India battle but Germany hold strong

India recorded a 1-1 draw in a friendly match against Germany on Tuesday night in the second of their four-game Europe tour. The European side was beaten 6-1 by India in the first match of the tour. The results so far have augured well for India in the Olympic year. Jarmanpreet Singh netted the lead for the […]

Rani rescues draw for Indian Eves

The Indian women’s hockey team wasted a number of penalty corner chances before skipper Rani Rampal’s fourth-quarter strike helped the visitors salvage a 1-1 draw against Argentina’s junior side, here. It was a second straight draw for the Indian team following a 2-2 result in the tour-opener. India began on an attacking note, earning a […]

Watch live coverage of India’s tour of Argentina

The Indian eves return to competitive action for the first time in almost a year as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympics. Watch India vs Argentina live! After a forced year-long break from international action due to COVID-19, the women’s Indian women’s hockey team will finally play in a competitive environment in the small hours […]

Key Hockeyroos staffer resigns amid review into culture

Amid an investigation into complaints of bad culture and governance in Australia’s elite women’s hockey programme, one of the main backroom staff of the Hockeyroos has stepped down from her position, claiming she has lost the confidence of the board of Hockey Australia. Hockey Australia’s high performance director Toni Cumpston has left the job weeks […]

Hockey Australia statement

Hockey Australia (HA) acknowledges it has today received and accepted Toni Cumpston’s resignation as High Performance Director, effective immediately. Cumpston took on the role in December 2016 and has been instrumental in making a raft of positive and significant changes to the delivery of the HA High Performance program. “Under Toni’s tenure, and with support […]

A Dutchman in India: ‘Beautiful country that requires a lot of energy’

In the series ‘Foreign adventure’ stories of Dutch hockey players who play or have played abroad, this week Balder Bomans (37). He played in the Premier Hockey League for two seasons. In his first year he reached the final with Chandigarh Dynamos, losing to the Bangalore Lions after a best-of-three. In the middle of the night at […]

Hockey in Australia: ‘I had to arrange everything within ten days’

In the series ‘Foreign adventure’ stories of Dutch hockey players who play or have played abroad, this week Florine van Grimbergen (28). She played in two bouts for Melbourne University Hockey Club and HC Melbourne in Australia. Ouch! Ouch! There is still fifteen minutes of playing time on the clock, but Florine van Grimbergen has a cramp in […]

Schopman saw players in India become role models during lockdown

Janneke Schopman (43) had just started as an assistant national coach in India when the corona broke out and the Asian country was locked up. The lockdown was fierce, but it also brought something good. The women’s team was named Women of the Year for a charity and stepped out of the shadow of the men’s team. […]

Blacksticks Men’s 2021 Squad Announced as Wilson Makes Come Back

The return of two-time Olympian Nick Wilson for the first time since the 2016 Rio Olympics has bolstered the 2021 Vantage Black Sticks Men’s squad named today. The 25-man squad, which recently lost more than 550 caps of experience following the retirements of Arun Panchia (287 caps), Marcus Child (171 caps) and Cory Bennett (110 […]


New Zealand’s Black Sticks men have lost more than 550 caps of international experience leading into next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. Arun Panchia, Marcus Child and Cory Bennett have announced their retirements from international hockey on Friday. The trio was part of New Zealand’s silver medal side from the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold […]