India Men at the top of their game for Tokyo 2020- Graham Reid

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Graham Reid, chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, believes that his squad is in the top mental shape heading into the Tokyo Olympics. The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing nationwide lockdown saw the Indian hockey team holed up at the Sports Authority of India (South Centre) in Bengaluru for the majority of the […]

Helen Richardson-Walsh: ‘Dutch Ladies are ruthless’

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In just over two weeks, on July 24, the hockey tournament at the Olympic Games in Tokyo will start. With prominent figures from the hockey world, we have been looking forward for weeks to the battle for the highest hockey gold. Today we speak to the former English hockey player Helen Richardson-Walsh (39), who won gold with […]

Is Belgium over the top?

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Roelant Oltmans shares his thoughts ahead of Tokyo Following the recent European Championships the renowned Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans was asked by thehockeysite.com to share his thoughts about the Euros with Tokyo just around the corner. In a live “ask me anything” session with hockey coaches from all over the world he did not hold […]

Loïck Luypaert: ‘I think this is the best Belgium ever’

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We know them from oats to barley. They have often come across at important moments in recent years. And they will be in front of us again on Thursday. The Belgians. A title holder, who is aware of his own abilities. But in the meantime also works to achieve an optimal level. Routinier Loïck Luypaert talks about the state of affairs […]

Belgium umpiring lacking women and young talents

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The number of women umpiring in Belgium is low despite the overall number continuing to develop at high speed, thanks to the slave labour provided daily by the ARBH and its two leagues, which must support and supervise their members, offer quality arbitration to as many people as possible. However, it remains complicated to recruit […]

Ireland and Great Britain, 4 Months Out

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Just four months out from the start of Tokyo 2020, what have we learnt from the Soft Co Series. The SoftCo Series has been tied between Ireland and Great Britain. After three matches and 180 minutes of hockey, there was nothing that could separate the two sides. Both teams taking a 2-1 victory, with the […]

Who is Jack Rolfe??

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What is ‘The Coaching Lab’? In 2014, aged 18, fresh out of school I was offered a job as a Cover Supervisor at Aylesbury Grammar School by Headmaster Stephen Lehec, he said something that has stayed with me ever since; “Make the most of every opportunity”. Making the most of opportunities has led me to […]

Niklas Wellen: ‘Always wanted to play in the Netherlands’

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Despite the corona pandemic, Niklas Wellen is feeling good about himself. The 138-time German international is fit and having a good time at Pinoké. With the switch to the ambitious club from the Amsterdamse Bos last summer, a long-cherished wish came true for 26-year-old Wellen. “I’ve always wanted to play in the Netherlands.” ‘In the summer of 2018 […]

When the Voice of Hockey speaks, we listen…

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After the corona year 2020, all hockey fans hope that in 2021 there will be plenty of ball and stick play. The big league starts on January 31, but how will it continue after that? We look ahead with famous and lesser known hockey celebrities. Today the experienced English hockey commentator Nick Irvine (68), better known as The Voice […]