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Hunt & Pritchard On What Advice They’d Give GB EDP Athletes



The beginning of an Olympic cycle is always seen as a chance to introduce the next crop of potential medal-winning athletes into a senior programme and the start of the ‘Road To Paris’ is no different.

Scottish coaches feature in GB programmes



Scottish coaches have been front and centre at this time of transition within GB programmes following the Olympic Games.

Great Britain Triumphs in Andalucia



In the second match of the Andalucia Series, Great Britain defeated Max Caldas’ Spanish men (0-4) in San Fernando, where the locals sought to dominate the game.

Irish women compete in 30 year high


Women Game 2 Day 2 of Ireland Scotland International Indoors Series at Antrim Forum Leisure Centre.

The Irish women’s indoor compete this weekend at their highest level since 1990 as they contest the EuroHockey Indoor Championship II in Spain.

Irish women take on Euro indoor second tier challenge in Spain


Ireland prior to a match vs Scotland in December Pic Max Fulham

The Irish women’s indoor compete this weekend at their highest level since 1990 as they contest the EuroHockey Indoor Championship II in Ourense, Spain.

EuroHockey Indoor Championship II 2022 (W)

Ourense, Spain

All Times GMT +1

21 Jan 2022 10:00     SUI v ESP (Pool A)    
21 Jan 2022 11:15     BEL v SCO (Pool A)    
21 Jan 2022 12:30     POL v IRL (Pool A)    
21 Jan 2022 16:15     SUI v SCO (Pool A)    
21 Jan 2022 17:30     IRL v BEL (Pool A)
21 Jan 2022 18:45     POL v ESP (Pool A)    

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All You Want to Know About Women’s Asia Cup



South Korea have won the Asia Cup on most occasions – 3 times

Malaysian Women set for another fifth place finish

By Jugjet Singh


Nasihin Nubli

The "dream finish" is to crash into the Asia Cup semi-finals, but realistically, Nasihin Nubli's women are good for another fifth placing in Muscat, Oman.

In a chock-a-block year, India’s women’s hockey team must hit the road running

Team, minus an injured skipper Rani Rampal, will play Asia Cup opener against Malaysia on Friday

By Mihir Vasavda


Hockey womens indiaAsia Cup will mark the beginning of a busy 2022 for the defending champions. (Hockey India)   

In theory, this isn’t a return to the hockey field after the Olympics but for all practical reasons, when India’s women’s hockey team plays against Malaysia in the Asia Cup on Friday, it will be their first tournament since the path-breaking campaign at the Tokyo Olympics.

Women's Asia Cup: Holders India look to continue momentum after Olympic high

The Savita Punia-led side will now be hoping to use the experience to good effect in its first major event after the Olympics


Indian women's hockey team (Source: Hockey India)

The Indian women's hockey team will look to carry on the momentum from the historic Tokyo Olympic campaign when it opens its title defence against Malaysia in the Asia Cup on Friday. The Indian women recorded their best-ever Olympic result after finishing fourth in Tokyo last year, narrowly missing out on a podium. The Savita Punia-led side, the most experienced in the tournament, will now be hoping to use that experience to good effect in its first major event after the Olympics.

World Cup places on offer as India eye third Women's Hockey Asia Cup title

By Owen Lloyd


Defending champions India have been given the favourites tag for the Women's Hockey Asia Cup in Muscat ©Getty Images

India will be eager to win a second consecutive title at the Women's Hockey Asia Cup which will see the top four finishers qualify for the Women's Hockey World Cup in July later this year jointly held by Spain and The Netherlands.

Women’s Asia Cup 2022: India aim to defend continental crown - watch live streaming

In Muscat, veteran goalkeeper Savita Punia will lead India at the continental meet in Rani Rampal’s absence. Watch live!

