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Applications open for England & GB Women's Head Coach



Applications are now open for role of England & GB Hockey Women's Head Coach.

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Five minutes with Eddie Ockenden

Alexie Beovich



He may have played more than 300 games for Australia but there’s still plenty we didn’t know about new Kookaburras co-captain Eddie Ockenden.

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Hockeyroos Turn Focus To Olympics With Japan Four Nations

Ben Somerford



Hockey Australia (HA) today confirms the Hockeyroos will compete in the Four Nations Women's Ibaraki International Tournament in Japan next month.

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Sjoerd Marijne interview: Women's hockey coach on World Cup defeat, takeaways for Asian Games and more

Amit Kamath


India coach Sjoerd Marijne. Image courtesy: Facebook @Hockey India

Sjoerd Marijne has an unenviable task on his hands. His side suffered a heartbreaking defeat at the Women’s Hockey World Cup earlier this month to Ireland in the penalty shootouts. To make matters worse, the team had barely 15 days to recover physically and mentally from the loss and play at the Asian Games in Jakarta/Palembang, where a gold medal also assures a spot at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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Indian hockey teams leave for Jakarta Games


Indian Hockey Teams , Twitter @TheHockeyIndia

Eyeing qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Indian men and women's hockey teams left for the 18th Asian Games with hopes of winning gold.

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Vanuatu hosts next exciting Hockey Series Open



After a short break, the Hockey Series Open is back in action, this time in Port Vila, Vanuatu. 


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Hockey Series Open - Port Vila 2018 (Men) - Day 1

Port Vila (VAN)

Results 15 August

TGA v SOL     1 - 6   
VAN v SOL     8 - 3

Pool Standings

Vanuatu 1 1 0 0 8 3 5 3
Solomon Islands 2 1 0 1 9 9 0 3
Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tonga 1 0 0 1 1 6 -5 0


Hockey Series Open - Port Vila 2018 (Women) - Day 1
Port Vila (VAN)

Results 15 August

TGA v VAN     0 - 9
SOL v VAN     2 - 4

Pool Standings

Vanuatu 2 2 0 0 13 2 11 6
Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Solomon Islands 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0
Tonga 1 0 0 1 0 9 -9 0

FIH Match Centre

Blacks Sticks Women's coach opened rift with squad after mistakenly emailing criticism of team to players


NZ coach Mark Hager. Photo / Photosport.co.nz

A slip of the fingers has caused embarrassment for Hockey New Zealand and its national women's coach Mark Hager.

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FIH seeks Athletes' Committee nominations


Currently players and recently retired are being encouraged to put themselves forward Photo: FIH

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is calling on nominations for its Athletes' Committee, the key link between those who play and the governing body, to make sure the Athletes have a voice in the FIH decision making process.

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Ahead of Gold release, Akshay Kumar meets Hockey legend Balbir Singh

Balbir Singh was a part of the winning team that brought home the first prestigious Gold for India back in 1948.


Akshay Kumar with Balbir Singh.

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Monday met the 'living hockey legend', Balbir Singh.

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Unsung Heroes of 1948 Gold



"Indeed to my mind if a special souvenir was to be awarded to any one player, who contributed most to Indian’s victory, I would unhesitatingly give the palm to our squat, smiling-faced Leo. His display in the semifinal against Holland should forever niche for Pinto a plaque to himself in the hockey hall of fame".

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Scotland U21 women win series against Vermont



Scotland women`s under-21 side beat touring side Vermont University from the United States 2-1 over a three match series despite losing the final game 3-1 at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre.

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Four Game Series Concludes Between Junior USMNT and Chile


Image by Maryse Govaert

GREENWICH, Conn. - After a full week of training and matches, the Junior U.S. Men's National Team went into the fourth and final game hoping to split the series with Chile. Instead, Chile's experience forced a fatigued USA to cede the game 0-3.

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Junior USMNT Scores Winning Goal with Time Expired to Take Game 3 Against Chile


Image by Maryse Govaert

GREENWICH, Conn. - In the third game of the Junior U.S. Men's National Team series against Chile on Thursday, USA knew what to expect from their opponent and took the field looking for a win. Tied 1-1 at halftime, both sides shared goals in the third and fourth quarters but USA scored the winning goal with time expired to take the game 4-3.

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Irish Under-21s battle hard in three close run ties with England



The Irish Under-21 side played out a hard-fought three game series with England at Stormont over the weekend, drawing one and losing the other by the minimum.

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Hockey will benefit from funding but process must be clearer

What formula other than the flapping hand of minister Ross was used to divide money?

Johnny Watterson


Ireland celebrate with their silver medals after their field hockey World Cup final loss to the Netherlands. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images

On the face of it the additional €500,000 for Hockey Ireland on top of the 2018 allocation is a winner for the sport and particularly the women’s national team.

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Irish Government pledges additional funding to Olympic sports


The Irish women's team made a triumphant homecoming after their runners-up finish at the Hockey World Cup

Hockey Ireland is to receive an extra £447,000 in the wake of the runners-up finish at the Women's World Cup.

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Hockey gets huge additional funding boost with new sponsor also on the way


The Irish women’s success in London has played a key part in this funding windfall. Pic: Frank Uijlenbroek

Hockey Ireland were the big beneficiaries today as they were allocated €500,000 from a pot of €1.75 million in additional high performance funding made available for National Governing Bodies (NGB) for sport (NGBs) by Sport Ireland.

