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3D Hockey Skills - The Reverse Stick Lift

Hockey is no longer played on the floor but in a 3D space.

That's why we recommend you share this reverse stick lift plan with your players, to give them some structured 3D skills to practice.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh discharged from PGI after three months


Balbir Singh Senior , PTI

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior was on Friday discharged from PGI after spending 108 days in the hospital, where he took treatment for Bronchial Pneumonia. A press release from PGI said it will take Singh four to six months to recover.

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Scottish Indoor heats up as the Gala Day approaches



The indoor National League 1 championships are moving inexorably towards the Gala Finals on 2 February; on Sunday the finalists in the women`s competition will emerge, while the men`s are a stage behind with the opening group stage matches.

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Terengganu face big test against Liaoning Club in women’s hockey league

By Aftar Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu face ultimate test against Liaoning Club of China to remain top in the standings of the National Women’s Hockey League.

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Jang’s hattrick leads to a 6-1 trouncing of Nur Insafi by Terengganu

By Aftar Singh



KUALA LUMPUR: South Korean forward Jang Man-jae scored a hattrick in Terengganu’s 6-1 win over Nur Insafi in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).

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THT keep momentum going

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) cracked the Tenaga Nasional vault in the last quarter to win 3-1 in their Premier Division match of the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) earlier today (Friday).

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EuroHockey Indoor Junior Championship II (W) 2019 - Day 1

Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia

Results 18 January

WAL v SVK (Pool A)     1 - 2 (0 - 0)
CRO v SWE (Pool A)     4 - 5 (2 - 4)

Pool standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Sweden 1 1 0 0 5 4 1 3
2 Slovakia 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
3 Croatia 1 0 0 1 4 5 -1 0
4 Wales 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

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EuroHockey Indoor Junior Championship (W) 2019 - Day 1

Tarnowskie Gory, Poland

Results 18 January

UKR v AUT (Pool B)     4 - 8 (1 - 5)
CZE v RUS (Pool B)     4 - 6 (2 - 2)
BLR v SUI (Pool A)         1 - 1 (0 - 0)
POL v TUR (Pool A)     3 - 4 (1 - 2)
AUT v RUS (Pool B)     4 - 0 (1 - 0)
CZE v UKR (Pool B)     6 - 4 (2 - 2)
SUI v TUR (Pool A)         4 - 2 (1 - 1)
POL v BLR (Pool A)         2 - 6 (0 - 3)

Pool standings

Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Belarus 2 1 1 0 7 3 4 4
2 Switzerland 2 1 1 0 5 3 2 4
3 Turkey 2 1 0 1 6 7 -1 3
4 Poland 2 0 0 2 5 10 -5 0

 Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Austria 2 2 0 0 12 4 8 6
2 Czech Republic 2 1 0 1 10 10 0 3
3 Russia 2 1 0 1 6 8 -2 3
4 Ukraine 2 0 0 2 8 14 -6 0

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Three new players added to Scotland women’s squad following Super Series

The full Scotland women’s squad for 2019 has been announced by new Head Coach Jen Wilson, and includes three new players being introduced into the senior women’s programme following the recent Beatson Cancer Charity Super Series.

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Canadian Women’s National Program kicks off 2019 with trip to China

36 junior and senior athletes tour to China for training camp and test matches



For both the men’s and women’s senior national team programs, 2019 marks the beginning of the Olympic Games qualifying season. On the men’s side, they just finished a World Cup campaign and are getting back into the swing of things in the domestic training environment. On the women’s side, the national team athletes competed and trained in Belgium in the fall as a part of their preparation for Olympic qualifiers.

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3 Nations Invitational (M) Chile - Day 4

Chile

Result 18 January

CHI v JPN (RR)     1 - 5

Pool standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Japan 3 3 0 0 13 6 7 9
2 Argentina 2 1 0 1 8 5 3 3
3 Chile 3 0 0 3 4 14 -10 0

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GB Men's Squad Named For Opening FIH Pro League Fixtures



Head Coach Danny Kerry has named his Great Britain's men's squads for their first FIH Pro League fixtures, starting with an away trip to Spain on Friday 25 January before travelling to face New Zealand and Australia in February.

