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News for 25 March 2022

All the news for Friday 25 March 2022

FIH makes changes to 2022/23 Hockey Pro League format

By Rod Gilmour

The FIH has tinkered with the format for the 2022/23 Pro League season, outlining a set of dates akin to mini Champions Trophy-style tournaments.

India men's team to host New Zealand and Spain in opening ties of 2022-23 season

India will host New Zealand and Spain in the tournament opener between 28 October and 6 November later this year.

File image of Indian men's hockey team members. Image: Hockey India

Bhubaneswar: The Indian men's hockey team will begin the new season of FIH Hockey Pro League against New Zealand and Spain, the world governing body (FIH) said on Thursday, announcing the schedule of the fourth edition of its ambitious tournament.

Vantage Black Sticks return to FIH Pro League   

What will have been almost three years since we last welcomed an international side (other than Australia) to our shores, we are incredibly excited to be hosting two blocks of the FIH Pro League Season 4 in 2023. Not only will we play each visiting team twice but the visiting teams will also play each other giving our hockey community an exciting opportunity to see more international hockey.

Men's League Preview: What's On The Line This Weekend?

As the Men's Hockey League comes toward to an exciting conclusion with only a small number of games remaining, Rod Gilmour from The Hockey Paper gives a run down of what to look out for in this weekend's matches as teams battle for title glory and promotion at the top end of their leagues, while other sides look to avoid a dreaded relegation.

Five games to go and both Premierships are still up for grabs

There is still no change at the top of the Scottish Premierships with five games remaining.

Ugandan National Hockey League: Wananchi eyeing MUBS scalp

Wananchi heads into the fixture on a high after beating their number one rivals Weatherhead twice in the memorial shield and the league opener last weekend

By Charles Mutebi

Brian Okodi in action. Photo by Charles Lwanga

Wananchi captain Innocent Raskara believes that they need to beat MUBS to improve their chances of winning the league title.

Winners Crowned at Notts Sport Boys and Girls English School National Championships

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre played host to the finals of the Notts Sport Boys Under 18 Tier 1 Championships and the Girls Under 18 Tier 1 Championships this week, with some fantastic hockey on show on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Edinburgh University men claim BUCS Vase title

Scottish international Robbie Croll yesterday (WED) slotted from a penalty corner to claim the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Vase Final for Edinburgh University at Nottingham University.

Bank Windhoek reaffirms hockey sponsorship

by Helge Schütz

Kerrin Gillies in action for DTS against Saints. Photo: Helge Schütz

BANK Windhoek reaffirmed its commitment to Namibian hockey with a N$300 000 sponsorship towards the Bank Windhoek Hockey League on Wednesday night.

Hockey Ireland welcomes Richard Fahey as interim CEO

Hockey Ireland is delighted to welcome Richard Fahey to the role of interim Chief Executive Officer for the organisation.

Jean Calder      

Even compared to those of the modern jet set, Jean Calder was an incredibly well-travelled person. Although many of these early journeys were by sea rather than by air. Much of this was as a player, umpire or official of the Scottish Women’s Hockey Association. We of the hockey world join in the sadness of her family, her golf and bridge friends and neighbours on learning of her recent death, aged 92, following six months of two falls, hospitalisation and Care, but always with the hope of a return home, until sadly succumbing to Covid.

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