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    The value of a good reference

    Two of our top officials explain how technology is helping decision-making

    Jason McCracken and Carol Metchette are at the top of their game when it comes to match officiating. Carol was one of the video umpires at the women's Hockey World Cup in The Hague, while Jason was Tournament Director for the men's World Cup. In an era where the game is getting faster and an erroneous umpiring decision can cost a team dear, they explain why video referrals are such a good thing for our sport."The video referral has made a significant change to the role of the umpire," says...  x 21 More

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    Let's get technical

    For a sport that is thousands of years old, hockey really is leading the way in sports development. Whether we are talking about training, equipment or skills, hockey is always looking to push the boundaries. So much so, that other sports are looking our way for innovation and ideas.   For the next week we will be looking at some of the ways that hockey is developing. We hear from George Pinner, one of the best goalkeepers in the world about how a few inches of foam stands between him...  x 5 More

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    Cuba's hockey ambitions

    A visit to the Caribbean island demonstrated to President that Cuba means business

    Leandro Negre recently joined Alberto (Coco) Budeisky, President of Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF), on a visit to the Caribbean island of Cuba.  x 3 More

  • UP FOR GRABS: The medals at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
    UP FOR GRABS: The medals at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
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    Stars of the future set to shine in Nanjing

    16 nations will fight it out for the Hockey5s medals at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games

    After months of intense preparation and countless hours training, the finest young hockey players in the world are gearing up for what is certain to be the biggest event to date in their fledgeling sporting careers.  x 17 More

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    Dean Couzins
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    Black Sticks legend Couzins announces retirement

    Dean calls time on career after 318 appearances for New Zealand

    Black Sticks captain Dean Couzins has officially announced his retirement after playing a massive 318 test caps for New Zealand – the second most capped men’s hockey player in New Zealand’s history. More

  • GOAL MACHINE: Chris Ciriello netted a hat-trick as the Kookaburras claimed Commonwealth Games Gold courtesy of a 4-0 triumph over India in Glasgow, Scotland.
    GOAL MACHINE: Chris Ciriello netted a hat-trick as the Kookaburras claimed Commonwealth Games Gold courtesy of a 4-0 triumph over India in Glasgow, Scotland.
    (Photo: FIH / Stanislas Brochier)

    Australia grab double Gold in Glasgow

    Ciriello stars as Kookas’ overpower India, while Hockeyroos made to sweat by England

    Australia’s men and women lived up to their billing as pre-tournament favourites by claiming the Hockey Gold medals at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. More

  • Ashley Jackson scored twice to help England men to victory over Canada and into the semi-finals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
    Ashley Jackson scored twice to help England men to victory over Canada and into the semi-finals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
    (Photo: England Hockey / Ady Kerry)

    Semi-final line-ups confirmed at Commonwealth Games

    Aussies remain red hot favourites for Gold, but big names still in hunt

    The pool phases of the men’s and women’s Hockey competitions at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have come to an end, and all of the big guns have negotiated a safe passage through to the semi-finals. More

  • Black Sticks star Anita Punt has been amongst the goals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
    Black Sticks star Anita Punt has been amongst the goals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
    (Photo: FIH / Grant Treeby)

    Aussies & Black Sticks dominate at Commonwealths

    Oceania representatives show their class but nothing is won yet

    Oceania Hockey has been flexing its muscles at the 20th Commonwealth Games’ hockey competitions in Glasgow, Scotland, with all four of its representatives powering through to the semi-final stages of the tournament in stunning fashion.  x 5 More

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    Hockey teams announced for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

    180 athletes from 20 teams across 16 nations will fight for Gold medals

    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has today announced the 20 teams that will be competing in the Hockey competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next month.  x 114 More

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    FIH introduces Indoor Hockey rule changes

    Move designed to make the sport even more dynamic

    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Executive Board has approved several changes to the rules of indoor hockey following a proposal from the Rules Committee. The majority of the changes are aimed at improving gameplay and the experience for spectators, while others are clarifications and tidying up of existing rules.  x 346 More

  • Australia striker Kieran Govers was unquestionably one of the stars of last month's Rabobank Hockey World Cup. Will he fire the Kookaburras to Commonwealth Gold in Glasgow?
    Australia striker Kieran Govers was unquestionably one of the stars of last month's Rabobank Hockey World Cup. Will he fire the Kookaburras to Commonwealth Gold in Glasgow?
    (Photo: FIH / Grant Treeby)

    World Cup heroes gear up for Glasgow

    Aussies red hot favourites for golden double at Commonwealth Games

    Just over four weeks ago, the finest international teams on the planet were fighting it out at a truly sensational Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands. For ten of the 24 teams that competed in that monumental event, another chance to get amongst the medals at a major international hockey competition is just around the corner.  x 4 More

  • TRIUMPHANT: England women lift the 2014 Investec London Cup.
    TRIUMPHANT: England women lift the 2014 Investec London Cup.
    (Photo: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

    Double glory for England at Investec London Cup

    Host nation take the titles in first tournament at Lea Valley’s impressive Olympic legacy facility

    Hockey made a triumphant return to the Olympic Park in east London over the weekend with England’s men and women claiming the Investec London Cup silverware at the stunning Lea Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre legacy facility.  x 3 More

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