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News for 29 April 2022

All the news for Friday 29 April 2022

Glaring difference in quality between Malaysia and Australia

By Jugjet Singh

Players in action during the Malaysia-Australia match in the last of a four-match Test series in Perth yesterday.

What's the difference in hockey standards between world No 1 Australia and world No 11 Malaysia? Plenty of zeroes sounds like a good answer.

Ticket to the worlds via Asia Cup awaits Arul’s boys

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s chances of qualifying for hockey’s Asia Cup super four in Jakarta (May 23-June 1) received a boost when they avoided big guns India, Japan and Pakistan in the group stage.

England O80s Beat The Netherlands 1-0 At Bisham Abbey

It was a chilly afternoon at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre as the England O80s took on the Dutch in their second-ever fixture. The last time to two sides faced each other was back in 2019 almost 3 years ago to the day.

Scotland women’s squad to face Ireland in Belfast

Scotland women have three test matches against Ireland this weekend in Belfast as part of preparations for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and the EuroHockey Championships qualifier in Dunkirk.

Pak embassy hosts reception for hockey team

ISLAMABAD: A welcome ceremony was held at the Pakistan embassy in the Netherlands in the honour of the visiting national hockey team.

Birmingham 2022 will be ‘buzzing’ for Commonwealth Games

The “biggest, boldest” Commonwealth Games will get under way in 90 days times, according to its chief executive.

Team GB hockey based at Saint-Germain-en-Laye for Paris Olympics prep

Team GB hockey teams will be one of five sports to be based at the French town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye in the run-up to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Four remain in each tournament as the destination of the trophy

Southern Gauteng and the Northern Blues had already virtually secured their places in the semi-finals of the SA Women’s Hockey U21 IPT, with the battle really being to see who would seal top spot in the pool. The team with the first chance to stake a claim for the position was Southern Gauteng as they took on WP Pens in the days opening game.

Pembroke and Garvey eyeing up treble on Irish Senior Cup final day

Pembroke and Lisnagarvey will look to add the third trophy of potential triples on Saturday as the Irish Senior Cup finals return to Belfield for the first time since 2018.

Scottish  Premiership reaches a conclusion with the women`s second European spot still up for grabs

Going into the final weekend of scheduled Premiership matches most of the main issues have been settled.

Saints, DTS set the pace

by Helge Schütz

Owen Hatton of Saints (in front) and Julian Schütz of DTS in action during Saints' 4-2 victory on Wednesday. Photo: Helge Schütz

SAINTS and DTS both recorded comfortable victories to strengthen their claims to Namibia's Bank Windhoek Indoor Hockey Men and Women's Premier League titles on Wednesday.

Potchefstroom offers unique learning opportunities

2021 Junior Women’s World Cup - Potchefstroom, South Africa

Sarah Juggins, for PAHF

Tracey Paul (USA)    Photo: US FHA)

The 2021 Junior Hockey Women’s World Cup, which took place in Potchefstroom, South Africa in April 2022 was a wildly different event to any of the eight editions that had preceded it.

Hockey making its mark at Pride in Sport Awards

Hockey in Australia’s reputation as a leader in LGBTQ inclusion was reinforced at the annual Pride in Sport Awards in Melbourne last night.

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