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News for 25 November 2023

All the news for Saturday 25 November 2023

2023 Test matches RSA v GER (W) - 25 November
Stellenbosch and Newlands

24 Nov 2023 19:00     RSA v GER     1 - 3
26 Nov 2023 11:00     RSA v GER    

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South Africa test German strength in opening test match

Just under a month since the South African Women’s Hockey team secured their place at the Paris Olympics by winning the African Hockey Road to Paris 2024 Qualifier, the team were back out on the turf in front of a home crowd excited to see them in action.

Vantage Black Sticks head State-side for crucial Qualifying prep

One debutante and a returning veteran help make up the 20 strong Vantage Black Sticks women’s (VBSW) side heading to the USA next month.

Nkosi Cup Arrives: Elevating International Elite Indoor Hockey

South African Hockey, in collaboration with Pro Series Indoor, proudly presents the inaugural Kathea Energy Nkosi Cup. This tri-nations tournament marks its debut year, featuring a pool stage followed by a gripping final. Promising to be a recurring highlight on the international indoor hockey calendar, the tournament is slated for December each year.

India’s Janneke Schopman and China’s Alyson Annan on the lack of female coaches in hockey, why the women’s game is exciting and more

Janneke Schopman and Alyson Annan are a rarity women’s hockey – female head coaches at the highest level. They speak to the Indian Express about the importance of role models & much more in this interview.

Vinayakk Mohanarangan

Among the top 20 women’s field hockey teams in the world, only three have female head coaches at the moment. Former Dutch star Janneke Schopman has been guiding the Indian team for the last couple of years. Aussie legend Alyson Annan, who has won pretty much every title as a player and coach, is in charge of China. Katrina Powell heads Australia. At the recent Asian Champions Trophy in Ranchi, Schopman and Annan told Vinayakk Mohanarangan why there are only a few female head coaches in the system, why the women’s game is exciting, their philosophies, and more.

Craig Fulton conducts coaching session for head coaches of Member Units

Chennai: Indian Men's Hockey Team Chief Coach Craig Fulton on Friday conducted a coaching session for the Head Coaches of the Member Units participating in the 13th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2023. The aim of the session, which was organized at the Conference Hall of the Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium, was to elevate coaching standards within the domestic circuit. The session provided an opportunity for knowledge exchange between the coaches.

Lakers and Western Jaguars carry Kenya's gold medal hopes in Malawi

By Washington Onyango

Lakers Hockey Club's Stacey Chentry (center) in action against Ghana Revenue Authority.[Hockey Association of Malawi,ACCC]

Lakers Hockey Club and Western Jaguars carry Kenya’s golden hopes as they chase final slots at the 2023 Africa Cup for Club Champions (ACCC) in Malawi.

Day 8 Results: 13th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2023

Chennai: The group stage of the 13th Hockey India Senior Men's National Championship 2023 concluded today with Hockey Punjab, Uttar Pradesh Hockey, Le Puducherry Hockey, Delhi Hockey, and Hockey Association of Odisha registering victories in their respective matches at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium, Chennai.

Worldwide Hockey fixtures - 25 November

Fixtures from the various leagues around the World

Gantoise nine clear in Belgium

Gantoise are well set to continue their winning streak on the Belgian women’s scene as they sit nine points clear going into the winter stop after 13 rounds of matches.

Mirnawan Cup can be another signature Malaysian tournament

By Jugjet Singh

S. Velappan with Datuk Mirnawan Nawawi and the Malaysia A team.

KUALA LUMPUR: National Hockey Development Programme (NHDP) general manager S. Velappan believes the Under-17 Mirnawan Cup can be turned into another signature tournament to develop players for future Junior World Cups.

Day 5 Results: 1st Hockey India Junior and Sub Junior Men Academy Championship 2023 – (Zone B)

Kovilpatti: Day 5 of the 1st Hockey India Junior and Sub Junior Men Academy Championship 2023 – (Zone B) witnessed SAIL Hockey Academy and Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur emerging victorious in their respective Sub Junior games, while in the Junior category games, SDT Hockey Nilgiris Hockey Academy and SAIL Hockey Academy register wins in their respective matches.  

Curtain comes down on the Scottish Outdoor Premiership for Winter

The final weekend of the outdoor Premiership sees only games in the women`s competition…but there are some crucial contests in prospect.

Sevenoaks Aim To Flourish On And Off The Pitch With Club Strategy

Sevenoaks hope depth in numbers can propel them to Premier Division status, reports Rod Gilmour of The Hockey Paper

“It’s a club that is extremely well organised, ambitious and has the potential to be one of the best in the country,” says South African Martin Schouten, who admits to an “action packed,

FIH has advertising banners recycled by people with disabilities

In 2022, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) held its first-ever Hockey5s tournament in the Olympic capital, Lausanne, where it is based. The event, located in a busy square on the shores of Lake Geneva - Place de la Navigation -, was a great success. Many Lausanne residents, taking advantage of the summer temperature to walk around this place as they are used to, stopped and took part in the stands, conquered by the speed and skills of hockey, as well as the festive atmosphere that reigned there.

‘Hockey analysis is throwing up interesting findings, there is still little research’

We speak to Simon Blanford, who runs Inside Hockey, the coaching and analysing field hockey blog

What have you learnt from your game analysis in your coaching and how has your coaching changed as a result of your analysis?

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