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BT Sport and FIH agree four-year extension to media rights for UK and Ireland through to 2022 | FIH

FIH Pro League, World Cups, Series Finals and Olympic Qualifiers to be broadcast
BT Sport confirmed as FIH Pro League host broadcaster for Great Britain/England
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Applications open for role of England & GB Hockey Men’s Head Coach

Applications are now open for role of England & GB Hockey Men’s Head Coach.

Reporting to the Performance Director, the Head Coach will be responsible for providing world class leadership and coaching to the national team. The Head Coach will be responsible for transitioning the men’s programme to a place of delivering systemic and consistent international success on the world stage, most specifically, medal winning performances at world-level events and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The senior team operates within a centralised programme at Bisham Abbey. The Head Coach is required to work closely with key performance staff, providing detailed planning for the programme to Tokyo and the following cycle.

To find out more information and submit your application for the role click here.

Please note – the deadline is midday (11:00 GMT) on 11 June 2018.

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England Edge Encounter With Green Machine

Azlan Shah Cup

Ireland 1 (Dale)

England 4 (Middleton x2, Ward x2)

There weren’t many clear-cut chances in the opening half as both teams looked happy at times to slow the game down due to the heat and humidity. Paul Gleghorne and Jonny Bell controlled the back line for Ireland, and tried to create opportunities with pinpoint passes as the English press rarely ventured over the half way line in the opening exchanges. Continue reading England Edge Encounter With Green Machine

Surbiton Men’s Lead Cut To Just One Point

Men’s Hockey League Premier Division

Surbiton 3 Holcombe 4

Surbiton Men’s lead at the top of the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division was cut to a single point after Holcombe won 4-3 at Sugden Road to keep their chances of finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Championships playoffs alive. Continue reading Surbiton Men’s Lead Cut To Just One Point

Australia defeats England in Azlan Shah Cup clash


The Kookaburras have overcome torrential rain to defeat England 4-1 in their first appearance at the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.

The start if the match was delayed due to a downpour of rain but once the match was underway it was Australia who poured on the goals.

Dylan Wotherspoon (15’), Blake Govers (19’), Aaron Kleinschmidt (28’) and Lachlan Sharp (39’) were the goal scorers for Australia. Phil Roper (25’) was the only English player to score.

Australia looked switched on early as Dylan Wotherspoon opened the scoring in the 15th minute of play.

Some fantastic dribbling and a well-placed pass from Daniel Beale created an open shot for Wotherspoon who converted with a powerful flick into the right corner.

Ogilvie was everywhere in the first half and he looked to setup each of Australia’s entries into the circle. In the 19th minute he found some space and launched a shot at goal that ultimately deflected off of Govers for the Kookaburras’ second goal.

England were able to regain some composure and controlled play for the remainder of the first half. A number of attacks, including two shots in as many seconds, were repelled by the Mercian clad, Australian goalkeeper Tyler Lovell.

England were able to sneak their first and only goal through Phil Roper in the 25th minute of the match. Roper duped the Australian defence with a classy double touch before putting the ball in the back of the net.

Australia responded to the Roper goal with some classy play starting in the back half, a series of quick passes saw Aaron Kleinschmidt in the perfect position to strike just before halftime. Kleinschmidt converted and Australia entered the half with a 3-1 lead.

The second half started with a flurry of action. England had several shots on goal thanks to some impressive set pieces and Australian Trent Mitton was sent off with a green card for an incident at the center of the pitch.

Young Kookaburras Lachlan Sharp scored the final goal of the game in the 39th minute of action with a rather impressive deflection off an Australian set piece. As his teammates gathered around him in celebration, it was clear that Australia would close out the game.

England’s Mark Gleghorne received a green card in the 47th minute of the match and Australia was happy to maintain control of the play for the remainder of the match.

Through some impressive defensive work from Captain Mark Knowles, Australia was able to finish the match without conceding another score, defeating England 4-1.

The Kookaburras will next be in action on Sunday from 11:30pm AEDT against hosts Malaysia.

Australia 4
Goal Scorers:
Dylan Wotherspoon 15’, Blake Govers 19’, Aaron Kleinschmidt 28′ & Lachlan Sharp 39′

England 1

Goal Scorers:

Phil Roper 25’

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