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News for 31 March 2022

All the news for Thursday 31 March 2022

India retains Rohidas as captain, Neelam makes comeback against England

Amit Rohidas was retained as captain, while defender Neelam Sanjeep Xess made a comeback in India's 22-member squad for the upcoming FIH Pro League double-header against England this weekend.

The Indian team will be captained by Amit Rohidas for the upcoming FIH Pro League double-header against England this weekend.   -  Hockey India

Amit Rohidas was retained as captain, while defender Neelam Sanjeep Xess made a comeback in India's 22-member squad for the upcoming FIH Pro League double-header against England this weekend.

High-On-Confidence Indian Men Hope to Extend Winning Ways Against England

Perched at second position in the Pro League points table behind Germany and ahead of the Netherlands by the skin of their teeth, the Indian men’s hockey team have all the right noises to be considered one of the strong contenders for the premier FIH tourney. The Amit-Rohidas-captained side has exuded amazing fighting spirit throughout the tournament and the manner in which they pulled off final-minute goals to seal the fate of Spain and Argentina is a testimony to that.

FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup 2022 - 31 March
Potchefstroom (RSA)

All times GMT +2

1 Apr 2022 11:00     ENG v RSA (Pool B)    
1 Apr 2022 13:00     NED v USA (Pool A)    
1 Apr 2022 15:00     CAN v ZIM (Pool A)    
1 Apr 2022 17:00     KOR v URU (Pool C)    
1 Apr 2022 19:00     ARG v AUT (Pool C)    

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FIH Match Centre

Opening the Women’s Junior World Cup

As we build up towards the FIH Women’s Junior World Cup, which springs into action on 1 April in Potchefstroom, South Africa, here is a preview of the teams that comprise Pool B.

Preparations are key for medal hopefuls

Pool D: Germany, India, Malaysia, Wales

Germany finished third in the EuroHockey Junior Championship but many of the team have since had experience at the Tokyo Olympic Games and will bring a lot of high quality playing experience with them. In the past few weeks, the German side was able to gain invaluable experience playing as a team in the FIH Hockey Pro League. The team’s performances, where they twice drew with the senior national India team, will have given Head Coach Akim Bouchouchi a lot of valuable information about his players’ capabilities.

England and Wales Prepare For Junior Women's World Cup

Both England and Wales are taking part in the Junior Women’s World Cup in South Africa from 1 - 12 April.

The event takes place in Potchefstroom, and this is the second date for the tournament, having been postponed from its original schedule of last December. Wales are competing at this level for the first time in more than 20 years.

Ukraine unable to compete at FIH Women's Junior World Cup

By Michael Pavitt

The Ukrainian team will miss the Women’s Junior World Cup in South Africa ©FIH

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed the Ukraine team are unable to compete at the upcoming Women’s Junior World Cup in South Africa due to the ongoing conflict in the nation.

Rebecca Woodcock Represents English Umpires At FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup In South Africa

England under 21 women’s team is set to compete at the FIH Junior World Cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa, from Friday, but, they aren’t the only English representation at one of the most prestigious events in the hockey calendar.

Tokyo bound Australian Masters World Cup teams announced

The players, coaches and managers to represent Australia in four Men’s age divisions at the upcoming Masters Hockey World Cups in Tokyo have been selected.

Racing and Gantoise reduce the gap at the top of the competition

At the end of a double weekend that started on Friday evening, the 19th day of the ION Hockey League, played on Sunday, had the effect of tightening the leading positions even more, three days before the end of the regular phase of the championship.

Tenaga captain Syed Syafiq can’t imagine a third loss to Terengganu


We can do it: Syed Syafiq Syed Mohd Cholan has empowered his Tenaga teammates to spoil Terengganu’s treble plan.

PETALING JAYA: A third straight heartbreak against Terengganu will be hard to mend for Tenaga Nasional.

Pritam Siwach Academy clinch Khelo India Women's Hockey League U-21 title

The Sonepat-based academy is run by Dronacharya Award winner and former captain of the India women's hockey team Pritam Rani Siwach P

Pritam Siwach Hockey Academy (Source: Khelo India/Twitter)

Pritam Siwach Hockey Academy, Sonepat defeated Sports Hostel Bhubaneswar 5-0 in the final to claim the Khelo India Women's Hockey League U-21 title at the Sports Authority of India National Centre of Excellence on Wednesday.

Bandon GS leave it late to end 17-year All-Ireland wait

All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships final

Sam Dale went down in All-Ireland Schoolboy Hockey folklore with a breathtaking late goal for Bandon Grammar and then subsequently completed the job in the shoot-out to overcome Banbridge Academy in the final at Wesley.

Goodbye FIH.ch … welcome FIH.Hockey!

Lausanne, Switzerland: Following its most thorough and extensive review to date, the website of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) is now available in a greatly modernised version combining more engaging content and a more appealing look and feel. Simultaneously, FIH has taken this opportunity to change the name of its website, moving away from FIH.ch to become FIH.hockey, in better adequation with its global nature.

The story behind Hampstead & Westminster hockey club’s blazer

Hampstead & Westminster celebrate with their supporters at 2019 Play-Off finals PIC: Simon Parker/SP Action Images

The Hampstead & Westminster HC annual dinner of 1991 was noteworthy for the first appearance of the ‘Veterans’ Touring Blazer’, writes Ian Smith.

Dr Marie Weir (nee Jaffrey Smith) 3 June 1926 – 22 February 2022

Marie Jaffrey Smith was a Scottish International player in the late 40s, early 50s, and won a bronze medal at the post war festival of women’s hockey in 1948 in Amsterdam. She gained more than 20 Scottish Caps and played at Wembley.

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