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No one in Shamala's way

By Jugjet Singh


Datuk S. Shamala

DATUK S. Shamala may not be popular on social media, but she is well-received in the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC).

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Scotland women nominated for Team of the Year at sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards



Scottish Hockey is delighted that the Scotland Women’s National Hockey Team has been shortlisted for Team of the Year at the Sunday Mail and sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards. The prestigious awards will be held in Glasgow on 5 December.

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Penn field hockey drawing on international talent in van Staden and Lavers

Freshman Elita van Staden joined the Quakers from Pretoria, South Africa

By Krissy Kowalski


Hailing from South Africa, freshman defender Elita van Staden is one of two international players for Penn field hockey. Credit: Son Nguyen

As of fall 2018, international students made up about 21% of the student body at Penn. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that they are also distributed among sports teams for the Quakers.

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Assessing UNC field hockey's NCAA tournament outlook after ACC postseason title

By Ryan Wilcox


The UNC field hockey team huddles together on Sunday Sept. 15, 2019, before playing William and Mary. UNC won 8-0. Alicia Robbins

When the North Carolina field hockey team trumped Boston College in the ACC Tournament final on Sunday, it preserved a second-straight perfect season.

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NCAA Field hockey Tournament seeding announced

By Austin Kalt


Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

For the 25th consecutive season, Maryland field hockey will be competing in the NCAA Tournament.

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How champions Surbiton prepare for match day

Rod Gilmour


Brett Garrard advises one of Surbiton's young players Credit: Surbiton HC

This weekend features a table-topping clash in the Investec Women's Premier Division as leaders and defending champions Surbiton take on newly-promoted Hampstead & Westminster.

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Dart learns from adversity to reach SA hockey team

 
University of Johannesburg hockey star Taylor Dart enjoyed a successful year on the field to be named the varsity’s Sportsman of the Year at the last months gala awards function. Photo: University of Johannesburg

Learning some hard lessons on how to handle adversity has been a key part of University of Johannesburg hockey star Taylor Dart’s rise to the national level in his chosen sport.

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Rani Rampal: Surreal to have scored the goal that secured Olympic qualification

Rani Rampal scored the all-important goal against USA in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in Odisha as India narrowly beat the visitors 6-5 on aggregate.


Indian Captain Rani Rampal celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal against USA during FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2019 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.   -  PTI

A podium finish at the Tokyo Olympics is possible considering the long strides the Indian women’s hockey team has taken in the last three years, asserted skipper Rani Rampal on Monday.

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World Cup tournament for five-a-side

That is interesting news for Malaysia who created history by winning the five-a-side gold in the Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina last year.

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FIH proposes new competitions, promotes Hockey 5s

FIH has decided to launch two new world-level tournaments and also sought to put an end to the umpiring controversies during the Olympic Qualifiers.

Uthra Ganesan


The inaugural edition of the Hockey 5s World Cup will be held in 2023.   -  BSIWARANJAN ROUT

While deciding the hosts for the next men’s and women’s World Cups was top priority for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in its recent executive board meeting, that was not the only major decision taken.

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FIH creates Hockey5s World Cup



The FIH Executive Board (EB), chaired by FIH President Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, held its last meeting of the year on 8-9 November at its offices in Lausanne, Switzerland, where it selected India to host the 2023 FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup (13-29 January 2023) and Spain and the Netherlands to co-host the 2022 FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup (1-17 July 2022).

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Historic Night for BlitzStoks while SPAR SA continue to Shine


Picture – Everlasting Clicks / SA Hockey

The second night of the indoor test series between both the South African and Swiss Men and Women proved to be a night that belonged to the lower ranked South African sides. The BlitzStoks produced a moment of historical significance while SPAR South Africa showed their continued superiority over a team ranked 9 places above them in the Official Indoor Hockey World Ratings.

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Iowa field hockey wins Big Ten Tournament

The Hawkeyes got the job done in overtime on Sunday to take home the Big Ten Tournament crown.

Anna Kayser


Iowa forward Maddy Murphy jumps to block a pass during a field hockey game between Iowa and Northwestern at Grant Field on Saturday Oct. 26, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 2-1. Hannah Kinson

The No. 2 seed Iowa field hockey team didn’t need more than 23 extra seconds after regulation ended to clinch the Big Ten Tournament title on Sunday, 1-0, against five-seeded Penn State.

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Elis close out season with win against Brown

Drew Beckmen


Credit: Sam Rubin

The Yale field hockey team capped off its 2019 season with a resounding 4–1 victory against Ivy foe Brown.

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Three takeaways from Maryland field hockey’s Big Ten tournament letdown vs. Penn State

David Suggs


Maryland field hockey coach Missy Meharg before her team’s 6-0 win over Indiana on Oct. 13, 2019 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. (Gabby Baniqued/The Diamondback)

While Maryland field hockey retreated to the locker room after its shock 1-0 defeat to No. 5-seeded Penn State on Friday, the Nittany Lions raced to the center of the pitch, hoping to envelop goalkeeper Brie Barraco in a cacophony of noise.

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Penn field hockey drops season finale to Ivy League champs Princeton, 3-1

Freshman Meghan Ward scored Penn's lone goal on Senior Day

By Jacob Karlovsky


Despite the team's loss to Princeton, Penn field hockey's seniors Alexa Murray, Alexa Schneck, Ava Rosati, and Laura Shelton were honored as they played their final game at Ellen Vagelos Field. Credit: Son Nguyen

It was an afternoon of many hugs and tears as Penn field hockey closed out its season, albeit in a losing effort.

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Boston College Field Hockey Falls to #1 UNC in ACC Championship Game

The Eagles should still make the NCAA Tournament

By Laura Berestecki



The Boston College field hockey team fell to UNC by a score of 3-1 in this afternoon’s ACC Championship game on Newton Campus. The Eagles fought hard, but were up against the #1 field hockey team in the country, who remain undefeated and have dominated all of their competition this year.

