All the news for Thursday 21 September 2023
‘A moment of immense pride for me,’ says Indian Men’s Hockey Team Captain Harmanpreet Singh on being named as India’s joint flag-bearer for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 opening ceremony
Harmanpreet recently led the Indian team to title victory at the Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023
New Delhi: Indian Men’s Hockey Team Captain Harmanpreet Singh is delighted to have been chosen as the country's joint flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the prestigious 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, which will take place on 23rd September.
Asian Games hockey preview: One eye on gold, other on Paris 2024
The Indian hockey teams, both men and women, will be hoping to secure podium finishes in Hangzhou and qualify for the Olympics next year.
Bengaluru: Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams for the Asian Games 2023 pose for photographs during a special send-off ceremony titled ‘Sunehra Safar’, in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: PTI
The Indian hockey teams, both men and women, will aim to secure their Paris Olympics spots with a strong show in China. It’s expected, but winning anything less than gold at the Asian Games would be a major disappointment.
Indian hockey team eyeing qualification to 2024 Paris Olympics through Asiad, says PR Sreejesh
PR Sreejesh is determined to win the gold at Hangzhou to give himself a chance to earn a direct entry to the Paris Olympics next year, and do better there winning a yellow-coated medal.
PR Sreejesh reiterated that age is just a number for a sportsperson and gave the example of tennis great Novak Djokovic in this regard. PTI
New Delhi: At 35, PR Sreejesh is standing at the twilight of his career and the Hangzhou Asian Games is most likely his last appearance at the continental showpiece.
Field hockey event in Asian Games: Records
By Tariq Ali
Following are the field hockey records in Asian Games. Field hockey event was first introduced in the third Asian Games in Tokyo, 1958. Pakistan dominant in the men's hockey won eight championships. India being the runners up for the most times won nine silver medals. Malaysia won the most six bronze medals. India won most overall 15 medals in the 16 men's hockey editions.
Men's hockey Records
Hockey Australia Masters Championships take over Perth
Hockey is set to take over Perth this month as the women’s and men’s Hockey Australia Masters Championships combine for the first time in history. This blockbuster event commences tomorrow (Friday 22 September) and runs until Saturday 7 October.
Perth Thundersticks and Hockeyroos to engage in pre-season skirmishes
With the 2023 Hockey One season less than three weeks away, the Perth Thundersticks women’s team will be kickstarting their campaign with a series of pre-season skirmishes against the Hockeyroos.
Thundersticks future shines bright with emerging talent set to soar
With less than three weeks until the start of the Hockey One season, the Perth Thundersticks have found the perfect balance of seasoned stars and fresh faces, proving that there is certainly no shortage of talent among this year’s men’s and women’s teams.
Perth Thundersticks men to hit Melville Toyota Stadium in FREE community event
Looking for some hockey-filled fun this school holidays? The Perth Thundersticks men’s team will hit Melville Toyota Stadium in a FREE community event with the wider WA hockey community invited to attend!
Irish EYHL Women's Round 1 and EYHL Men's Round 2 fixtures preview
The 2023-24 EY Hockey League Women’s Division 1 begins this weekend and the first round of fixtures have turned up some interesting ties. Catholic Institute will host newly promoted Corinthians. Pegasus will take on last season’s EY Champions Trophy winners Loreto. Old Alexandra have Dublin Derby against Railway Union. Defending League Champions UCD take on 2021-22 Champions Pembroke Wanderers at Belfield and newly promoted Ulster Elks will host Monkstown.
Spartans Host Indiana and Central Michigan This Weekend
Michigan State Field Hockey concludes its five-game homestand this weekend as it sets to face Indiana University on Friday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. and in-state rival, Central Michigan University on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m.
Bears Begin Conference Play
Cal Faces America East Foes UAlbany, Vermont
BERKELEY – The California field hockey team opens America East play this weekend with road contests at UAlbany and Vermont on Friday and Sunday. Friday's match against the Great Danes is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. PT with Sunday's match slated to start at 9 a.m. PT. Both matches will feature live stats and video that can be accessed at CalBears.com.
Day 1 Results: 3rd Khelo India Junior Women’s Hockey League 2023 (Finals) Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior: SAI BAL emerged as the sole winner of the Pool A matches of the day while Sai Shakti and Republican Sports Club were victorious in the Pool B fixtures on day 1 of the 3rd Khelo India Junior Women’s Hockey League 2023 (Finals) in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
New look for Scottish U18 Club Cup Finals
The youth competitions’ season kicked off in style on 17 September with the U18 National Club Cup events. After two hard-fought tournaments, the teams qualifying for the finals were:
Diary of a Hockey Maker, Part 1 – Journey of Allan Orient
In this two-part blog, I'm here to take you on a little journey, the journey of Allan Orient, as a Hockey Maker at England Hockey. So, grab your hockey sticks and huddle up as we dive into why being a Hockey Maker is something worth doing.