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Leek complete Seoul trip to raise money in support of Imran Sherwani

Club members finished their Leek to Seoul run

Leek Hockey Club took on the task of completing a virtual 5,466 mile Walk-Run-Cycle from Leek to Seoul, in South Korea in support of Imran Sherwani, the club’s former player, coach and current ‘life member’.


Field Hockey Comes Up Short In Defensive Battle Against IU

MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State field hockey team came up short against in-state rive Indiana on Sunday afternoon at the Briner Sports Complex. In fact, today's game came down to one goal, which unfortunately went to the Hoosiers.

Pair of Late Goals Gives No. 21 ODU the Win over No. 11 UVA Field Hockey

Amber Ezechiels gave Virginia the early lead, but the Monarchs scored twice in the final ten minutes of the game to steal the win

Matt Newton

For fifty minutes of Sunday afternoon’s game between No. 11 Virginia and No. 21 Old Dominion, it appeared that the Cavaliers were on their way to securing their third win over a ranked opponent in as many games.

No. 9 Maryland field hockey cruises to 4-0 win over American

Shane Connuck

Maryland field hockey celebrates Bibi Donraadt's first goal during the Terps' 4-0 win over American on Sept. 26, 2021. (Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback)

WASHINGTON — In what coach Missy Meharg says is always an exciting matchup, No. 9 Maryland field hockey continued to have American’s number Sunday afternoon.

#8 Field Hockey Outlasts Richmond, 1-0

Manu Ghigliotti scored the game's only goal on Sunday

RICHMOND, Va. – Manu Ghigliotti's penalty corner goal midway through the fourth quarter helped carry the Saint Joseph's field hockey team past Richmond, 1-0, at Crenshaw Field on Sunday afternoon.

Two fourth quarter goals lift No. 7 UNC field hockey to 3-1 win over No. 15 Connecticut

By J Banzet V

Senior forward Meredith Sholder (2) fights for the ball on Sept. 26. The Tar Heels beat the UConn Huskies 3-1 at Karen Shelton Stadium. Photo by Cynthia Liu | The Daily Tar Heel

The No. 7 North Carolina field hockey team (6-3, 1-0 ACC) finished off its weekend strong, taking down No. 15 Connecticut (4-6, 1-1 Big East), 3-1, at Karen Shelton Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

No. 3 Northwestern lost 2-1 to No. 5 Rutgers, ending five game win streak

Skye Swann

Sophomore midfielder Maddie Zimmer attempts to steal the ball from the Iowa Hawkeyes. She played a crucial role in the squad’s tough loss to Rutgers Friday.photo by Kelsey Carroll

A few months ago, Northwestern defeated Rutgers to clinch a spot in the 2020 Big Ten Semifinals and exacted retribution for a regular season sweep.

No. 1 Michigan celebrates alumni weekend with wins over No. 25 Michigan State, No. 23 Kent State.

by David Woelkers

Anouk Veen scored two goals in Michigan's two weekend wins. Anna Fuder/Daily.

After a successful road trip to Ithaca, N.Y, the Michigan field hockey team (8-0 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) enjoyed a return to Ocker Field as they faced No. 25 Michigan State (6-2, 0-2) and No. 23 Kent State (5-3). The two games played vastly different for the Wolverines, but ultimately they swept the weekend series, beating the Spartans 6-1 and the Golden Flash 2-1, to remain undefeated on the year.

Two Malaysians for EHL

By Jugjet Singh

To break new ground in Asia, national coach Nasihin Nubli plans to send more Malaysian women’s hockey players overseas. - NSTP file pic

TO break new ground in Asia, national coach Nasihin Nubli plans to send more Malaysian women's hockey players overseas.

Pakistan Army thrash Punjab 8-2 in CNS All Pakistan Hockey

LAHORE - Pakistan Army team defeated Punjab team 8-2 on the fifth day of ongoing 3rd Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) All Pakistan Hockey Tournament at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium.