By Ali Asgar Nalwala


Picture by 2016 Getty Images

The Indian women’s hockey team will start its Women’s Asia Cup 2022 campaign against Malaysia at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman on Friday, the opening day of the championship. The tournament concludes on January 28.

Women's Asia Cup: Where anything can happen



The Women’s Asia Cup 2022 will be taking place from 21-28 January at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, in Muscat in Oman. The venue was switched from Bangkok, Thailand due to ongoing Covid-19 complications. This event was first played in 1985 and only four teams’ names have appeared on the trophy since – Korea, India, Japan and China. After two tumultuous years of Covid-related disruption, all eight participating teams will be desperate to start the year in winning style and one expert in the game says it is a situation where 'anything can happen.'

Women's Asia Cup 2022 - 21 January

Muscat

All Times GMT +4

21 Jan 2022 14:00     KOR v INA (Pool B)    
21 Jan 2022 16:00     JPN v SGP (Pool A)    
21 Jan 2022 18:00     CHN v THA (Pool B)      
21 Jan 2022 20:00     IND v MAS (Pool A)           
  
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Calypso Stickwomen face Peru in must-win match


T&T’s Shaniah De Freitas, left and Zene Henry, double team USA’s Erin Matson during their Group B opener of the 2022 Women’s Pan American Cup at the Prince of Wales Country Club, La Reina, Santiago, Chile on Wednesday. USA won 16-0. Photo: PAHF. Jaramillo Rodrigo

T&T senior hockeywomen will be eager to rebound from their 16-0 drubbing against USA on Wednesday when they come up against Peru in their second Group B match, a must-win fixture in the Pan American Cup at the Prince of Wales Country Club, La Reina, Santiago, Chile from 1 pm on Friday (January 21).

Olympic silver-medallists Argentina among big winners on opening day of Women's Pan American Cup

By Patrick Burke


Agustina Gorzelany scored the first and last of Argentina's six goals to help them to victory over Uruguay at the Women's Pan American Cup in Santiago ©Getty Images

Olympic silver medallists Argentina cruised to a 6-0 victory over Uruguay on the opening day of hockey's Women's Pan American Cup, with Canada and the United States also clinching big wins in Santiago.

USA edge Trinidad and Tobago men’s hockey team in Pan Am Cup

Joel Bailey


TT's Mickell Pierre (L) vies for the ball against the US during the Pan American Cup match, in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday. - via PAN AM HOCKEY FEDERATION

UNITED STATES rallied from a 3-2 deficit to edge Trinidad and Tobago 4-3 on Thursday, in their opening contest, in Pool B, of the Pan American Hockey Cup, in Santiago, Chile.

USA edges stubborn 'Calypso Stickmen'

by Nigel Simon


T&T’s Mickell Pierre, left, challenges USA’s Michael Barminski Jr during their opening match in the Pan Am Cup in Santiago, Chile on Thursday. T&T fell to a 4-3 defeat. Jaramillo Rodrigo

The Akim Toussaint-led T&T senior men's hockey squad put up a valiant effort before going under to USA 4-3 in their Pool B curtain-raiser of the Pan American Cup at the Prince of Wales Country Club, La Reina, Santiago, Chile, on Thursday.

USMNT Secures Win Against Trinidad & Tobago in PAC Opener


IMAGES TAKEN BY WORLD SPORT PICS/RODRIGO JARAMILLO & Mauricio Palma/HOCKEY CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile – At the Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile, the No. 23 U.S. Men’s National Team opened the 2022 Pan American Cup with a hard-fought win over No. 36 Trinidad and Tobago in Pool B. It was a full 60-minute battle, where USA had to come from behind twice to secure the 4-3 victory.

Red Caribou continues Canada’s winning start with 11-1 victory over Mexico

Men’s National Team tops the board early at the Pan American Cup


Feature Photo: Oscar Munoz Badilla

The Canadian men followed yesterday’s thrilling Pan American Cup opener with a definitive victory of their own. A hat trick from Gordon Johnston and a flurry of goals later, the Red Caribou came out on top 11-1 in their first matchup against Mexico earlier this afternoon.

