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  • Meet New Zealand... building on success

    The Black Sticks are on the up, and will be looking for medals in the Hague

    New Zealand men's and women's teams, both known as Black Sticks, have been making their way up the world rankings of late. A silver medal in the Hero Hockey League for the men, and a fourth-place finish for the women in the London 2012 Olympics has given the Black Sticks the confidence that they can be among the medals in the Hague. Black Sticks men, who are coached by the former Belgium coach Colin Batch, are currently ranked sixth and come to the Hague on the back of a highly competitive... More

  • Phil Burrows has played more than 300 caps for New Zealand.
    Phil Burrows has played more than 300 caps for New Zealand.
    (Photo: FIH / Grant Treeby)

    Black Sticks hold Australia to draw in Perth

    The Black Sticks Men played out a hotly contested 1-1 draw against world-number-one Australia in the second and final match of their Easter Test series in Perth last night. It was a big game for captain Dean Couzins who played his 300th test and is now one of only two Kiwis to have ever reached the significant milestone. More

  • Dean Couzins (r) will be the second New Zealander in history to reach the 300 caps mark.
    Dean Couzins (r) will be the second New Zealander in history to reach the 300 caps mark.
    (Photo: FIH / Grant Treeby)

    Dean Couzins set to join exclusive 300 club

    Black Sticks Men’s captain Dean Couzins will play his 300th test in Saturday’s rematch against Australia in Perth. He will become just the second New Zealander in history to reach the milestone, with team-mate Phil Burrows the only other player over 300 tests. More

  • Canada has named team for Kuantan.
    Canada has named team for Kuantan.
    (Photo: FIH / FHC)

    Canada's roster named for Kuantan

    The Canadian Men’s National Program has named eighteen elite athletes to a team that will travel to Kuantan, Malaysia to take part in the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1. More

  • (Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)

    Ireland announce squad for Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1

    Coach Craig Fulton has announced his squad of 18 for the upcoming Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge I in Kuantan. The squad has been announced off the back of two tests against England. More

  • Belgium defeated France twice.
    Belgium defeated France twice.
    (Photo: FIH / Frank Uijlenbroek)

    France lose test series against Belgium

    Les Tricolores head off to Kuantan on Monday

    The French national team played two test matches against Belgium before heading off to the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge I in Kuantan, Malaysia. The Red Lions were the better team in both encounters at Saint-George HC taking away a 5-1 and a 7-2 victory. More

  • Oranje Zwart on their way to quarter final victory
    Oranje Zwart on their way to quarter final victory
    (Photo: Euro Hockey League/Frank Uijlenbroek)

    Top four clubs play for honours in Eindhoven

    The EHL draws to its competitive conclusion with two Belgium clubs, a German side and a Dutch team all chasing their first EHL title

    The Euro Hockey League is reaching its exciting climax as four teams prepare to contest the finals tomorrow in Eindhoven. Two Belgium teams, a German side and the host team made it through to the final four after some exciting quarter finals action. More

  • Three-time Olympian Maister honoured at New Zealand Sport and Recreational Awards

    Barry Maister was honoured for 40 years of service on April 15

    New Zealand’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Barry Maister was honoured on 15 April at the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreational Awards in Christchurch after 40 years of service in the sports world. Maister was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Sport New Zealand after beginning his life as a hockey player and amassing 86 international caps through a career that included three Olympic Games.  x 367 More

  • The social side of sport

    Today's sporting stars have a whole new way of engaging with their fans

    Social media, and in particular Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, is the new way for sports stars and sports clubs or organisations to connect with their fans around the world. A sports club or organisation can send information directly to its fan base about players, fixtures, results and statistics as well as real time game feeds, photographs and updates. This is all information that would take a fan hours of internet trawling to find.  x 2 More

  • Meet Kieran Govers... the Kookaburra's goal machine

    Combative style meets goal-scoring substance

    Kieran Govers is a true Kookaburra hero, the tattooed and tough Australian approaches the game in a combative and direct style. He made his debut for the national team in 2010. He was part of the squad that won World Cup gold in 2010 and also has two Champions Trophy gold medals in his possession. More

  • Taking control

    Lisa Roach and John Wright will be centre stage at the Rabobank World Cup, but they'd rather no-one noticed them

    They are the people who keep the game flowing; the men and women without whom there would be total chaos on the pitch. If they do a good job they are unobtrusive; if they make a mistake then all eyes are on them. Umpiring hockey at any level can be stressful, at an event that attracts a global audience such as the Rabobank Hockey World Cup, such pressure is at its most intense.  x 63 More

  • That's when good neighbours become good friends...

    Sport is at the heart of both Australia and New Zealand society and the Rabobank Hockey World Cup will provide a grandstand for their rivalry

    All Blacks versus Wallabies, Silver Ferns versus Diamonds and Black Sticks versus Hockeyroos/Kookaburras – the intense sporting rivalry when it comes to the teams from Down Under can be the stuff of legends. Here are two neighbouring countries working hard to gain a friendly supremacy – via the sporting arena.  x 4 More

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