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News for 10 October 2021

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CGF President hoping to persuade India to change mind over Birmingham 2022 hockey withdrawal

By Duncan Mackay

Talks have begun to try to get India to reverse a decision to withdraw their men and women's hockey teams from next year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham ©Getty Images

Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin is hopeful she can still persuade India to compete in the hockey tournaments at Birmingham 2022, despite both the men and women’s teams announcing their withdrawal earlier this week.

Commonwealth Games chiefs hopeful India hockey teams can still compete

Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran is all smiles after India's bronze PIC: REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Commonwealth Games chiefs are ‘confident’ of reversing India’s decision to withdraw from the 2022 Games in Birmingham.

Nothing is certain but want to stay with this team till Paris Olympics, says PR Sreejesh

Sreejesh's former teammates Rupinder Pal Singh, Birendra Lakra and SV Sunil had recently retired following a successful Olympic campaign to pave the way for youngsters.

File image of PR Sreejesh. AFP

Veteran India goalkeeper P R Sreejesh wants to compete at the Paris Olympics but said on Saturday a lot will depend on his fitness and performance in the run-up to the 2024 Games.

England Hockey add new names to FIH Pro League squads

England will be the competing nation in the next Pro League PIC: World Sport Pics

England have selected plenty of new names alongside established stars in the initial men’s and women’s squads for their first foray into the FIH Hockey Pro League.

Hampstead & Westminster’s Women Maintain Perfect Vitality Women’s Premier Division Start

Photo credit: Mark Clews

A goal from Lucy Hyams was enough for Hampstead & Westminster to record a fourth successive victory in the Vitality Women’s Premier Division.

Pegasus move clear at top of women’s EYHL after thrilling win over Catholic Institute

Women’s EY Hockey League – day five round-up
Pegasus 2 (L McKee, S McCay) Catholic Institute 1 (N Carroll)
Shirley McCay’s late winner sealed Pegasus a hard fought 2-1 victory over Catholic Institute which saw the Belfast side move a point clear at the top of the EYHL standings.

GHK and Wildcats in pole position

It`s tight at the top of the Scottish Premierships after today`s matches, in the women`s GHK have resumed pole position but share it with Clydesdale Western courtesy of three more goals scored, while Wildcats still retain top spot but only on goal difference from a rising Inverleith.

Erin Matson’s historic day leads UNC field hockey to 4-1 victory over Duke

By Joshua Dolgoff

UNC senior forward Erin Matson (1) maintains possession as she drives into the goal during the Tar Heels' home game on Oct. 8 against the Duke Blue Devils. UNC won 4-1, and Matson scored her 100th career goal as a Tar Heel. Photo by Ira Wilder | The Daily Tar Heel

No. 9 North Carolina uses a strong second half and three goals from Erin Matson, now at 100 for her career, to take down No. 22 Duke 4-1 on Friday night, improving to 8-4 on the season.

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