Pan American Cups - Day 2 - Men


CAN v MEX credit="(Photo: Oscar Muñoz Badilla

A sunny day on the second day of hockey at the PWCC in Chile. Canada, Mexico, the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina and Brazil played their first matches today in a day with many goals and celebrations.

2022 Pan Am Cup - 21 -anuary

Santiago (CHI)

All times GMT -4

Men

20 Jan 2022 14:00     CAN v MEX (Pool B)     11 - 1
20 Jan 2022 16:15     USA v TTO (Pool B)     4 - 3
20 Jan 2022 18:30     ARG v BRA (Pool A)     10 - 0

Pool Standings

Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Argentina 1 1 0 0 10 0 10 3
2 Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Brazil 1 0 0 1 0 10 -10 0

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Canada 1 1 0 0 11 1 10 3
2 United States 1 1 0 0 4 3 1 3
3 Trinidad & Tobago 1 0 0 1 3 4 -1 0
4 Mexico 1 0 0 1 1 11 -10 0

Women

21 Jan 2022 14:00     PER v TTO (Pool B)        
21 Jan 2022 16:15     USA v CAN (Pool B)    
21 Jan 2022 18:30     CHI v ARG (Pool A)        

Pool Standings

Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Argentina 1 1 0 0 6 0 6 3
2 Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Uruguay 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 United States 1 1 0 0 16 0 16 3
2 Canada 1 1 0 0 14 0 14 3
3 Peru 1 0 0 1 0 14 -14 0
4 Trinidad & Tobago 1 0 0 1 0 16 -16 0

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Hockey Cranes lose to Egypt, aim for win against Namibia

Uganda started scoring through Timothy Ntumba in the second quarter, however, the Egyptians started their scoring tally and equalised then led the game 2:1. ...

Charles Lwanga


Hockey Cranes in action. Photos by Charles Lwanga

The Hockey Cranes shift from the attacking play to a more defensive approach was of help but came late when Uganda could not make it to the semifinals but rather into the classification playoff.

Kenya hockey teams storm Cup of Nations semis

By  Agnes Makhandia

Kenya women's hockey team Thursday advanced to the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations after they defeated stubborn Nigeria 2-1 in their last pool 'B' match at the Theodosia Ukoh Hockey Stadium in Accra, Ghana.

South Africa prepare for Semi-Final with ruthless win

The South African women’s hockey team had already qualified for the semi-finals having scored 9 unanswered goals in the tournament, but they were looking to step up their cutting edge in front of goal in todays final Pool A match against Uganda. They were also looking to celebrate Tarryn Lombard’s 50th game in style.

Kenya’s women come from behind to triumph at Africa Cup of Nations hockey and reach last four

By Neil Shefferd


South Africa's women's hockey team had already qualified for the last four before today's 10-0 victory over Uganda ©Getty Images

Kenya’s women came from behind against Nigeria to triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations hockey in Accra, Ghana, reaching the semi-finals in the process, despite a troubled build-up and start to the tournament.

2022 Africa Cup of Nations - 21 January

Accra, Ghana

All times GMT

Men

19 Jan 2022 16:00     KEN v RSA (Pool A)     1 - 2

20 Jan 2022 13:00     EGY v UGA (Pool B)     3 - 1
20 Jan 2022 19:00     NGR v GHA (Pool B)     1 - 1

21 Jan 2022 09:00     NAM v UGA (5th - 7th)    

Pool standings

Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 South Africa 2 2 0 0 15 1 14 6
2 Kenya 2 1 0 1 5 3 2 3
3 Namibia 2 0 0 2 1 17 -16 0

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Egypt 3 3 0 0 8 3 5 9
2 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 13 8 5 4
3 Ghana 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
4 Uganda 3 0 1 2 5 14 -9 1

