Congested schedule made worse by adding 22 Pro League matches

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FIH Hockey Pro League: a further 22 matches confirmed Lausanne, Switzerland: After the thrilling matches played last week in Argentina between the home national teams, Men and Women, and Germany, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) can announce that, on top of the Argentina-India (Men) matches scheduled on 10-11 April, a further 22 FIH Hockey Pro […]

FIH 8 Year International Hockey Calendar Confirmed

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On the occasion of its first meeting of the year held today via online conference, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) approved an 8-year global hockey calendar establishing dates and windows for FIH and Continental Federations’ events, as well as multi-sport events where hockey is included. This is a major step […]

Pride, Dedication and Passion at the heart of the FIH

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Pride, dedication and passion… Pride, dedication and passion, three words that are not too often used to describe the current state of the FIH but with Marc Coudron’s candidacy announcement on Saturday morning eliciting a wide range of responses, the majority of which were overwhelmingly positive, things could be about to change. If no one […]

Ireland Draw Level in the SoftCo Series VS Great Britain

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Match Report. Ireland v Great Britain in Match 2 of SoftCo Series. 14 March 2021 Ireland 2 (Watkins, Upton), Great Britain 1 (Unsworth). The second match of the SoftCo Series in Queen’s University Belfast got underway this evening, with Great Britain bringing a noticeably faster start than the opening of yesterday’s match. However, Ireland remained […]

Oranje Ladies Give Annan her 100th Victory in 2-1 win.

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The Orange Ladies gave Alyson Annan her hundredth victory as national coach on Saturday Vs Germany. In the Pro League, the Netherlands secured a 2-1 victory over a strong German side. The Dutch goals, by Frédérique Matla and Ireen van den Assem, both fell after the break. In the Oranjekamp there were many question marks about Germany beforehand. The number three […]

Germany too strong for the Netherlands

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The Oranje men began the Olympic year with a loss. Max Caldas’ team lost the first Pro League match against Germany on Saturday. Finishing  2-4 at Wagener Stadium. In addition, the Netherlands lost Floris Wortelboer after an unfortunate accident. There was no question of waiting or scanning,  from the first whistle, the intensity was very […]

“YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH” – FIH Battle Key Hockey Voice

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The FIH renege on a signed contract and attempt to silence the media Most people will be familiar with Jack Nicholson’s performance in “A Few Good Men” in which he utters the famous line, “You can’t handle the truth.”  While in the film Nicholson uses the line to justify behavior that led to the death […]

Exclusive: International Hockey Federation made $700,000 loss in 2019

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The International Hockey Federation (FIH) lost more than CHF633,000 (£519,000/$715,000/€589,000) in 2019, more than doubling its 2018 deficit. While the latest figure pre-dates the devastating spread of COVID-19, it comes as little surprise. A note in the 2018 accounts warned of “an important negative result in 2019”. This was attributed to the FIH Pro League, […]

New Nations Cup – Route to the ProLeague

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The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched the bidding process for the inaugural FIH Nations Cup, which will be played for the first time in 2022. It is hoped the new annual event will offer high-level competition to the best-ranked teams which do not play in the flagship home and away FIH Hockey Pro League. […]

Danny Kerry’s GB Side lose again

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With just a 32% (combined GB & ENG) win rate for Danny Kerry, things, from the outside, seem far from content in the GB camp. Having led his side into 49 encounters and coming away with just 16 victories, after stepping away from the ladies team after the world cup, grumblings around the hockey family […]