17th Asian Games set to showcase hockey revolution
60 minute, four quarter format will make international debut in Incheon, Korea
India goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh has set his sights on the Gold medal and subsequent qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.(Photo: FIH / Frank Uijlenbroek)
Hockey’s long held reputation as one of the world’s most pioneering sports will be strengthened even further in the coming days as the latest in a long line of revolutionary changes come into force at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
Focus on strategies in new field hockey format
By C.RAJSHEKHAR RAO
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Coaches and tacticians will be put to the test in Incheon from Saturday when the field hockey competition commences at the Asian Games under a new format introduced in a bid to make the game faster.
Good for Malaysia
INTERIM national hockey coach Arul Selvaraj believes the new four-quarter format to be used for the Asian Games will play to Malaysia’s strengths.
Indian Men Begin Quest for Elusive Hockey Gold
India, second-best among Asian teams in world rankings at no. 9 behind leaders, four-time winners and tournament hosts South Korea, have been drawn in a group which features arch-rivals and title holders Pakistan and their clash on September 25 is the highlight of the group phase.
After CWG silver, Indian men's hockey team will be upbeat to go a step further in the Asian Games.
Incheon, South Korea: India will start their elusive quest for the Asian Games men's hockey gold in a new format of the game when they take on minnows Sri Lanka in their Pool B opener at Incheon on Sunday while the women's team begin their campaign on Monday.
Hockey captain Sardar Singh to be flag bearer after five others refuse top honour
Chander Shekhar Luthra
Vijay Kumar was flagbearer at CWG, Glasgow
It seems that carrying the tricolour is no longer a matter of pride for some of our top sportspersons. At least this is the impression many got at Incheon, South Korea, where the Indian contingent is readying for the Games which commences today. (Friday). Many top Indian athletes inclduing ace shuttler Saina Nehwal refused to be the flag-bearer for the Asian Games opening ceremony giving some agonising moments to the officials accompanying the team. The choice has now fallen finally on Indian hockey captain, Sardar Singh, who will do the honours.
Suspense over, hockey skipper Sardar is the flag-bearer
Incheon - Who'll carry the Indian flag? That’s the game the press usually indulges in before the opening ceremony of any big event — mostly for fun.
Rani ready for new, quick, deadly hockey
Incheon - Speed thrills — extreme speed thrills extremely. That's the principle hockey seems to have followed.
Greenshirts gain confidence with 2-0 win
KARACHI: Pakistan’s hockey team warmed up for the Asian Games with a 2-0 win in a practice match against a Korean club on Wednesday, while another similar encounter with Bangladesh on Thursday was cancelled due to the opponents’ late arrival at Incheon.
East Grinstead face rivals Reading
Andy Hayward, Hampstead and Westminster v Wimbledon, Sept 13 2014 - credit Mark Clews
AFTER salvaging a win with just seven seconds remaining at Cannock last weekend, East Grinstead could be facing another tough clash in this weekend’s NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League Premier Division when they head to rivals Reading on Sunday.
Top two face off in Investec Premier Division
Lauren Osborn, Holcombe v Bowdon, Sept 13 2014, credit Peter Savage
AFTER their emphatic 5-1 win on the opening day of the season, Canterbury will be aiming to maintain their good start to the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division when they head to second-placed Holcombe on Saturday evening.
Cooper Calls On Clubs to Seriously Consider Future of Irish Club Hockey
Written by Stephen Findlater on behalf of Irish Hockey
Inez Cooper, the Irish Hockey Association’s Chair of Competitions, is encouraging all clubs to debate the Irish Hockey League proposal that is being brought before an EGM on Sunday, October 5 (11.30am Stillorgan Park Hotel) and to then come along and make sure their vote counts.
Boys will be Boys
Boys will play against other boys for the first time during US NATIONAL HOCKEY FESTIVAL
Pt. 2 Where are our players internationally?
Updating fans on the Kookaburras' movements in international leagues
Yesterday we told you how three of the Hockeyroos are getting on in the Netherlands. Now it’s the turn of the Kookaburras.
Pillay surprises rivals, gives them a pep-talk
MUMBAI: As an aspiring hockey player, the legendary Dhanraj Pillay had played for the Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers (RCF) for two seasons (1987 and 1988). Not surprisingly he impressed the RCF management so much that he landed a job too. Those two formative years with RCF, could well be a vital cog in the making well be a vital cog in the making of Dhanraj.
Hockey India to provide FIH certification to coaches
Una - In an effort to improve the level of training at the grassroots level, Hockey India (HI) has proposed to start FIH-certified courses for coaches, High Performance Manager (North Zone), Sukhvir Singh Grewal said today.
Hockey India inducts new Associate Member
NEW DELHI: Hockey India (HI) Thursday announced Major Ports Sports Control Board as its 23rd Associate Member.
HI inducts Major Ports Sports Control Board as new member
NEW DELHI: Continuing its endeavour to identify and nurture young players in the country, Hockey India on Thursday gave affiliation to Major Ports Sports Control Board as its 23rd Associate Member.
Martin Fong president of Marist Hockey Club, left, Gary Barnett Director of Geotech Drilling International Service and Paul Fraser vice-president of Marist Hockey Club at the jersey presentation yesterday. Picture: KIMBERLEY SACHS
MARIST White is going back to its original colour in its quest to win the 20th Geotech Drilling Marist Eastgate Memorial Tournament which kicks off this evening at the Fiji National Hockey Centre.
Ireland lose out a narrow 1-2 to Spain
Ireland lost a narrow 2-1 to the higher ranked Spain tonight as the Electric Ireland 3 Nations series continues at the National Hockey Stadium in UCD.