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News for 27 February 2024

All the news for Tuesday 27 February 2024
Central Asia Championship 2024
Andijan (UZB)

All times GMT +5


26 Feb 2024 10:30     KAZ v TJK (One Pool)        0 - 2
26 Feb 2024 14:30     UZB v KGZ (One Pool)     13 - 0
27 Feb 2024 14:30     TJK v KGZ (One Pool)     
27 Feb 2024 16:30     UZB v KAZ (One Pool)     
29 Feb 2024 14:30     KAZ v KGZ (One Pool)     
29 Feb 2024 16:30     TJK v UZB (One Pool)     
2 Mar 2024 10:30     3rd One Pool v 4th One Pool (3/4th Place)     
2 Mar 2024 14:30     1st One Pool v 2nd One Pool (Final)

Pool Standings


26 Feb 2024 12:30     KAZ v TJK (One Pool)     13 - 1
28 Feb 2024 16:30     UZB v KAZ (One Pool)     
1 Mar 2024 16:30     TJK v UZB (One Pool)     
2 Mar 2024 16:30     1st One Pool v 2nd One Pool (Final)     

Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

‘Happy to keep up our unbeaten record in Rourkela,’ says India Captain Harmanpreet Singh

The Indian Men's Hockey Team completed the home leg of the FIH Hockey Pro League on a high, and remained unbeaten on home turf in Rourkela in regulation time

Rourkela: The Indian Men's Hockey Team ended their home leg of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023/24 on a high note, registering a convincing 4-0 win against Ireland on Sunday. With this victory, the team kept up their record of remaining unbeaten (in regulation time) at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, the world's largest seated hockey stadium, which was packed to the brim with die-hard fans from the region thronging to watch their favourite hockey stars in action.

 FIH Pro League 2023-24, home leg review: Beginning and end of different journeys for Indian hockey

While the Indian men returned to Bhubaneswar to kick-start preparations for the Paris Olympics, the women were still hurting after missing the Paris bus and eventually saw coach Janneke Schopman resign.

Uthra Ganesan

Indian men, led by Harmanpreet Singh, are currently placed third in the nine-team FIH Pro League 2023-24 season with 15 points from eight games. | Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

When the Indian men and women returned to Bhubaneswar for the 2023-24 season of the FIH Pro League at the beginning of February, the contrast could not have been more stark. Their performances on field over the next 25 days, to a large extent, mirrored the difference between the two teams off it.

Léo’s Corradini and Cuvelier zone in on EHL charge

Royal Léopold coach Agustin Corradini has described their EHL FINAL8 Men showdown with Rot-Weiss Köln as “a big goal” as the second phase of the Belgian season comes into view.

East Grinstead and Old Georgians continue flying form

East Grinstead and Old Georgians both continued their winning starts to 2024 in the top six phase of the English leagues, both running up five goals each.

Tenaga set to end 21-year title outage

By Aftar Singh

Tenaga Nasional look all set to end their 21-year title drought in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) today. - Pic courtesy of MHC

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional look all set to end their 21-year title drought in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) today.

Wins for Edinburgh University women and Western Wildcats men

Edinburgh University consolidated their second spot in the Scottish women`s Premiership with a narrow 3-2 victory over third placed Clydesdale Western at Titwood.

Congratulations 2024 US U-19 Girls & Adult National Indoor Tournament Winners

Credit: Dan Trevino

RICHMOND, Va. – Camaraderie and competition defined the 2024 U-19 Girls and Adult National Indoor Tournament (NIT), presented by YOLO Sportswear, that concluded this past weekend at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Va. A total of 30 teams took home medals after three incredible days.

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge: Pietermaritzburg North Regional

The Wykeham Collegiate: Saturday 9 March

Honing their skills. The Wykeham Collegiate’s Emily Wilson and Amy Erasmus get in some practice ahead of the Pietermaritzburg North Regional. The Wykeham Collegiate, who are defending their title, will host the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge on Saturday 9 March.  Pic by Val Adamson

The Wykeham Collegiate hosts the second regional in the 2024 SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge on Saturday 9 March.

Seven teams will be taking to The Wykeham Collegiate’s turf to rival it out for the honours of the Pietermaritzburg North Regional. Joining the host team, The Wykeham Collegiate are Grace College, Howick High School, Linpark High School, St Anne’s College, Treverton College, and Riverwood College (formerly Voortrekker High).

The tournament will be run in a round robin format. Play gets underway at 8am, with ten games rolling out, followed by a 10 minute technical break, then another 11 games will take place. All games are 18 minutes running time with a 2 minute change over.

Points will be awarded for each victory, with the winning team earning 4 points. 2 points will go to each team that draw having scored in their game. For a goalless draw, each team will walk away with 1 point. A losing team will unfortunately earn zero points. At the conclusion of the 21 round robin games, the main deciding game will reveal the regional champion.

The host team, The Wykeham Collegiate has won this regional twice, the first time in 2012 and then last year. St Anne’s College is the only other team to have hoisted the trophy in this regional. They have their name engraved on the trophy nine times and will be wanting to claim back the title, earning their tenth victory.

Each KZN regional winner advances to the Grand Finals which takes place in July at St Mary’s D.S.G. The Pietermaritzburg North Regional champion will meet nine other regional champs in a two-day tournament. One team will have secured their ticket for the Grand Finals, on 2 March at the Durban Central Regional, the first in the 2024 challenge.

Leading up to the Grand Finals, the challenge moves to the UKZN astro the following day where teams will compete in the Pietermaritzburg Central Regional, hosted by Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School.

Scouts from eta College will be at each of the regionals, watching potential players that they can offer a bursary to their Durban Campus.

For more info like the tournaments’ Facebook page (SparSchoolGirlsHockeyTournament) or follow on Instagram (sparkznhockey).

All games will be live streamed on the SuperSport Schools App or on their website.

Versveld & Associates media release for SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge

FIH Hockey5s World Cup’s Poligras Magic Skill Award: Teresa Viana and Ahmed Elganaini take top prize

Lausanne, Switzerland: Following the conclusion of the thrilling inaugural FIH Hockey5s World Cup Oman 2024, we are delighted to reveal the winner of the Poligras Magic Skill Awards, as voted for by hockey fans the world over.

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