Australian men claim Youth Olympic Games gold
Canada take silver, Spain win bronze
Australia take the men's Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games title (Photo: Xinhua/Song Zhenping (ljr))
Under the watchful eyes of the IOC President Thomas Bach, the first Hockey5s Youth Olympic tournament ended today with Australia men claiming the top of the podium in another thrilling final that could only be decided in a shoot-out.
Australia win gold
Australia crowned gold medallists after winning 3-2 over Canada in a shootout
It has been a remarkable night for the Hockey5s team in Nanjing, beating Canada in a penalty shootout, to win the gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
Canada wins Hockey 5s silver medal at Youth Olympic Games
World No.1 Australia takes gold in shootout
The Canadian Under-18 men's field hockey team is headed home with a Youth Olympic Games silver medal after dropping a close final match in a shootout to World No.1 Australia in Nanjing, China Wednesday morning.
Hockey boys go down fighting
by Mark Etheridge
Nqobile Ntuli © Wessel Oosthuizen
They were unable to secure a second medal for Team South Africa on the final evening of Youth Olympic Games action in Nanjing, China, on Wednesday night but the boys’ hockey side went down with their heads held high.
Men’s Hockey5’s finish sixth at Nanjing
The New Zealand Men's Hockey5's have finished in sixth place at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing after being edged 4-3 by Pakistan last night.
SA Hockey bid farewell to national women’s team head coach
Outgoing Investec South Africa women's hockey team head coach Giles Bonnet. Photo: MARIE-LOUISE VAN DER SANDT
The Investec South Africa women’s hockey team head coach Giles Bonnet has completed his four-year term with the national women’s team. The former SA men’s captain and head coach is a firm believer in the four-year cycle and as such is not available for another term with the team.
Women’s hockey loses national coach
Hockey women, Marsha Cox, Nicolene Terreblanche, Lisa Deetlefs and Lenise Marais. Copyright picture by WESSEL OOSTHUIZEN / SASPA/SASCOC
The SA women’s hockey team will have a new head coach before the end of the year, the national federation confirmed on Wednesday.
U.S. Men's National Team displays growth and remains confident in the process
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Another opportunity to gain experience and perform was available to the U.S. Men's National Team today during the squad's fourth match of a the summer series against Argentina. Although a close score in the first half, Argentina continued to further the gap until a final score of USA 2, Argentina 7 was recorded.
SA hockey heavyweights through to Greenfields Men’s IPT semi-finals
JONATHAN COOK at Queensmead
Defending champions Tuffy Western Province and last year’s finalists Southerns Gauteng went through to the semi-finals of the elite A Section after victories on day two of the Greenfields Men’s Interprovincial at Queensmead in Durban Wednesday.
Bangladesh expected to dazzle in Dhaka
Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Men - Dhaka (BAN)
Bangladesh celebrate a goal during their Hockey World League Round 2 victory over Oman in New Delhi, February 2013. (Photo: Cameraworx)
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 the third of our Round 1 event previews, we take focus our gaze on the men’s competition that takes place in Dhaka where Sri Lanka (FIH World Ranking: 40), Hong Kong (WR: 46) and host nation Bangladesh (WR: 32) will go head-to-head with the aim of claiming a place info Round 2.
Ahead of Asiad, hockey eves suffer due to damaged turf in Patiala
Patiala - Complaining when you aren’t producing great results could be counter productive. The rant could easily be mistaken for an excuse, a case of a bad workman quarreling with his tools.
Hockey India Secretary General hits back at SAI Director General
New Delhi: Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra hit back at Sports Authority of India's Director General Jiji Thomson, accusing the top SAI official of "telling lies" and misguiding the media as far as conducting camps were concerned.
USA Field Hockey Announces 2015 National Indoor Tournament
The 2015 edition of the National Indoor Tournament will feature a number of changes including final matches moving to two 20 minute halves, tournaments featuring five age groups for girls with the addition of an Under-10 co-ed division and three venues at Spooky Nook Sports and one in Richmond. There will also be the continued opportunity for Under-15 boys and adult Men’s and Women’s play.
