The only full and detailed Matchday Media Guide for the English Premier LeagueContinue reading The Definitive Media Guide for the English Premier League.
Men’s Hockey League/ Women’s Hockey League Preview – 26/27 September 2020Continue reading English Hockey Leagues Weekend Preview
Double joy for Germany against Belgium in DüsseldorfContinue reading Germany Woman make impressive Start on Proleague Return
MHL Premier Division Review – 20 September
Defending champions Surbiton romped to a big opening day win for the second successive season, beating Brooklands Manchester University 8-1 at Sugden Road, thanks to a five star performance from penalty corner specialist, Luke Taylor.Continue reading Surbiton Rout At Sugden Road Whilst Bandurak nets 100th Goal At Holcombe Park
IWHL Premier Division Review – 19 September
Newly promoted Wimbledon showed that they intend to make their mark in the Premier Division with a 4-0 home win over also promoted Swansea. Fiona Burnet opened Wimbledon’s account in the fifth minute with Georgie Blackwood doubling their lead in the 28th minute, both goals coming from open play. Suzy Petty added a third goal with a penalty corner conversion in the 49th minute, with Anna Reynolds’ penalty stroke putting the icing on the cake for the hosts.Continue reading Wimbledon set the early pace in the WHL As Surbiton lift the Trophy
The Men’s Matchday Media Guide is back
As in previous seasons, the aim is to produce statistical information about forthcoming matches in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division with an overview of the rest of the league.
For one season only, the Premier Division will consist of eleven teams, with Oxted and University of Durham both promoted from Division One and the University of Exeter retaining their top flight status after finishing ninth in 2019-20.Continue reading Oxted Premier Debut As MHL Is Back
WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE
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HISTORY MAKING SEASON IN THE WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE
For the first time since the Women’s Hockey League was formed in 1989-90, Bowdon Hightown will be missing from the Premier Division in the 2020-21 season after their automatic relegation last season. As a result, there will be no northern clubs in the Women’s top flight with teams clustered in the South, West and Midlands.Continue reading Hockey In England Is Back!
Today Roelant Oltmans leads his first training at Kampong with undiminished ambition and passion. On Monday it was announced that the now 66-year-old coach has signed a four-year contract with the national champion of 2017 and 2018. “Age is not an issue,” says Oltmans. “I feel 35, I called out somewhere. If the passion and ambition were no longer there, I should have stopped. The team deserves a coach who tries to get the most out of them. ”
It was no surprise that Oltmans was presented yesterday by Kampong to succeed Alexander Cox, who announced his retirement last January. The arrival of the former national coach of the Orange Ladies and Gentlemen to the Laan van Maarschalkerweerd has been in the air for some time. “But it is only official when everything has been arranged and that was not until July 31,” says Oltmans, who was only recently able to travel to Malaysia to settle matters there.
Uncertainty due to corona
The decision to leave Malaysia and return to the Netherlands was partly determined by the uncertainty surrounding the corona virus. “When I looked to the future, I had no idea that the situation in Asia would change in the short term. I had been quarantined three times for two weeks, and it doesn’t make you very happy. Can I leave Malaysia later? Can my family come by? Then you take all of them into consideration. No, it was not a difficult decision to make. “
Roelant Oltmans as national coach of Pakistan during the Champions Trophy in Breda. Photo: Willem Vernes
Still, Oltmans admits saying goodbye hurts. Since September 2018, he has been national coach of Malaysia. With the national team, he failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. In the Olympic qualifier, the Malaysians lost to Britain last November. These were also the last international matches for Malaysia. ‘I look back with pleasure on my period in Malaysia. A foreign adventure enriches your life. I have been given the opportunity to look into many cultures, especially the Asian cultures. ‘
National coach in Asia
In addition to Malaysia, Oltmans previously also had the national teams of India and Pakistan under his wing. ‘If you look at these three countries, in which phase they are and in which position they are in the rankings, they have progressed. It means we were on the right track, although we didn’t always get what we wanted to achieve. “
After seven seasons, Roelant Oltmans returns to the Dutch league as a coach. Photo: Willem Vernes
After more than seven years, Oltmans has returned as a coach in the Dutch league. The big league will not feel strange to him. ‘I have always followed the Dutch league and abroad we were able to view the summaries. I have seen many matches of the Dutch national team and when I was in the Netherlands I always went to matches. ‘
Over the next four years, Oltmans will join the team that has been nationally and internationally successful in recent years. Next Sunday Kampong will play the first exhibition game against Rotterdam
“I’m going to work hard,” says Oltmans. ‘The trick is to walk the path that leads to success. There is a strong selection with experience and I will use that experience too. I will listen to the top players and throw my sauce over it. It is a team that stands and has been together for a long time. That will change, there must be renewed. In the four-year period, the challenge is to succeed not only with the current selection, but also with the new team. ”
Justin Reid-Ross will be seen in the Hoofdklasse once again next season – as he stays in the Amsterdamse Bos. The South African penalty corner specialist signed a commitment to Hurley on Thursday evening. “I am happy that it is now complete, in the end it was an easy choice for me,” said the 33-year-old defender.Continue reading Free Agent Reid-Ross snapped up by THC Hurley