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Loreto end on a high to boost Irish hopes of retaining top tier place



Loreto gave Ireland’s hopes of retaining their place at the top table of European hockey a big boost as two goals in a 35 second spell saw them beat Belarus’s Ritm Grodno 2-1 in Amsterdam.

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Euro defeats for Clydesdale Western and Edinburgh Uni on final day of competition



Scotland`s clubs both lost on their final day in Europe as Clydesdale Western and Edinburgh University were unable to record a win.

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New Indian men's hockey coach Graham Reid urges players to put team first ahead of FIH Men's Series Finals


Graham Reid during his first day in charge of the Indian men's hockey team. Image courtesy: Twitter @TheHockeyIndia

Bengaluru: India's newly-appointed men's hockey chief coach Graham Reid on Monday took charge of the national camp and asked his players to put the team first in his first address to them.

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Reid takes charge of National camp

Pleased with the talent on view


Graham Reid. 

Graham Reid, who has newly been appointed chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, has taken charge of the National camp at the SAI here.

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Hockeyroos & Kookaburras To Wear Poppy For ANZAC Day Matches

Ben Somerford



The Hockeyroos and Kookaburras will mark ANZAC Day with the addition of iconic red poppies to their uniforms for Thursday’s FIH Pro League match against New Zealand in Auckland which falls on the special day.

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Trans-Tasman rivals set for battle on Anzac Day



The Black Sticks final home match in the FIH Pro League for 2019 is on Thursday April 25th (Anzac Day). The men and women will take on their Australian counterparts at North Harbour Hockey Stadium in what promises to be two entertaining matches.

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Oltmans tells charges: Treat your enemy with respect

SERI KEMBANGAN: Don’t fall flat on your face.

By T. Avineshwaran



National hockey coach Roelant Oltmans (pic) warned his boys not to take any team lightly even though they are ranked lower than Malaysia at the FIH Series Finals.

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Namibia beat Zambia 3-0 in inaugural hockey series

by Helge Schütz


Maggy Mengo of Namibia and Catherine Kalomo of Zambia in action during their third test match that Namibia won 6-1.

NAMIBIA beat Zambia 6-1 in their final women's hockey test match on Monday morning to win the Standard Bank sponsored series 3-0.

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USMNT Concludes Series with South Korea in Resilient Performance



SEOUL, South Korea - In the final game of the series played at the Korea National Training Center in Seoul, South Korea saw a resilient, never give up U.S. Men's National Team continue to learn from a higher ranked opponent. No. 17 Korea scored first but a textbook outlet by No. 25 USA that led to a goal evened the score before the hosts tallied two more for the 1-3 win.

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Peillat penalty corner power gives Mannheimer HC first ever EHL medal


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BRONZE MATCH: Mannheimer HC 3 Real Club de Polo 1
Gonzalo Peillat’s penalty corner double powered Mannheimer HC to their first ever EHL medal as they took bronze with a strong second half performance to deny Real Club de Polo their first ever place on the podium.

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Waterloo Ducks in EHL heaven with remarkable 4-0 GRAND FINAL success in Eindhoven


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GRAND FINAL: Waterloo Ducks 4 Rot Weiss Koln 0
Waterloo Ducks became the first Belgian club to win the Euro Hockey League as they put in a monumental defensive performance to beat 2017 champions Rot Weiss Koln to the crown.

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Birthday girl Audrey Omaido inspires Telkom past Scorpions

By AYUMBA AYODI


Telkom forward Audrey Omaido (left) vies for the ball with Amira Sailors defender Julie Koloni during their Kenya Hockey Union women's Premier League match at the City Park Stadium, Nairobi on September 2, 2018. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya international Audrey Omaido celebrated her 29th birthday with a classic goal as champions Telkom Kenya sunk Strathmore Scorpions 2-0 in women’s hockey Premier League duel at City Park on Sunday.

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Qamar brace seals Pakistan Veterans Yellows hockey title


Qamar struck in the 12th and 24th minutes to put his team in pole position before Zafar Iqbal reduced the margin

KARACHI: Two goals by former Olympian Qamar Ibrahim helped Pakistan Veterans

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Den Bosch and Hamburg prove too hot for Loreto

Irish side facing a playoff to avoid last place in EuroHockey Club Cup in Amsterdam

Mary Hannigan

Two 4-0 defeats, at the hands of reigning champions Den Bosch and a Hamburg side featuring Irish international Nikki Evans, have left Loreto facing a play-off to avoid finishing last in the EuroHockey Club Cup in Amsterdam, the quality of the opposition thus far proving too formidable for the Dublin side.

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Loreto to battle for seventh as UCD still in gold contention



Loreto will battle for seventh place in the women’s EuroHockey Club Cup while UCD are right in the mix for a potential final place in the Trophy following Saturday’s action in continental competition.

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Mixed fortunes for Scots clubs in Europe



It was a day of mixed fortunes for Scottish clubs in Europe, Clydesdale Western will play for promotion in the EuroHockey Challenge 1 tournament after another victory, but Edinburgh University will attempt to avoid bottom spot after losing in the Trophy event.

