monkstown’s upwardly mobile side will hope to show off their skills to a wider audience this afternoon as they live stream their men’s EY Hockey League contest with UCD on Saturday (2.15pm).

Wildcats and GHK extend their lead in the Scottish Premiership

International commitments caused the postponement of women Premiership matches involving Watsonians v Wildcats, Hillhead v Edinburgh University and Clydesdale Western v Dundee Wanderers. However, the men`s card was unfortunately reduced by COVID cases, that is Watsonians v Grove Menzieshill and Clydesdale v Grange.

Ohio shuts out Ball State in 3-0 win

Alex Imwalle

Ohio University field hockey players fight against Western Michigan University for the ball during the home game on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Athens, Ohio.  Kelsey Boeing

Ohio won its match against Ball State on Friday afternoon in a 3-0 blowout. With the win, the Bobcats shift their overall record to 3-7 and their Mid-American Conference record to 1-1. They gain some much-needed momentum to continue their season in a positive direction.

Jasmina Smolenaars scores first goal with UNC field hockey, shares moment with her sister, Eva

By Joshua Dolgoff

First-year Jasmina Smolenaars (22) celebrates with her teammates after scoring her first goal in the Sept. 24 match against Boston College. Photo by Katie Rains | The Daily Tar Heel

For first-year Jasmina Smolenaars, Friday was finally "the day."

Field Hockey Canada Grassroots Coach Award — Maureen Chopra

Grassroots hockey club sets shining example of community inclusion

Inclusivity is the number one thing on Maureen Chopra’s mind when she’s coaching at her local hockey club. As a founding member of the Nepean Nighthawks, community inclusion comes first.

Loughborough call off matches after coach passes away

Andrew Gibson, PIC: Loughborough University Women's Hockey

Loughborough University have paid tribute to “great person and friend” Andrew Gibson after the women’s hockey programme coach sadly passed away earlier this week.

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