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  • Physicality is the name of the game for Captain Crandall

    The USA arrive on the World Cup stage with renewed confidence after triumph in Glasgow.

    When you have more than 220 caps for your country and have played at the top level for more than nine years, it must sometimes be difficult to stay motivated. The hours of training, the miles of travel, the reels of video analysis – doesn't it all become, well, just a little "samey"? Captain of the USA women's team Lauren Crandall looks at me in amazement. "No," she says emphatically.   More

  • Hockey hits the sand for World Beach Hockey Festival

    Also happening in the Hague will be the World Beach Hockey Festival from 13th to 15th June

    Not only will the Rabobank Hockey World Cup feature some of the best hockey has to offer on the turf in The Hague but the beach at Scheveningen will also be the backdrop for the World Beach Hockey Festival. Across five Beach Hockey pitches, a stadium for 2000 spectators, lots of sand, sunshine and music this will be the place to be from 13th to 15th of June.  x 166 More

  • Meet the team... Team USA prepare to make their mark on the Rabobank Hockey World Cup

    Will hard work pay off for Crandall and co?

    "We are a team that works as hard as we can everyday, because we know that what we do on a Tuesday or a Wednesday any week in Pennsylvania will pay off when it comes to a big tournament." More

  • 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

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