England U18 & U14 Junior Club Championships
Boys & Girls U18 Championships Finals
In the Boys U18 Tier 1 final Marlow defeated Bournemouth after a shootout. The score was 1-1 at full time with Harry Pickard giving Bournemouth a 10th minute lead which they held onto until five minutes before the end when Nick Winters equalised with a stroke for Marlow. Successful shootout conversions for Sheldon, Beazley-Clarke and Cadinouche gave Marlow a 3-1 win in the shootout.
Big celebrations for Western Wildcats!
Western Wildcats v Grove Menzieshill
Western Hockey Club is celebrating 120 years of hockey! Why not get involved and come along to the Big Birthday Bash, held on the weekend of the 26th May. This weekend involves plenty of hockey, including a challenge match between the Men’s 1’s and a Scottish Hockey Select and a series of games against Hokcey for Heroes who are raising money for services veterans. The climax of the weekend bash is the awards dinner which takes place in a marquee at Auchenhowie with full three course meal, drinks and a fantastic live band playing into the early hours!
Harte and Kampong quickly switch focus to EHL FINAL4 after Hoofdklasse heroics
U-19 USMNT Falls in First Match of Junior Nations Invitational Tournament Against Japan
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The U.S. U-19 Men's National Team took the pitch last night at Yale University's Johnson Field in New Haven, Conn. under the lights for their first game of the Junior Nations Invitational Tournament. Meeting a familiar opponent in Japan, who they met in October at the Sultan of Johor Cup twice, USA couldn't match their speed, skill and rapid rotations as they fell 7-1.
2018 Test Matches: POL v AUT (M) - 2nd test
Siemianowice Slaskie (POL)
POL - AUT 1 - 3
The 2 test series is drawn
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Black Sticks to fight for place in final
Australia have defeated the Vantage Black Sticks 3-0 to book an automatic spot in the Pioneer Energy Women’s Tri Nations final in Cromwell.
The Hockeyroos kept a clean sheet against New Zealand while Savannah Fitzpatrick, Ambrosia Malone and Stephanie Kershaw all scored from the field to seal the result.
Hockeyroos Secure Place in Tri Nations Final
Savannah Fitzpatrick scored the opening goal
Wednesday 23 May 2018 | The Hockeyroos have secured their spot in the Tri Nations final on Sunday following their 3-0 win over hosts New Zealand in Cromwell on Wednesday.
The Hockeyroos, who defeated the hosts 4-1 in their first game on Sunday, once again claimed a small amount of revenge for last month’s Commonwealth Games gold medal match defeat.
Beaulieu Hockey Academy shines at the Wanderers Hockey Festival
Lia Gustavo of Beaulieu Hockey Academy holds the ball off from players of Crusaders Hockey Club. Photo: Nicholas Zaal
Even South Africa’s national hockey players could learn a thing or two from the U11 girls at Beaulieu Hockey Academy.
Kingsridge win third Hockey Challenge title
The Kingsridge team which won the East London Inland leg of the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge for the third time in King William’s Town on Sunday was (back, from left) Robin September, Jordan Herbst, Charmone’ Theron (vice-captain), Sambesiwe Tyali, Kirsty Elders, Taigan Hall, Margaret Ann Otto, Mbsakazi Fassi; (front, from left) Taylor Christian, Nela Mbedu (captain), Bridget Gratz, Linawo Matota, Jordan Galli and Anda Matomela. Picture: Megan Gratz
In a superbly contested final, Kingsridge edged Queenstown rivals Girls’ High to win the East London Inland leg of the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge in King William’s Town on Sunday.
Hat-trick hero Mutira lifts Warriors to second
By AYUMBA AYODI
Butali Sugar Warriors talisman George Mutira scored a hat-trick to help his team beat Parklands Sports Club 4-0 in the Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League on Sunday and rise to send on the table of standings, but the player has warned that his team is looking beyond winning the title.
Lembethe strives to be “Captain Cool” on the astroturf in Varsity Hockey final
By Wilhelm de Swardt
Peabo Lembethe (Tuks) firmly believes that when the “chips” are down the captain can’t afford to panic.
Judging from what happened during the Varsity Hockey semi-final when Tuks played Wits Lembethe is a real “Captain Cool”. With a mere 10 seconds left on the clock, he scored the equaliser which led to the game being decided by a penalty shootout. Tuks won to secure their place in the final against Maties in Stellenbosch.
Tuks beat Maties to be crowned 2018 Varsity Hockey champions
A brilliant performance from Bradley Sherwood proved to be the catalyst for the team to work as a united front to be crowned champions.
Tuks celebrate victory in the Varsity Hockey final on 21 May 2018. Picture: @varsitysportsSA/Twitter
STELLENBOSCH - In the final Varsity Sports tournament until the exam season ends at universities around the country, Maties hosted Tuks in the Varsity Hockey final at the Maties hockey astro.
Tuks stun Maties to lift Varsity Hockey trophy
By Dan Lombard
The University of Pretoria stunned Stellenbosch University as they beat the competition frontrunners 5-0 in the Varsity Hockey final at the Maties Astro on Monday evening.
Double Dutch for Kampong as Amsterdam denied
By The Hockey Paper
Kampong became Dutch national hockey champions for the second season running after the Utrecht team beat Amsterdam 3-1 – and now have the taste of a double success in seven days when they travel to the Euro Hockey League semi-finals this weekend.
