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    First-ever World Cup Beach Hockey Festival in Scheveningen

    Beach hockey is all about technique

    Playing hockey in sand might seem like an impossible task. But if you’ve ever watched a game of beach hockey or had a go yourself, then you will know it is a tough sport in itself. From June 12 to June 14, the first ever World Cup Beach Hockey Festival is taking place in The Hague Beach Stadium – a must see for all hockey fans.  x 10 More

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    Pietie signs off with final goal, Korea take 7th with win over Germany

    South African women finished 9th in scoring legend Pietee Coetzee's 287th and final match

    While the result was important for both teams, with Japan wanting to cement their spot as ninth-ranked team in the FIH World Rankings and South Africa seeking to rise as high up the finishing places as possible. South Africa found a way through Pietie Coetzee, taking a 2-0 win over Japan, while Korea worked their magic to take 7th place with a 4-2 win over Germany.   More

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    Tobias' year ends on a downer

    Germany's long run in World Cup semi-finals comes to an end

    The 2013-2014 season started well for Tobias Hauke. Crowned the 2013 FIH Player of the Year, he also guided his team to success in the Bundesliga and the Euro Hockey League. But the real goal, a German victory at the Hockey World Cup, was snatched from the German team's grasp after two uncharacteristic losses in the pool stages. Prior to that, the German team also lost their number one world ranking when they finished seventh in the Hero World Hockey League Finals in India in January. More

  • Women's Semi-final 2: Netherlands hit top gear and tame Las Leonas

    Argentina are swept away by the free scoring Oranje

    It was the match that many people thought would be the final, but this World Cup is providing surprises every step of the way. What was not a surprise was the quality of the Netherlands side that took to the field for the second women's semi-final. What was more surprising was the ease with which the women in orange swept the challenge of the reigning champions aside to win the game by a convincing 4-0 scoreline.  x 12 More

  • Women's Semi-final 1: Hockeyroos in Hague heaven

    Thrilling semi-final sees Hockeyroos win shoot-out over relentless USA

    The Hockeyroos will contest the World Cup final after they saw off a relentless challenge from the USA. For their part, the USA saw their World Cup adventure come to the most heart-breaking of endings after they came back from 2-1 down in the final minutes of regular time, only to lose in a penalty shoot-out. The Hockeyroos had taken the lead just before half-time, but the USA had fought back so the score at full-time was 2-2. More

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    England edge Belgium; South Africa rout Malaysia

    England women & South Africa men secure 11th place finishes at Rabobank Hockey World Cup

    The 11/12th place play-off matches at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup were both decided, with England women taking a dramatic shoot-out victory over Belgium before South Africa men came from a goal down to thrash Malaysia 6-2. The result gave the winning teams an 11th place finish, consigning their opponents to 12th. More

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    Johan Wakkie receives FIH Order of Merit

    Executive Director of KNHB honoured by FIH

    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is delighted to announce that Johan Wakkie, the Executive Director of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond (KNHB), has been awarded one of the sport's highest honours - the Order of Merit. More

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    A baby roo and a Grand Master

    Bob and Jane Claxton keep hockey in the family at their own World Cups

    At just 21 years old, midfielder Jane Claxton is the baby of the Hockeyroos at the World Cup in The Hague. Father Bob Claxton, by contrast is a Grand Master, and currently coaching the Australian men’s 65+ team at their own World Cup not far down the road. As Jane prepares for her semi-final match against USA on Thursday, Bob’s team are getting ready to take on England. More

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    Chile named host of Women’s Junior World Cup 2016

    Women’s Junior World Cup 2016 set for 23 November to 4 December in Santiago

    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced that the 2016 Women’s Junior World Cup has been awarded to Chile for the second time. The 16-team competition will take place from 23 November to 4 December at Hockey Club Manquehue.  x 90 More

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    Down, but far from out

    England may have had a bad tournament, but they retain their sense of humour

    It is no news to anyone that England women have had a disappointing tournament in The Hague. The team ranked number three in the world in the FIH World Rankings came to the Hockey World Cup with high hopes of a medal, but with only one win, they have finished bottom of the pool and face an ignominious 11th/12th classification match.  x 2 More

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    The South African challenge

    Combining career, college and hockey

    The South African women’s team provided one of the upsets of the World Cup so far by eliminating England. However, the cheering crowds will not have been aware that several of the players had flown home to take crucial university exams in the middle of their final preparations. Unlike in many World Cup countries, the South African players have to combine work, college and international hockey at the same time.  x 181 More

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    Four new members of FIH Athletes’ Committee announced during Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014

    Marsha Cox, Anne Panter, Moritz Furste and Liam De Young elected to FIH Athletes' Committee

    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is pleased to announce the names of two women and two men successfully elected to the FIH Athletes’ Committee during the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014. Whilst the FIH Athletes’ Committee has existed for some time, this was the first time that four of the eight seats have been elected by athletes. South Africa skipper Marsha Cox, England’s Anne Panter, Germany’s Moritz Furste and Australia’s Liam De Young were elected by the participating...  x 45 More

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