Kalinga crowd will motivate India against Netherlands, says Lalit Upadhyay
Ahead of his team’s FIH Hockey Pro League debut this coming weekend, India attacking midfielder Lalit Upadhyay looks ahead to the mouth-watering double header against the Netherlands that takes place at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
Nervous anxiety across hockey world as FIH Pro League’s critical season gets going
The Hockey Insider
The finance guys across several leading hockey-playing nations are pensively doing the sums, seeking ways to cut costs and reduce the outgo of hard-earned money as the FIH Pro League gets into the swing for its critical make-or-break season.
Destination Tokyo as 2nd FIH Pro League takes off
Destination Tokyo as 2nd FIH Pro League takes off This time around, the FIH Pro League will be a means to an end.
Indian hockey team to not take part in 2020 edition of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
India are the second most successful team in the Azlan Shah Cup, having won it five times with the last title coming in 2010 when the trophy was shared with South Korea after the final was abandoned due to bad weather.
The Indian hockey team will not take part in the 2020 edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia as it will coincide with their preparations for their away Pro League matches in Germany.
FIH reject Hockey Ireland call for independent video referral review after Olympic qualifier controversy
By Liam Morgan
Hockey Ireland had called on the FIH to review the video referral system
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has rejected calls from Hockey Ireland for an independent review of the video referral system, following a controversial incident which cost the country a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Van Doren extends contract with Bloemendaal
Arthur van Doren has confirmed he will extend his stay at HC Bloemendaal with Glenn Schuurman, Floris Wortelboer and Florian Fuchs also confirming they will extend their stays at the club beyond the current season.
UHC’s Janne Müller-Wieland to build a “hockey forest” to offset carbon footprint
UHC Hamburg’s Janne Müller-Wieland is looking to build a “hockey forest” as a measure to offset the carbon footprint that is created by the demands of the sport’s growing schedule.
England Hockey Jaffa Super 6s
This weekend sees the Jaffa Super 6s Division Two and the finals of the Junior Super 6s.
Zidane on recovery road, Govers off the hook
By Jugjet Singh
(From Left) Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) competitions committee chairman Datuk Seri Anil Jeet Singh, MHC president Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal visiting Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Tengku Abdul Jalil. - Pic source: Facebook/MalaysianHockeyConfederation
Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) received pleasant news ahead of their encounter against whipping boys TNB Thunderbolts in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) today.
Powerless Tenaga has Saiful shocked
Looking lost: TNB’s Syarman Mat Tee (left) and Mohd Amirol Aideed Mohd Arshad trying to stop Maybank’s Amirrullah Zainul during their Malaysia Hockey League match on Wednesday. — MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional may have the services of 13 national players but they have hardly showed any sign of that pedigree in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) so far. And coach Nor Saiful Zaini is not at all pleased.
Veteran Baljit is all excited about baby
By AFTAR SINGH
KUALA LUMPUR: Former international Baljit Singh Charun, the most senior Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) player in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL), has won numerous titles both with UniKL and Tenaga Nasional.
The players were crying to be heard
By Jugjet Singh
The Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) conducted a post-mortem on the London Olympic failure on Tuesday, and this scribe was invited to be a panellist.
Chinglensana relishes 'fresh start' at Pro League
Chinglensana sustained a fracture on his right ankle during the 9th senior men’s national championship where he led his team to the title. - S. Subramanium
Indian hockey team mid-fielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam said on Wednesday he was unsure if he would make a comeback from an ankle injury that kept him away from the game for a year.
Jackson raring to go for Irish indoor return in Santander
John Jackson will captain the Irish indoor side. Pic: Adrian Boehm
After 33 years wait, the Irish men’s indoor side finally return to action on Friday with a double-header against Wales (11am) and Scotland (5pm) in Santander in the EuroHockey Championships III.
Hockey Ireland claims video referral at Olympic qualifier was not fit for purpose
Ireland men’s side lost out on penalties after Canada scored late equaliser in Vancouver
Ireland’s Jonathan Bell discusses a video review with the referee that led to Canada being awarded a penalty shot with no time left during the second half of the FIH Men’s Olympic Qualifier match at Rutledge Field in Vancouver. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/Sportsfile
Hockey Ireland (HI) has condemned the video referral system for the Olympic qualification event in Vancouver last October that saw Ireland controversially fail to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. HI said in a statement the system was not fit for purpose.
Sophie Bray and Sam Ward voted UK hockey players of the year
By The Hockey Paper
Sophie Bray receives her award from Investec’s Lucy Oman PIC: Andy Mair
Have there been two more popular winners? Sophie Bray and Sam Ward have been voted UK hockey players of the year for 2019 by members of the Hockey Writers’ Club (HWC) following Wednesday’s awards lunch in London.
Youth and Junior winners announced at prestigious Hockey awards
The winners of the 2020 Hockey Writers’ Club youth and junior awards for 2019 received their awards at the annual presentation lunch on January 15 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, London.
Hockey Writers' Club Award goes to local Reading journalist
DAVID WRIGHT is the 2020 winner of the Graham Wilson Memorial Award for outstanding service to hockey journalism. The award is in memory of the former Daily Express journalist and former Hockey Writers’ Club chairman, who died in 2016.
SA Invitational U21 Ladies Announced
The eagerly anticipated summer series is back. Maties Hockey will be hosting the South African Women’s Hockey team from the 19 January until the 04 February. The South Africans will take on Ireland and Germany, while the SA U21 Invitational side will take on Netherlands.
Seasoned campaigners beat Maybank despite Akhimullah’s lack of form
By AFTAR SINGH
Focused: Maybank’s Alfarico Lance Liau Jr (left) vying for the ball with Tenaga Nasional’s Muhd Azrai Aizad Abu Kamal during the Malaysia Hockey League match at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday. — MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: National forward Mohd Akhimullah Anuar Esook was a little off form but it did not stop Tenaga Nasional from winning again in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).
2020 Schools Super 6s Champions Crowned
Cranleigh 2020 Schools Super 6s U16G Champions
The 2020 England Hockey Schools Super 6s competitions came to a thrilling conclusion last weekend as four different schools won the titles on offer.
GB hockey's Alex Danson-Bennett opens up about her concussion struggle
'You need specialist care at the early stages of a head injury'
Alex Danson-Bennett was concussed in 2018 after hitting her head while on holiday Credit: GETTY IMAGES
Alex Danson-Bennett has spoken of her renewed optimism at overcoming her “treatable” post-concussion symptoms since returning to train with Great Britain hockey - but warned athletes navigating the “debilitating” symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury must receive better support in the early stages of their recovery.
Malawi enters new hockey era
When FIH awarded Malawi the prestigious Pablo Negre Award in 2016, the Malawi Hockey Association found itself in a situation where, in theory, possibilities were boundless, but the reality was much tougher.