Oranje Rood get their man… Phil Roper signs.

After Oranje-Rood cancelled his initial transfer due to the Corona Virus pandemic, they can now confirm the signing of former England captain Phil Roper on a two-year deal. The 29-year-old England international (148 caps) who signs from Wimbledon will play in Eindhoven for ‘at least two seasons’. Speaking about their new signing, the Brabant club lacked […]

When the Voice of Hockey speaks, we listen…

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 […]

RAF Women’s Hockey Team raise over £3,000 for Royal British Legion

The RAF Women’s Hockey Team have managed to raise over £3,000 for the Royal British Legion. Throughout lockdown many of us have had to adapt our fitness routines. The RAF Women’s Hockey Team took it one step further this month and committed to each running the 10km Poppy Run on the 11th November to raise […]

Promising Signs For Resumption of Hockey Following Government Announcements

Following the Government announcements earlier today (Monday), there are now signs of what will be allowed during the next return to play. Whilst the headlines are promising there is not yet clarity on the detailed implications for hockey or the nature of what will be allowed in what tier from December 2. England Hockey have […]

Wortelboer and Payne star on the return to hockey.

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

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 […]

Oxted Take Advantage Of The ProLeague

Men’s Hockey League Premier Division Oxted 1 Surbiton 0 A week after taking part in a record breaking 10-6 loss at Old Georgians, Oxted were involved in a much more defensive encounter with leaders Surbiton but came out on top in a match which broke records in its own way. On their last visit to […]

Oxted inflict first defeat for Surbiton

Surbiton have failed to score for the first time in six years as Oxted shut out the league leaders, Whilst Holcombe end Hampstead & Westminster three year dominance at Holcombe Park. Surbiton maintained their two point lead at the top of the MHL Premier Division, but lost their first match of the season, 1-0 at […]

East Grinstead extend their league at the top

East Grinstead stretched their lead at the top of the WHL Premier to four points and took their unbeaten run to 21 games following their 3-2 home win over the University of Birmingham.  Jess Denniff broke the deadlock in the 11th minute with the division’s leading goalscorer, Sophie Bray doubling East Grinstead’s lead five minutes […]

Unique: Dutch umpires whistle Orange in Pro League

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 […]