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FIH signs media rights agreement with French TV “la chaîne L’Equipe”

© C. Martin

Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed a media rights agreement with French TV “la chaîne L’Equipe” for the upcoming Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018.

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Peerless Telkom set sights on women’s African title


Telkom players celebrates a goal against Amira Sailors during their Kenya Hockey Union women's Premier League match on September 2, 2018 at City Park Stadium. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Telkom have now turned their focus on recapturing the Africa Clubs title after they retained the women’s hockey Premier League title for unprecedented 19th consecutive time, their 21st in total.

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Manawatū teenager Olivia Shannon cracks the Black Sticks

Sam Kilmister

Growing up on a farm in Waituna West, Olivia Shannon was drenching sheep and running hills before she could walk. DAVID UNWIN/STUFF

Olivia Shannon, 17, is the youngest member of the Black Sticks women's hockey team.

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Schubert & Claxton Recognised At SA Sport Awards

Ben Somerford

Former Kookaburras forward Grant Schubert and Hockeyroo Jane Claxton received major recognition at the 2018 South Australian Sport Awards on Friday night.

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Four new players named in Irish women’s hockey squad for Spain friendlies

Barr sisters and Railway Union’s Sarah Hawkshaw and Amy Elliott get called up

Mary Hannigan

UCD’s Bethany Barr in action with Stephanie Thompson of Pegasus. Barr is among the four new players to be featured in the Ireland squad for a five-day training camp in Spain. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho
Twin sisters Bethany and Serena Barr are among the four new names to feature in the 28-player Irish panel named by Graham Shaw for a five-day training camp in Spain, the first get-together for the squad since their World Cup final during the summer.

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Shaw Announces Panel For Spanish Training Camp

The Green Army will travel to Spain this Saturday for a 5-day training camp with an extended panel. Ireland will play 3 uncapped matches against Spain to round out an exceptionally busy 2018.

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Pakistan postpone arrival for hockey World Cup

Out of the 24-member contingent --- 18 players and six support staff ---, head coach Tauqeer Dar, assistant coach Danish Kaleem and Muhammad Irfan Jr (player) did not get their visas on Friday.

Sandip Sikdar

Pakistan have been clubbed with Germany, Netherlands and Malaysia in Pool D of the World Cup(Getty Images)

The Pakistan hockey team on Monday postponed its travel plans to India for the World Cup by three days and will now arrive on Saturday.

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A voice he can stick to

By Aftar Singh

Fighting display: Malaysia’s Muhammad Firhan Ashari (centre) battles against Japanese players during the Asian Games hockey final in Jakarta in September. The game ended 6-6 and Japan won the shootout 3-1. — AFP

KUALA LUMPUR: When Malay­sia’s dashing national hockey forward Muhammad Firhan Ashari isn’t in action with a stick in hand, he turns to the microphone to play crooner.

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Results take a backseat, for now...

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: National coach Roelant Oltmans is not worried about results, just yet, as he is looking at other aspects in the ongoing friendly matches against New Zealand at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

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Coaches Corner: Experienced Oltmans looks to lead Tigers to podium in Bhubaneswar

There are few more experienced Head Coaches travelling to India for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 than Roelant Oltmans. The Dutchman is a highly respected coach who has plied his trade in both Asia and Europe.

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Coaches corner: France plan a few surprises

France are going to Bhubaneswar as the lowest ranked team [FIH Hero World Ranking: 20] at the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup but that doesn't mean they are expecting to play the role of whipping boy.

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2018 Test Matches: MAS v NZL (M)

Kuala Lumpur (MAS)

16 Nov 2018 17:00     MAS v NZL     1 - 2
20 Nov 2018 18:00     MAS v NZ
22 Nov 2018 18:00     MAS v NZL

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2018 Test Matches: JPN v CAN (M) - 1st Test

Tsukidatetakada, Kurihara city (JPN)

20 Nov 2018 14:00     JPN v CAN     3 - 2
22 Nov 2018 12:00     JPN v CAN
23 Nov 2018 12:00     JPN v CAN

FIH Match Centre

Green Machine 1-7 Netherlands

The hosts almost got the ideal start to the tie as they picked up a loose pass at the top of the circle and won a penalty corner inside the opening 2 minutes. But Mink van der Weerden saw his drag flick expertly saved by the glove of David Harte. The Green Machine countered immediately and won a penalty corner of their own but Shane O’Donoghue’s effort was blocked by the first runner. Harte was kept busy and lived up to his tag as one of the world’s best as he saved another drag flick from specialist Jeroen Hertzberger and a close-range effort from Mirco Pruijser. The opening goal came in the 15th minute when Pruijser found himself free on the back post to tap in a pass crossed in from the right. Ireland started the second quarter strong with both Eugene Magee and O’Donoghue drawing saves from Sam van der Wen while Alan Sothern saw his shot spin just past the post. The Irish defence remained composed throughout as the Netherlands countered at pace but were unable to add to their tally before the half time break.

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2018 Test Match: NED v IRL (M) - 19 November

Amsterdam (NED)

NED v IRL     7 - 1

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Changzhou: China's very own 'home of hockey'

With two rounds of the competition completed and a further three round robin games before the grand finals, levels of excitement around the 23rd edition of the women's Hockey Champions Trophy is rising.

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Wanglibao Hockey Champions Trophy Changzhou Wujin 2018

Changzhou (CHN)

Fixtures 20 November

AUS v NED (RR) 0 - 3
ARG v CHN (RR) 0 - 2
JPN v GBR (RR) 2 - 2

Pool standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 9 1 8 9
2 Australia 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
3 China 3 1 2 0 4 2 2 5
4 Great Britain 3 0 2 1 4 6 -2 2
5 Japan 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
6 Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 7 -6 0

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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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