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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...

Alyson Annan quits as Netherlands women’s hockey coach

Australian Alyson Annan sensationally quit as coach of Oranje women, the Olympic champions, on Wednesday, thus ending one of the most successful recent tenures in any international team sport. Annan, 48, and the Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB) were at...

Hockey Ireland lands sponsorship coup with SoftCo gender parity deal

Hockey Ireland has landed a groundbreaking deal with SoftCo, inking a fresh sponsorship with the Irish men and adding to its support of the women’s national team. The deal sees hockey become one of the first sports in Ireland...

‘No outlook’: Hockey World Cups decision leaves clubs and teams on back foot

The European Hockey Clubs Organisation (EHCO) has been left "deeply dismayed" at the decision to cancel the FIH Indoor World Cup and reschedule the women's Junior World Cup during the domestic season. December's postponed JWC to be held in Potchefstroom,...

‘Inspirational’ Mary Weir honoured for Scottish hockey services

Scottish Hockey has congratulated Mary Weir on being awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year Honours List. Weir has been recognised for services to Sport in the Scottish Borders over the last 40 years. Since the 1980’s, she...

Meet Vlad Belousov, the Belarusian hockey star with thousands of Instagram followers

"My advice to everyone? Develop yourself in media!" So says Vlad Belousov, who has a social media profile befitting of his opening gambit. Belousov, who guided HC Minsk to a first ever win for a Belarusian side in the...

France hockey continues build up to Paris 2024 Olympics

The French Hockey Federation continues to ramp up its profile ahead of Paris 2024 following the news that Dunkirk and Calais will host EuroHockey 2023 qualifiers next year. A 30-minute drive separates the two clubs but both organisers will work...

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...
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Crowdfunding Canada women equal Commonwealth Games best

Birmingham -- Continued crowdfunding and Canada women have ended consecutive Commonwealth Games in fifth place after beating Scotland in...
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