Posted 3 weeks ago.
With the Rabobank Hockey World Cup just three months away, players at the Hero Hockey India League are getting some great match-sharpening practice as the month-long hockey jamboree marches towards its final stages. More
Posted 4 weeks ago.
FIH announce Athletes’ Committee The inaugural athletes’ elections will take place during the upcoming men’s and women’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup Our vision to entertain and inspire fans and players all over the world is off to a great start this year having successfully concluded the first edition of the Hockey World League alongside delivering more entertainment in our online channels. Our new broadcast partner, STAR Sports, means we plan to invest heavily in the global promotion and production of hockey from 2015; to do this, the involvement of our athletes remain central to our development. This is why, for the first time, we will be holding Athletes’ Elections during the upcoming Rabobank Hockey World Cup (May 31 – June 15, The Hague, Netherlands). The role of the Athletes’ Committee is : To provide current and past international athletes with the opportunity to contribute to the continuous development, growth and evolution of hockey... x 304 More
Posted 1 hour ago.
THE national under-18 Fiji girls and boys hockey teams have 20,000 reasons to smile before their departure for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Oceania Qualifiers in the South Pacific Island of Vanuatu. A $20,000 donation from the Fiji National Sports Commission will help further develop young players as the nation continues to improve its international hockey reputation. More
Posted 3 days ago.
As the hockey world and beyond mourns the passing of two hockey legends – David Metter and Luis Ciancia – a more mortal problem has arisen. There is a wealth of history and anecdotal information about our game, it's characters and it's great moments that is in danger of going to the grave with the older generations. x 3 More
Posted 7 days ago.
Last Sunday, my dear friend Luís Jorge Ciancia passed away in Buenos Aires at the age of 62. I have known Luís for more than 40 years, during which time we shared great hockey moments and a fierce and loyal friendship. Let me please take this opportunity to honour his memory. x 180 More
Posted 2 weeks ago.
A stalwart of the hockey scene in South Africa, David Metter was inspirational in the growth of hockey in the country, and is credited by many with keeping the flame of hockey burning in South Africa during the days of apartheid. x 3 More
Posted 2 days ago.
Stockey's travels this week take the hockey mascot to a south-east Asian country that is a veritable melting-pot of races and religions. Malaysia is a country of contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts; five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs; rugged mountains neighbour floodplains teeming with forest life; warm, sandy beaches are adjacent to rich, humid mangroves. x 2 More
Posted 3 days ago.
In the first in a series on Hockey World Cup heroes, we catch up with one of Australia's most famous sporting exports. Now plying her coaching skills to great effect in the Netherlands, our first World Cup hero has a trophy cabinet full of gold medals. x 245 More
Posted 4 days ago.
Malaysia come into the Rabobank Hockey World Cup as the number 2-ranked team in Asia. Their best finish in a World Cup was fourth place in 1975, but after taking second place in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 2013 and beating their local Asian rivals soundly in recent warm-up matches, the Malaysians will be hoping to perform well in the Hague x 9 More
Posted 5 days ago.
A lot has changed in the 43 years since the first Hockey World Cup for men was played. On that occasion it was Pakistan who emerged as champions and indeed it was the Asian teams of India and Pakistan that the rest of the world looked up to because of their skill, dexterity and adventurous play. x 7 More