Women

19 Jan 2022 09:00     KEN v ZAM (Pool B)     3 - 0

20 Jan 2022 09:00     NGR v KEN (Pool B)     1 - 2
20 Jan 2022 11:00     ZIM v NAM (Pool A)      1 - 1
20 Jan 2022 15:00     GHA v ZAM (Pool B)     4 - 0
20 Jan 2022 17:00     RSA v UGA (Pool A)     10 - 0
 
21 Jan 2022 11:15     NAM v ZAM (5th - 8th place)    
21 Jan 2022 13:30     NGR v UGA (5th - 8th place)    
21 Jan 2022 15:45     RSA v KEN (Semi-final)    
21 Jan 2022 18:00     GHA v ZIM (Semi-final)   

Pool Standings


Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 South Africa 3 3 0 0 19 0 19 9
2 Zimbabwe 3 1 1 1 6 4 2 4
3 Namibia 3 1 1 1 4 7 -3 4
4 Uganda 3 0 0 3 0 18 -18 0

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Ghana 3 2 1 0 11 2 9 7
2 Kenya 3 2 0 1 5 6 -1 6
3 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
4 Zambia 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0

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Tributes for hockey festival stalwart, player and umpire



Tributes have been paid in Yorkshire to hockey stalwart Ross Anderson, a long-serving player and umpire who attended over 50 consecutive Easter festivals.

New Zealand masters hockey sees rise in every age group



The New Zealand Masters national titles are set to make a strong comeback next month in Tauranga on the north island, writes Bill Tomkins.

Dutch coach Siegfried Aikman joins hockey camp



LAHORE: Pakistan hockey team’s Dutch coach Siegfried Aikman has joined the national team training camp on Wednesday

One on one interviews with the athletes

Click on the "Read more" button to go to one on one interviews with the retiring Hockeyroos

Long serving trio call time on Hockeyroos careers



Veteran Hockeyroos Edwina Bone, Emily Chalker and Ashlee Wells have announced their retirements from international hockey.

The trio, who amassed 588 international matches between them, each reached the decision to draw the curtain on their Hockeyroos career over the summer break.

Canada pull out of Hockey Pro League over virus concerns


Canada played at Tokyo 2020 PIC: Field Hockey Canada

Canada has taken the decision to drop out of the upcoming FIH Pro League, citing Omicron variant concerns, after joining the global league last month.

Rising RSA star Dayaan Cassiem talks Tokyo 2020, FIH Hockey Pro League and more


Photo credit: Frank Uijlenbroek / World Sport Pics

Following South Africa’s men’s team featuring in the top three of both the best match and best goal of 2021 fan vote, we chat to an attacker who played an instrumental role in those iconic moments from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

2022 Test matches ESP v NED (M)

Cadiz, Spain

18 Jan 2022 19:30     ESP v NED     1 - 3

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Hat-trick girl Vandana Katariya is the most capped player in Muscat

K. ARUMUGAM



Tokyo Olympics’ hat-trick star Vandana Katariya is the most capped player in the forthcoming Asia Cup, all set to start in two days’ time in Muscat, Oman.  With 249 caps to her credit, flamboyant forward Vandana sports 38 international caps more than the next senior most player in Muscat, colleague Deep Grace Ekka. In fact, only three players with 200 plus caps will be seen in action at the 10th Asia Cup, which is Asia’s World Cup qualifier too.

Pan American Cups - Streaming information



PAHF is pleased to announce that the Pan American Cups will be broadcast live

Calypso Stickmen eye USA upset in opener

by Nigel Simon

The Akim Toussaint-led T&T senior men's hockey squad will go into their opening Pool B match of the Pan American Cup against the USA as heavy underdogs at the Prince of Wales Country Club in Las Reina, Santiago, Chile from 1 pm on Thursday.