Glenanne go clear at top of EY Hockey League after win at Pembroke

Shane O'Donoghue scored twice for Glenanne

Glenanne's perfect start to the season rolled on as they made it three wins from three, moving two points clear at the head of the men’s EY Hockey League with a 4-2 success over Pembroke.

Pembroke and Pegasus on the march in women’s EYHL

Women’s EY Hockey Legaue – day three round-up

UCD 1 (M Carey) Pembroke 2 (A Naughton, O Macken)
Pembroke came back from a goal down in the final quarter to beat UCD and continue their excellent start to the season, leaving them in a share for the lead with Pegasus after three rounds.

Glenanne move clear at top of men’s EY Hockey League

Men’s EY Hockey League – day three reports

Lisnagarvey 3 (B Nelson, A Edgar, C Chambers) Corinthian 1 (P Caruth)
Lisnagarvey recorded their second successive win to move up into the top four as they got the better of Corinthian 3-1 at Comber Road. After some early reds’ pressure, Garvey took control and took the lead despite a mistrapped corner with Ben Nelson making amends, beating Simon Thornton at the near post.

Hampstead & Westminster end East Grinstead’s run

England Hockey Women's Premier Division round-up

Buckingham recorded a second consecutive 1-1 draw PIC: Graeme Wilcockson/gmwsportphoto

Early table toppers Hampstead & Westminster put an end to East Grinstead’s two-year unbeaten run with a fine 3-2 victory over their rivals on Saturday in the Vitality Women’s Premier Division.

Second Successive Men’s Hockey League Victories For Surbiton And Hampstead & Westminster

Surbiton and Hampstead & Westminster both continued their fine starts to the Men’s Premier Division with their second victories in as many weeks.

Govia gets 'last gasp' Calypso Stickwomen winner

by Nigel simon

Brianna Govia

Brianna Govia scored with seven seconds left in the match as T&T senior women’s hockey team edged host Peru 1-0 to make a winning start to their campaign at the 2021 Pan American Challenge Cup at the Villa Maria del Triunfo Pan American Complex, Lima on Sunday.

Pan American Challenges - Day 1

Lima, Peru

Brazil vs. Paraguay. Photo Talia Vargas

(women) Brazil 1 - Paraguay 2

The first day of the Panam Challenge 2021 began with the match between the women's teams from Brazil and Paraguay. In a game with a lot of physical effort, "Las Aguaras" beat the Brazilians 2 -1.

Pan American Challenge 2021 - Day 1

Lima (PER)

All times GMT = 5


26 Sep 2021    ECU v MEX (RR)     0 - 15

27 Sep 2021 16:00     PER v MEX (RR)

Pool Standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Mexico 1 1 0 0 15 0 15 3
2 Peru 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ecuador 1 0 0 1 0 15 -15 0


26 Sep 2021     BRA v PAR (RR)     1 - 2
26 Sep 2021     PER v TTO (RR)     0 - 1

Pool Standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Paraguay 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
2 Trinidad & Tobago 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
3 Brazil 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
4 Peru 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0

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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.


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.

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."

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fifty years ago – when Kenya made it to the semi-finals of Barcelona World Cup

by Dil Bahra

Kenya’s Captain Avtar Singh Sohal leading his team at the opening ceremony of the first World Cup
in Barcelona in 1971. Photo: Avtar Singh Sohal collection.

The idea of holding a Hockey World Cup had come from India and Pakistan, then the two dominant nations in international hockey, in early 1969.

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Ernest Wall OBE (1924 – 2020)

by Dil Bahra

Ernest Wall OBE
It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Ernest ‘Ernie’ Wall on Sunday November 15, 2020 at Windyhall Care Home, Ayr in Scotland. He was aged 95.

