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England Hockey are delighted to announce the appointment of David Ralph as Head Coach of the Great Britain and England women’s international hockey teams. David, who takes over from Australian Mark Hager, brings a breadth of qualities to the role. He is hugely experienced in international hockey, having been Assistant Coach of the Great Britain […]

Junior Green Army accept invitation to women’s FIH Junior World Cup

Ireland Captain Caimhe Perdue will lead her team at the Junior World Cup

Hockey Ireland is delighted to accept an invitation to the Women’s FIH Junior World Cup which takes places in Potchefstroom, South Africa from December 5th to 16th 2021. It means the Junior Green Army will feature in the women’s competition for the first time and Irish Under-21 head coach Dave Passmore says it offers a […]

De Wijn suspended after verbal excess at the Games

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The lost quarterfinal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo has come to an end for Sander de Wijn. The international went verbally over the line afterwards and was therefore suspended for two matches. In addition, the Dutch team has to play with one less man in those duels. Emotions got the upper hand after the much-discussed game […]

Hockey Australia announces absence from FIH tournaments

Australia withdraw from FIH Competition

The Kookaburras and Hockeyroos will not compete in the next edition of the FIH Pro League, with Hockey Australia (HA) also confirming non-attendance at various other FIH (International Hockey Federation) events over the coming months. Australia and New Zealand will not take part in Season 3 of the FIH Pro League (scheduled to start in […]

Hockey New Zealand unable to participate in FIH events in late 2021, early 2022

Hockey New Zealand unable to participate in FIH events in late 2021, early 2022

Hockey New Zealand has agreed with the sport’s governing body, the International Hockey Federation (FIH), that it is unable to host or participate in FIH events scheduled between now and June 2022 Season 3 of the Hockey Pro League, the Junior World Cups (Nov-Dec 2021) and the Indoor Hockey World Cup (Feb 2022) are all […]

Retirements & coaching switches dominate post-Tokyo 2020


It is just over four weeks since the conclusion of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and as usual, the landscape has been dominated by news of athletes across all sports deciding to retire and lower the curtain on their stellar international careers.   Hockey has been no different, with some of the sport’s most highly decorated […]

India dominate Star Award nominations

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Indian Drag-flickers Harmanpreet Singh, Gurjit Kaur and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh nominated for FIH annual awards The Indian men’s team head coach Graham Reid and women’s team counterpart Sjoerd Marijne were among three nominees for FIH Coach of the Year award for men and women. The Indian men’s hockey team drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh and his female […]

Ireland’s McKee strikes late to defeat Poland

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Men’s EuroHockey Championship II  Poland 1 (K Sudol) Ireland 2 (B Walker, J McKee)  Johnny McKee scrambled in a dramatic winner late on Sunday night to earn Ireland a huge win over EuroHockey Championship II hosts Poland in Gniezno, touching in Shane O’Donoghue’s cross with just 18 seconds to go.  It crowned a dramatic week […]

IOC makes Covid-19 Changes to 2021 Olympic Hockey Format

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Because of COVID-19, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allows for more exchange options at the hockey tournaments in Tokyo. The game’s match selection will remain at sixteen players, but coaches will now have the option of including the original two reserve players per match. Goalkeepers are still unable to be changed in the middle of […]

Next Stop Tokyo for New Zealand Black sticks

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New Zealand Black Sticks wrap-up FIH Pro League matches in Perth 27 June 2021 Australia retained their grip over the Vantage Black Sticks with a 2-0 victory in Perth tonight in the final leadup match for both teams before the Tokyo Olympic Games. The game was also the last in the Pro League season, which […]