McLeod to continue Red Lions until 2021 with van den Heuvel set for 2024 campaign
Shane McLeod will continue to coach the Belgian Red Lions up until Tokyo 2021 with Dutchman Michel van den Heuvel set to take over the role for the 2024 Olympic Games.
All national hockey National Tournaments cancelled for 2020
Following ongoing discussions between Hockey New Zealand and its 32 member associations, a joint and unanimous decision has been made to cancel all National Tournaments for the 2020 hockey season.
Hockey New Zealand cancels 2020 season
By The Hockey Paper
Hockey New Zealand aims to bring as many people as possible back to the turf after being forced to cancel all national tournaments for its 2020 season.
“Stay healthy, strong and safe!”
“Stay healthy, strong and safe!”. These are the words concluding a message from the FIH Athletes’ Committee published today to the attention of all hockey players around the globe.
Valentin Altenburg opens up on how to tackle coronavirus and the mental impact it has on athletes
Valentin Altenburg, Germany's junior men’s hockey coach, talks about how to tackle the coronavirus and how it has mentally impacted athletes.
Valentin Altenburg said it was challenging to manage the spread of coronavirus in a country like India but insisted people's support was imperative. - Getty Images
While the entire world is struggling with the coronavirus, Germany has done well to keep the fatality rate low despite being among the top-five nations in terms of positive cases.
English adventure on ice
By AFTAR SINGH
Still hopeful: Farah Ayuni Yahya is keeping her fingers crossed that the knockout stages of the England National Women’s Hockey semi-final match would be played in May.
KUALA LUMPUR: National women’s goalkeeper Farah Ayuni Yahya and defender Nuraini Abdul Rashid had been on the verge of a glorious season in England. They had taken their club to the England National Women’s Hockey League semi-final.And then, disappointment.
Hockey’s best April Fools Day jokes
By The Hockey Paper
Portsmouth HC is rolling out Zorb Hockey next season. To increase player safey, all outfield players will be forced to wear increased protective equipment. FIH Press Officer, Evan Alarf, was quoted as saying: “This ridiculous suggestion will ruin the sport of Hockey for years to come”.
FIH hoping to salvage Hockey Pro League with July matches
Bell calls for 2019/20 season to be completed on the field as “finished” call creates debate
John Flack spoke to a number of different club coaches, managers and officials about their thoughts on the season being "finished" and how they hope the key decisions play out in the next few weeks
Lisnagarvey’s Jonny Bell. Pic: Adrian Boehm
Lisnagarvey and Ireland player Jonny Bell insists Hockey Ireland have acted prematurely in ending the local and national league seasons.
From Annadale to Germany - the three Robson brothers enjoying international honours
By Padraig Coyle
Michael and Callum Robinson are both full Ireland internationals
We have a sporting heirloom in our home. It is at least 100 years old.
Life on Tour as a USWNT Athlete
By KELSEY BING, U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GOALKEEPER
Life on tour is sharing a room with a different teammate. It is playing in front of 5,000 people. It is packing snacks because you are a picky eater. It is playing gin rummy until you’re tired or hoping you have enough single dollars to compete in the next round of Left, Right, Center. It is trying new foods because you also like to say you are adventurous. It is fighting jet lag with different coffee shops. It is exploring a new country.
Former GB hockey star suffers mild traumatic brain injury
By The Hockey Paper
Whiteman suffered injury in last match of 2018/19 season PIC: Tim Whiteman/Twitter
Former Great Britain player Tim Whiteman says he is on the road to recovery one year after suffering a mild traumatic brain injury while playing hockey.
Tom joins the team to make hockey a hit in Ghana
In these very uncertain times it is sometimes good to take stock and reflect upon what is good and positive in the world. The United Nations inspired International Day of Sport for Peace and Development takes place on 6 April and as part of the celebrations day, FIH is highlighting projects and initiatives from around the world that are showcasing the power of hockey to change society for the better.
Hockey India donates Rs 25 lakh to PM Cares Fund to join fight against COVID-19 pandemic
New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday pledged to donate Rs 25 lakh towards the PM Cares Fund for the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delayed update 31 March
Thanks to a break in the WACS3 undersea cable links to the international internet is slow from where I am so it has taken a bit longer to collect the stories for today. It should all be ready by 10:30 GMT
Kenya Sikh hockey players remember Legend Jack Simonian in London
by Dil Bahra
Former Kenya and Sikh Union Club Nairobi players celebrated the Life of their former colleague, Jack Simonian at an invite only event held at Indian Gymkhana Club London on Sunday 15 March 2020.
Although the evolving situation of coronavirus prevented many from attending, the event organisers decided to carry on. Suzie, Jack’s daughter, who was due to fly from Sardina, Italy especially for this event was one of those who was unable to attend following Government advice.
Garvey extend lead as Bann and Corinthian continue strong run of form
YMCA’s Ross Henderson in possession. Pic: Sinéad Hingston
Lisnagarvey’s lead at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League stretched out to eight points after their comfortable 5-2 win over Pembroke and Banbridge’s 4-3 success over Monkstown.