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Wimbledon add huge quality for new English season

©: Frank Uijlenbroek/world Sport Pics

Wimbledon Hockey Club today announced the signings of 10 new players across their elite men and women’s squads with a series of high profile new arrivals.

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Strengthened Racing make it two wins from two

©: Christopher Bellenger

Racing Club de France continued their strong start to their French title defence with a second win of the campaign, beating Stade Francais 5-1 in their derby date.

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World XI visit will help hockey, says federation secretary

By Nabil Tahir


LAHORE: World XI’s visit to Pakistan for the Independence Day Cup went a long way in ensuring that the country takes a huge step in returning international cricket to its soil, but other sports can also use it to their advantage.

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Training Squads Selected for Women's 2018 FIH Masters World Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After multiple tryouts across the United States during which more than 200 women participated, the U. S. Women’s Masters Committee is pleased to announce the training squads for the FIH Masters World Cup to be held July 27 to August 5, 2018 in Terrassa, Spain. With the increased interest in Masters Hockey, the U.S. Women's Masters Committee has selected five squads in the following age groups, O-35, O-40, O-45, O-50 and O-55. This is an increase from two teams representing the U.S. Women's Masters Team at the last two World Cups in The Netherlands (2014) and Australia (2016). Travel teams for each squad will be announced in early 2018.

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Field hockey falls to Indiana

by Jack Williams

Ball State field hockey players celebrate after senior midfielder Carley Shannon scored a goal in the first half of the Cardinals' game against Ohio on Aug. 27 at Briner Sports Complex. Ball State scored two goals in the first half. Patrick Murphy // DN Patrick Murphy

After defeating Saint Francis on Friday 2-0, the Ball State field hockey team fell to the Indiana Hoosiers 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

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Kyler Greenwalt was a Maryland field hockey ball girl. Now she’s a standout freshman.

By Scott Gelman

Maryland field hockey midfielder Kyler Greenwalt brings the ball up the field during the Terps' 2-1 win over Saint Joseph's on Aug. 27, 2017, at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. (Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics)

Nearing goal, Kyler Greenwalt battled.

With two defenders and the goalkeeper in front of her during the Maryland field hockey team's 4-1 win against Bucknell on Sunday, the freshman midfielder tried to tuck the ball into the unguarded net while ensuring her stick didn't touch the others vying for possession. Four Terps surrounded and watched.

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Maryland field hockey’s Kyler Greenwalt, Lein Holsboer earn Big Ten honors

By Scott Gelman

Both Maryland field hockey midfielders who scored in Sunday's 4-1 win against Bucknell earned Big Ten conference honors Monday.

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Telkom’s clean, 11-match sheet


Flavian Mutiva (left) of Telkom Kenya in control under pressure from Maureen Kamau of Vikings during their Kenya Hockey Union Women’s Premier League match at City Park Hockey Stadium on September 16, 2017. Telkom won 6-0. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Can anyone stop Telkom from marching to an unprecedented 20th Kenyan league crown?

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Mossley making their mark in Ulster Shield

John Flack.

Mossley captain Louise Creighton. Picture: Philip McCloy

Newly-promoted Mossley Ladies are closing in on a place in the semi-finals of the Denman Ulster Shield after securing promotion to the top-flight for the first time last season.

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Weston off to winning start in Leinster Division One

Weston won in Kilkenny for the second year running to take up the lead of the embryonic men’s Leinster Division One table for the guts of ten days.

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SCR, IOC in Tegh Bahadur hockey final

Early advantage:IOC forward Sukhjeet Singh (centre) strikes in the semifinal against Punjab Police.Special Arrangement 

Indian Oil Corporation outscored Punjab Police 4-1 to confirm a place in Tuesday’s clash for the title in the 13th PCM Guru Tegh Bahadur Gold Cup all-India hockey tournament. In the other semifinal, South Central Railway (SCR) quelled a spirited challenge from Army XI 3-2 at the MHAL-Mahindra stadium, Churchgate.

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GTB Gold Cup: Indian Oil and South Central Railway enter finals

Mumbai: Indian Oil, Mumbai and South Central Railway (SCR), Secundrabad registered contrasting wins to set up a title clash in the 13th PMC Bank-Guru Tegh Bahadur Gold Cup All India Hockey Tournament.

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Support for changed NHL format

Auckland's Mark Bell-Kane dribbles the ball pursued by Canterbury's Bradley Shaw in their Challenge Cup clash yesterday. Photo / Photosport

The format has changed at this week's national hockey league, and Auckland captain Arun Panchia is enjoying the adjustment.

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Auckland, Harbour surge ahead at Ford NHL

Photo: www.photosport.nz

The Auckland and North Harbour Men have stormed ahead following strong results at the Ford National Hockey League on Monday.

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Smith Appointed New Hockeyroos Captain

Ben Somerford

Hockey Australia today announces Emily Smith has been appointed as the new permanent Hockeyroos captain.

