Asian tour ends
Women's development tour squad complete 11 match tour to China & Japan
In the 11th and final match of their Asian tour to China and Japan, the Australian women's development squad went down 3-1 to hosts Japan, a side ranked tenth in the FIH world rankings.
Regulars, new faces and those who could be back soon
While the 32-player South Africa men’s senior hockey squad that was named Saturday at the conclusion of the Greenfields Men’s Interprovincial (IPT) in Durban had many of the regular faces, as well as a host of new ones, there were also some missing who may well have been selected had it not been for injuries that ruled them out of IPT.
Asian Games: Gold in sight for Pakistan hockey, says Imran
By Nabil Tahir
“The confidence level of the players is high and we are aware of the Games’ importance because only a gold can take us to the Olympics.” said Muhammad Imran. PHOTO: EXPRESS
KARACHI: Pakistan hockey team captain Muhammad Imran feels the country can win a gold medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea scheduled to take place from September 19 to October 4.
Canterbury dominate Ford NHL opening weekend
Photo courtesy CMG Sports Action Images
The Canterbury Men and Women are both undefeated and on top of the standings after the opening weekend of the Ford National Hockey League.
15-minute quarters seem to speed up hockey
By David Leggat
Black Sticks midfielder Stacey Michelsen helped her Northland team to two victories in the K Cup competition at the weekend. Photo / Getty Images
Hockey's new rules got a qualified thumbs-up from one of the country's leading players after the opening round of the national league at the weekend.
Pakistan Hockey camp delayed
Islamabad - Pakistan hockey team head coach Shahnaz Sheikh announced Sunday the last phase of national team training camp will start in a day or two due to prevailing situation of the capital. Shahnaz while talking to The Nation said the players were due to report at Pakistan Sports Complex on Sunday noon but I advised them against traveling as situation was not ideal.
AHF congress to enlarge scope and identity of the sport
Manpreet Singh declared best junior men's player. File photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
The Asian Hockey Federation Congress here on Sunday agreed to enlarge the scope and identity of the sport in the continent with focus on constant development. This, the AHF hoped, will be achieved with the full support and co-ordination with the International Hockey Federation (FIH).
Withdrawals at AHF congress
By Jugjet Singh
THE 30 countries of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) showed its brotherhood spirit at its congress in Kuala Lumpur yesterday when all the posts were won unopposed.
Alagendra calls it a day after 20 years
By S. Ramaguru
Tan Sri P.Alagendra (centre) received the AHF Award for Excellence as Datuk Mohd Rahim Arilf (right) received the AHF Member of Honour while Dr S.Shamala received the President's Award by the Asian Hockey Federation Congress at the Concorde Hotel on Sunday. - RICKY LAI/ The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Tan Sri P. Alagendra has finally called it a day after 20 years of being at the helm of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).
WP “B” side Pens rewrite SA hockey history
JONATHAN COOK at Queensmead
Western Province Peninsula's (from left) Max Bissolati (16), Adrian Abrahams (4), Steve Evans (arm aloft), Matthew Anderson (5) and Gregg Drake (background) celebrate while Southern Gauteng's Nic Spooner (13) reflects. Photo: GAVIN NEL
Western Province Peninsula (Pens) made history when they beat hockey heavyweights Fedex Southern Gauteng 2-1 after leading 1-0 at half-time in the final of the Greenfields Men’s Interprovincial at Queensmead in Durban Saturday to become the first provincial "B" team to win the premier domestic trophy in South African hockey
SA men's hockey squad named
A South Africa men’s hockey squad of 32 was selected from those players who played at the Greenfields Men’s Interprovincial.
HWL R1 Preview: Ghana, Kenya & Tanzania women to meet in Nairobi
Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Women - Nairobi (KEN)
Tanzania women, pictured in 2013. (Photo: Hockey Tanzania)
The Hockey World League, the tournament that makes the dream of reaching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games a possibility for every hockey playing nation, returns to action this September. In this preview we look at the women’s Round 1 competition in Nairobi, where host nation Kenya (FIH World Ranking: 44) will take on Ghana (WR: 31) and Tanzania (WR: 46).
Spanish legend Freixa retires from national team
Spanish hero Santi Freixa announced his retirement from international hockey on Saturday, feeling his body would not be able to withstand the rigours of another Olympic campaign towards Rio de Janeiro.
Tengku Abdullah to usher new era for Asian hockey
By S. Ramaguru
KUALA LUMPUR: Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah is all set to usher in a new era in the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).
Battle for AHF posts
By Jugjet Singh
FOUR Malaysians will face tough challenges today in their bid for posts in the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).
Hockey blood drive
MORE than 30 pints of blood was collected during the Marist Hockey Club Blood Drive in Suva yesterday.
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.