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  1. Kerry named Head Coach of England & GB women

    Danny's 'interim position' extended through to Rio 2016 Olympics

  2. HWL R1 Preview: Canada women target glory in Guadalajara

    Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Women - Guadalajara (MEX)

  3. HWL R1 Preview: Iran men to make World League debut in Muscat

    Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Men - Muscat (OMA)

  4. Fantastic Freixa announces international retirement

    Legendary striker Santi calls time on Spain career

  5. HWL R1 Preview: Ghana, Kenya & Tanzania women to meet in Nairobi

    Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Women - Nairobi (KEN)

  • HWL R1 Preview: Close women’s contest predicted in Czech Republic

    Czech Republic in action at the Hockey World League Round 2 event in Valencia (ESP), 2013.
    Czech Republic in action at the Hockey World League Round 2 event in Valencia (ESP), 2013.
    (Photo: FIH / SH Images)
    Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Women - Hradec Králové (CZE)

    In the fourth of our Hockey World League Round 1 event previews, we head back to Czech Republic to look at the women’s tournament featuring the host nation (FIH World Ranking: 35), France (WR: 25), Austria (WR: 26) and Turkey (WR: 39) battling it out to claim a coveted place in Round 2. More

  • Achieving a perfect pitch

    (Photo: frank uijlenbroek)
    Hockey pitches are springing up all over the world, but each installation provides its own unique challenges, says the general manager of one manufacturer.

    What you require of a hockey pitch depends upon your viewpoint: as a player you will want a pitch that runs fast and true, allowing you to play the best hockey you possibly can. A club administrator will want those qualities, but at a reasonable price and with a long life-span; the groundsman will want an easy maintenance pitch with low irrigation requirements.  x 123 More

  • Asia rising to challenge

    Incheon leads the way as Fairweather calls for 200 countries to play hockey

    With FIH chief executive officer Kelly Fairweather calling for "200 countries" across the world to take up our sport, the hockey federation in Asia is rising to the challenge. More

  • Thinking outside the square – Charlesworth's unique approach

    “A leader in the hockey world” says FIH President

    As a player Ric Charlesworth was recognised as one of the best in the world: as a coach he took both the Australian women’s and men’s teams to Olympic, World Cup and Champions Trophy glory, as well as countless other competitive wins during a coaching career that spanned 21 years.  x 14 More

  • Cuba's hockey ambitions

    A visit to the Caribbean island demonstrated to President that Cuba means business

    Leandro Negre recently joined Alberto (Coco) Budeisky, President of Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF), on a visit to the Caribbean island of Cuba.  x 3 More

  • Good news for Irish Hockey

    A million euro grant is welcomed by hockey clubs in Ireland

    The Irish Hockey Association has received €1,134,775 in capital funding across 13 club-based applications. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring who announced a total of €40.5 million in grants for 880 sports projects across the country.  x 3 More

  • HWL R1 Preview: Bangladesh expected to dazzle in Dhaka

    Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Men - Dhaka (BAN)

    In the third of our Round 1 event previews, we take focus our gaze on the men’s competition that takes place in Dhaka where Sri Lanka (FIH World Ranking: 40), Hong Kong (WR: 46) and host nation Bangladesh (WR: 32) will go head-to-head with the aim of claiming a place info Round 2.  x 4 More

  • Australian men claim Youth Olympic Games gold

    Canada take silver, Spain win bronze

    Under the watchful eyes of the IOC President Thomas Bach, the first Hockey5s Youth Olympic tournament ended today with Australia men claiming the top of the podium.  x 885 More

  • Giving hockey some stick

    Technology is having an impact on all areas of hockey, not least the implement that makes it all happen.

    When you buy a new hockey stick, what is the standout feature that makes you choose one brand over another? Is it colour? Weight? Feel? The fact that your favourite player uses that brand and you know you will also be able to tomahawk the ball into the top corner of the goal if you have that particular stick?  x 246 More

  • HWL R1 Preview: Egypt men favourites for glory in Nairobi

    Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Men - Nairobi (KEN)

    In the second of our Hockey World League Round 1 event previews, we take a look at the men’s competition that takes place in Nairobi where Egypt (FIH World Ranking: 22), Ghana (WR: 42), Tanzania (unranked) and host nation Kenya (WR: 39) will fight it out in a bid to reach Round 2.  x 27 More

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