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IOC President Thomas Bach Attends Hockey5s Mixed Team Exhibition Match in India

Article courtesy of Hockey India

FIH CEO Thierry Weil and President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra attended a Hockey5s match in India with the IOC President Photo: Hockey India

Hockey India today hosted the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Dr Thomas Bach for a special Hockey5s mixed team exhibition match at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium which was also attended by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) President H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah, FIH CEO Thierry Weil and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and International Hockey Federation (FIH) President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra.

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Four months in - an interview with Renata Carneiro, PAHF Managing Director

Sarah Juggins

Renata Carneiro   

Renata Carneiro came into office as Managing Director of the Pan American Hockey Federation in January 2018. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge gained after 13 years with Olympic Solidarity for Brazil.

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MJHL Div 2: Penang v Malacca final

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Malacca's MBMB Warriors and Penang's MSSP-PSHA wil play in the Division Two final of the boys Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) on Sunday.

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Scottish National League showdown this weekend

Grange’s Luke Cranney holds off Kelburne’s Neil McIntyre

The penultimate action in men`s and women`s National League 1 is a double header, courtesy of the “Beast from the East”, with many of the issues likely to be resolved over the weekend’s showdown.

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Scotland o35s men World Cup and Home Nations squads announced

The Scotland o35s men squads that will participate in the World Cup and upcoming Home Nations in the summer have been announced.

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Sardar Singh on Indian hockey at CWG 2018: Combination of problems

A disappointed Sardar Singh, who was not picked for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, analyses Manpreet Singh & Co's dismal fourth-place finish at the quadrennial event in Oz

Ashwin Ferro

Members of the Indian hockey team are dejected after losing to NZ in the CWG semi-finals at Gold Coast, Australia recently. Pic/AFP

India hockey star Sardar Singh, 31, is known to be accurate — both in his reading of the game on the field and analysis off it. When mid-day asked him his thoughts about the Indian hockey team's dismal fourth-place showing at the recent XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, the midfield maestro summed it up perfectly in one word: "Disappointing."

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Hockey Ireland forced to switch venues as Bann contractor goes into administration

Havelock Park’s pitch was due to be replaced in time for the finals weekend on May 5 and 6. Pic: Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics/EHL

Crawford Group going into administration has led to the switch of the EY Champions Trophy from Banbridge’s Havelock Park to Grange Road just three weeks ahead of the annual finals weekend.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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Option to embrace indoor game a big decision for Hockey Ireland

Entering teams in the European Championships has funding implications

Johnny Watterson

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.

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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.

Navneet Singh

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.

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Hertzberger celebrates Dutch panel return with hat trick

©: Frank Uijlenbroek/world Sport Pics

Jeroen Hertzberger celebrated his return to the Dutch international squad with a Thursday night hat trick for HC Rotterdam in a 3-3 draw with Den Bosch.

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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.

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Spanish playoff places up for grabs with Atletic in last chance saloon

©: Frank Uijlenbroek/world Sport Pics

There is a potential for three of the four Spanish playoff places to be filled this weekend in round 15 of the competition as Atletic Terrassa are in the last chance saloon against Real Club de Polo.

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Hockey training

by J Anderson

A hockey training program must meet the demands of a very physically challenging, multi-sprint sport.


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

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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Ijaz Chaudhry writes on hockey & other sports. For more about him and his work, visit: www.sportscorrespondent.info  

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