Saturday, June 15, 2024

Can Home Nations annual hockey series return to calendar?

The recent clamour for a return to regular fixtures or an annual series between the home nations has been welcomed by Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

In a recent poll conducted by The Hockey Paper, 84 per cent of readers wanted to see a 4 Nations home series fixture between England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

While a majority of England’s players also compete in the Pro League under the banner of Great Britain – England also have a higher ranking in the men’s and women’s game – ranking points are harder to come by for Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Continue reading...

Unlock our ad-free, premium content and get use of our subscriber-only app. Use coupon 3FOR1 to get 3 months for only £1!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

Do you have a feature or story idea? Get in touch!

Total Hockey


Most Popular


  1. Firstly, it is not right that Welsh and Scottish players cannot play in the FIH PL. They have proved their quality over time and with GB meddled or been there in reserve.
    The Home International Championship is an historic competition. It would allow all 4 Nations to play and fans to watch; it would be a good window for GB to check out players as rarely see Club Games.
    It would bring back some of the great history, going back to 1895 when Eng, Wales and Ire playing their first games and Scot a few years later.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

Paris Olympics Hockey: Christopher Rühr makes Germany men squad

Talisman Christopher Rühr, who suffered a torn cruciate ligament in Olympic...

Australia women end Hockey Pro League on high with GB win

London -- A sixth defeat in eight Pro League matches against...

Ireland: Pembroke win annual Phil Homan memorial hockey tournament

Armagh Men’s Hockey Club welcomed 10 visiting teams from across Ireland...

- A word from our sponsors -