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News for 26 July 2022

All the news for Tuesday 26 July 2022

2022 Test matches NED v AUS (M) - 26 July

All times GMT +2

23 Jul 2022 12:00     NED v AUS     0 - 3
25 Jul 2022 12:00     NED v AUS     3 - 2

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Kookaburras Hit the Groove Ahead of Commonwealth Games

World number one Australian men’s hockey team have indeed hit the groove ahead of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, where they would be striving to win the hockey gold for the record seventh time. The Kookaburras only returned to international hockey action in April this year after being off the international hockey action radar for close to eight months since featuring in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, where they bagged a silver medal after losing to Belgium in a shootout in the final. They had opted out of the ongoing 2021-22 FIH Pro League owing to Covid-19-induced international travel restrictions.

Coaching men and women is different, claim Black Sticks hockey coaches

Old hockey friends Darren Smith and Verity Sharland are reunited in the Black Sticks women's coaching team. Dom Thomas/Hockey NZ

Yes, women's and men's hockey sides need to be coached differently, Black Sticks coaches Verity Sharland and Darren Smith reveal to Suzanne McFadden on the eve of the Commonwealth Games.

Sloan and Smith come into men’s Commonwealth Games squad

Ian Sloan and Rhys Smith have been brought into the England men’s squad for the Commonwealth Games, which begin this week.

Elite umpires Sacré, Klenk off to second Commonwealth Games

Ali Baggott, for Field Hockey Canada

Canadian umpires Lelia Sacré and Tyler Klenk took off this week for their second appearance at a Commonwealth Games. Both call British Columbia home and both are proving themselves to be not just among but part of the world’s best umpires. As of July 2022, Klenk has been promoted to the Pro League Panel, while Sacré has earned her spot on the International Elite Panel. Former world panel umpire Wendy Stewart will join them in Birmingham as an umpire manager.

Sarah Jones discusses aims and ambitions as she heads into her last Commonwealth Games

Heading into her third and final Commonwealth Games, Wales and GB hockey player Sarah Jones says she wants to focus on enjoyment this time round.

Much-needed exposure for hockey team in two meets

PETALING JAYA: The Birmingham Commonwealth Games and the postponed Hangzhou Asian Games could have been the ideal preparation for the Speedy Tigers’ World Cup mission next year but the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) are not complaining.

A nod to history but all eyes on the future as Paris 2024 begins two year countdown

Lausanne, Switzerland: It seems only yesterday that the flame went down in Tokyo at the end of the Olympic Games in that wonderful city. A few months of reflection on the part of all involved – athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and organisers – and then it is time to look to the future. In this case, the future is in the beautiful city Paris.

EuroHockey Junior Championship 2022 - 26 July
Ghent, Belgium

All times GMT +2


25 Jul 2022 12:00     FRA v AUT (Pool B)     0 - 0
25 Jul 2022 14:15     GER v NED (Pool B)     2 - 2

26 Jul 2022 16:30     ESP v SCO (Pool A)    
26 Jul 2022 18:45     ENG v BEL (Pool A)    

Pool standings


25 Jul 2022 16:30     ESP v NED (Pool A)     1 - 1
25 Jul 2022 18:45     BEL v WAL (Pool A)     10 - 0

26 Jul 2022 12:00     IRL v SCO (Pool B)    
26 Jul 2022 14:15     GER v ENG (Pool B)    

Pool standings

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EuroHockey Junior Championship II 2022 Men - 26 July
Plzeň Litice, Czech Republic

All times GMT +2

25 Jul 2022 13:30     TUR v POL (Pool A)     0 - 2
25 Jul 2022 15:45     WAL v ITA (Pool A)         3 - 1
25 Jul 2022 18:00     IRL v CZE (Pool A)         3 - 2

Pool standings

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EuroHockey Junior Championship II 2022 Women - 26 July
Vienna, Austria

All times GMT +2

25 Jul 2022 13:30     ITA v UKR (Pool A)         2 - 5
25 Jul 2022 15:45     CZE v POL (Pool A)     2 - 3
25 Jul 2022 18:00     AUT v FRA (Pool A)     2 - 0

Pool standings

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Polo sign up van der drift

Yannick van der Drift will move from HC Bloemendaal to Real Club de Polo for next season, giving the Spanish side a huge boost for the 2022/23 campaign.

Weatherhead title hopes dealt big blow by Wananchi SC

Wananchi SC beat the reigning champions Weatherhead 3-1 in theUgandan  National Hockey League at Lugogo on Sunday to complete a double over their rivals.

Charles Lwanga

Shafik Byamukama of Wananchi launches an attack. Photo by Charles Lwanga

Wananchi SC player Shafik Byamukama has attributed their victory over rivals, Weatherhead to teamwork and determination.

Confusion surrounds appointment of new PHF secretary

Mohammad Yaqoob

LAHORE: Already up against the Pakistan Sports Board, embattled Pakistan Hockey Federation president retired Brig Khalid Sajjad Khokhar has picked up another fight — this time within the federation.

Vale Robin Ding

Hockey Australia is saddened to hear of the passing of Hall of Fame inductee and former Hockeyroo Robin Ding (nee Bennett).

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