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2022-23 FIH Hockey Pro League - 27 May
London, Great Britain

All times GMT +1


26 May 2023 14:40     BEL v IND (RR)     2 - 1
27 May 2023 12:40     GBR v IND (RR)     
28 May 2023 12:40     GBR v BEL (RR)     

Pool standings


26 May 2023 17:10     GBR v CHN (RR)     1 - 0
27 May 2023 15:10     BEL v CHN (RR)     
28 May 2023 15:10     GBR v BEL (RR)     

Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

Top-of-the-table India slip up vs Belgium, GB women prevail against China

Lausanne, Switzerland: There was no winning start for new India men’s coach Craig Fulton as FIH Pro League action resumed in London. His top-of the-table side went down 2-1 to Belgium, with the Olympic champions sneaking in the winning goal right at the death. In the women’s fixture on the opening day of the mini-tournament, it was hosts Great Britain who claimed an “ugly win”, emerging as 1-0 winners against China.

Belgium down Indian Men's Hockey Team 2-1

London, 26th May 2023: The Indian Men's Hockey Team lost to Belgium 1-2 in a hard-fought encounter in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2022-23, Europe leg which commenced today at the Lee Valley Stadium in London. Seasoned striker Mandeep Singh scored India's lone goal while Thibeau Stockbroekx (18') and Nelson Onana (60+) scored a goal each in Belgium's victory.

New Coach Criag Fulton starts his Indian campaign on a losing note

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Mandeep Singh scored India’s lone goal

London: The first international outing for the newly appointed Indian Chief coach South African Craig Fulton did not go the way he would have wished. He would not have liked his team to finish his maiden match by conceding a goal virtually in the dying seconds. It was undoubtedly a hard fought encounter, nothing unexpected, where India lost (1-2). The opener of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2022-23, Europe leg of course lived upto the top billing, though, for the sparse but vocal Indians gathered at the Lee Valley Stadium in London the match must have been a toast, but will not be remembered for long when they drive back home.

India go down fighting against Olympic champions Belgium

Despite the 2-1 defeat, the Indian men’s hockey team leads the FIH Pro League standings. Harmanpreet Singh and Co will play Great Britain next on Saturday.

By Ronald Chettiar

(Picture by Hockey India)

The Indian men’s hockey team suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat against Olympic champions Belgium in their FIH Pro League 2022-23 match in London on Friday.

Great Britain Women’s Team start home leg with a win

GB started their London home leg of the FIH Hockey Pro League with a 1-0 win over China at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Friday. With this win they have climbed up to the fifth position in the table.  

Hannah Martin goal gifts GB to victory over dominant China side

Hannah Martin scored her second FIH Pro League goal of the season

Hannah Martin's goal gifted Great Britain women a 1-0 victory over China in the FIH Pro League on Friday.

FIH Hockey Pro League: London Statistics

By Tariq Ali

Now, the two Mini Tournaments for the FIH Hockey Pro League 2022-23 will be starting at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, England, Great Britain.

 The first Mini Tournaments is in progress in London from 26 May to  4 June, 2023.

The following teams are participating in FIH Hockey Pro League 2022-23 in the first string at London:
Men's: Great Britain, India and Belgium
Women's: Great Britain, China and Belgium

The second Mini Tournament in London will be starting from 16 to 21 June, 2023 with the following participating teams:
Men's: Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands and Spain
Women's: Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands and United States of America

Men's FIH Hockey Pro League Statistics in London:

Seasons Played Decided Drawn Goals
2019.        7.          4.           3.          28
2020-21.   4.          3.           1.         18
2021-22.   8.          7.           1.         44
Total.       19.       14.           5.         90

Teams Played Won Lost Drawn GF GA
GBR.         11.      4.      3.       4.    24. 22
ENG.           8.      4.       3.       1.   21. 23
Total.       19.       8.      6.       5.    45. 45

Teams Played Won Lost Drawn GF  GA
ARG.          1.        1.     0.      0.        3.    2
AUS.           1.        0.     0.      1.        2.    2
BEL.            3.        2.     0.      1.      11.   2
ESP.            3.        0.      1.      2.       3.    5
FRA.            2.        0.     2.      0.       5.    9
GER.            3.        1.     2.      0        8.  11
NED.            3.        2.     0.      1.     11.    5
NZL.            1.        0.     1.      0.        0.    2
RSA.            2         0.     2.      0.        2.    7
Total:         19.       6.      8.      5.      45.  45

Women's FIH Hockey Pro League Statistics in London

Seasons Played Decided Drawn Goals
2019.           8.           6.          2.         27
2020-21.      8.           7.          1.        27
2021-22.      1.           1.          0.          1
Total.         17.          14.         3.        54

Home Teams
Teams Played Won Lost Drawn GF GA
GBR.          9.       3.      4.      2.     14.  14
ENG.          8.       3.      4.      1.     12.  15
Total.       17.       6.      8.      3.    26.   29

Away Teams
Teams Played Won Lost Drawn GF   GA
ARG.         1.        0.      0.       1.        1.    1
AUS.          1.       1.       0.      0.         4.    2  
BEL.           3.       1        2.      0          5.   5
CHN.         4.        2.       1.      1.        6.    4
ESP.           2.        1.       1.      0.        3.    3
GER.          1.        1.       0.      0.        4.    3
NED.          3.        2.       1.      0.        4.    4
NZL.          1.        0.        1.     0.        1.    3
USA.          1.        0.        0.     1.        1.    1
Total.       17.       8.        6.      3.      29.  26

