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News for 30 March 2022

All the news for Wednesday 30 March 2022

England keen to gather valuable experience ahead of World Cup - Tom Sorsby

The England men's team arrived on Tuesday night, ahead of the double-header against hosts India

England Hockey Team

England men's hockey team captain Tom Sorsby is relishing the "challenging" prospect of playing the FIH Pro League double header in India against the hosts as it will help his team gather valuable experience ahead of the World Cup next year.

Women’s FIH Pro League: England calls off trip to India as Covid-19 strikes

S2H Team

England have called off their trip to India for the women’s FIH Pro league doubleheader on April 2 and 3 because of a number of Covid-19 positive cases among their players.

Ukraine to miss FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup

Lausanne, Switzerland: The Ukrainian Hockey Association has informed us today that their Women’s Junior team will not be able to participate in the upcoming FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup eventually, despite its tireless efforts to try to make it possible. This is of course a very sad situation, first and foremost for all members of the team, especially the players, and I would like, on behalf of FIH, to reassert our full solidarity with the Ukrainian hockey community at this terrible time. I would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to the Hockey Associations of Poland and the Netherlands, as well as the Dutch club of HV Victoria, for their tremendous efforts in providing support to the team in the last couple of weeks. We wish a lot of strength to everyone within the Ukrainian hockey community. Our thoughts are with them. And we hope that peace will be restored as soon as possible», FIH CEO Thierry Weil stated.

Uruguay and Austria hope for dream debut performances

Pool C: Argentina, Austria, Korea, Uruguay

It was inconceivable that the title holders might not qualify and defend their title but this was nearly the case with Argentina. The young Lionesses finished behind Canada, USA and Uruguay at the Junior Pan Am Championship and so failed to qualify for the Junior World Cup. The withdrawal of a number of teams opened up a space and there is little doubt that the Argentinians will be seeking to defend their title. Las Leoncitas has a good record in the event. As well as their 2016 title, they also won gold in 1993, silver in 2001, 2009 and 2013 and bronze in 1997.

Junior National Team a ‘special and connected’ group

Junior World Cup signals a culmination of years in the making for Team Canada

It was January 2020 when 70 athletes from the Women’s NextGen cohort made the trip to Chula Vista, California for a training tour and a series of test matches. For many of the athletes playing at the Junior World Cup this week in South Africa, that tour feels like a lifetime ago.  

Women's Junior World Cup: Get to Know North-West University

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa - Before the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team take the pitch for their first game at the FIH Hockey Women's World Cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa, let’s get to know the hosting venue, North-West University.

Satinderwalia recals the odds and Indian Colt’s valiant show on its maiden JR World Cup


The dawn of a new millennium ushered in a new era for Indian women’s hockey. In 2001, for the first time ever, India qualified for the Junior World Cup, 12 years and three editions after the U-21 men’s tournament was incepted.

Match-starved Pakistan hockey team gets a boost

By Abdul Mohi Shah

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hockey got a much-required boost as top European nations have offered the Greenshirts at least seven international matches during the two-week tour to start in the latter half of April.

Céline Martin-Schmets still dreams of the Paris Games

After leading several Pro League matches, she will fly south for South Africa, where she will officiate at the U21 World Cup. A new essential step that could lead her, in 2 years, to the Olympic Games.

THT out for a clean sweep

By Malik Muhamad

THT’s Faizal Saari (centre) vies with TNB players in their TNB Cup semi-final match on Feb 19.

After reaching the TNB Cup final, Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) skipper Fitri Saari eyes a clean sweep of the titles in this season's Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).

Favourites Terengganu brace for a more powerful Tenaga in TNB Cup final


Out of my hands: Terengganu captain Faizal Saari drops his stick after a tussle for the ball with Tenaga Nasional’s Muhd Aminuddin Mohd Zain in their Malaysian Hockey League match. — Bernama

PETALING JAYA: Terengganu may have the edge over Tenaga Nasional in the TNB Cup final after edging them twice 3-2 in the Malaysian Hockey League (MHL).

A five-a-side hockey event held to honor former German legend

LAHORE  – A five-a-side hockey event was organized in honor of former German hockey star Stefan Blöcher here at National Hockey Stadium Pitch 2 the other day.

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