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Fani brings best of IndoFrench duo Tony & Ashley

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In 1968, Tony Fernandes set out for France at the behest of its hockey federation to boost fortunes at the Mexico Olympics later in the year. Half a century down the line, Tony, 82, not just provided valuable inputs for French hockey, he also paved way to instill a sense of professionalism in Indian players. Tony and his son Ashley recently won many Indian hearts with a grand gesture towards mitigating misery of cycle 'Fani' that devastated lives of millions in Odisha. The father-son duo donated Rs. 200,000 towards the Chief Minister’s relief fund to help rehabilitate those affected by Fani.

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York prepare for tough challenge in hockey tournament

York have won the South Western Districts leg of the Spar Eastern Cape Hockey Challenge for the last three years, but know they face another testing examination on Saturday in George. Last year’s winning team was (back, from left) Erica Combrink (coach), Erin Coetzee, Sanja Greeff, Lauren Rothman, Frances Herholdt, Mieke Hougaard, Ella da Silva (captain), Emily Klue, Silke Schmidt (vice-captain), SPAR sponsorship and events manager Alan Stapleton, (front, from left) Megan Buckley, Caitlyn Callaghan, Nicci Claassen, Jo-Ann Klue, Abi van Tonder and Jessica Edington. Photo: Hugo Redelinghuys

York High are the three-time defending champions but they will not be taking anything for granted when the South Western Districts leg of the Spar Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge is held on Saturday.

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Work underway at Twickenham Stoop ahead of GB double header on 23 June

Work has begun at Harlequins Rugby Club ahead of our two games there on Sunday 23 June.

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‘This one is for the memory banks’ – NWU’s Hulley

Shaun Hulley had reason to celebrate when his NWU Hockey charges won the 2019 Varsity Hockey final

While his team were celebrating their South African Varsity Hockey final win all around him, NWU coach Shaun Hulley took a moment to reflect on their successful 2019 campaign.

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Den Bosch fight back to land final spot against AH&BC Amsterdam

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Den Bosch came back from an initial defeat in the Dutch women’s playoff semi-finals to beat SCHC 2-1 in their best of three series to reach the national championship final.

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Bloemendaal and Kampong set for Dutch final series

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HC Bloemendaal and SV Kampong will battle it out for the Dutch national championship with the first leg taking place on Wednesday evening at 8.30pm in Utrecht.

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Scotland women unlucky in final match against Canada

Kaz Cuthbert earned her 150th Cap – photo by Duncan Gray

In a very close and competitive contest Scotland women lost the final match of the series against Canada 2-1 at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre. Scotland were unlucky to fall short in the contest and it took a wonderful Canadian drag flick to give the visitors the win.

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2019 Test Matches: KOR v IND (W) - 2nd Test

Jinchun (KOR)

22 May 2019     KOR v IND     1 - 2

Team Minute Player Action Score
KOR 19 LEE Seungju FG 1 - 0
IND 37 RANI FG 1 - 1
IND 50' KAUR Navjot FG 1 - 2

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FIH celebrates Walk the Talk with World Health Organization in Geneva

Photo courtesy: Hockey Servette Club Geneva

FIH joined the celebrations for a healthy and sustainable future in the second edition of the “Walk the Talk” event organized by the World Health Organization on 19 May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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New bursary scheme could change face of Irish hockey

By Stephen Findlater

Anna O'Flanagan, assistant coach Gareth Grundie, Ayeisha McFerran, head coach Sean Dancer and Roisin Upton pictured at the announcement of the Park Developments Irish Women Hockey Players’ Bursary Scheme. Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Support for the Irish women’s team took a giant leap towards a semi-professional basis with the announcement that Park Developments will roll out a four-year support package which will see up to 23 players initially benefit from bursaries.

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Park Developments to Fund Irish Women’s Hockey Bursary Scheme

Dublin, 20th May 2019: Park Developments, one of Ireland’s leading property development groups has announced investment in Irish Women’s Hockey over the next four years. Recently appointed Irish Women’s Head Coach Sean Dancer along with World Cup medallists Anna O’Flanagan, Roisin Upton and goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran were at Park Developments’ landmark office development, The Reflector Building to announce the investment that will be ring fenced for direct player support.

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Woodridge hold off Collegiate in hockey thriller

Kingsridge title run ended by Queenstown Girls’ High

The Woodridge team which won the PE Central leg of the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge at Alexander Road in Port Elizabeth on Sunday was (back, from the left) Hannah van Wyk, Sidné Adams, Tammy Louw, Atlegang Koka, Demi Meyer, Emma Cook, Cate Cook, Micaela Sanderson, Ruby Webb, Maxime Bird (coach), (front, from the left) Jorja Sacke, Caylin Maree, Edith Molikoe and Bella Bisdee. Photo:  Full Stop Communications

Port Elizabeth - Woodridge withstood plenty of pressure to defeat Collegiate 1-0 in a thrilling finish to the PE Central leg of the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge at Alexander Road in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Sunday.

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Wazalendo topple champions Butali Warriors

By Elizabeth Mburugu

Amira Sailor Sandra Vodoti(l) and USIU Vivian Esimi fight for the ball  (Jenipher Wachie, Standard)

Wazalendo ousted champions Butali Warriors from the top of the Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League standings following a hard-fought 4-3 win over Sailors at the weekend.

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Wazalendo outgun Sailors in thriller to claim top spot


Lakers' Linah Baraza (right) vies for the ball with Telkom forward Maureen Okumu during their Kenya Hockey Union women's Premier League match at Simba Club, Kisumu on May 19, 2019. The teams drew 2-2. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

A weekend full of drama saw Wazalendo weather strong challenge from Sailors to win 4-3 and storm back to the top of Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League standings at City Park Hockey Stadium in Nairobi.

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NWU win 2019 Varsity Hockey title in dramatic shootout

NWU hockey team © Kevin Sawyer

The North-West University are the 2019 South African Varsity Hockey champions. NWU overcame a determined Maties side to win the final 2-1 in a penalty shootout at the Maties Astro turf in Stellenbosch on Monday. The match failed to produce any goals in normal time and was eventually decided on penalties.

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Indian women’s hockey team beats South Korea 2-1 in tour opener

Indian women’s hockey team defeated host South Korea 2-1 in the first fixture of the three-match bilateral series to begin its short tour on a confident note on Monday.

Lalremsiami and Navneet Kaur scored for India.   -  AFP

Indian women’s hockey team defeated host South Korea 2-1 in the first fixture of the three-match bilateral series to begin its short tour on a confident note on Monday.

Young striker Lalremsiami (20th minute) and Navneet Kaur (40th) scored for India, while Shin Hyejeong (48th) found the net for Korea.

High on confidence after its impressive outings in Spain and Malaysia earlier this year, India made a strong start against the host. After missing out on an opportunity to score from a penalty corner early in the first quarter, India scored a splendid field goal through Lalremsiami in the 20th minute.

The visitor’s second goal came in the 40th minute when Navneet struck beautifully to extend the lead.

While the host won five penalty corners in the course of the match, and a penalty stroke in the last quarter, it managed to convert only one set piece in the 48th minute through Shin Hyejeong.

It was India’s experienced goalkeeper Savita who made commendable saves to keep her team’s lead intact. “Considering this was our first match, I think the result was good but the performance can be better. We tried some new things in the match and it was interesting to see how we handled the change,” India’s chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said after the game.

“We must bring our technical skills to a higher level in order to play faster and that will be one of our priorities for the next match.”

India will play its second match of the tour on Wednesday.


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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