Category Archives: Opinion

“ProLeague is killing hockey”

“I don’t know which brilliant mind made this [Pro League] plan but the person should be banned from hockey” – Siegfried Aikman is never one to mix his words but do you agree with the Dutch great?

Bhubaneshwar: There was a moment during Japan’s match against South Africa that encapsulated head coach Siegfried Aikman’s personality. The Dutchman is usually pensive in the dugout, but when things are not going as per the plan, he doesn’t think twice before showing his frustration.

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Simon Orchard – The World Cups Sizzlers and Fizzlers

One of the most controversial hockey journalist has been putting his thoughts on paper for us again in Edition 8 of Hockey World News.

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Five-a-side hockey? Nuts, says Charlesworth

Harpreet Kaur Lamba

Bhubaneswar 

 

The world of field hockey has seen many firsts in the last few years. With sports worldwide undergoing a change and the faster, fitter and shorter versions gripping almost every sport, hockey too has been experimenting to stay relevant and mark its presence in public eye. Continue reading Five-a-side hockey? Nuts, says Charlesworth

Hockey India congratulates former captain Sardar Singh

Hockey India (HI) Friday congratulated just-retired Sardar Singh on his glorious international career, saying he was a “true ambassador of the game”. Continue reading Hockey India congratulates former captain Sardar Singh

CWG defeat ‘motivates’ India for England opener at World Cup

When India women lost the Commonwealth Games (CWG) bronze to England in April this year, the mood was somber. The dream of a major medal had shattered. Continue reading CWG defeat ‘motivates’ India for England opener at World Cup

South African Striker Manuel grabs Hockey World Cup chance with both hands

JOHANNESBURG – Eight months ago star hockey striker Candice Manuel was rueing missed opportunities as she recovered from a broken hand suffered at the Continental Cup in Egypt. Continue reading South African Striker Manuel grabs Hockey World Cup chance with both hands

Jonker and Harte reflect on harsh final act of strong Kampong season

SV Kampong legend Constantijn Jonker said he “refused to be extremely disappointed” in the wake of the EHL final defeat to HC Bloemendaal last Sunday, the last act of 14 years with the club’s first team. Continue reading Jonker and Harte reflect on harsh final act of strong Kampong season

Education is key to Janneke’s success

“The team contesting the 2018 World Cup is completely different from the team that played in 2014, so it is impossible to compare them.” USA Coach Janneke Schopman is considering her team’s prospects ahead of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup in London and reflecting on the fourth place finish the team achieved at the same event in 2014. Continue reading Education is key to Janneke’s success

Legend of the EHL: Florian Fuchs

Florian Fuchs is bidding this weekend to join former UHC Hamburg team mate Marco Miltkau as one of the rare few to win the Euro Hockey League with two different clubs. Continue reading Legend of the EHL: Florian Fuchs

“Move the keeper, create some space”…… Nah, I’ll do it my way! -Beth Bingham

“Move the keeper, create some space”…… Nah, I’ll do it my way!

@Beth_Bing of @HolcombeHC & @HockeyWales with an audacious lob to win the @eurohockeyorg Trophy Final

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