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Additional Funding Announced Following World Cup Success



The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross, T.D., and the Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin, T.D., today announced the allocation of €1.75million in additional funding for high performance sport. The Board of Sport Ireland has agreed that the funding should be allocated to National Governing Bodies and other sporting bodies to assist athletes’ preparations for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

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Harendra Singh imposing his brand of 'punishments' to weed out callousness, enforce discipline in hockey team

Amit Kamath


Simranjeet Singh dons the rooster hat during a team lunch. Image courtesy: Amit Kamath

Bengaluru: At the upcoming Asian Games, expect the Indian men's hockey team to be as disciplined as an army battalion. That's because of the unique ways India coach Harendra Singh is employing during the national team's camp to enforce discipline and weed out callousness.

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Indian hockey teams have potential to bag gold medal, says former coach Joaquim Carvalho


File image of the Indian women's hockey team. FIH website

Thane: Former national hockey coach Joaquim Carvalho has backed both the Indian men and women's teams to bag the gold medal in the upcoming Asian Games.

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Rani Rampal's Team India sets gold standard

By Rutvick Mehta


Women's Hockey Team

There has been a paradigm shift in the mindset and approach as far as Indian women's hockey is concerned in recent times.

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Indian hockey team favourites to win gold, says PR Sreejesh


PR Sreejesh , File Photo

Indian hockey captain PR Sreejesh on Monday called his team "favourites" for the Asian Games gold medal and said there aim is to secure an early qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Pakistan dead serious

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan arrived in Jakarta on Friday for a one-week Asian Games camp before they play Thailand on Aug 20.

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Pakistan hockey team ready for Jakarta Asian Games



KARACHI: As Pakistan hockey team reaches Indonesia for the Asian Games, the head coach Roelant Oltmans says players now have their roles and positions clear and will go for the kill in all of their matches. The silver medallist team of the 2014 Asian Games, where they lost the final against arch-rivals India by 4-2 in a penalty shootout after ending the match 1-1 after full time, is all firing on all engines to make it to this year’s final, en route a gold. And Oltmans, while talking about the team’s preparation, told media that the when he joined, the players did not have clearly defined roles to play in the team.

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‘Coordinated’ Pakistan ready for Asian Games challenge

By Nabil Tahir


ARCH-RIVALS’ SHOWDOWN: Pakistan and India have been put in pool A and B respectively, which means a clash can only be expected during the semi-finals or the final of Asian Games. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: As Pakistan Hockey team reaches Indonesia for the Asian Games, the head coach Roelant Oltmans says players now have their roles and positions clear and will go for the kill in all of their matches.

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Kerry switches from England/GB women to men’s head role


©: Frank Uijlenbroek/ World Sport Pics

Danny Kerry has formally switched from the English and Great Britain women’s head coach role to take on the men’s job as they build up to the World Cup which takes places in India later this year.

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Danny Kerry appointed Great Britain and England men's hockey head coach


Danny Kerry (centre) led the Great Britain women's team to Olympic gold in 2016

Danny Kerry has left his post as head coach of the Great Britain and England Women's hockey teams to take charge of the equivalent men's teams.

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Danny Kerry appointed Head Coach of Great Britain and England Men's teams



England Hockey is delighted to announce the appointment of Danny Kerry as Head Coach of the Great Britain and England men’s international teams.

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SPAR South Africa complete a whitewash in historic indoor test series


SPAR South Africa ladies that completed a whitewash against Zimbabwe. From L – Cheree Greyvenstein, Zimi Shange, Tegan Fourie, Robyn Johnson, Jessica O’Connor, Eloise Walters, Edith Molikoe, Jenna Shuker, Amore de Wet, Jamie Southgate & Cindy Hack (captain)

SPAR South Africa today completed a series whitewash against Zimbabwe in the first ever indoor hockey test series played in the country. The victory, in front of a full crowd at Hellenic Academy in Harare, was the fifteenth consecutive victory for SPAR South Africa.

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2018 PSi International Test Matches: ZIM v NAM (M) - Final test

Harare (ZIM)

ZIM v NAM     1 - 4 (1 - 2)

Namibia clean sweep the 5 test series

2018 PSi International Test Matches: ZIM v RSA (W) - Final test
Harare (ZIM)

ZIM v RSA     2 - 5 (1 - 2)

South Africa win the series 5 - 0

FIH Match Centre

2018 PSi International Test Matches: ZIM v NAM (M) - 2nd test

Harare (ZIM)

ZIM v NAM     0 - 5 (0 - 2)

Namibia lead the 5 test series 2 - 0

2018 PSi International Test Matches: ZIM v RSA (W) 2nd & 3rd tests
Harare (ZIM)

ZIM v RSA     0 - 1 (0 - 1)
ZIM v RSA     2 - 6 (0 - 4)

South Africa lead the 5 test series 3 - 0

FIH Match Centre

Three of the four Semi-Finalists decided on day four


KZN Coastals and SA National Squad keeper Gowan Jones

In today’s headline game the defending champions Kwazulu Natal Raiders took on the 2016 champions Southern Gauteng in a battle for supremacy in Group A. Southerns were playing on the back of their victory against Tuffy Western Province and knew that a draw would likely be enough to secure their spot in the final four, while the Raiders were keen to get the win to relieve the pressure on a final day meeting with Tuffy Western Province.

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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  

- 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
- Go - FIH Match Centre
- Go - GhanaWeb
- Go - The New Vision
- Go - Daily Nation
- Go - The Standard Online
-- 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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