Men's Junior Asia Cup - 27 May
Salalah (OMA)

All times GMT +4

26 May 2023 17:45     THA v TPE (Pool A)      4 - 2
26 May 2023 20:00     BAN v UZB (Pool B)    3 - 1

27 May 2023 09:00     MAS v KOR (Pool B)     3 - 1
27 May 2023 16:30     TPE v JPN (Pool A)         
27 May 2023 18:45     UZB v OMA (Pool B)     
27 May 2023 21:00     PAK v IND (Pool A)         

Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

Roelant Oltmans motivates players ahead of India game

After playing against India, Pakistan will lock horns with Japan in their last group game

Roelant Oltmans gave lecture to Pakistan players - PHF

Pakistan team's consultant Roelant Oltmans motivated players ahead of their contest against arch-rivals India in the ongoing Junior Hockey Asia Cup in Oman.

Euro Club Hockey Trophy II men and Euro Club Challenge Women Day 1

Banbridge got their opening Pool B game underway at Havelock Park with an early goal, Jake Rowe converting a Penalty stroke in the 3rd minute to give them a 1-0 lead.  Swansea’s Tony Johnson was green carded in the 12th minute and as he was about to return, Peter Brown added a second goal in the 14th minute from open play to leave them leading 2-0 at the end of the opening quarter. A further goal followed in the third quarter when Johnny McKee made it 3-0 in the 19th minute from open play. Captain Alexander Tinny took one for the team when he was green carded on 26 minutes but Banbridge remained 3-0 ahead at the break.

Watsonians and Clydesdale Western head for Alanya on EuroHockey duty

Scottish clubs Watsonians and Clydesdale Western head for Alanya (Turkey) this weekend on EuroHockey business with the idea of promotion to the second tier Trophy competition.

Dutch championship set for rousing finale

The Dutch champions will be crowned this weekend as the women’s and men’s final double-headers play to a conclusion over a festival weekend.

2023 Big Apple Memorial Six-A-Side Tournament this weekend in New York

By Jawwad Qamar

New York: 50 Teams are set to compete in the 2023 Big Apple Memorial Six-a-Side tournament at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn on Saturday and Sunday during the Memorial Day weekend. Competition will take place in four divisions: U-14 Girls, U-16 Girls, U-19 Girls and Women.

The Big Apple Memorial Six-a-Side tournament is held every year to honor the memory of those field hockey lovers who are no longer with us. They all contributed to the growth of field hockey and are missed by all.

The trophy for the U-16 and U-19 girls divisions is donated by Rosemary and Michael Serrette in the name of their beloved daughter, Michele, who passed away in 1983 at the very young age of nine, after getting hit by a ball while standing on the side lines watching her father play in a tournament in Trinidad. “She always loved to watch her father play,” said her mom, Rosemary. “We want to encourage the kids to play because they are the future of the sport and that is why we have dedicated this trophy in honor of Michele.”

The trophy for women’s competition is dedicated to:

•    Jeffery E Grosvenor (Tampa Bay FHC, Tri-State Falcons, Longest serving President of NEFHA, Judge 1996 Atlanta Olympics)
•    David Harris (Mystery FHC, Field Hockey Foundation, Cal Cup)
•    Harold Cox (New York FHC)
•    William Irving (Greenwich FHC)
•    Michael Grannum (Tri-State Falcons, Longest serving Secretary of NEFHA)
•    Frank Noodt (North Jersey FHC)
•    Roland Mass (New York FHC)
•    George Moody (West Indies International)
•    John Greer (Greenwich FHC)
•    Piotr Zgzgaz, (AZS AWF Poznan)
•    Steven Haley (Greenwich FHC)
•    Kenrick Bernard (New York FHC)
•    George Griffith (New York Islanders FHA)
•    Aldwin Ferguson (New York FHC)
•    Qamar Uddin (Zindabad FHC)
•    Allan Woods (Greenwich FHC, Team USA 1964, President of FHAA, PAHF Order of Merit, FIH Diploma of Merit, FIH/Olympics Technical Official/Judge)
•    Victoria Geoffroy (Rye FHC, Sprit Eagles Elite Field Hockey Academy)
•    Bobby Issar (North Jersey FHC, Sprit Eagles Elite Field Hockey Academy)
•    Kenwin Nancoo (The Edge FHC)
•    Ravinder Singh Kullar (North Jersey FHC, Tampa Bay FHC)
•    Moin Iqbal (NorCal FHC, Coach)

All these wonderful individuals were devoted to field hockey and contributed to the growth of the sport not just in the tri-state area and USA but the world!

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Kisumu Lakers dare USIU Spartans as KHU Premier League gathers momentum

By Washington Onyango

Debra Otieno of Laker readies to take a short corner during their KHU Premier League match against Blazers.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Lakers Hockey Club will be aiming to stretch their unbeaten run to four matches when they travel to Nairobi to play United States International University of Africa (USIU-A) Spartans today at City Park as the 2023 Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Premier League starts to gather momentum.

Semi-Finals Preview: 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2023

New Delhi, 26th May 2023: Following the completion of the Quarter-Final stage of the 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2023 on Thursday, which saw some exciting games, the tournament will now move on to the Semi-Final stage, which will take place on May 27th.

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