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Carolina field hockey team claims third ACC title in a row

The top-ranked Tar Heels beat second-seeded Boston College 3-1 to claim the team's 22nd ACC Tournament title.


The top-ranked Tar Heels beat Boston College 3-1 on Sunday to claim its 22nd ACC Championship. Photo by Mary Schwalm, The ACC.

For the third year in a row, the fourth time in five years and the 22nd time in program history, North Carolina is the Atlantic Coast Conference field hockey champion.

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MHC's saga goes on


Kuala Lumpur Hockey Association (KLHA) chief Datuk Seri Megat D. Shahriman, who is eyeing the deputy president’s post, might ironically be thwarted by a rule set by his own association. NSTP/AZHAR RAMLI

AS the King’s son withdrew from the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) elections, there was another twist to the saga yesterday.

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Novices Oranje Leonas lead promotion race

By Elizabeth Mburugu


Telkom Kenya's Captain Elynah Chebet play against USIU A during Astro Turf tourney match at Sikh Union Club, Nairobi. Telkom beat USIU A 2-1 in the final period. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Re-branded Africa champions need one win to seal a record 22nd league title.

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Blazers close in on record-extending title

By AGNES MAKHANDIA


Telkom's Maureen Okumu (left) celebrates her goal with teammate Phanice Olunga during their Kenya Hockey Union women's Premier League match against Sliders on August 4, 2019 at City Park Stadium. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Blazers formerly Telkom, are only one win away from a record-extending 22nd Kenya Hockey Union Premier League title after a 2-1 win over stubborn Lakers at City Park Stadium on Sunday.

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Scottish Premiership leaders retain top spots after goal-laden weekend



Grange and Clydesdale Western are still in pole position in the men`s and women`s Premiership after emphatic victories this weekend.

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Lisnagarvey continue to blaze a hot trail

UCD sent packing as in-form Ulster club maintain their scoring streak

Sephen Findlater


James Lorimer: was on target for Lisnagarvey in the league leaders’ home victory over outgunned UCD. Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho
 
Questions are already being asked if anyone can stop Lisnagarvey after yet another hammering of a potential title rival as the men’s EY Hockey League returned following a three-week break for the Olympic qualifiers.

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Marcano on target in St Albans loss

By Nigel Simon

T&T men’s hock­ey play­er Teague Mar­cano scored his sixth goal of the sea­son but it was not enough to stop St Al­bans from falling to a sec­ond loss, 1-4 to Wap­ping, in the Eng­land Men’s Hock­ey League Con­fer­ence East on Sat­ur­day.

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ROUND-UP: English Men's Hockey League


Lee Morton winds up to score his second goal. Credit Peter Smith.

Ed Horler scored a hat-trick and Ronan Harvey-Kelly bagged two goals as Wimbledon produced an excellent 7-1 victory over Brooklands MU to maintain the pressure on Premier Division leaders Surbiton in the Men’s Hockey League.

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Melbourne to host inaugural grand final



The ticketing and match details for the Sultana Bran Hockey One 2019 Grand Final have been released as the inaugural season comes to its exciting climax.

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Women’s Semi Final Review



The inaugural Sultana Bran Hockey One League grand finalists have been determined, with the top two women’s and men’s teams to go head to head in the season deciders.

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Men’s Semi Final Review



The inaugural Sultana Bran Hockey One League grand finalists have been determined, with the top two women’s and men’s teams to go head to head in the season deciders.

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Super start for SPAR South Africa while BlitzStoks earn fantastic draw


Picture – Everlasting Clicks / SA Hockey

The much-anticipated Indoor Test Series between South African and Switzerland’s indoor Men and Women got underway in a massive thunderstorm in Durban North. The weather didn’t put off a capacity crowd inside the Danville Park Indoor Sports Centre, filled with South Africans still high on cloud 9 from the Springbok World Cup win.

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The BlitzStoks are Back!



The last time SA Indoor Hockey Men’s Jethro Eustice took to the indoor court to represent the Green and Gold was on the 11 February 2018, 637 days ago, when his two goals helped the BlitzStoks beat Kazakhstan to secure 11th place at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. Remarkably, since that time he has played in the Commonwealth Games, the FIH Hockey World Cup, the FIH Hockey Series Final and the African Road to Tokyo 2020 Qualifier. Throughout all those tournaments, his passion for indoor hockey never wavered, so the newly elected captain will be delighted to be back on the court with the SA Indoor Men against Switzerland.

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ROUND-UP: Investec English Women's Hockey League


Sophie Bray celebrates her hat-trick with team mates. Credit Peter Smith

In-form East Grinstead made it three consecutive wins with a 4-0 victory over Clifton Robinsons in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday.

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FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2019 (Women) - 3 Nov 2019

1 Nov 2019 18:00     IND v USA (GMT +5:30) 5 - 1

2 Nov 2019 18:00     IND v USA (GMT +5:30) 4 - 1 India qualify for Tokyo 2020
2 Nov 2019 14:00     GBR v CHI (GMT) 3 - 0
2 Nov 2019 16:00     GER v ITA  (GMT+1) 2 - 0
2 Nov 2019 19:00     IRL v CAN (GMT) 0 - 0

3 Nov 2019 12:00     GBR v CHI (GMT) 2 - 1 Great Britain qualify for Tokyo 2020
3 Nov 2019 14:00     GER v ITA (GMT +1) 7 - 0 Germany qualify for Tokyo 2020
3 Nov 2019 19:10     IRL v CAN (GMT) 0 - 0 (S/O 4/6 - 3/6) Ireland qualify for Tokyo 2020

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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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Sites

   

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

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