Superb Spain seal semi-final ticket
It was another pulsating day of action at the 2015 Unibet EuroHockey Championships in London, with Spain women producing a remarkable goal-scoring performance to overturn a huge goal-difference deficit to eventually secure a place in the competition semi-finals ahead of Belgium’s Red Panthers.
Spain's double digits secure semi spot
Spain completed the women’s semi-final line-up at the Unibet EuroHockey Championships as they ran up a huge 10-0 win over Poland to edge out Belgium’s Red Panthers on goal difference.
Dominant England beat Germany
Alex Danson scored a hat-trick against Germany
A hat-trick from Alex Danson and another from Sophie Bray handed England top spot in the group and a semi-final clash with Spain after Danny Kerry’s side put four past Germany for a famous win. Both Danson and Bray opened their accounts for the tournament in a blistering opening quarter and although Kristina Hillmann pulled one back, England were not to be denied.
Danson hat-trick seals England's stunning performance
By Mike Haymonds
England hat-trick hero Alex Danson celebrates with her team mates. Credit Koen Suyk
ALEX DANSON scored a hat-trick as England produced a stunning performance to beat Germany 4-1 and finish top of their pool at the Unibet EuroHockey Championship in the Olympic Park.
Both England teams surge into Semi-Finals
With the final men’s pool matches played on Tuesday, the Unibet EuroHockey Championships Semi-Final line-up is decided. Pool A winners Netherlands will take on the surprise package, Ireland, while Germany – as Pool B winners – will face host nation England.
Semi-Final Preview: Sam Ward
Sam Ward who scored twice for England against Spain in action for England. Credit Stanislas Brochier
England vs. Germany is a sporting occasion steeped in history. From penalty shootout heartbreak to ruthless efficiency to the famous “Where were the Germans?” line, these two traditional sporting foes have gone toe-toe in their fair share of iconic sporting clashes.
Scotland secure important three points with win against Italy
Kareena Marshall celebrates her goal with player of the match Nikki Kidd. Photo Credit: Ady Kerry
Scotland Senior Women secured a vital 3-1 win over Italy in their final EuroHockey Nations Championship Pool B match today.
Korea three match series
Hockeyroos to start their race to Rio against Korea next week
The Hockeyroos’ race to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games begins next week in Perth when the Australian women take on Korea in three official test matches.
Shelley and Bernie inspirational as Southerns outplay WP
JONATHAN COOK in Potchefstroom
Southern Gauteng captain Bernie Coston, the SA forward who scored a breathtaking goal during Southerns' stunning 5-1 win over arch-rivals Western Province at the SA Women's Interprovincial Hockey Tournament in Potchefstroom Wednesday. PHOTO ACTION PIX
An inspired Southern Gauteng beat arch-rivals Western Province 5-1 Wednesday after leading 4-0 at half-time on day two of A Section action at the SA Women’s Interprovincial Hockey Tournament in Potchefstroom.
Sapura's got to make every penalty corners count
By Aftar Singh
PETALING JAYA: Sapura’s hopes of holding on to third spot in the Premier Division of the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) could be scuppered by their poor penalty corner execution.
The 49th Halo Ayr Hockey Festival is a roaring success
By Mike Wilson
Action from the hockey festival at Cambusdoon
COMPETITORS from across the country came to Ayr for the annual feast of hockey, which delivered plenty of action.
Nehru-Dhyan Chand Cup 2015: Shahpurjat goes down in final
Surprise pack of this year's Nehru-Dhyan Chand Cup Govt Co-Ed Sarvodaya Bal Vidyala, Shahpur Jat went down 1-3 to superior team Union Academy in the final today at the Shivaji Stadium, New Delhi.
Namdhari Hockey XI blank MDN School 7-0
Players of the MRS Hockey Academy, Amritsar, and the SGPC Hockey Academy, Faridkot, during a match at the Phase IX international hockey stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
Chandigarh: The SGPC Hockey Academy, Punjab, and Namdhari Hockey XI, Bhani Sahib, today registered wins in their respective matches in the ongoing 14th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior (U-14) Hockey Championship being played at the international hockey stadium in Mohali.
Need more games: Indian women's hockey coach
NEW DELHI: The Indian women's hockey team has not yet officially qualified for the Rio Olympics, but their coach Mathias Ahrens is already planning for the Games. The 51-year-old German is confident that his team will make the grade.
Is India getting out of a sticky corner?
By: Shakya Mitra
Last week started with a 0-4 drubbing by Spain. By the time it was over, a resurgent Indian hockey team had not only wiped out the deficit in a three-game series, but won another to record an impressive series victory. This was on the back of a series win the week earlier over France. The growth in Indian hockey, notwithstanding the departure of Dutch coach Paul Van Ass, has made both fans and experts sit up.
Indian junior hockey team eager to play Pakistan
SHILAROO (Himachal Pradesh): The Indian junior hockey team is preparing hard and eagerly waiting for the fifth Sultan of Johor Cup where it will open its campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 11.
PHF Congress to convene for voting
KARACHI: Major changes are expected to take place at the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) when Brigadier (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokar is selected as the president of Pakistan hockey’s governing body as the PHF Congress convenes on Thursday to cast their votes for the presidency.
Sikh Hockey Photo goes Viral
by Dil Bahra
Photo: Humans of New York
When 93 year old Jaswant Singh Chawla took out his hockey team photo from his wallet to show it to a photographer, he did not realise how popular this photo would become.
Green Machine stun Red Lions to reach final four
Ireland produced a dazzling display to secure a stunning draw against Belgium’s Red Lions on Tuesday (25 August), a result that not only upset the FIH World Rankings but also saw the Green Machine reach the men's semi-finals of the Unibet EuroHockey Championships ahead of their illustrious opponents.
