With just over 10 weeks to go before the Hockey World League Semi Finals burst into action, Valencia’s new pitch is gaining plaudits from the players.
The Netherlands playing Spain in Valencia, January 2015 (Photo: FIH)
Teams playing in the Hockey World League Semi Final in Valencia in June will be one step further along their preparations for the Olympics in Rio 2016 as the pitch surface at both events will be identical.
Canadian men headed to Malaysia for 2015 Azlan Shah Cup
Canada to compete against four of the world's top ten teams
The Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team is headed to Ipoh, Malaysia to compete against a handful of the world’s best teams in the storied Sultan Azlan Shah Cup from April 5th-12th, 2015.
Need to work more on patience level of players: Van Ass
NEW DELHI: Insisting that "patience" is key to a side's success at international level, Indian men's hockey team's new chief coach Paul van Ass on Friday said he needs to work on this area to help increase the tolerance level of Sardar Singh and his men.
New coach unlikely for the women’s team now
The Indian women’s hockey team is unlikely to get a coach in time for its crucial tour of New Zealand next month. Anthony Mark Thornton, who was selected to replace Neil Hawgood last month, is unavailable even before he could take charge of his new responsibilities.
Hockey camp: Four specialist coaches hired to train players
By Nabil Tahir
KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed four specialist coaches for the ongoing training camp at the Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium in Islamabad for the preparation of upcoming international assignments.
Men's Promotion Playoffs this weekend
Gareth Andrew and Nick Catlin celebrate for Holcombe
The first round of games in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Promotion Playoffs are upon us with two matches set to take place this Sunday at Cannock Hockey Club.
Investec Women's Promotion Playoffs set to begin
Slough's Charly Brydon in action
The first round of matches in the Investec Women’s Promotion Playoffs are set to take place this Sunday at Cannock Hockey Club.
Denayer's Dragons ready to breathe fire
“A Dragon without fire is just a bird” - the rallying call from Thys Maartens last year as Dragons went on to win a medal at the Euro Hockey League for the third successive season.
California Cup selects Canadian Chris Wilson as the 2015 Umpires Manager
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Chris Wilson has been involved with field hockey since he was four years old; first playing, than coaching and now umpiring. His parents started the Rebels Sports Club, one of the local Victoria, British Columbia, Canada clubs in 1970 which was located for 12 years in the basement of their childhood home.
Dharmaraj: More average than exceptional in Boys U16By Jugjet Singh
THERE are many average, but only a few exceptional players in the ongoing National Under-16 hockey tournament at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
Have whistle, will travel
Very few players attain international status as a player and an umpire, but Epeli Tukuca has done just that
(Photo: The Fiji Times)
A former Fiji international has swapped his stick for a whistle to become the first international hockey umpire from the South Pacific Island.
A sporting chance of success
An initiative in Nairobi is giving youngsters an opportunity to shine
Kenya’s international hockey aspirations are moving to the next level. With the men ranked 39th in the world and the women two places higher at 37, the African nation is a prime example of a country that will benefit from the opportunities offered by the Hockey World League.
Latest World Rankings released by FIH
Australia men & Netherlands women hold firm at the top of the rankings
(Photo: FIH / Grant Treeby)
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the latest FIH World Rankings as of March 2015. These include points awarded following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 2 events.
FIH release schedule for the women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final Valencia, Spain
FIH have released the pools and match schedule for the women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final in Valencia, Spain. The Hockey World League Semi Final is a qualifier for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with three guaranteed places available to the ten teams competing in the Semi-Final leg in Spain.
USWNT Roster Organized for 8 Nations Tournament in New Zealand
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Craig Parnham has established the 18-athlete roster that will be traveling to New Zealand for the 8 Nations Tournament from April 11-19, 2015. The event will include eight teams placed in the top 13 in the world, according to the FIH World Rankings.
Pakistan to play ample hockey before Olympic qualifiers
Islamabad - Pakistan hockey team training camp is in full swing here at the Naseer Bunda hockey stadium for the hectic hockey schedule, the main among them is Olympic qualifier.
Hockey India’s purple patch continues as both the national federation and the President are honoured
(Photo: Stanislas Brochier)
In a double celebration for Indian hockey, its national association, Hockey India, has been awarded Best National Sports Federation, while its President, Dr Narinder Batra is named as one of the 10 top sports personalities in the influential magazine, Indian Express.
Challenging times ahead for Indian Hockey
A litmus test awaits the Dutch coach, Paul van Ass, and the High Performance Director, Roelent Oltmans, as Indian hockey enters the competition mode after the Champions Trophy in the next few weeks.
New coach Paul Van Ass keeps faith on continuity
Gearing up for the first assignment as the coach of the Indian hockey team, Dutchman Paul Van Ass has decided to keep minimal changes so as to not affect the team’s overall momentum.
Asian Games snub motivated me to make a comeback: Mandeep
NEW DELHI: The snub from the Asian Games gold medal-winning team motivated me to work harder and make a strong comeback into the Indian men's hockey team, said promising forward Mandeep Singh after his selection in the Sutlan Azlan Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia.
India drawn with Pakistan in semifinals
India and Pakistan will clash yet again at a major international hockey tournament on June 26, after being drawn in the same pool of the Fintro Hockey World League semifinals (men and women) in Antwerp, Belgium.
We will play our natural game: Woman hockey striker Rani
NEW DELHI: Indian women hockey team's top striker Rani Rampal on Thursday said they are working hard on their inherited skills and natural game ahead of the Hawke's Bay Cup to be held in New Zealand from April 11-19.
Pomorzanin Torun prepared for biggest challenge in years
Pomorzanin Torun’s Michal Nowakowski and Michal Raciniewski both reckon their side face the “biggest challenge” of recent times when they take on the mighty Dutch hosts HC Bloemendaal in the KO16.
Willars' Bees buzzing for Daring date
Key Beeston defender Ollie Willars says his youthful team have geared all their preparations toward peaking at the right time for the EHL KO16 in Bloemendaal next week and the subsequent English league playoffs.
Ulster Hockey still says no to proposal for all-Ireland league
By Graham Hamilton
Way ahead: Angela Platt now knows Ulster clubs wishes
Ulster clubs have sent out a clear warning to the Irish Hockey Association that they do NOT want to be part of the new fully fledged all-Ireland league.
Nat U16: Penang Girls on course for hat-trick
By Jugjet Singh
PENANG Girls are on course to winning the National Under-16 title for the third consecutive year when they beat Malacca 2-0 to top Group A with maximum points at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil Thursday.
Penang stay unbeaten in junior hockey meet
By Aftar Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champions Penang edged Malacca 2-0 to stay unbeaten in the girls’ event of the 1MAS-Milo National Under-16 hockey tournament.
Best of the best move indoors
With the Indoor Hockey World Cup taking place in less than a month's time, we look at the development of the game and preview the showcase event.
Fast, furious and great entertainment, indoor hockey is the lesser-known relative of the outdoor game, but with the advent of the fourth Indoor World Cup in Leipzig, Germany, in February, the sport is making waves around the world.
Phil Hughes - a wake up call to the FIH?
By George Brink
As the sports world is reeling from the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes after being struck on the head by a bouncer, the question is, could this happen in Hockey and what are the FIH doing about it?