Grange storm to Euro Trophy title to boost Scotland’s EHL hopes
A Cammy Fraser inspired Grange saw the Scottish club win the men’s EuroHockey Club Trophy in Vienna with a storming 5-2 win over OKS SHVSM Vinnitsa.
Club Euro victory for Grange and Edinburgh University
There were huge victories for Grange men and Edinburgh University on the final day of European club hockey tournaments in Vienna and Edinburgh respectively.
Den Bosch underline Dutch hockey dominance
By The Hockey Paper
Dutch ladies champions Den Bosch won the EuroHockey Club Cup final for the sixth time since 2010 after beating UHC Hamburg 2-1 at Surbiton on Sunday.
Pathway to Podium athletes selected
Hockey New Zealand has selected its group of players for the Pathway to Podium (P2P) programme for 2018/19.
Key to coaching is balance and having empathy for your athletes
By The Hockey Paper
Danny Kerry, the England and GB women’s coach, believes that working with female athletes sees them “taking things to heart” over their male colleagues in the sporting environment.
Following a Very Decorated Career, Three-Time Olympian Ginolfi Officially Hangs Up Stick
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following one of the most decorated playing careers in U.S. Women’s National Team history, three-time Olympian Katelyn (Falgowski) Ginolfi (Lewes, Del.) has officially announced her retirement from the program after competing in 261 international matches for Team USA. Ginolfi joined the USWNT in 2005, when she was just 15 years old, and instantly earned respectful recognition as a wise athlete beyond her years. Recently, her expertise and leadership were integral in the USWNT’s gold-medal finish at the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals in Johannesburg, South Africa, where the team officially qualified for the Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup in London. She was also key in the squad’s finishes at the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup (fourth) and Rio 2016 Olympic Games (fifth).
Now for Asian Games bronze
By Jugjet Singh
COOL HEAD: Farah Ayuni Yahya.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian women hockey team ended fourth, but Farah Ayuni Yahya was named as the Best Goalkeeper in the Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) in Donghae, South Korea, on Sunday.
PHF hires two new foreign coaches for Champions Trophy
KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has hired two new coaches – a penalty corner specialist and goalkeeping expert – to prepare for the FIH Champions Trophy that is set to be held from June 23 in the Netherlands. The head coach of Pakistan hockey, Roelant Oltmans, says Pakistan hope to finish at a better spot than last time as they will be competing against the top teams in the world at the event and to prepare for that, the team will be getting the services of two specialist coaches.
Pakistan hockey coach Roelant Oltmans feels his team has less than five percent chance of winning Champions Trophy
File image of Roelant Oltmans. AFP
Karachi: Pakistan hockey team's Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans made it clear that his team had less than five percent chance of winning Champions Trophy tournament, starting 23 June in Holland.
Mindset of Indian team has to change, says India chief hockey coach Harendra Singh
Krishna Kanta Chakraborty
CHENNAI: India’s chief coach Harendra Singh, who took charge of the men’s team three weeks back, is already eyeing the Asian Games gold to get a direct into the Tokyo Olympics. The coach spoke to TOI on various topics from breaking into top-4 in world ranking, changing mindset of the players to his primary challenges as coach.
Harendra Singh ready to take risks, enjoy pressure and get team to World No. 1
Harendra Singh wants gold in every tourney he enters. In this chat with Rutvick Mehta after taking over as coach of India men’s side, he talks about changing mindset of players and goal of taking team atop rankings leading up to 2020 Olympics.
Champions Trophy, top-four ranking on Harendra’s agenda
While the Asian Games are undoubtedly the biggest assignment for the team this year, Harendra deliberately avoided saying so, instead emphasising on his long-term prospects.
Harendra Singh. Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar
Three weeks in charge of the men’s hockey team and Harendra Singh is already looking forward to the first piece of silverware at the upcoming Champions Trophy next month. He knows it is difficult but is ready to try and create history by winning the final edition of the elite tournament.
U.S. Women's National Development Squad Tops Chile in Game 2 of Test Series
SANTIAGO, Chile - Following their opening weekend victory, the U.S. Women's National Development Squad continued to impress the coaching staff in the second game of the four-game test series against Chile on Sunday, May 20. Similar to the first match, USA looked to take the game to their hosts and create early opportunities en route to a 3-0 victory against the backdrop of another exquisite mountain landscape at the Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile.
2018 Test Matches: POL v AUT (M) - 1st test
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POL v AUT 4 - 0
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Black Sticks women register first Tri-Nations win in style
Olivia Merry scored New Zealand's second goal. (File photo). KERRY MARSHALL/GETTY IMAGES
The Black Sticks women are finally on the board at the Tri-Nations tournament in Cromwell.
UCT leave it late to stun UJ in low scoring encounter
By Sifiso Nyawo
Jack Forrest of UCT during the varsity hockey at Tuks Hockey field Pretoria Photo by: Catherine Kotze/SASPA
The second game of the afternoon at the Varsity Hockey tournament, saw a low scoring match, where UCT managed to snatch it at the death, beating UJ 2-0.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Ijaz Chaudhry writes on hockey & other sports. For more about him and his work, visit: www.sportscorrespondent.info