Ireland book Eurohockey Championship Semi Spot For 1st Time Ever
Photo Credit: Eleni Henry
Ireland has progressed to the semi-final of the Eurohockey Championships for the first time ever! In torrential rain and under the spot lights, Ireland took their chances and defended stoically to earn a draw with the world number 4 and current European silver medallists. In doing so, Ireland pipped Belgium to second place in Pool B on goal difference and will take on either Netherlands or England in the semi-final on Thursday.
Ireland rip up ranking list to reach Euro semis
Ireland ripped up the world ranking lists to advance to their first ever European Championships semi-final as they got the draw they needed against Belgium in London to advance, undoing a side rated 10 places higher.
Ireland's hockey heroes through to first ever European semi-final
The team drew with Belgium to advance
Ireland's Peter Caruth ©INPHO/Koen Suyk
The Ireland men's hockey team continue to punch above their weight after advancing to the semi-finals of the European Championships for the first time.
England storm into Semi Finals with win against Spain
Chris Griffiths celebrates
A double from Ashley Jackson as well as goals from Barry Middleton and Chris Griffiths booked England’s place in the semi-finals of the Unibet EuroHockey Championships. In a fast-paced and physical encounter against Spain, England’s ability to convert their chances made the difference and set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with old foes Germany.
Jackson brace helps England to Semis
By Mike Haymonds
THANKS to a double by Ashley Jackson and strikes by skipper Barry Middleton and Chris Griffiths England sealed their place in the semi-finals at the Unibet EuroHockey Championships in the Olympic Park.
Action aplenty on day one of Women's IPT A Section
JONATHAN COOK in Potchefstroom
The opening game in the elite A Section of the SA Women’s Interprovincial Hockey Tournament Tuesday saw Western Province beat Spar KZN Raiders 4-2 after the Capetonians led 2-0 at half-time.
Wollongong to host festival of indoor hockey
Indoor Australian Championships to be held in Wollongong in 2016 & 2017
Hockey Australia has announced its Indoor Australian Championships will be held in Wollongong in 2016 and 2017 thanks to a two-year partnership with Destination Wollongong.
Singapore hockey coach leaving despite games success
South African Solomon Casoojee had plans to widen the talent pool, but the national men's hockey coach will leave in March next year, despite a contract that extends until 2017. Photo: The New Paper
National hockey coach to depart next March in spite of surprise silver at SEA Games
Mathias Ahrens: Preparation Camp is yielding good results for the Junior Players
As the AHF Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 is approaching fast, the Indian Junior Women Team is working on their final game-plans at their ongoing preparation camp in New Delhi. The month-long camp has helped all the players to rectify their mistakes and improve their skills for the upcoming tournament. The 7th AHF Women’s Junior Asia Cup is also a qualification tournament for the FIH Junior Hockey World Cup (Women) 2016, which makes the tournament more important for the eves.
SAI and SSPF chart out road-map for grassroots National Talent Search and Nurture
New Delhi: In an attempt to explore possible solutions in identification of talent in the early years and nurturing it through the teen years , The Gurukul Trust, a non-profit philanthropic trust, in association with Sports Authority of India, today announced the launch of the School Sports Promotion Foundation (SSPF). The Foundation will organize sports tournaments across the country to identify talent and arrange to nurture it and take them through the city, district, state, zonal and national level of competitive sport. At the next level, it will arrange to provide sports coaching to those talented youth who are identified through these tournaments at all levels.
Former Olympian proposes neutral venues for revival of hockey
ISLAMABAD: Hailing the nomination of Brigadier retired Khalid Sajjad Khokhar as the new chief of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), former Olympian Khawaja Muhammad Junaid suggested on Monday that efforts should be made to convince Asian teams to tour Pakistan.
Gospel and ACS dominate U19 hockey tournament
Ema Vosailagi of Adi Cakobau School (left) tussles for the ball against Raijieli Salabogi of Nabua Secondary School in the girls U19 Secondary School Hockey competition at the National Hockey Centre in Suva yesterday. Picture: JONE LUVENITOGA
GOSPEL High School and Adi Cakobau School dominated the U19 hockey Suva District play off tournament held at the National Hockey Centre yesterday.
USMNT Fall to Argentina in Second Game
BOSTON, Mass. - Today was another opportunity for the U.S. Men's National Team to gain match experienced against Argentina, who recently finished second at the FIH Hockey World League Semifinal in Buenos Aires. With that second place finish, the 6th ranked team in the world by the FIH World Rankings has already qualified for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
India lose 2-1 to Belgium in second practice game
Akashdeep Singh scored the lone goal for India during their practice match against Belgium. File photo
The Indian men’s hockey team went down fighting 2-1 to hosts Belgium in their second practice match ahead of the FIH World League Semi-Finals which will get underway here on June 20.
Will miss SV Sunil on the field: Yuvraj Walmiki
ANTWERP (Belgium): As the Indian hockey team gears up for the FIH World League Semi-Final, forward Yuvraj Walmiki said the services of ace striker S V Sunil would be missed.
Green Machine Squad for Belgian Series
Ireland’s Men’s National Squad will take on Belgium, ranked 4th in the world, in their final warm up matches before World League 3. The 2 tests will take place on Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th at 3pm (Belgian time). The matches will be hosted at KHC Dragons, the same venue that will host World League 3 (June 20-July 5).
Scotland retains Euro Hockey League place
Scottish Hockey yesterday recieved confirmation from the European Hockey Federation (EHF) that Scotland will retain its Euro Hockey League (EHL) place for the 2015/16 season.