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  • Breaking down language barriers

    The Korea women's captain might not speak English, but she is clear about her medal ambitions

    Kim Jong Eun, the Korea women's captain, has always loved sport. From an early age she wanted to get involved in every sport going, and her first love as a child was handball. It was an injury that forced her to turn to hockey.   More

  • Red Lions are hungry for success

    Belgium coach Mark Lammers talks about his team's build-up to the Rabobank Hockey World Cup.

    Belgium's preparations for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup took a bit of a battering due to the Euro Hockey League, which saw most of the players in the national men's side on club duty for six weeks, said coach Mark Lammers as he spoke about his team's build-up. "I don't like those periods, because I don't get to see much of the players. Now we only have a few weeks until the World Cup and that is not enough."  x 19 More

  • (Photo: Koen Suyk)

    Hockey Park construction on pace

    No shortage of spectacular entertainment and activity at Rabobank Hockey World Cup

    Since last Sunday’s official hand-over of Kyocera Stadium, construction has started to lay the artificial turf of the main pitch. Outside the area and between the two fields, the hockey park is coming along nicely – quickly filling up with space for a mini city that will include restaurants, shops, lounge areas and small pitches.  x 10 More

  • Final sprint for Commonwealth Games tickets is on

    Last ticket launch for the 2014 games in Glasgow, Scotland is on May 12

    Today it was announced that more than 100,000 extra tickets across all 17 sports and the opening and closing ceremonies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 am on Monday 12th May. Ticket prices remain unchanged, starting from just £15 for adults and £7.50 for concessions (under-16s and over-60s).  x 2 More

  • Keeping it in the family

    Husband and wife team do officiating double act at Rabobank World Cup

    "I've always believed that if you are involved in a hockey club then if something needs doing, you just get on and do it." So says Wendy Stewart as she explains her long and multi-faceted involvement with hockey. In her time the Scot, who now lives in Canada, has played, coached, administrated and umpired.  x 134 More

  • Check out cashless at Rabobank Hockey World Cup

    2014 event in The Hague will be completely cashless through MyOrder

    Paying for food, drinks and souvenirs just got easier at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014. Thanks to the use of special pre-paid debit cards and the mobile app of MyOrder, hockey fans will cruise through queues and have their transactions processed in a safe way. More

  • Making sure it all goes like clockwork

    Adrienne Lijs is one of the many people working behind the scenes to ensure the Rabobank Hockey World Cup runs smoothly.

    Have you ever wondered who makes sure that the clock works, or that the teams are wearing colours that do not clash? Just who does provide the statistics on numbers of penalty corners or the minute a goal was scored? Well, working behind the scenes are a whole team of technical officials and judges. We speak to 38-year-old Adrienne Lijs, who is just 24 days from stepping up to judge her first World Cup.  x 4 More

  • Crafting coaches through the FIH Hockey Academy

    Champions Challenge 1 provides opportune stage to jumpstart FIH Hockey Academy

    It is highly recognised that there are many good practices of coach education around the world; however, opportunities to access a high standard of education is not consistent. This month, the FIH Hockey Academy launched its first stage of the newly-formed Educator Workforce programme.  x 3 More

  • Wake-up call for Korea's medal hopefuls

    Things haven't gone Korea women's way of late, but Mi Hyun believes that a few days rest is the answer

    Park Mi Hyun is Korea's prolific striker, who has scored so many goals in the decade she has spent as an international that she has lost count. When we spoke, the 28-year-old from Seoul was not happy. "I am very dissatisfied with our performance," she said. Korea were playing in the Champions Challenge 1 in Glasgow and had come into the tournament as favourites to win. More

  • (Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)

    Up close with female candidates of the FIH’s Athletes’ Committee elections

    A closer look at six of the 21 candidates that are up for nomination for the FIH Athletes’ Committee elections

    In early April the FIH announced the candidates for the first-ever FIH Athletes’ Committee elections set to take place during this year’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup in the Hague, Netherlands. Over five days, athletes will have the opportunity to elect two women and two men, making of four of the total eight seats, of the FIH Athlete’s Committee.  x 25 More

  • England coach is hoping for a slow start in The Hague

    The successful teams are the ones with staying power, says Crutchley

    Bobby Crutchley, coach of the England men's hockey team has been in post for just over 18 months and, although he readily admits he is a hard man to please, he is relatively happy with the way his team's preparations are going. More

  • Hockey stars promote healthy living

    New initiative in Singapore kickstarts active lifestyle

    Sports lovers of all abilities will be able to take part in a wide range of sporting activities through a new initiative – ActiveSG. The Singapore sports programme, for which 30,000 people activated their membership on the first day, offers learn-to-play sessions, modified games and social leagues. Its motto is "Live Better Through Sport".  x 3 More

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