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Hockeyroos’ Oceania Cup Team Named, Captain Appointed

Ben Somerford

Hockey Australia today announces the 18-member Hockeyroos team for the Oceania Cup to be played at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre from 11-15 October.

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India women beat Belgium junior men's team 4-3

ANTWERP (Belgium): The Indian women's hockey team ended their Europe Tour on a high after getting the better of the Belgium junior men's team 4-3 in a thrilling encounter.

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No. 7 UNC field hockey shuts out James Madison, 3-0

Jake Schmitz

The No. 7 UNC field hockey team dominated the first half in its 3-0 win over No. 13 James Madison. It was the team's second consecutive "home" game at Jack Katz Stadium in Durham.

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No. 6 Blue Hens beat No. 2 Penn State in field hockey

In a showdown between two of the best collegiate field hockey teams in the country, No. 6 Delaware blanked No. 2 Penn State, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon.

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No. 2 Penn State field hockey suffers first loss of the season to Delaware

David Eckert

Gini Bramley (28) takes control of the ball during the game against Iowa at the Field Hockey Complex on Friday, Sept 15, 2017. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 3-0. Aabha Vora

Accustomed to winning games with suffocating defense and timely scoring, No. 2 Penn State found itself on the opposite end of the spectrum on Sunday.

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Maryland field hockey beats Bucknell, 4-1, for its fourth straight win

By Scott Gelman

The Terps celebrate after scoring a goal during their game against Bucknell on Sep. 17 at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. (Matt Regan/The Diamondback)

During halftime of the Maryland field hockey team's 4-1 win against Bucknell on Sunday, head coach Missy Meharg urged the No. 9 Terps to consider the theme of the last few weeks before taking shots. Maryland's roster boasts six freshman, so the coaching staff urged the team to prioritize making connections.

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Former Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League champions Nairobi Sikh Union corner Nakuru

Former champions seek to reclaim league title.

By Elizabeth Mburugu

Sikh Union Allan Inigu let go the ball to Butali Frank Wanagwe when they played Men Premier at City Park. ON 14/05/2017 PHOTO: JENIPHER WACHIE

Former Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League champions Nairobi Sikh Union yesterday continued with their impressive form, thrashing visitors Nakuru HC 4-0 at City Park in Nairobi.

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KU Vultures upset Greensharks


Kenya Police's Fredrick Okoth (left) vies for the ball with and Frank Okumu of Greensharks during their Kenya Hockey Union Premier League match at City Park Stadium on May 1, 2016. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenyatta University (KU) Vultures on Sunday upset third-placed Greensharks 2-1 in a Kenya Hockey Union’s men’s Premier League match at the City Park Stadium, Nairobi.

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Scottish Cup gets off to a roaring start

A shoot out to decide in the Scottish Cup tie between Western Wildcats and MC Clydesdale Western – photo by Duncan Gray

The game of the day in the first round of the women`s Scottish Cup saw Wildcats progress to the next stage after seeing off Milne Craig Clydesdale Western in a dramatic fashion at Auchenhowie.

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The goals keep coming in National League 1

Photo by Duncan Gray

Bromac Kelburne continued the quest for their 14th consecutive Scottish men’s National League 1 title with a 6-3 victory over Clydesdale at Titwood. There were hat-tricks for Johnny Christie from open play and also Josh Cairns from set pieces. Clydesdale`s replies came from Chris McFadden with two and Struan Walker.

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Slattery Scores Double In Grand Final

Ben Somerford

Hockeyroos forward Kathryn Slattery scored two goals to lead Wesley South Perth to the WA Women’s Premier League premiership with a 2-1 win over Victoria Park Xavier on Saturday.

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Rühr hat trick gives Rot-Weiss big win over reigning German champions

©: Frank Uijlenbroek/world Sport Pics

A Christopher Rühr hat trick saw Rot-Weiss Köln keep their perfect record going at the start of the German season with a third win so far, beating Mannheimer HC 6-3 in a repeat of last year’s national final.

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Bloemendaal disrupt Hertzberger’s 200-goal celebrations

©: Frank Uijlenbroek/world Sport Pics

HC Bloemendaal came from a goal down to thump Rotterdam 5-1 in a big statement in the Hoofdklasse as EHL ROUND1 approaches quickly for the former side.

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Vacancy- Hockey Ireland Performance Director


Hockey Ireland is seeking to appoint a Performance Director to support the ongoing development of the High Performance Programme.

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HI names 37-man core group for junior men's national coaching camp

LUCKNOW: Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced a 37-member core group for the junior men's national coaching camp which will take place at SAI centre till September 17 to prepare for the seventh Sultan of Johor Cup.

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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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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 - Jugjet's World of Field Hockey
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- Go - Irish Hockey Association media release
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- England Hockey Board Media release
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- Euro Hockey League media release
- Fédération Française de Hockey media release
- Pan American Hockey Federation media release

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

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