USA beat Trinidad and Tobago women's hockey team 16-0

Jelani Beckles


In this file photo, members of the TT women hockey team celebrate a goal during their Pan Am Challenge semi-final match against Paraguay in Lima, Peru on October 1, 2021. TT face the US, on Wednesday, in their first match of the 2022 Pan American Cup, in Chile. PHOTO COURTESY PAN AM HOCKEY.

THE TT women’s hockey team suffered a 16-0 thrashing at the hands of the US at the 2022 Pan American Cup in Santiago, Chile, on Wednesday.

USA hammers T&T hockeywomen 16-0

by Nigel Simon


T&T senior women’s hockey team coach, Anthony Marcano

T&T senior hockey women suffered a 16-0 demolition at the hands of the USA in their Group B opener of the Pan American Cup at the Prince of Wales Country Club, La Reina, Santiago, Chile on Wednesday.

USWNT Start PAC with High Scoring Win Over Trinidad & Tobago


Image Taken by WORLD SPORT PICS/RODRIGO JARAMILLO & Carmen Donoso Ramirez/Hockey Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile – To start their 2022 Pan American Cup campaign, the No. 15 U.S. Women’s National Team took on No. 45 Trinidad and Tobago in Pool B at the Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile. USA jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as three different athletes tallied hat tricks on their way to a 16-0 win.

Canada opens the Pan American Cup with one-sided victory over Peru

Women’s National Team cruises to first-round victory


Feature Photo: Oscar Munoz Badilla

Canada’s Women’s National Team began its World Cup search at the 2022 Pan American Cup today in a tournament kick-off match against Peru.

Pan American Cups - Day 1 - Women


ARG v URU Photo: WorldSportsPics This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Pan American Cup began in Santiago, Chile, which will allow three women's teams and two men's teams to win tickets for the World Cup in India (men) and Netherlands / Spain (women).

2022 Pan Am Cup - 20 January

Santiago (CHI)

All times GMT -4

Men

20 Jan 2022 14:00     CAN v MEX (Pool B)     11 - 1
20 Jan 2022 16:15     USA v TTO (Pool B)     4 - 3
20 Jan 2022 18:30     ARG v BRA (Pool A)     10 - 0

Women

19 Jan 2022 14:00     CAN v PER (Pool B)     14 - 0
19 Jan 2022 16:15     USA v TTO (Pool B)     16 - 0
19 Jan 2022 18:30     ARG v URU (Pool A)     6 - 0

Pool Standings

Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Argentina 1 1 0 0 6 0 6 3
2 Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Uruguay 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 United States 1 1 0 0 16 0 16 3
2 Canada 1 1 0 0 14 0 14 3
3 Peru 1 0 0 1 0 14 -14 0
4 Trinidad & Tobago 1 0 0 1 0 16 -16 0

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Hockey Africa Cup of Nations is a learning process ― Kasasa

Uganda returns to action on Thursday with the ladies facing South Africa while the men take on Egypt  ...

Charles Lwanga



Hockey Cranes coach Vincent Kasasa has admitted that this year's Hockey Africa Cup of Nations is a learning process for both the players and the technical team.

"I’m using this year’s Hockey Africa Cup of Nations as a learning process to enable my players to know how they are supposed to team up while in such competitions. We need to show character and determination while in top competitions like this,” stated Kasasa.

Kenya beat Zambia to inch closer to hockey Afcon semis

By  Agnes Makhandia

Kenya women's hockey team put aside the disappointment of Tuesday's walkover to Ghana to beat Zambia 3-0 in their pool 'B' match of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday in Accra, Ghana.

Brave Kenya fall to South Africa in Accra thriller

By Agnes Makhandia

Kenya men's hockey team Wednesday went down fighting 2-1 to champions South Africa in their final pool 'A' match at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Accra, Ghana.

