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 […]

Robertson Scores on her 50th Cap

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FIH Pro League – Women Belgium 1 Great Britain 2  Great Britain finally won on the road in their four match tour of the Netherlands and Belgium, securing a 2-1 victory against the Red Panthers in Brussels on Sunday afternoon. Ironically, having failed to force a single penalty corner in the first meeting 24 hours […]

Belgium leave it late against Great Britain

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Belgium maintain lead atop FIH Pro League with Great Britain win Reigning World and European champions Belgium extended their lead atop the FIH Pro League table by grabbing a 3-2 win against Great Britain at the Royal Uccle Sports Club in Brussels. After a goalless first quarter in which Great Britain were unable to capitalise […]

A tale of missed opportunities

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Belgium 1 Great Britain 1 (Great Britain win 3-1 in shootout) Great Britain came away from their first meeting of two with Belgium in Brussels with two points after winning a shootout, but will be wondering how they didn’t claim all three after failing to convert several scoring chances. Belgium will also consider that they […]

Mr Rotterdam reigns supreme in Amsterdam

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The Netherlands have convincingly won their second FIH Pro League match against Great Britain. A 3-1 victory, thanks to two great goals in quick succession from Mr Rotterdam, Jeroen Hertzberger, who was competing in his 250th match for the hosts The Netherlands were given a boost before the match with the return of their deadly […]

Comfortable win for the Netherlands as GB struggle in front of goal

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FIH Pro League – Women Netherlands 3 Great Britain 0 The Netherlands went top of the FIH Pro League table after a comfortable 3-0 win over Great Britain in a very wet Amsterdam on Thursday. The Netherlands made two changes to the squad which had won a shootout 3-1 after a 1-1 draw in normal […]

Wortelboer and Payne star on the return to hockey.

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Floris Wortelboer scored his first international goal to give the Netherlands men victory in their first international match in eight months.  In a match that lacked a significant goalscoring threat, a debut for young goalkeeper Ollie Payne was the highlight for Great Britain, who also welcomed back several players from injury.   It was raining, it […]

Veenendaal secures shootout victory for the Netherlands

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Netherlands 1 Great Britain 1 (Netherlands win shootout 3-1) The FIH Pro League resumed in Amsterdam with Great Britain coming back from an early setback to force a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands before losing 3-1 in the shootout. With several Great Britain players absent through injury and the aftermath of surgery, Laura Unsworth wore […]

Unique: Dutch umpires whistle Orange in Pro League

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The Orange Men will be whistled by two Dutch referees during the match in the Pro League with Great Britain (27 and 29 October) and Belgium (4 November). Coen van Bunge and Jonas van ‘t Hek have been appointed by the FIH to supervise the duels. Unique, because it is normally impossible for – during an official […]

Annan Takes A Step Back To Reflect And Move Forward


Alyson Annan is Head Coach to the ultra successful Netherlands women team. Under her guidance and leadership, the Netherlands have not just maintained their spot at the top of the world rankings, but have cemented it. Annan herself has been voted FIH Coach of the Year for the past three years – tribute and recognition […]