Hockey—Mitha Singh Memorial Cup
By Eddie So
Nav Bharat striker Taman Singh Gill rounds the Hong Kong Football Club-A keeper Vincent Cheung before scoring with a reverse stick shot. Khalsa Naujawan Sabha (KNS) collects their first trophy of the season in the 9-aside one-day tournament at King’s Park last Sunday Aug 24, 2014. (Eddie So)
Organisers of the inaugural Mitha Singh Gill 9-aside memorial hockey tournament held at King’s Park on Sunday Aug 24, 2014 are looking to expanding future events.
Where are they now? Pt. 2
The remaining eight members of the Athens 2004 Olympic gold winning team
Ten years ago this week the Australian men’s hockey team made Aussie sporting history in Athens, Hockey Australia takes a look at those who helped win the country’s first Olympic gold medal and asks “where are they now?”.
Thinking outside the square – Charlesworth's unique approach
“A leader in the hockey world” says FIH President
As a player Ric Charlesworth was recognised as one of the best in the world: as a coach he took both the Australian women’s and men’s teams to Olympic, World Cup and Champions Trophy glory, as well as countless other competitive wins during a coaching career that spanned 21 years.
Giving hockey some stick
Technology is having an impact on all areas of hockey, not least the implement that makes it all happen.
(Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)
When you buy a new hockey stick, what is the standout feature that makes you choose one brand over another? Is it colour? Weight? Feel? The fact that your favourite player uses that brand and you know you will also be able to tomahawk the ball into the top corner of the goal if you have that particular stick?
Achieving a perfect pitch
Hockey pitches are springing up all over the world, but each installation provides its own unique challenges, says the general manager of one manufacturer.
(Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)
What you require of a hockey pitch depends upon your viewpoint: as a player you will want a pitch that runs fast and true, allowing you to play the best hockey you possibly can. A club administrator will want those qualities, but at a reasonable price and with a long life-span; the groundsman will want an easy maintenance pitch with low irrigation requirements. An additional requirement by players is a forgiving surface to minimise injuries and reduce post-match recovery time.
China become first Hockey5s Youth Olympic Champions
Netherlands take silver, Argentina take bronze
China celebrate gold after the deciding challenge shoot-out (Photo: Xinhua/Song Zhenping (ljr))
On the final day of the women’s competition in Nanjing, the Chinese hosts claimed the gold medal in dramatic fashion.
Chinese break Dutch hearts to win hockey gold in dramatic shoot-out
China won the women’s hockey’s gold medal by beating the Netherlands in a shoot-out after an incredible match at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Sports Park on 26 August.
Women’s Hockey5’s fifth at Youth Olympics
The New Zealand Women’s Hockey5’s have won 5-4 in a tightly contested game against Uruguay to finish in fifth place at the Nanjing Youth Olympics.
Youth Olympics hockey final to be streamed live online
Highlights available for Canada's semifinal victory over Spain
The 2014 Youth Olymic Games Hockey 5s final between Canada and Australia will be streamed live online at http://Olympic.tv on Wednesday morning at 5:30amPST/8:30amPST.
HWL R1 Preview: Egypt men favourites for glory in Nairobi
Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Men - Nairobi (KEN)
(Photo: Kenya Hockey Facebook Page. )
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 the second of our Round 1 event previews, we take a look at the men’s competition that takes place in Nairobi where Egypt (FIH World Ranking: 22), Ghana (WR: 42), Tanzania (unranked) and host nation Kenya (WR: 39) will fight it out in a bid to reach Round 2.
Tremendous Heat and Excitement Takeover U.S. Men’s National Team Pitch on the West Coast
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The excitement meter hit its breaking point at the Olympic Training Center in California today when the U. S. Men’s National Team met Argentina on the pitch for their third match of the summer series. Although hammering hard to cage and closing the goal deficit from matches prior, the United States were edged out by Argentina with a final score of 3-5.
AUS go down in game 8
Women's development tour squad suffer comeback defeat
The Australian women's development squad went down 2-1 in their latest tour match in Japan. Australia began their eighth match of the tour with a high intensity, winning a penalty corner in the opening play and taking the lead through Georgina Morgan's drag flick, but it wasn't to last.