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Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Senior remembered

by Dil Bahra

Leandro Negre, Dil Bahra and Balbir Senior at FIH function London 2012 Olympics

I first met Balbir Singh Senior at the Champions Trophy in Amstelveen, Netherlands in 1982. I was with a group who had earlier gone to the Bombay World Cup in that year. Whilst we sat down in the lounge after the match, having our drinks, Balbir, who was the coach of the Indian team at that tournament, was passing through the lounge on his way out. He noticed our group and came over to talk to us.

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Kenya Sikh hockey players remember Legend Jack Simonian in London

by Dil Bahra

Former Kenya and Sikh Union Club Nairobi players celebrated the Life of their former colleague, Jack Simonian at an invite only event held at Indian Gymkhana Club London on Sunday 15 March 2020.

Although the evolving situation of coronavirus prevented many from attending, the event organisers decided to carry on. Suzie, Jack’s daughter, who was due to fly from Sardina, Italy especially for this event was one of those who was unable to attend following Government advice.

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I have done exactly that 3 times with no effect (once with Nick Laming in attendance).
The Vumatel team have been in 3 times. The first time they arrived without any equipment to test the connection.. I sent them away to come back with their own testing equipment/computer. The computer they arrived back with had a 100Mb/s Ethernet port so was entirely inadequate to carry out the tests. They then got someone in with a MacBook and a dongle to plug in an Ethernet cable. The dongle didn’t work. The second time they came round again and again with a computer inadequate for the task. They came round yesterday again and again their equipment was not up to the task. They have replaced my CPE twice. Yesterday they blamed the slow speed first on congestion and then on the broken WACS cable and then claimed there was a break in SEACOM as well. I don’t know how this affects a Speedtest connection between my property and your offices (I test to the Afrihost servers), but bullshit doesn’t baffle brain in this house.
I have also discovered that the wireless router you supply as standard for a 1Gb/s connection - the DLink DIR 825 AC1200 will not broadcast faster than marginally over 800Mb/s on the 5Ghz channel meaning that Afrihost do not and cannot fulfill the 1Gb/s line speed they offer, only 80% of that speed. As that is the case do you mind if I only pay 80% of the price seeing that is the maximum you supply. The standard supplied CAT5e cable is only just capable of 1Gb/s which means it is only just up to the job. I have replaced that with a CAT6 cable at my expense and have ordered an AC2600 wireless router again at my expense just to try and cover your inadequate supplied equipment. Why must I do this?
I have also discovered that although support tickets are your 24/7 support option they carry the lowest priority as evidenced by your response times of over 1 week on this ticket. The Whatsapp support waiting times have ranged from 45 minutes to almost 3 hours, which is again wholly inadequate and that although you have an 0800 free support line, you do not advertise this anywhere leaving customers to hang on wasting their money on your inadequate support response times by phone. 
I have had enough of Afrihost and their partner Vumtel and would like this resolved within 2 days, which will have long passed by the time you read this.
George Brink


A tribute to Jack Simonian, one of Kenya’s best all round Sportsman in the sixties

by Dil Bahra

Jack Simonian 1970

John Levon (Jack) Simonian who was the East African motor cycling, motor rally and track Champion and who represented Kenya at hockey at three Olympic Games passed away in Sydney, Australia on Monday 23 December 2019. He was aged 84.

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Memories of a very special friend.

George Brink

I first met Jack Simonian through umpiring hockey at Rugby Hockey club in Warwickshire. In typical Jack fashion he never let on his Hockey pedigree, so it was with complete surprise when umpiring a game together a few years later some know-it-all player disagreed with a decision Jack made by claiming he had played in Premier League so he knew Jack was wrong. Quite calmly Jack said, "I've been to three Olympics so I know I'm right". Needless to say the player was put firmly in his place, but my mouth fell open at this statement as I had never suspected he was an Olympian let alone a triple Olympian, Jack was so unassuming.

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Review of a Hockey NOVEL

By Ijaz Chaudhry

When one thinks of sports books, it is the biographies, coverage of some event, record books, coaching manuals, etc. Sports Novels (fiction) are uncommon.