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New FIH Athletes’ Committee members gear up to represent their peers


Old and new Co-Chairs Rogier Hofman, Annie Panter and Kate Richardson-Walsh (from the left to the right) at the FIH headquarters on 16 January 2019

During a dedicated meeting at the FIH headquarters yesterday, Annie Panter, outgoing Co-Chair of the Athletes’ Committee, passed on the baton to the new Committee members, focusing particularly on the transfer of valuable knowledge. Led by FIH Sport and Development Director Jon Wyatt, the meeting served to ensure a smooth transition following the online election of eight new Regular Member and two new Liaison Members for the FIH Athletes’ Committee by players around the world last autumn. FIH CEO Thierry Weil also joined in to address the athletes’ representatives.

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Pakistan hockey in 2018 — the year of defeats, controversies, setbacks and gross mismanagement

Anwar Zuberi



THE year 2018 was a complete disaster for Pakistan hockey, both on and off the field. It started with humiliation in tri-series at Muscat and ended in the same fashion at Bhubaneswar World Cup. In between, there was a brief spell of slight improvement under Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans but that did not last long.

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NSW Claims Under-18 Australian Indoor Hockey Festival Double

Ben Somerford



New South Wales have done the men’s and women’s double at the Under-18’s Australian Indoor Hockey Festival which concluded at Goulburn’s Veolia Arena on Thursday.

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Subahan refutes claim that MHL’s standard is on the decline

By Aftar Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHC) president Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal has disagreed with former international Jiwa Mohan that the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) standard has declined in recent years.

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UniKL coach to face MHC over recent outburst

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) coach Arul Selvaraj is in big trouble as he will now have to face the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) for his recent outburst.

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Terengganu powered past Police for third win in women’s hockey league

By Aftar Singh


PKS Uniten’s Nor Izaidah Ibrahim dribbles past players from KL Wipers during the National Women’s Hockey League at the Bukit Jalil hockey stadium. M. Azhar Arif/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu came back from a goal down to edge defending overall champions Police Blue Warriors 3-2 for their third win in a row in the National Women’s Hockey League.

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Liaoning power ahead as PKS-Uniten win in the wet

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Liaoning Hockey Club from China showed that they mean business in the Women's Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) when they beat SSTMI 3-0 yesterday.

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Field Hockey Canada announces Men’s Masters Indoor National Teams



Two Canadian Men’s Masters Teams set to attend the Masters Indoor World Cup in Hong Kong.

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For the players to improve, coaching has to improve, says David John

David John wants some seniors to play in another country and get exposure

K. Keerthivasan and Abheek Dasgupta


David John. 

David John, the High Performance Director of Hockey India, has been in the city for the last few days, watching the ongoing senior National men’s championship B division to tap possible exciting talent. Excerpts from an interview:

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National hockey trials for FIH Pro League begin today

The two-day trials for selecting an 18-member Pakistan squad for the FIH Pro League will start at the National Hockey Stadium here from Friday (today).

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3 Nations Invitational (M) Chile - Day 3

Chile

Result 17 January

ARG v CHI (RR)     5 - 1

Pool standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Japan 2 2 0 0 8 5 3 6
2 Argentina 2 1 0 1 8 5 3 3
3 Chile 2 0 0 2 3 9 -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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Sites

   

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

- Go - The Times of India
- Go - The Telegraph
- Go - Stick2Hockey.com
- Go - The Trinidad Guardian
- Go - The Nation
- Go - Field Hockey Canada media release
- Go - USFHA media release
- Go - NCAA
- Go - Stuff
- Go - The New Zealand Herald
- Go - Hockey New Zealand Media release
- Go - Hockey Asia
- Go - Indian Express
- Go - Daily News & Analysis
- Go - The Telegraph, India
- Go - The Tribune
- Go - Hindustan Times
- Go - The Asian Age
- Go - The Hindu
- Go - Hockey Australia media release
- Go - FIH site
- Go - FIH Match Centre
- Go - GhanaWeb
- Go - The New Vision
- Go - Daily Nation
- Go - The Standard Digital
-- Go - SA Hockey Association media release
- Go - Independent Online
- Go - The Express Tribune
- Go - Dawn
- Go - The News International
- Go - The Daily Times
- Go - The Nation
- Go - Malay Mail
- Go - New Straits Times
- Go - The Star of Malaysia
- Go - Malaysian Hockey blogspot
- Go - Jugjet's World of Field Hockey
- Go - The Hook
- Go - Irish Hockey Association media release
- Go - The Irish Times
- Go - BBC Sport
- Go - Sportstar
- Go - Gulf Times
Go - Daily Express
Go - The Hockey Paper
- England Hockey Board Media release
- Great Britain Hockey media release
- Scottish Hockey Union media release
- Hockey Association Malta media release
- Euro Hockey League media release
- Fédération Française de Hockey media release
- Pan American Hockey Federation media release

 

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