South Africa seal top spot of Pool A in Kenya victory


With both South Africa and Kenya having already qualified from Pool A for the Semi-Finals following respective victories against Namibia. The two sides have played some classic matches over the years, none more than the 2-1 victory for South Africa at the 2015 Greenfields African Championships. Both teams were keen to secure top spot and the favourable draw in the Semi-Finals. For South Africa the match marked goalkeepers 50th cap for the country.

Mixed fortunes for Kenya on third day of Africa Cup of Nations hockey

By Neil Shefferd


South Africa's Nqobile Ntuli, playing in green, scored a brace as South Africa's men beat Kenya 2-1 today in Accra ©Getty Images

It was a day of mixed fortunes for Kenya’s men and women, who were involved in the only two fixtures contested on the third day of hockey’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Ghana.

2022 Africa Cup of Nations - 20 January

Accra, Ghana

All times GMT

Men

19 Jan 2022 16:00     KEN v RSA (Pool A)     1 - 2

20 Jan 2022 13:00     EGY v UGA (Pool B)     3 - 1
20 Jan 2022 19:00     NGR v GHA (Pool B)     1 - 1

21 Jan 2022 09:00     NAM v UGA (5th - 7th)    

Pool standings

Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 South Africa 2 2 0 0 15 1 14 6
2 Kenya 2 1 0 1 5 3 2 3
3 Namibia 2 0 0 2 1 17 -16 0

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Egypt 3 3 0 0 8 3 5 9
2 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 13 8 5 4
3 Ghana 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
4 Uganda 3 0 1 2 5 14 -9 1

Women

19 Jan 2022 09:00     KEN v ZAM (Pool B)     3 - 0

20 Jan 2022 09:00     NGR v KEN (Pool B)     1 - 2
20 Jan 2022 11:00     ZIM v NAM (Pool A)      1 - 1
20 Jan 2022 15:00     GHA v ZAM (Pool B)     4 - 0
20 Jan 2022 17:00     RSA v UGA (Pool A)     10 - 0
 
21 Jan 2022 11:15     NAM v ZAM (5th - 8th place)    
21 Jan 2022 13:30     NGR v UGA (5th - 8th place)    
21 Jan 2022 15:45     RSA v KEN (Semi-final)    
21 Jan 2022 18:00     GHA v ZIM (Semi-final)   

Pool Standings


Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 South Africa 3 3 0 0 19 0 19 9
2 Zimbabwe 3 1 1 1 6 4 2 4
3 Namibia 3 1 1 1 4 7 -3 4
4 Uganda 3 0 0 3 0 18 -18 0

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Ghana 3 2 1 0 11 2 9 7
2 Kenya 3 2 0 1 5 6 -1 6
3 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
4 Zambia 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0

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Kenyan women forfeit match at hockey's Africa Cup of Nations as South Africa reach semi-finals

By Ali Iveson


Nomnikelo Veto was among South Africa's scorers versus Namibia ©Getty Images

South Africa are the first women's team through to the semi-finals of hockey's Africa Cup of Nations in Accra following a 6-0 win against Namibia.

Sportplan Drill of the week

2v1 Elimination: Disguised upright passing



Excellent, used the drills at our first training session today with... Shane, Hockey Coach

Inaugural Men’s World Cup - Barcelona 1971

By Shahid Khan


The triumphant Khalid Mahmood holding the World Cup

This month marks exactly half a century since the first Men’s Hockey World Cup tournament which took place from 15th to 24th October 1971 in Barcelona.

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Fifty years ago – when Kenya made it to the semi-finals of Barcelona World Cup


by Dil Bahra



Kenya’s Captain Avtar Singh Sohal leading his team at the opening ceremony of the first World Cup
in Barcelona in 1971. Photo: Avtar Singh Sohal collection.

The idea of holding a Hockey World Cup had come from India and Pakistan, then the two dominant nations in international hockey, in early 1969.

