African body postpones qualifiers which were set for Nairobi
Past Africa Club action at City Park. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]
African Hockey Federation (AfHF) has postponed the continental qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which were to be held in Nairobi, Accra and Harare in May.
SOJC misses perfect 10
By Jugjet Singh
Datuk Manjit Majid Abdullah
THE 10th Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) has been called off.
Rani Rampal: I’m overwhelmed at being nominated for Khel Ratna award
The India captain says women’s hockey is moving in the right direction; congratulates Vandana Katariya and Monika.
Rani Rampal on Wednesday said she was “overwhelmed” at being nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
Indian hockey teams resume outdoor training
The Indian men and women hockey teams have resumed outdoor training here in a “systematic and phased” manner after a two-month hiatus due to the coronavirus-forced nationwide lockdown.
Hockey team’s 2021 objective is a spot in World Cup
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's national hockey team are clear with their objective in 2021 – to qualify for the final of the Asia Cup.And the reward? A spot in the World Cup.
‘Karri on’ is McMahon’s motto
Hockeyroos defender Karri McMahon is one of those people who just grab life in all its glory. Despite some horrendous injuries - a fractured jaw, a stress fracture in the foot and a broken leg amongst them – she has amassed more than 150 caps for Australia and is a key member of the Hockeyroos defence.
"Our expertise is on the hockey pitch... It does not lie within gardening"
Anna Toman and Emily Defroand
There is no douting that Anna Toman and Emily Defroand are exceptional hockey players.
Masked and keeping their distance but Poland's players are back in the groove
The return to hockey activity is being carefully trialled and monitored across the globe as the tight grip of Covid-19 on sporting activities is gradually relaxing. To find out how national association are returning to hockey-playing activities, FIH spoke to members of the international hockey community. In this interview we speak to the Poland national women’s team captain Marlena Rybacha and Mateusz Grochal, former coach to the U16 national boys team and now Poland Hockey Federation Development Manager.
New rule changes in New Zealand ahead of hockey restarting
Community hockey is being reintroduced in a cautious and methodical manner, based on the best available evidence to optimise participant and community safety. In order to be aligned to Hockey’s overarching “return to play” considerations; the following rule changes have been put into effect immediately:
Field Hockey Canada – Return to play concept (COVID-19)
As our communities begin to emerge from the challenges of isolation and lockdown that COVID-19 presented to us over the past 3 months, a return to sport is thankfully being considered. Sport is a vehicle for physical, mental and social wellbeing. We all want to return to the sport we love at the earliest opportunity to enjoy the benefits it provides. As we begin a controlled and phased approach to our return to play, Field Hockey Canada wishes to remind everyone in our community that at this time, all organized field hockey activities remain suspended whilst we work towards the resolution of critical insurance issues.
PSI Hockey aims to grow in UK for 2020
Pro Series Indoor (PSI) organisers have hailed its first UK event as a “massive success” as the growing indoor event broadened its reach in 2019.
Calls for anti-racism support after hockey pitch abuse aimed at black player
By Rod Gilmour
Tendo Kimuli, right, pictured with Rhys Smith
A promising black hockey player has recalled his experiences of racial abuse on the pitch and questioned England Hockey’s lack of anti-racism messaging in support of athletes.
How tongue-lashing woke the Badgers up
By AGNES MAKHANDIA
Alex Nyawira of Technical University of Kenya (left) tackles Ian Lang'at of Parkroad Badgers during their Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League match at City Park Stadium on September 10, 2017. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU |
A thorough dressing-down by management at the end of 2018 Kenyan Premier League action inspired relegated Park Road Badgers’ elevation back to the top-tier this season, club captain Jerry Kanah has revealed.
24 years of Fieldhockey.com
Today is the 24th anniversary of the founding of Fieldhockey.com.
FIH change qualification process for 2022 and 2023 Hockey World Cups
By Liam Morgan
The FIH has altered the qualification process for the 2022 and 2023 World Cups ©Getty Images
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has altered the qualification process for its World Cups in 2022 and 2023 following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
World Cup qualification: FIH to allocate more spots for continental events
While 11 of the 16 spots would be filled through the five continental championships, the remaining five would be decided through FIH qualification events.
The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the scrapping of Hockey World League competition has forced the FIH to rework its qualification process for the next edition of the World Cup, allocating more spots to continental events.
Hockey India recommends Rani Rampal for Khel Ratna
New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday announced the nomination of Indian Women’s Hockey Team Captain Rani for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award while her compatriots Vandana Kataria, Monika and Harmanpreet Singh have been nominated for the Arjuna Award. For the Major Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hockey India has recommended former India stalwarts Dr RP Singh and Tushar Khandker. Coaches BJ Kariappa and Romesh Pathania have been nominated for the Dronacharya Award.
Deserving case for Deep Grace Ekka
By K. Arumugam
Hockey India, in its wisdom, has recommended hockey players for annual Arjuna and other awards. Its heartening that the Indian hockey has now a talent that is potentially a Khel Ratna material – Rani Rampal.
Hockey players start ‘socially-distanced’ training after two-month pause
The national team players were supposed to restart training in mid-May, but their wait got prolonged after a SAI staffer passed away and tested positive for the coronavirus.
By Mihir Vasavda
Graham Reid, the head coach, with the men’s hockey team in training. (Source: File Photo)
After nearly 70 days, Indian hockey teams returned to the turf on Monday morning; the first team sport to resume activities since the lockdown was imposed on March 25. It was training like never before, vastly different from what they are used to. But as a player put it, ‘at least we could feel the ball hitting the stick again.’ It was largely just about that.
Irish hockey: Physiotherapist Roisin Murphy on adapting the role amid social distancing
By Nigel Ringland
The lockdown has forced Murphy to adjust the way she works as she swaps face-to-face meetings with athletes for a home office
Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown we've heard a lot from athletes about how they've been coping with everything from the lack of training facilities to the Olympics postponement.
Mashitah seeks redemption with a new goal
KUALA LUMPUR: Goalkeeper Mashitah Abdul Khalid was down in the dumps when no team wanted her services in the Malaysian National Women’s Hockey League in January. It was all the more disheartening because she had helped Selangor win the Razak Cup title last August.
Sharkia Women's team walk in the same side of the men
By Ahmed Talaat
Sharkia Women, African Club Champions 2019
As head coach of Egyptian team Sharkia I had very hard job with women's team. It was very big challenge to all the coaches to develop women section.
Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Senior remembered
by Dil Bahra
Leandro Negre, Dil Bahra and Balbir Senior at FIH function London 2012 Olympics
I first met Balbir Singh Senior at the Champions Trophy in Amstelveen, Netherlands in 1982. I was with a group who had earlier gone to the Bombay World Cup in that year. Whilst we sat down in the lounge after the match, having our drinks, Balbir, who was the coach of the Indian team at that tournament, was passing through the lounge on his way out. He noticed our group and came over to talk to us.
Hockey Australia proud to be ‘In This Together’ for NRW
During this National Reconciliation Week, Hockey Australia reinforces its full support of the objectives and journey towards a fully reconciled country.