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FIH launches Rules of Hockey app

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a free ‘Rules of Hockey’ app for iOS and android smartphones.

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KSHA turf misses March deadline

Sunil Subbaiah

BENGALURU: With less than a month left for the Hockey India National Sub-Junior Boys Championship (B Division) to be held at the KSHA stadium here, the turf looks far from ready.

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Indoor hockey camp proves to be a learning curve for UJ stars, Cheneal Raubenheimer and Isabella da Rocha

Cheneal Raubenheimer (orange) of UJ battles for the ball with Wits player, Belinda Plaatjies (yellow) during a Varsity Hockey encounter at UJ in Johannesburg in 2015. Photo: SASPA

JOBURG – UJ pair bolstered by invaluable game time following provisional selection trials held in KwaZulu-Natal ahead of the Indoor Hockey World Cup qualifiers to be held in Namibia in June.

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Masters Regional WA Trip Success

WA Masters Hockey Trip well received by local Associations

Penny Sidhu

Now into its third year, the annual WA Country Masters Hockey Association Promo Trip to regional Western Australia has been a big success.  A squad of 18 masters hockey players from regional WA, representing grades from Over 35s to Over 60s have hit the road to take the masters’ message to players in smaller regional centres in the Great Southern region of the state.

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Teams up in arms over called-off MJHL matches

by S. Ramaguru

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) has run into a snag.

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JHL; Olak-NurInsafi in a bind

By Jugjet Singh

Olak-NurInsafi manager Joseph de Silva.

OLD La Sallians Asociation of Klang (Olak) are crying foul because they are not being allowed to change two players for the Malaysian Junior Hockey League which begins end of March.

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Totally terrific hockey played

MD for SPAR KZN, Max Oliva thanked the girls for putting on such a wonderful display of hockey.

Sanelisiwe Tsinde

Werda Skool's head Norman van Rooyen and tournament director, Les Galloway enjoy the drama unfolding on the turf.

AMANZIMTOTI High School raised the trophy as the Durban South Regional champions in the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge for the third time in a row.

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One month to showtime

League finals Surbiton

With League Finals weekend just four weeks away, we take a look at the teams who will be taking their place at this showcase event for English club hockey.

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Police arrest Sailors at City Park

By Elizabeth Mburugu

Chase Sailors George Mutira with the ball as Kenya Police Felix Okoth blocks when they played Men Premier at City Park yesterday, 17/07/2016. Chase Sailors scored 3-2. PHOTO: JENIPHER WACHIE

Former champions Kenya Police recorded their second win this season after defeating Chase Sailors 2-0 in a Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League match at City Park.

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Kenya Police move to league summit


Calvins Kanu of Kenya Police (left) vies for the ball with Ahmed Amr of Eastern Company during their Africa Cup of Club Championship match at City Park Stadium on January 10, 2017. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Former league champions Kenya Police stormed to the top of the Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League table after the weekend’s round of matches.

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Grange take top spot in men’s National League 1

Photo by Mark Pugh

It is all change at the top of the men`s National League 1; in an early fixture leaders Bromac Kelburne succumbed 2-1 to fourth placed Uddingston at Glasgow Green, before Grange took advantage of the news and beat Edinburgh University by the same score to take a single point lead at the top with only three games left in the competition.

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Wimbledon close out English regular season with Surbiton draw

Wimbledon closed out their regular season campaign in England in top spot with a 3-3 draw against fellow play-off qualifiers Surbiton on the last day of the season despite having taken a 3-0 lead.

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Van der Weerden hits 200th goal in big OR win

Mink van der Weerden scored his 200th goal in the Dutch Hoofdklasse with a four goal salvo as HC Oranje-Rood produced their best performance of the season to beat Blomendaal 5-4.

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Australia outplay Pakistan 6-1 in the Opening Hockey Test

The 4-test hockey series between world's top side Australia and the 14th ranked Pakistan kicked off at the Marrara hockey stadium in Darwin, the capital city of Australia's Northern Territory.

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Kookaburras defeat Pakistan 6 -1 at International Hockey Open

First game of the year

Holly MacNeil

The Kookaburras kicked off their first game of the year today with a huge 6 – 1 win against Pakistan at the Marrara Hockey Stadium. Kiran Arunasalam made his debut for the Kookaburras in front of over 600 enthusiastic local school children, including 20 who had travelled from as far as Katherine to attend the game.

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T&T Stickwomen leave for Canada

An 18-member senior women’s hockey team led by captain Patricia Wright-Alexis will depart for West Vancouver, Canada today to contest the FIH Women’s World League Round Two qualifiers from April 1-9.

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T&T stickmen put ‘bois’ on Swiss

Japan will be tough opponents, says coach ‘Fido’

By Mark Pouchet

SPLITTING RIVALS: Trinidad and Tobago forward/midfielder Mickell Pierre, centre, is challenged by two opposing Russian players during their FIH Men’s World League Tournament match at the National Hockey Centre in Tacarigua on Saturday night. Russia won 3-1. –Photo: STEPHEN DOOBAY

Trinidad and Tobago men's senior team head coach Glen “Fido” Francis rated the Team TTO's 6-2 victory over Switzerland as “excellent” as they completed their first victory over an European team on day two of the Federation of International Hockey (FIH) Men's World League Round 2 tournament currently underway at the National Hockey Centre, in Tacarigua.

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Calypso Stickmen whip Switzerland

Nigel Simon

Goal celebration T&T senior men's hockey team players from left, Jordan Reynos, Kwandwane Browne, Darren Cowie (captain), Shaquille Daniel, Dylan Francis and Tariq Marcano in their men's Pool B match of the eight-team International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Hockey World League Round Two Qualifiers at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua, on Sunday night. T&T won 6-2. Photo: Anthony Harris.

England-based Kwandwane Browne scored a quick fire penalty-corner double as T&T “Calypso Stickmen” punished Switzerland 6-2 for their first win in Pool B of the eight-team International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Hockey World League Round Two Qualifiers at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua, on Sunday night.

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FIH World League R2 - Tacarigua - Days 1 & 2

Damian Gordon

FIH World League R2, Tacarigua - Russia vs. Trinidad & Tobago. (Photo: J-M PRODUCTIONS)

Canada and Japan impress on the first two days of the World League R2 in Tacarigua, collecting two wins each. After a loss to Russia on opening night, host Trinidad & Tobago reacted well with a clear win over Switzerland.

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Tanaka double downs Russia as Japan take control of Pool B in Trinidad & Tobago

USA picked up an important win on Day 2 Photo: Sean Miguel

Canada maintain strong Pool A start at Men’s Hockey World League Round 2 in Tacarigua, Trinidad & Tobago

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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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- Go - Malay Mail
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- Go - The Star of Malaysia
- Go - Malaysian Hockey blogspot
- Go - Jugjet's World of Field Hockey
- Go - Irish Hockey Association media release
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- England Hockey Board Media release
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- Hockey Association Malta media release
- Euro Hockey League media release
- Fédération Française de Hockey media release
- Pan American Hockey Federaion media release

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

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