Spanish playoff places up for grabs with Atletic in last chance saloon
German Liga top five covered by just five points
The top of the German league has become incredibly condensed with the top five covered by just five points in the wake of a series of close-run battles.
After CWG 2018 hockey blowout, performance director wants sports psychologist
The men’s hockey team floundered in the Commonwealth Games semifinal, missing penalty corners and rushing things up inside the circle to lose to lower-ranked New Zealand. England beat India 2-1 in the bronze playoff.
India's hockey team players sit dejected on the pitch after losing to England during their men's field hockey bronze medal match of the 2018 Gold Coast . AFP
India’s hockey teams went to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games confident of fighting for gold, only to botch the script and end up fourth.
Option to embrace indoor game a big decision for Hockey Ireland
Entering teams in the European Championships has funding implications
Ireland senior men’s coach, Craig Fulton. Photograph: Mervyn McClelland/Presseye/Inpho
Hockey Ireland has been unable to provide any more information other than the welcome news that they are pleased to announce that for the next Indoor European Championships in 2020 Ireland will be entering a senior men’s and women’s team. That leaves room for some talking points, things they should or will be thinking.
Scotland men’s hockey continues to fly in face of funding cuts
By Rod Gilmour
Funding, goes the dictionary, is when money is “made available for a particular purpose”.
Three Dar Hockey Academy Boys in Nine Member Pakistan Team for Youth Olympics Qualifiers
By Ijaz Chaudhry
A nine member Pakistan team will compete at the Youth Olympics' Asian Qualifiers at Bangkok, Thailand starting from April 25.
Youth Olympics: Tough for Malaysia
By Jugjet Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian boys and girls hockey teams are expected to face a tough time qualifying for the under-18 Youth Olympics which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Oct 6-18.
Syarman eyes Youth Olympics after MJHL victory
By Aftar Singh
Untiring effort: After his team SSTMI-Thunderbolt won the MJHL Division One title last week, Syarman Mat Tee’s next mission is to help Malaysia qualify for the Youth Olympics.
KUALA LUMPUR: Defender Syarman Mat Tee helped Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI)-Thunderbolt to win the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Division One last week.
MJHL: Division Two title battle begins..
By Jugjet Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: Six teams will battle for the Division Two Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) title beginning today with no clear favourites.
FIH Hockey Foundation appoints first Executive Director
Mike Joyce has returned to FIH as Executive Director of the Hockey Foundation
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the Foundation for the Development and Promotion of Hockey (The Hockey Foundation) has announced the appointment of Mike Joyce as its first Executive Director.
Pacific Islands Progress
Hockey development is thriving in the Pacific islands Photo: Darren James/Tonga Hockey Federation
Hockey continues to develop apace and at all levels of participation in the South Pacific Islands of Tonga, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
Commonwealth Games gives teams much to ponder
The XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia was the last major tournament for many of the participating nations at this year's Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup, London 2018. As such, it was the ideal opportunity for the players to experience the atmosphere of a big international occasion and to challenge themselves in the testing conditions of a multi-sport event.
Black Stick Pippa Hayward says she couldn't watch penalty shootout
The Black Sticks have beaten their gold medal hoodoo – so where to now for this young team? SCOTT BARBOUR/GETTY IMAGES
Talk about a team player. Black Sticks midfielder Pippa Hayward was an emotional wreck for the duration of the Commonwealth Games – and not just while her side was playing.
Canada women’s hockey on the crest of ‘something great’
By The Hockey Paper
Canada beat South Africa to make history (PIC: Yan Huckendubler/CGC)
Canada captain Kate Wright believes the women’s side is beginning to show signs of “something great” after ending the Commonwealth Games in fifth place, their best showing at the event.
Shahbaz believes Pakistan hockey improving gradually
Says players need to learn and deliver at international level
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Olympian Shahbaz Senior terming Pakistan hokey team’s performance satisfactory in the Commonwealth Games has said that more sincere efforts will put in to get better results.
U.S. Women's National Development Squad Tour Roster Named for Upcoming Chile Test Series
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Since the announcement of the 2018 U.S Women’s National Development Squad in January, the team has had multiple training camps up and down the East Coast, including one this past weekend. Following this extensive camp in Lancaster, Pa. that included scrimmages against two collegiate teams, the U.S. Women’s National Development Squad coaching staff has confirmed the tour roster that will travel to Santiago, Chile to compete in a four-game test series against Chile’s Women’s and U-19 Women’s National Team from May 15-24.
Canadian Masters Rosters set for 2018 World Cup
Four Canadian masters teams bound for Spain this summer
A trip to the Spanish coast in June and July? Doesn’t sound too bad. But these Canadian masters hockey athletes aren’t going for the sun and beaches. They’ll be on the hockey pitches in Terrassa and Barcelona playing in the Masters World Cup competitions. Field Hockey Canada is thrilled to be sending teams in four different divisions to Spain this summer: The Men’s 60+ national team will be playing in the WGM Grandmasters World Cup from June 20-30, 2018 in Barcelona. The Men’s 50+, Women’s 50+ and Women’s 55+ teams will then take the field July 27-August 5th at the IMHA Masters World Cup in Terrassa.
Scotland U18 Girls come out on top against Poland
Following on from a recent series win against their Welsh counterparts, Scotland U18 Women faced Poland in a three match tournament. Scotland had great success in their first game winning 2-0, however, both teams were equally determined to come out on top and carried an intense showdown throughout the rest of the weekend.
Rhinos on the up and up
As a matter of fact, it is their maiden title since the club’s inception.
By Kasozi Balikuddembe
Rhinos and Kampala in action
There is a wave of optimism in the Rhinos Hockey Club camp. Barely one year in the setup, Suzan Khainza and Co are counting their blessings!
SSTMI Thunderbolts League champions
Old La Sallians Association of Klang (OLAK) relegated to Division Two
By Jugjet Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) Thunderbolts snatched the Division One Junior Hockey League (JHL) League title from Petaling Jaya City Council (PJCC) Tigers with a 0-0 draw yesterday.
SSTMI-Thunderbolt wrap up MJHL Div One without a loss
By Aftar Singh
That’s mine: MBPJ Tigers’ Muhammad Ishraf Irsyad Alias (left) stealing the ball from SSTMI-Thunderbolt’s Muhammad Adam Ahmad Kamal during the Malaysian Junior Hockey League Division One match at the MBPJ Hockey Stadium yesterday. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star
PETALING JAYA: Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI)-Thunderbolt wrapped up the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Division One with a 100% record.
St Mary’s scoops prestigious hockey cup
The local school’s team last won this award back in 2007.
Photo: Cailynn Den Bakker
THE St Mary’s DSG Kloof first hockey team recently won the 2018 St Mary’s (Waverley) Investec Hockey Festival in its 19th year of play.
Late update Saturday 14 April
Faced with the dilemma of watching the Men's Bronze Medal game between Inda and England, I'm sorry, but Hockey won out. The update will happen at 11:00 GMT
Update delay 7 April 2018
My apologies for the slight delay in updating the site today. There is obviously a lot of CWG News and getting it into some sort of logical order is taking time. I should be finished by about 11:00 GMT