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Vocal coach 'powers' his boys to victory

By Jugjet Singh


BUKIT Jalil Sports School (BJSS) Thunderbolts coach S. Prakash stood by the sidelines shouting instructions to his young players in yesterday’s Junior Hockey League encounter against a matured Pahang Thunderbolts. -- NSTP/EIZAIRI SHAMSUDIN

BUKIT Jalil Sports School (BJSS) Thunderbolts coach S. Prakash stood by the sidelines shouting instructions to his young players in yesterday’s Malaysian Junior Hockey League encounter against a matured Pahang Thunderbolts.

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Canterbury secure NZ U18 Association titles



The Under 18 Men’s Association Tournament in Pukekohe has come to a close, Canterbury have gone one place better in 2019 than the previous year. The Canterbury Men took on Southern in the final in what was a replay of their opening match of the tournament where Southern came away 2-1 winners. Canterbury was able to reverse their fortunes in the final as they held on 4-3 winners. Canterbury took an early 3 goal lead before Southern began their comeback, unfortunately for the Southern side they left their run to late as Canterbury would hold on.

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Strong start for England Under-18 Boys


Action from England U18 Boys v Ireland, 14 July 2019 - Credit gpfoto.ie

England Under-18 Boys made a winning start to the Six Nations Tournaments in the Netherlands on Sunday, beating Ireland 4-0 with a strong performance.

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Scotland U21 Women share points with Wales in U21 Euros opening match



Scotland U21 Women got their U21 EuroHockey Championship II campaign underway was a goalless draw against Wales in Alanya, Turkey.

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EuroHockey Junior Championship II (Women) 2019 - Day 1

Alanya, Turkey

Results
14 Jul 20190     SCO v WAL (Pool B)     0 - 0
14 Jul 2019    CZE v AUT (Pool B)     2 - 1
14 Jul 2019     ITA v UKR (Pool A)         1 - 2
14 Jul 2019    POL v TUR (Pool A)     0 - 1

Fixtures (GMT +3)
15 Jul 2019 15:45     WAL v AUT (Pool B)
15 Jul 2019 18:00     CZE v SCO (Pool B)

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Scotland U21 men score six to beat Portugal in Euros opener



Scotland U21 men won their opening game of Men’s U21 EuroHockey Championship II 6-1 against Portugal in Plzen Litice, Czech Republic. Cammy Golden bagged a hat-trick; his brother Jamie Golden scored one; as did David Nairn and Struan Walker.

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EuroHockey Junior Championship II (Men) 2019 - Day 1

Plzeň Litice, Czech Republic

Results
14 Jul 2019     SCO v POR (Pool B)     6 - 1
14 Jul 2019     RUS v ITA (Pool B)         4 - 2
14 Jul 2019     IRL v BLR (Pool A)         3 - 1
14 Jul 2019     CZE v TUR (Pool A)     1 - 3

FIxtures (GMT +2)
15 Jul 2019 15:45     POR v ITA (Pool B)
15 Jul 2019 18:00     RUS v SCO (Pool B)

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EuroHockey Junior Championship Women 2019 - Day 2

Valencia, Spain

Results

14 Jul 2019 17:45     NED v FRA (Pool A)     6 - 0
14 Jul 2019 19:00     ESP v RUS (Pool A)     4 - 2

Fixtures (GMT +2)

15 Jul 2019 09:00     GER v BLR (Pool B)
15 Jul 2019 15:30     ENG v BEL (Pool B
15 Jul 2019 20:00     IRL v NED (Pool A)

Pool standings

Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Spain 2 2 0 0 7 3 4 6
2 Netherlands 1 1 0 0 6 0 6 3
3 Russia 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 3
4 Ireland 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
5 France 2 0 0 2 1 9 -8 0

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Late goal gives Ireland victory over Scotland women in Stormont



Scotland women were defeated by a late Deidre Duke goal as Ireland won the second of three matches 1-0 in Stormont. The matches against the World Cup silver medalists are preparation games for Scotland who play in Women’s EuroHockey Championship II in Glasgow on 4-10 August.

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Your view: State school v private school hockey

By The Hockey Paper



A recent report, Elitist Britain 2019, looked at more than 5,000 people in the country’s top professions and their educational background and concluded that “a lucky few” were given the most opportunities.

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Wits hockey goes all the way to the top


Wits University are the 2019 University Sports of South Africa tournament men's hockey winners after they beat Stellenbocsh University on 5 July. Photo: Supplied

BRAAMFONTEIN – What a difference four years can make, just ask the Wits University hockey teams.

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33 core probables named for Indian women's national coaching camp

The players have been asked to report to chief coach Sjoerd Marijne for the four-week camp, which will conclude on August 11.


Women's Hockey India @Twiter:

Hockey India on Saturday named 33 core probables for the Indian women's national coaching camp, commencing on Monday at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru.

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The Netherlands the side to catch in Junior EuroHockey Championships in Valencia


©: Frank Uijlenbroek / World Sport Pics

The EuroHockey Junior Championships get underway in Valencia this weekend with a 17 teams battling it out across the women’s and men’s competitions for continental glory and potential places at the Junior World Cup.

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EuroHockey Junior Championship Women 2019 - Day 1

Valencia, Spain

Results 13 July

IRL v RUS (Pool A)     0 - 1
ESP v FRA (Pool A)     3 - 1

Fixtures (GMT +2)

14 Jul 2019 17:45     NED v FRA (Pool A
14 Jul 2019 19:00     ESP v RUS (Pool A)

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Malaysia gunning for top spots in Indoor Asia Cup

By Jugjet Singh

MALAYSIA will be gunning for the women’s gold and men’s silver at the Indoor Asia Cup, which starts tomorrow, in Chonburi, Thailand.

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Scotland women lose to World Cup silver medallists Ireland in Stormont



Scotland women played a battling 2-0 defeat against World Cup silver medallists Ireland in Stormont in the first meeting of a three-match test series. The matches are preparation for Scotland who play in Women’s EuroHockey Championship II in Glasgow on 4-10 August.

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Scotland men defeated by Austria in Vienna



Scotland men were defeated 4-0 by Austria in Vienna in the second of two matches ahead of the Blue Sticks’ appearance at the EuroHockey Championships in Antwerp. The matches are preparation games for Scotland; the first result was a very close 3-2 win for Austria.

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2019 Test matches: SGP v HKG (M) - FInal Test

Singapore

9 Jul 2019     SGP v HKG     2 - 1
10 Jul 2019     SGP v HKG     3 - 0
12 Jul 2019     SGP v HKG     5 - 3
14 Jul 2019     SGP v HKG     6 - 4

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Player/coach wanted for Brighton and Hove HC men's national league squad

Brighton and Hove Hockey Club is looking for a player/coach for the men's first-team squad as they prepare for life in the highly competitive Division One (South) of England's national Men's Hockey League next season.

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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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