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  • Egypt qualified for Round 2 of the Hockey World League with a 100% winning record in Nairobi.
    Egypt qualified for Round 2 of the Hockey World League with a 100% winning record in Nairobi.
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    Kenya women & Egypt men make their mark in Nairobi

    Hockey World League Round 1 - Nairobi, Kenya (Men & Women)

    Kenya delighted the home fans by claiming victory in the women’s event at the Hockey World League Round 1 tournament in Nairobi. The host nation earned wins against Ghana and Tanzania to take book a ticket into Round 2, with the men of Egypt cruising to victory in the men’s competition.  x 7 More

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    Azerbaijan upset the odds in Oman

    Hockey World League Round 1 - Muscat, Oman (Men)

    Azerbaijan have upset the FIH World Rankings by taking a first place finish at the Hockey World League Round 1 tournament in Muscat.  x 3 More

  • Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka & Hong Kong to reach Round 2 of the Hockey World League.
    Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka & Hong Kong to reach Round 2 of the Hockey World League.
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    Home favourites Bangladesh storm into HWL Round 2

    Hockey World League Round 1 - Dhaka, Bangladesh (Men)

    Bangledesh men justified their pre-tournament favourites tag with a dominant display in the Hockey World League Round 1 event in Dhaka.  x 5 More

  • (Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)

    Belarus men & France women claim HWL glory in Czech Republic

    Hockey World League Round 1 - Hradec Králové (Men & Women)

    Belarus men and France women have emerged victorious at the Hockey World League Round 1 event in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. More

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    Graham Reid named Kookaburras Head Coach

    Senior Assistant Coach to step up to lead Australian men to Rio

    Graham Reid has been appointed as the new National Coach of the Australian men’s hockey team, the Kookaburras, it was announced today by Hockey Australia Chief Executive Cam Vale. Brisbane-born Reid, 50, has been Senior Assistant Coach with the Kookaburras since January 2009 and most recently took joint-charge of the team at the Commonwealth Games, alongside Paul Gaudoin, following Ric Charlesworth’s decision to step-down early as National Coach.  x 2 More

  • Portugal (in red) made it through to Round 2 of the Hockey World League last time around. Can they do it again?
    Portugal (in red) made it through to Round 2 of the Hockey World League last time around. Can they do it again?
    (Photo: FIH / Marine Andrieux)

    HWL R1 Preview: Portugal plays host to Austria & Italy men

    Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Men - Lousada (POR)

    In this Hockey World League Round 1 preview we head to Lousada, Portugal where the national men’s teams of Austria, Italy and the host nation will clash between 12-14 September. The event winner will be guaranteed a place in the second phase of the competition, keeping hopes of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games very much alive.  More

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    Asia rising to challenge

    Incheon leads the way as Fairweather calls for 200 countries to play hockey

    With FIH chief executive officer Kelly Fairweather calling for "200 countries" across the world to take up our sport, the hockey federation in Asia is rising to the challenge.  x 2 More

  • Danny Kerry.
    Danny Kerry.
    (Photo: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

    Kerry named Head Coach of England & GB women

    Danny's 'interim position' extended through to Rio 2016 Olympics

    Danny Kerry has been appointed as Head Coach for the England and Great Britain Women’s Hockey programme through to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016. Kerry was previously Head Coach of the programme that culminated in the team’s first Olympic medal in 20 years at the London 2012 Games.  x 3 More

  • (Photo: Official Facebook Page - Peru Women's Hockey. )

    HWL R1 Preview: Canada women target glory in Guadalajara

    Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Women - Guadalajara (MEX)

    In this preview we head to the Mexican city of Guadalajara, a location that will play host to both men’s and women’s Hockey World League events in the coming weeks. Today we focus on the women’s tournament, which sees Canada (FIH World Ranking: 23), Mexico (WR: 28), Guatemala and Peru (both unranked) fight it out for a place in Round 2 between 11-14 September. More

  • Magical Muscat.
    Magical Muscat.
    (Photo: Oman Tourism)

    HWL R1 Preview: Iran men to make World League debut in Muscat

    Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Men - Muscat (OMA)

    In the sixth of our Round 1 event previews, we focus our attention on the men’s competition in the historic city of Muscat where host nation Oman (FIH World Ranking: 23), Azerbaijan (WR: 34), Thailand (WR: 58) and the currently unranked Iran all take their first steps on the Road to Rio. More

  • Santi Freixa in action at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup earlier this year.
    Santi Freixa in action at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup earlier this year.
    (Photo: FIH / Frank Uijlenbroek)

    Fantastic Freixa announces international retirement

    Legendary striker Santi calls time on Spain career

    A year after being inducted into the European Hockey Federation Hall of Fame, Spanish hero Santi Freixa has announced his retirement from international hockey. The 2004 FIH Young Player of the Year, 31, confirmed the news on Saturday (30 August).  x 8   More

  • Tanzania women, pictured in 2013.
    Tanzania women, pictured in 2013.
    (Photo: Hockey Tanzania)

    HWL R1 Preview: Ghana, Kenya & Tanzania women to meet in Nairobi

    Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Women - Nairobi (KEN)

    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 this September. In this preview we look at the women’s Round 1 competition in Nairobi, where host nation Kenya (FIH World Ranking: 44) will take on Ghana (WR: 31) and Tanzania (WR: 46).  x 12 More

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