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2018 U15 Field Hockey Nationals – July 16

Thrilling medal round play wraps up the U15 National Championship

The final day of the U15 National Championship didn’t come without excitement. The temperature was nearing 40 degrees with humidity. Bronze medal games kicked off the day. Lightning delayed the boys’ final. And when the final whistle of the day blew, two teams stood atop the podium as national champions.

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Two Southlanders to play masters hockey world cup


Chris Young leaves next week for the Exin Masters Hockey World Cup in Terrassa, Spain. John Hawkins/Stuff

Chris Young will be without his favourite stick when he plays for New Zealand at the Exin Masters Hockey World Cup in Spain.

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PHF concerned over SHA parallel body

LAHORE: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has expressed its concern over the patronage of the Sindh Olympic Association as a parallel body of the Sindh Hockey Association, which has no affiliation with the PHF.

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Struggling Pak hockey needs govt support: Shahbaz Sr

Mohsin Ali

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Olympian Shahbaz Ahmad Senior has sent SOS call to Caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk and President Mamnoon Hussian to help the federation, which is starving to meet day-to-day affairs due to acute shortage of funds.

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Malaysian men sure bets for Asian Games semis

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian men's hockey team are confirmed to play in the semi-finals of the Asian Games on Aug 19-Sept 1.

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Indian men's hockey team to open Asian Games title defence against Hong Kong China

Indian men's hockey team - File Photo, PTI

India will open its title defence against minnows Hong Kong China on August 22 in the men's hockey competition of the Asian Games to be held in Indonesia.

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Pakistan to face Thailand in opener on August 20

18th Asiad will serve as qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

LAHORE: The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) on Monday announced the schedule of the field hockey tournament of the Asian Games 2018 to be held in Jakarta-Palembang in August-September. Pakistan, who are in Pool B, will face Thailand in their opening match on August 20. The 18th edition of the Asiad will see the highest ever number of participating teams in the history of hockey competitions at the Asian Games. 21 teams from 14 countries will go head to head in the men’s and women’s categories in 60 matches over a course of 14 days. The winners of the men and women’s categories will book their place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. All matches will be played in the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Sports Complex in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Get To Know The Green Army Goalkeepers

Ayeisha McFerran

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Jersey presentation marks start of special week for Irish women

Nine months on from World Cup qualification, Irish coach Graham Shaw says Friday evening’s jersey presentation very much felt like “the start” of the competition proper.

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From captain Rani Rampal to goalkeeper Savita Punia, meet Indian team for tournament

Sundeep Misra

India captain Rani Rampal will hold key for India at the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup. Image Courtesy: Rani Rampal Facebook

Meet the Indian women’s hockey team as they open their campaign on 21 July against Olympic Champions England at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. England, USA and Ireland. With close to 2000 caps in the team, experience is not something the Asia Cup Champions lack.

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Six current and former Tar Heels will play in Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup

By Torre Netkovick

Junior midfielder Ashley Hoffman (13) rears back for a shot against Boston College on Sep. 16 in Durham. Stella Reneke

Two current North Carolina field hockey players were chosen to join the U.S. Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup team, which will compete in London from July 21 to August 5.

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Lynch: I Watch 2014 World Cup Semi-Final Shootout Regularly!

Ben Somerford

Hockeyroos goalkeeper Rachael Lynch fondly recalls her shootout heroics in the semi-finals of the World Cup four years ago, ahead of this year’s edition.

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Tuilotolava ready to challenge the World’s Best

Lulu is pictured second from the right as the Vantage Black Sticks Women celebrate after scoring against Argentina at the Four Nations Cup. Photo: Roel Ubels

A whirlwind two months is about to go up a notch for the Vantage Black Sticks' newest player.

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I’m loving what I’m doing, says England’s Ellie Rayer

By Richard Bright

Ellie Rayer, second left, celebrates with Susannah Townsend PIC: England Hockey

England’s Ellie Rayer has fast-tracked from junior to senior hockey in the same manner that she plays the game.

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Hockeyroos Defeat India In World Cup Warm-up Match

Ben Somerford

Stephanie Kershaw opened the scoring

The Hockeyroos have warmed up for the 2018 World Cup with a comprehensive 3-0 win over India in Monday’s practice match in London.

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2018 U15 Field Hockey Nationals – July 15

Bracket Play Recap and Gold Medal Previews

U15 Boys Division

The morning kicked off early with two remaining quarterfinal matchups: BC Lions vs BC Rams on one side, and Ontario vs Quebec 2 on the other. Quebec 1 had already qualified for the semi-finals and was set to face USA.

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Watson on target in successful opening day for GB EDP

Scotland internationalist Charlotte Watson scored on a successful start to the Six Nations campaigns for the men’s and women’s EDP teams – both saw off Belgium in highly competitive matches.

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Scotland U18 Girls’ get off to a winning start in Rakovnik

Scotland U18 Girls’ got their EuroHockey Championship II campaign off to a sensational start with a 4-0 win over Wales in Rakovnik, Czech Republic.

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Tough opening weekend for junior age group teams

The Irish underage sides endured a tough weekend on the results front with eight losses from eight outings against strong opposition at tournaments in Antwerp, Santander and Cork.

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Shahbaz believes Pakistan will shine at Asiad

Kashif Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is optimistic that national squad will emerge victorious in upcoming Asian Games.

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Experience will give us an edge, says Indian skipper Rani Rampal

Indian Women Hockey Team , AFP

Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal feels abundance of experience will give her team an advantage in the Vitality World Cup 2018 to be held between July 21 and August 5 in London.

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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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