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Ernest Wall OBE (1924 – 2020)

by Dil Bahra


Ernest Wall OBE
 
It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Ernest ‘Ernie’ Wall on Sunday November 15, 2020 at Windyhall Care Home, Ayr in Scotland. He was aged 95.

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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.

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Kenya Sikh hockey players remember Legend Jack Simonian in London

by Dil Bahra


Former Kenya and Sikh Union Club Nairobi players celebrated the Life of their former colleague, Jack Simonian at an invite only event held at Indian Gymkhana Club London on Sunday 15 March 2020.

Although the evolving situation of coronavirus prevented many from attending, the event organisers decided to carry on. Suzie, Jack’s daughter, who was due to fly from Sardina, Italy especially for this event was one of those who was unable to attend following Government advice.

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Afrihost

Hi 
 
I have done exactly that 3 times with no effect (once with Nick Laming in attendance).
 
The Vumatel team have been in 3 times. The first time they arrived without any equipment to test the connection.. I sent them away to come back with their own testing equipment/computer. The computer they arrived back with had a 100Mb/s Ethernet port so was entirely inadequate to carry out the tests. They then got someone in with a MacBook and a dongle to plug in an Ethernet cable. The dongle didn’t work. The second time they came round again and again with a computer inadequate for the task. They came round yesterday again and again their equipment was not up to the task. They have replaced my CPE twice. Yesterday they blamed the slow speed first on congestion and then on the broken WACS cable and then claimed there was a break in SEACOM as well. I don’t know how this affects a Speedtest connection between my property and your offices (I test to the Afrihost servers), but bullshit doesn’t baffle brain in this house.
 
I have also discovered that the wireless router you supply as standard for a 1Gb/s connection - the DLink DIR 825 AC1200 will not broadcast faster than marginally over 800Mb/s on the 5Ghz channel meaning that Afrihost do not and cannot fulfill the 1Gb/s line speed they offer, only 80% of that speed. As that is the case do you mind if I only pay 80% of the price seeing that is the maximum you supply. The standard supplied CAT5e cable is only just capable of 1Gb/s which means it is only just up to the job. I have replaced that with a CAT6 cable at my expense and have ordered an AC2600 wireless router again at my expense just to try and cover your inadequate supplied equipment. Why must I do this?
 
I have also discovered that although support tickets are your 24/7 support option they carry the lowest priority as evidenced by your response times of over 1 week on this ticket. The Whatsapp support waiting times have ranged from 45 minutes to almost 3 hours, which is again wholly inadequate and that although you have an 0800 free support line, you do not advertise this anywhere leaving customers to hang on wasting their money on your inadequate support response times by phone. 
 
I have had enough of Afrihost and their partner Vumtel and would like this resolved within 2 days, which will have long passed by the time you read this.
 
Regards
 
George Brink

 

A tribute to Jack Simonian, one of Kenya’s best all round Sportsman in the sixties

by Dil Bahra


Jack Simonian 1970

John Levon (Jack) Simonian who was the East African motor cycling, motor rally and track Champion and who represented Kenya at hockey at three Olympic Games passed away in Sydney, Australia on Monday 23 December 2019. He was aged 84.

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Memories of a very special friend.

George Brink



I first met Jack Simonian through umpiring hockey at Rugby Hockey club in Warwickshire. In typical Jack fashion he never let on his Hockey pedigree, so it was with complete surprise when umpiring a game together a few years later some know-it-all player disagreed with a decision Jack made by claiming he had played in Premier League so he knew Jack was wrong. Quite calmly Jack said, "I've been to three Olympics so I know I'm right". Needless to say the player was put firmly in his place, but my mouth fell open at this statement as I had never suspected he was an Olympian let alone a triple Olympian, Jack was so unassuming.

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Review of a Hockey NOVEL

By Ijaz Chaudhry




When one thinks of sports books, it is the biographies, coverage of some event, record books, coaching manuals, etc. Sports Novels (fiction) are uncommon.

