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They are the people who make it happen. The army of office workers, teachers, students, retirees, who leave their day job behind for a couple of weeks and instead immerse themselves in sporting action, making sure an event runs smoothly.

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Two Whanganui hockey players in NZ team for world masters in Spain

Evergreen Whanganui players Russell Burgess and Michelle Low are in the New Zealand teams to compete at the World Masters Hockey tournament in Spain later this year. PHOTO/Stuart Munro

Two Whanganui athletes will lend their considerable experience to New Zealand teams hunting medals at the World Masters and World Grand Masters Hockey tournaments in Spain later this year.

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Sinyolo out to maintain perfect record

By Elizabeth Mburugu

Candy Vallary of Sinyolo Girls (Left) restrains Kisumu Girl's Beryl Achieng from the ball during their Hockey Finals encounter of the KSSSA Kisumu County Games at Maseno School. [Phillip Orwa, Standard]

Since making their debut at the national games in 2012, East Africa girls' hockey champions Sinyolo have never missed the Term One Games.

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Team Canada is Youth Olympic Bound

Team Canada receives their bronze medal at the Youth Pan American Championships. Photo: Mariano Avila/PAHF

With a bronze medal finish at the Youth Pan American Championships, Canada’s U18 Men’s Team secured a spot in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

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UNDER 16: Penang check into medal rounds

Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Defending boys champions Perak were drawn with Pahang and Malacca in the medal rounds of the Malaysian National Under-16 tournament at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

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NSWS & Victoria Crowned Under-18 Australian Champions

Ben Somerford

New South Wales State and Victoria have been crowned the Girls’ and Boys’ Under-18 Australian Championships title winners after triumphing in Wednesday’s gold medal matches in Launceston.

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Edinburgh University comes out on top in dramatic penalty showdown

Photo by Andy Lovat

Edinburgh University won the British University Trophy for the first time after seeing off Cardiff in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Nottingham yesterday.

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Resilient Holcombe to bring their intensity to battle with Polo

©: Frank Uijlenbroek/world Sport Pics

Holcombe’s Nick Bandurak says his team’s “resilience and determination” will play a key role as they look to take down Real Club de Polo in the KO16 and reach the last eight for the first time.

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Rocky's hockey champ home to run leg of Queen's Baton Relay

by Pam McKay

GOLDEN GOAL: Rockhampton's Mark Knowles will lead the Kookaburras in their quest for a sixth straight gold medal at next month's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. HOCKEY AUSTRALIA

ROCKHAMPTON hockey champion Mark Knowles will make a flying visit home tomorrow to run a leg of the Queen's Baton Relay.

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Hockeyroos’ Youthful Flavour Is ’Refreshing’

Ben Somerford

Hockeyroos captain Emily Smith believes the side’s youthful flavour is a major positive as Australia chases gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Dawson ’Looking On The Bright Side’ After Freak Eye Injury

Ben Somerford

Kookaburras defender Matthew Dawson admits his vision is still blurry after a freak training ground incident where he feared he may have lost his sight.

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Blow to hockey squad

By Aftar Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia hockey squad will have a difficult time at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, with the absence of four key players.

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2018 Test Matches: ESP v GER (W) - 2nd Test

Malaga (ESP)

ESP v GER     1 - 2

Germany wins the 2 Test series 1-0

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Qualified Umpires & Technical Officials Wanted For 2018 Masters World Cup

Alexie Beovich

The International Masters Hockey Association is seeking qualified umpires and technical officials for the 2018 Masters World Cup.

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St Joseph’s Kibwezi in search of happy ending

By Elizabeth Mburugu

St Joseph Kibwezi's Defender Anne Mwikali console her colleague Goalkeeper Josephine Kasanga after losing to Moi Girls 1-0 during the Metropolitan games held at Laiser Hill school on friday, March 25 2016. PHOTO: JONAH ONYANGO/STANDARD.
St Joseph’s Girls Secondary School Kibwezi are on a mission to retain their regional hockey title.

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Hockey heroes handover hockey collection to Greenwood Park Primary

The handover of the collected kit was spearheaded by a former learner at the school and former SA Ladies Hockey Captain, Marsha Cox, and current SA men’s hockey captain, Tim Drummond.

Greenwood Park Primary school learners getting ready for the hockey season using their newly donated equipment. Principal Ian Africa and SA Hockey men's captain, Tim Drummond with delighted learners, Nandi Mkhize, Tariq Mohamed, Jadine Fraai and Lee Ogle.

THERE were cheers aplenty last week as Riverside Hockey Club and South African hockey player Tim Drummond handed over a collection of hockey kits to learners at Greenwood Park Primary School. The handover of the collected kit was spearheaded by a former learner at the school and former SA Ladies Hockey Captain, Marsha Cox, and current SA men’s hockey captain, Tim Drummond.

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The Breakaway with Marsha Cox

by Tyron “Jabu” Barnard

We had a little chat with Marsha around what’s been keeping her busy since she decided to hang up her stick.

South African hockey has been blessed with some incredible players over the years. These players have broken world records, become household names and endeared themselves to the South African public. In our newest feature, The Breakaway, SA Hockey will be catching up with former national players and finding out what exactly they have been up to since calling an end to their careers. We couldn’t think of a better player to start with than former captain Marsha Cox.

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PHF Extending Full Support to Mansoor Ahmed

Pakistan Hockey Federation is trying to help ailing national hero Mansoor Ahmed in all the possible ways.

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UNDER 16: Velappan sees improvements

by Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: 1Mas chief boys coach S. Velappan said the quality of play has improved tremendously in the ongoing Malaysian National Under-16 tournament as compared to previous years.

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UNDER 16: Johor boys look good

by Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor boys held defending champions Perak to a goalless draw in Group A, to indicate that they are a team to be reckoned with in the Malaysian National Under-16 tournament.

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Repton win 2018 English Investec Girls' U18 Schools Championship

Repton win 2018 Investec Girls' U18 Schools Championship

Repton are the 2018 Investec Girls’ U18 Schools champions after beating Cranleigh in a tense final at Nottingham Hockey Centre.

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England women call-ups after Olympic trio injured

By The Hockey Paper

Wimbledon’s Suzy Petty has won seven England caps

England women have been dealt a blow ahead of the Commonwealth Games after three Rio golden girls were ruled out from travelling to the Gold Coast.

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England's women finalise Commonwealth Games squad

Suzy Petty

England have finalised their squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after announcing 16 athletes on Thursday last week.

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2018 Test Matches: ESP v GER (W) - 1st Test

Malaga (ESP)

ESP - GER  2 - 2

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Fiction for Hockey Lovers: It does exist

Ever wanted to read a novel with hockey players in it? With women who aren’t afraid to get sweaty, and men who drink well and dance badly? With everything represented that is part of your life – like wild hockey parties and dogged team commitment and the fantastic humour and warmth of being part of the hockey family?

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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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