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    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

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    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

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    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

  • China celebrate gold after the deciding challenge shoot-out
    China celebrate gold after the deciding challenge shoot-out
    (Photo: Xinhua/Song Zhenping (ljr))

    China become first Hockey5s Youth Olympic Champions

    Netherlands take silver, Argentina take bronze

    On the final day of the women’s competition in Nanjing, the Chinese hosts claimed the gold medal in dramatic fashion.  x 276 More

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    Hockey coaches figure it out

    We live in an information-rich age and it is no different on the hockey pitch

    Player analysis is all to do with gaining as much information about what is happening to the players as they perform. Knowing when a player is tired or struggling with an injury is crucial in making match-changing decisions. In the old days, coaches trusted their gut feeling to be the ‘foundation stone’ of their every coaching decision.  x 283 More

  • The Dwyer family. (l-r) Jamie, Julian, Taj and Leoni.
    The Dwyer family. (l-r) Jamie, Julian, Taj and Leoni.
    (Photo: sportsdads.com.au)

    Jamie Dwyer, Super-Dad!

    Kookaburras legend shortlisted for Philips Sports Dad of the Year

    In most kids’ lives, their hero is usually a sports star. For a lucky few, however, their sporting heroes may also be their dad!  x 25 More

  • Canada celebrate their semi-final challenge shoot-out win
    Canada celebrate their semi-final challenge shoot-out win
    (Photo: Xinhua/Li Xiang (jyt))

    Surprise finalist Canada men to go for gold against Australia

    Spain and South Africa to clash for bronze

    In the men’s spellbinding semi-finals, Canada advanced with their second consecutive challenge shoot-out win, defeating Spain today, while Australia fought their way past South Africa.  x 102 More

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    World League set to blast back into action

    Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Men - Hradec Králové (CZE)

    The Hockey World League, the tournament that makes the dream of reaching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games a possibility for every hockey playing nation, returns to action at the start of September. No fewer than nine different Round 1 tournaments will take place over 13 action-packed days, with Czech Republic, Kenya, Bangladesh, Oman and Mexico playing host to the various men’s and women’s events.  x 3 More

  • Maxime Kerstholt scored twice in the Netherlands' semi-final win
    Maxime Kerstholt scored twice in the Netherlands' semi-final win
    (Photo: Xinhua/Guo Cheng (yqq) )

    Nanjing women’s final pits hosts China against reigning champions Netherlands

    Argentina and Japan set to battle for bronze

    Two top class semi-finals in the women’s competition today designated the Netherlands and China the 2014 Youth Olympic Games finalists. More

  • South Africa surprised New Zealand to reach Youth Olympic Games quarter-finals
    South Africa surprised New Zealand to reach Youth Olympic Games quarter-finals
    (Photo: Xinhua/Guo Cheng (zc))

    All five continents present in Youth Olympic Games semi-finals

    China women only Pool B team to reach top four

    The men’s quarter-finals were dominated by the teams who had played in Pool A in the group stage, with all four teams making their way through to the semi-finals.  x 4 More

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    EuroHockey Championships 2015 - One year to go

    London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will provide an iconic setting as Europe’s best go into battle

    Thursday 21st August was a significant day in the build-up to one of the biggest hockey events of 2015 as it marked one year to go until the start of the EuroHockey Championships in London. The hugely anticipated event is certain to provide great entertainment both on and off the pitch as the top eight men’s and top eight women’s teams battle it out to be crowned the champions of Europe.  x 2 More

  • Spain men entered the quarter-finals with a win
    Spain men entered the quarter-finals with a win
    (Photo: FIH/SH)

    Netherlands and China women, Spain and New Zealand men top pool stage standings

    Last day of pool matches locks in Nanjing quarter-finals

    At the beginning of a dramatic last round of pool play today, Germany men took on Mexico with the possibility of still reaching the quarter-finals, but a 4-2 win was not enough...  x 2 More

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