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Series wins for Scotland U16s and U18s boys’ and girls’ in Cardiff, while U21 women lose in Glasgow



All five three-match series’ between Scotland and Wales came to a conclusion today with Scotland winning four of the contests. 

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Debutante & Returning Star Added For Hockeyroos

Ben Somerford



Hockey Australia today announces the travelling Hockeyroos team to play New Zealand, Argentina and USA in the Pacific leg of the FIH Pro League.

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Kookas Team Named For First FIH Pro League Away Trip

Ben Somerford



Hockey Australia today announces the travelling Kookaburras team to play New Zealand and Argentina in the Pacific leg of the FIH Pro League.

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U-19 USWNT Finishes Tour with Close Win Over Germany



DUSSELDORF, Germany - In their final game of their tour, the U.S. U-19 Women's National Team labeled it as their “Championship Game”. All the valuable lessons of top international field hockey that they learned had to be applied in this game against Germany's U-18 team. After a 60-minute hard, fought battle USA can look back on a successful campaign, winning the final game 4-3.

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Adjustments Made as U-21 USWNT Narrowly Loses to Great Britain in Second Tour Game



MONCHENGLADBACH, Germany - Another beautiful afternoon of field hockey for the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team, as they played their second match of the international tour against Great Britain today.

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USMNT Presented with More Scoring Chances in Third Loss of Series to Korea



SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. Men's National Team was met by a relentless high tempo and pace from South Korea in game three of the four-match series. Played at the Korea National Training Center in Seoul, No. 25 USA had multiple chances but it was the No. 17 hosts who made the most of scoring opportunities as the game finished 0-3.

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2019 Women series NAM v ZAM

Windhoek

20 Apr 2019     NAM v ZAM     5 - 1
21 Apr 2019     NAM v ZAM     3 - 1
22 Apr 2019     NAM v ZAM     6 - 1

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Sukri: China wall hard to crack

By Aftar Singh



KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian hockey team’s bid to win the FIH Series Finals might be hampered by the Great Wall of China.

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Waterloo Ducks and HTC Uhlenhorst Mülheim to contest ABN AMRO EHL U14 final


©: Frank Uijlenbroek / World Sport Pics

It will be a Belgium-Germany final in the ABN AMRO EHL U14 in Eindhoven on Monday morning as Waterloo Ducks and HTC Uhlenhorst Mülheim reach the decider following their exploits on Sunday.

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Rot Weiss corner prowess too much for Real Club de Polo in FINAL4 showdown


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FINAL4: Real Club de Polo 1 Rot-Weiss Koln 3 (1-1)
Rot Weiss Koln’s penalty corner prowess saw them convert three from four set pieces to advance to the EHL GRAND FINAL to face Waterloo Ducks.

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Vanasch and Waterloo shoot-out success yet again as Mannheim fall in FINAL4


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FINAL4: Waterloo Ducks 1 Mannheimer HC 1, Waterloo win shoot-out 3-1
Waterloo Ducks and Vincent Vanasch added yet another shoot-out scalp to his list of successes as they beat Mannheimer HC 3-1 after the Ducks’ third successive draw.

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Britain's men put Olympic Champions to the sword in superb win


Great Britain's men celebrate against Argentina in the FIH Pro League

Great Britain's earned an historic win away to Argentina by putting five past the Olympic champions in Rosario.

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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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Sites

   

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

The Hockey Paper

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- Go - The Times of India
- Go - The Telegraph
- Go - Stick2Hockey.com
- Go - The Trinidad Guardian
- Go - The Nation
- Go - Field Hockey Canada media release
- Go - USFHA media release
- Go - NCAA
- Go - Stuff
- Go - The New Zealand Herald
- Go - Hockey New Zealand Media release
- Go - Hockey Asia
- Go - Indian Express
- Go - Daily News & Analysis
- Go - The Telegraph, India
- Go - The Tribune
- Go - Hindustan Times
- Go - The Asian Age
- Go - The Hindu
- Go - Hockey Australia media release
- Go - FIH site
Official FIH Pro League Site
- Go - FIH Match Centre
- Go - GhanaWeb
- Go - The New Vision
- Go - Daily Nation
- Go - The Standard Digital
-- Go - SA Hockey Association media release
- Go - Independent Online
- Go - The Express Tribune
- Go - Dawn
- Go - The News International
- Go - The Daily Times
- Go - The Nation
- Go - Malay Mail
- Go - New Straits Times
- Go - The Star of Malaysia
- Go - Malaysian Hockey blogspot
- Go - Jugjet's World of Field Hockey
- Go - The Hook
- Go - Irish Hockey Association media release
- Go - The Irish Times
- Go - BBC Sport
- Go - Sportstar
- Go - Gulf Times
Go - Daily Express
Go - The Hockey Paper
- England Hockey Board Media release
- Great Britain Hockey media release
- Scottish Hockey Union media release
- Hockey Association Malta media release
- Euro Hockey League media release
- Fédération Française de Hockey media release
- Pan American Hockey Federation media release

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