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    Hockey World League maps out Road to Rio

    With Hockey World League Round 2 currently in full flow, FIH explains how the teams progress through the competition in the hope of reaching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

    The action-packed Hockey World League is renowned for giving every hockey-playing nation on earth a direct route to qualifying for the biggest international events. More

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    Alex strikes the right note for role models

    Great Britain and England star Alex Danson is one of the best forwards in the game, but when the Great Britain and England athlete isn’t slotting the ball into the back of the net, she has a host of commitments that keep her busy.

    As one of UK Sport’s funded athletes, Alex Danson is expected to do a minimum number of six hours service to charities and projects in Great Britain but, last year, the 28-year-old spent more than 200 hours of her time visiting hockey clubs, speaking at seminars, supporting charities and coaching youth groups. She was praised by the chief executive of UK Sport, Liz Nicholls for her commitments and the fact that she puts in more hours of voluntary work than any other funded athlete in...  x 11 More

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    San Diego set for Hockey World League

    Canada & Ireland favourites as men’s Round 2 event gets underway at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center this Saturday

    The third of six Hockey World League Round 2 events gets underway in San Diego this weekend, with Ireland, Austria, Chile, Italy, Canada, Russia, Trinidad & Tobago and host nation USA doing battle in the California sunshine in the hope of landing a place in the Olympic qualifying phase of the competition. More

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    A good year for Ellen

    While Ellen Hoog may allow herself just a few seconds to reflect upon a hugely successful year, her focus is now on the future… and it is looking very orange

    For the Netherlands midfielder Ellen Hoog, 2014 was a good year. Over the course of 12 months, the 28-year-old was voted Best Player of the Tournament at the Hockey World Cup, became Amsterdam’s Sports Woman of the Year and then took the title, FIH Player of the Year. Currently, her trophy cabinet includes two Olympic Gold medals, two World Cup wins and a Hockey World League title, and she is now eyeing up a third Olympic gold in Rio 2016. FIH caught up with Ellen after her club side...  x 12 More

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    Another high performance from Powell

    Double gold medallist joins coaching elite, as FIH pushes for more top level female coaches.

    Katrina Powell has always pushed herself, two Olympic gold medals is testament to that. And now the former Hockeyroo is leading by example as she works her way to the top ranks of hockey coaching, with the ultimate aim of coaching a senior international team.  “I am forever asking more of my athletes and pushing them to be better, and so I must also ask the same of myself,” said Katrina. “The better coach, communicator and person I can be, the better I can assist them...  x 5 More

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    Hero Hockey India League: Warriors defeated as Ranchi Rays take title

    Rays’ shot-stopper Lovell excels while team captain Jackson named tournament MVP following glittering finale

    Ranchi Rays have been crowned Hero Hockey India League champions for 2015 following a dramatic penalty shoot-out triumph over Jaypee Punjab Warriors in a high quality tournament final at New Delhi’s Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sunday.  x 8 More

  • Italy emerged triumphant at the Hockey World League Round 2 event in Montevideo, Uruguay
    Italy emerged triumphant at the Hockey World League Round 2 event in Montevideo, Uruguay
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    HWL R2 Montevideo: Italy beat hosts to take top honours

    Underdogs Uruguay defeated but join Italians in Olympic Qualifier stage of Hockey World League

    Italy justified their status as pre-tournament favourites by winning the Hockey World League Round 2 event in Montevideo courtesy of a 4-0 final victory over host nation Uruguay.  x 15 More

  • Uruguay's Florencia Norbis (blue) accelerates past Mexico's Cindy Correa in the semi-finals of the Hockey World League Round 2 event in Montevideo.
    Uruguay's Florencia Norbis (blue) accelerates past Mexico's Cindy Correa in the semi-finals of the Hockey World League Round 2 event in Montevideo.
    (Photo: Danielo Scalese)

    HWL R2 Montevideo: Uruguay & Italy power into final

    Host nation overcome Mexico while Italians see off Azerbaijan to seal berths in HWL R3

    The dream of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games moved a little closer to reality for two hopeful nations on Saturday, with Uruguay and Italy winning their respective semi-finals at the women’s Hockey World League Round 2 event in Montevideo.  x 3 More

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    Walking the walk

    Two Hockeyroos tell how they went the extra (96) miles to show their support for one charity

    A 96-kilometre trek up steep and slippery slopes in Papua New Guinea is perhaps not the way many athletes would choose to relax after a busy summer. But Ashleigh Nelson and Rachael Lynch, two of the Commonwealth Games gold-medal-winning squad, had their hearts set on supporting a charity.  x 110 More

  • (Photo: Danielo Scalese)

    HWL R2 Montevideo: Azerbaijan continue fine form as final four confirmed

    Mexico stun France to join Azerbaijan, Italy and host nation Uruguay in tournament semi-finals

    Thursday (19 February) was quarter-final day at the Hockey World League Round 2 tournament in Montevideo, with Azerbaijan, Mexico, Italy and in-form host nation Uruguay recording important wins to keep their respective Olympic qualification dreams very much alive.  x 324 More

  • FIH appoint Alastair Cox as Facilities Manager

    FIH is pleased to announce the appointment of Alastair Cox as Facilities Manager. More

  • (Photo: Danielo Scalese)

    HWL R2 Montevideo: Uruguay & Azerbaijan top the pools

    Quarter-final line-up confirmed as Pool phase ends

    Host nation Uruguay have shaken the world rankings by finishing at the top of Pool A ahead of Italy at a fascinating Hockey World League Round 2 event in Montevideo.  x 22 More

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