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Nirpal (Rodu) Singh Bharaj (1958 – 2018)

Nirpal (Rodu) Singh Bharaj (1958 – 2018)

by Dil Bahra

Rodu Bharaj doing what he enjoyed most – Koroga for his friends

Nirpal Singh Bharaj, fondly known as Rodu, a hockey personality both in Kenya and London died suddenly on Friday, May 25. He had just turned 60.

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Jagjit Singh Kular (1942 - 2017)

by Dil Bahra

Jagjit at Mexico 1968 Olympic Games

Jagjit Singh Kular who represented Kenya at Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972 Olympic Games passed away in Toronto, Canada on Monday 12 June 2017. He was aged 75.

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Jasbinder (Jas) Singh Chana (1970 - 2017)

by Dil Bahra

Jasbinder (Jas) Singh Chana, the talented hockey player, who played for England U21 and represented the country at the Junior Hockey World Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia in 1989 died on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 following a short illness. He was aged 46.

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Stats Speak: Asian Champions Trophy winner India in down under

By B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal, India)

Asian Champions Trophy winner Indian men and women will open their campaign in Melbourne Hockey Festival on November 23 against hosts Australia. Indian men (World Ranking 6) team will face Kookaburras (World Ranking 1) in 4-nations tournament league match, while Indian women (World Ranking 12) will challenge Hockeyroos (World Ranking 4) in first test of 3-match series. Statistical highlights are:

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Journalist Patrick Rowley receives British Empire Medal for Services to Hockey

Patrick Rowley (BEM) receives his British Empire Medal Award at the Tower of London by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.   Left to Right:  Lord-Lieutenant of London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, Elizabeth Rowley (wife), Patrick Rowley BEM, Alison Heeks (nee ROWLEY his daughter)   and  Constable General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC

International sports journalist Patrick Rowley received the British Empire Medal for services to Hockey at a ceremony held at The Tower of London on Friday 4 November.

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Patrick Rowley awarded British Empire Medal

Patrick Rowley, arguably the best known hockey journalist there is has been rewarded for his outstanding services to hockey with the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Patrick Rowley honoured

Pat Rowley. Photo: Hockey Writers Club

When I started Fieldhockey.com 20 years ago one of the first journalists to support and encourage my efforts was the English writer Pat Rowley, I am utterly delighted to report that Pat has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Hockey in the Queen's Birthday Honours list released today.

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Alex Danson - Player of the Tournament

By Dil Bahra

Alex Danson displaying why she won Player of the Tournament. Photo: Koen Suyk

There have been a few great action photos in our sport of hockey over the years but this photo by Dutch photographer Koen Suyk tops them all. Koen, a photographer for over 40 years has covered seven Olympic Games and states that Sports photography is his great love, with hockey, golf and tennis as his specialties.

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Egbert Carmo Fernandes (1941 – 2014)

by Dil Bahra

Kenya Hockey Team on tour of India, April 1964 Back Row (L - R): Surjeet Singh Jnr,; Saude George; Anthony Vaz; Amar Singh Mangat; Egbert Fernandes; Sang Singh; Edgar Fernandes; Jack Simonian; Jagnandan Singh. Sitting (L - R): Hardev Singh; Hilary Fernandes (V.Capt,); Hardial Singh (Coach); Anthony D'Souza (Manager); Sukdev Singh (Asst Manager); Avtar Singh (Capt.); Alu Mendonca. Ground (L – R): Santokh Singh; Arif Khan; Silu Fernandes; Leslie Pinto; Reynolds D'Souza.

Kenya’s triple hockey Olympian, Egbert Carmo Fernandes, died in Canberra, Australia on 6 November 2014.  He was aged 73.

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12 Punjab Warriors players? Judge for yourself

These screen grabs are from The Official YouTube stream. Note the running time of the video in the bottom left. This covers a pan from 2:47:27 - 2:47:30. Punjab Warriors are in blue.

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Ijaz Chaudhry writes on hockey & other sports. For more about him and his work, visit: www.sportscorrespondent.info

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