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Nirpal (Rodu) Singh Bharaj (1958 – 2018)

Nirpal (Rodu) Singh Bharaj (1958 – 2018)

by Dil Bahra


Rodu Bharaj doing what he enjoyed most – Koroga for his friends

Nirpal Singh Bharaj, fondly known as Rodu, a hockey personality both in Kenya and London died suddenly on Friday, May 25. He had just turned 60.

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Jagjit Singh Kular (1942 - 2017)

by Dil Bahra


Jagjit at Mexico 1968 Olympic Games

Jagjit Singh Kular who represented Kenya at Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972 Olympic Games passed away in Toronto, Canada on Monday 12 June 2017. He was aged 75.

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Jasbinder (Jas) Singh Chana (1970 - 2017)

by Dil Bahra



Jasbinder (Jas) Singh Chana, the talented hockey player, who played for England U21 and represented the country at the Junior Hockey World Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia in 1989 died on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 following a short illness. He was aged 46.

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Stats Speak: Asian Champions Trophy winner India in down under

By B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal, India)

Asian Champions Trophy winner Indian men and women will open their campaign in Melbourne Hockey Festival on November 23 against hosts Australia. Indian men (World Ranking 6) team will face Kookaburras (World Ranking 1) in 4-nations tournament league match, while Indian women (World Ranking 12) will challenge Hockeyroos (World Ranking 4) in first test of 3-match series. Statistical highlights are:

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Journalist Patrick Rowley receives British Empire Medal for Services to Hockey


Patrick Rowley (BEM) receives his British Empire Medal Award at the Tower of London by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.   Left to Right:  Lord-Lieutenant of London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, Elizabeth Rowley (wife), Patrick Rowley BEM, Alison Heeks (nee ROWLEY his daughter)   and  Constable General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC


International sports journalist Patrick Rowley received the British Empire Medal for services to Hockey at a ceremony held at The Tower of London on Friday 4 November.

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Patrick Rowley awarded British Empire Medal

Patrick Rowley, arguably the best known hockey journalist there is has been rewarded for his outstanding services to hockey with the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Patrick Rowley honoured


Pat Rowley. Photo: Hockey Writers Club

When I started Fieldhockey.com 20 years ago one of the first journalists to support and encourage my efforts was the English writer Pat Rowley, I am utterly delighted to report that Pat has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Hockey in the Queen's Birthday Honours list released today.

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Alex Danson - Player of the Tournament

By Dil Bahra


Alex Danson displaying why she won Player of the Tournament. Photo: Koen Suyk

There have been a few great action photos in our sport of hockey over the years but this photo by Dutch photographer Koen Suyk tops them all. Koen, a photographer for over 40 years has covered seven Olympic Games and states that Sports photography is his great love, with hockey, golf and tennis as his specialties.

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Egbert Carmo Fernandes (1941 – 2014)

by Dil Bahra


Kenya Hockey Team on tour of India, April 1964 Back Row (L - R): Surjeet Singh Jnr,; Saude George; Anthony Vaz; Amar Singh Mangat; Egbert Fernandes; Sang Singh; Edgar Fernandes; Jack Simonian; Jagnandan Singh. Sitting (L - R): Hardev Singh; Hilary Fernandes (V.Capt,); Hardial Singh (Coach); Anthony D'Souza (Manager); Sukdev Singh (Asst Manager); Avtar Singh (Capt.); Alu Mendonca. Ground (L – R): Santokh Singh; Arif Khan; Silu Fernandes; Leslie Pinto; Reynolds D'Souza.

Kenya’s triple hockey Olympian, Egbert Carmo Fernandes, died in Canberra, Australia on 6 November 2014.  He was aged 73.

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12 Punjab Warriors players? Judge for yourself

These screen grabs are from The Official YouTube stream. Note the running time of the video in the bottom left. This covers a pan from 2:47:27 - 2:47:30. Punjab Warriors are in blue.

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