2015 Men's World League Round 2 to be Hosted in California
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - The FIH Men’s World League Round 2 (WLR2) to be held from February 25 to March 8, 2015 will be hosted at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Chula Vista, Calif. This leg of the World League had been slated to be hosted at Lancaster, Pa. but due to scheduling conflicts, will take place at the OTC in Chula Vista. This venue most recently hosted the FIH Men’s Word League Round 1 event in November 2012 where Team USA qualified with victories over Mexico and Guatemala.The top three teams of this tournament will earn a coveted spot at World League Round 3.
WP 2nd stringers hold KZN Raiders on day 1 of Greenfields Men's IPT in Durban
JONATHAN COOK at Queensmead
Lee Prinsloo (left) of Border rushes to congratulate hat-trick hero Jason van Zyl in the 5-5 thriller against KZN Coastal Robins at the Greenfields Men's Interprovincial in Durban Tuesday. Photo: GAVIN NEL
The surprise of day one at the Greenfields Men's Interprovincial on Queensmead in Durban Tuesday was the 1-1 draw between fancied hosts KZN Coastal Raiders and Western Province’s second stringers, WP Peninsula (Pens).
Permanent video tower on hockey turf a first
ON THE WAY UP: Hockey Manawatu’s video tower takes shape. GEORGE HEAGNEY
Palmerston North can boast having the first permanent video tower in the country on a hockey turf.
When a group of disgruntled ex-stalwarts decided to bury the hatchet with the country’s hockey chiefs and joined the Pakistan Hockey Federation earlier this year, hopes were rekindled about the national sport’s possible revival. But several months later, Pakistan hockey remains on the sickbed. Following what seemed like a game-changing patch-up between PHF bosses and a group of former Olympians, Shehnaz Sheikh took over as Pakistan’s head coach while Islahuddin Siddiqui became the chief selector. The duo and other support staff are yet to make their presence felt as Pakistan hasn’t featured in any international event since their arrival at the helm. The Green-shirts missed out on the opportunity of featuring in this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of infighting within the Pakistan Olympic Association. They will, however, take part in the Asian Games to be held in the South Korean city of Incheon from September 19 to October 4.
Oltmans to conduct clinic for hockey coaches
NEW DELHI: To keep coaches up-to-date and in line with the latest information and developments in international hockey, the Indian team's high performance director, Roelant Oltmans, will conduct a one-day high performance coaching clinic with around 30 coaches at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex in Rohtak Aug 27.
Punjab to observe Sports day in commemoration of Dhayan Chand
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Education Department will observe 'National Sports Day' in commemoration of legendry hockey player Major Dhayan Chand on August 29 at Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar.
Shot in the arm for Sultan of Johor Cup
By Aftar Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: The fourth edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup, schedule to be held at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium from Oct 12-19, has been given a whopping RM1.7mil sponsorship boost.
‘Several candidates for top MHC post’
By Jassmine Shadiqe
MALAYSIAN Hockey Confederation (MHC) president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said he has decided to let someone else take over his post but added that the decision is not “carved in stone”.
Where are they now?
Ten years on, we look at those that won Australia's first men's Olympic gold
Ten years ago to the day that the Australian men’s hockey team made Aussie sporting history in Athens, Hockey Australia takes a look at those who helped win the country’s first men's Olympic gold medal and asks “where are they now?”.
Dwyer for sports dad 2014
Vote for Jamie as the Philips Sports Dad of the Year
This Father's Day, Philips will showcase the contribution Australia's sporting elite make to their families both on and off the field with the annual Philips Sports Dad of the Year Award.
Hockey coaches figure it out
We live in an information-rich age and it is no different on the hockey pitch
(Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)
A quick look at the bench while a hockey match is in progress, or a visit to an elite squad coaching session, and a spectator can be forgiven for thinking that the coaches are indulging in a spot of internet shopping or trying to beat their latest 'Angry Birds' score. Lap-tops and tablets abound and at least two of the coaching staff may spend more time looking at screens than watching the players.
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.