Saturday, December 4, 2021

Europe

England and Ireland juniors to contest 4 Nations women’s event

It will be little consolation given the magnitude of a junior World Cup, but some of Europe's top talent will at least contest a women's 4 Nations next week. A hastily-arranged under-21 Four Nations tournament will see Ireland, Spain, the...

Portugal hockey mourns loss of captain Luis Tavares

Portuguese hockey has paid tribute to the "enormous talent" of national captain Luis Tavares after he died in a recent traffic accident. He was 27. Tavares played for Casa Pia Atlético Clube, while the sad news was relayed by the...

Dutch player raises money after revealing cervical cancer recovery

A Dutch big league player has revealed how her "desire to have children, play top sport and have a social career" was nearly jeopardised after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Daphne Voormolen, 30, was diagnosed in February but after participating...

Dutch club hockey can do more to market game to global audience

Our regular Hockey Social series delves into talking points, player Q&As and opinions from the world of hockey "It's like the Dutch don't want to share it with the rest of the world." The message was loud and clear on...

Dutch keeper, 87, bids farewell as umpire, 12, takes up the whistle

Dutch hockey has said goodbye to one of its oldest members and ushered in the new this season. After 50 years, Wiel Hansen has called time on his decades-long career as a goalkeeper at Apeldoorn HC and last month the...

Dutch player to follow Sam Ward in wearing eye protection

A Dutch club hockey player is set to wear the same mask worn by Sam Ward following the international exposure gained by the GB international wearing the face protection. Ferry Wortelboer, who plays for HC Push in the Netherlands’ 1st...

‘There are too many foreign players in Dutch hockey leagues’

The influx of foreign players to the Dutch Hoofdklasse league is "stagnating" the growth of homegrown talent, accoring to new Oranje men's coach Jeroen Delmee. Delmee, who played 401 times for the Netherlands during a distinguished career, took over from...

Adrian Lock extends contract with Spain women ahead of World Cup

Adrian Lock has extended his contract with Spain women until 2024, ruling out any potential moves from GB Hockey as they look for a new women's head coach. Englishman Lock first took charge in 2013 with Spain ranked 14th in...

Alan Forsyth’s goals give HGC perfect start to season

Alan Forsyth has started off his time on the continent in fine fettle by getting back to doing what he does best before the season has even started. The Scot proved the difference over the weekend as his new side...

Dutch GP uses hockey club as 7,000 ‘bike shed’

The hockey pitch at Zandvoortsche HC has been turned into a parking station for 7,000 bicycles for this weekend's Dutch F1 Grand Prix. Formula One is returning to the Zandvoort circuit for the first time in 36 years as 70,000...
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