Thursday, May 26, 2022

Europe

Maddie Hinch: ‘So proud to make history’ as Tilburg reach Dutch big league

Images like this have become a familar sight in world hockey: Maddie Hinch jumping into sprinting team-mates following shoot-out success. At the weekend, Hinch again came to the fore as her team, Tilburg HC, advanced to the Dutch big league...

‘We complement each other’: Shane McLeod returns to Belgium hockey set up

Shane McLeod, who led Belgium to world No.1 and the Olympic men's title last year, has returned to the Red Lions as an assistant coach. The Kiwi has ended his sabbatical early after taking time away from the game after...

Belgium city Wavre set for new hockey stadium with up to 10,000 seats

A hockey stadium which could host future major championships in Belgium is set to be given the green light to be built. The French-speaking city of Wavre, the Royal Belgian Hockey Association and Lara Hockey Club have joined forces for...

‘Humiliation’: Belgian hockey season in limbo as Royal Leopold punished over visa fiasco

Just days before the league play-offs, top Belgian side Royal Leopold have been handed a severe punishment from its national governing body after illegally using tourist visas for overseas players across its men's and women's top sides, a verdict...

Rhys Smith revels in Wimbledon’s Europe berth after ‘crazy’ year

Rhys Smith last played in the Euro Hockey League as an ‘out of depth, immature’ 17-year-old. Eight years on, the England and GB international will return to the European club stage with Wimbledon after the national indoor champions finished...

Can European club hockey experience give Great Britain best of both worlds? 

Once the dust settled on Great Britain’s prolonged Tokyo Olympic cycle, attention immediately turned towards the club season. Many of Great Britain’s Olympic stars from both men’s and women’s squads had decided to leave behind the English League and...

Hockey Belgium launches mandatory match sheet check for club games

Hockey Belgium has launched a mandatory identity check on all registered match sheet players for its club game. The move came into force last month after the governing body noticed irregularities and reports from some teams that opponents had not...

European hockey bans Russia and Belarus athletes from competition amid Ukraine invasion

European hockey has banned the participation of all Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from all its sanctioned events "for the foreseeable future". The move, backed by the national governing bodies in Great Britain, follows the recommendation on Monday by...

KHC Dragons and City of Birmingham win EuroHockey clubs of the year

Dutch and English clubs are celebrating after winning the EuroHockey large and small clubs of the year. KHC Dragons have been voted as EuroHockey Large Club of the Year while City of Birmingham, founded in 2019, have been announced as...

How cinema trips, super fan and swimming great lifted Belarusian players

Nastassia Syrayezhka, Belarus’ captain, tells The Hockey Paper how her side overcame Holland to upset the odds and lift the Euro indoor title in 2020 What did victory mean for Belarus?It was very important for us. Before we were two...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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