Saturday, December 4, 2021

Europe

FIH Hockey Pro League is ridiculous, says Kampong coach Alex Cox

By The Hockey Paper There were Dutch fireworks in equal measure after a leading Hoofdklasse coach blasted the new Pro League for getting in the way of the domestic game. As the Netherlands played its first Pro League home match last...

Sweden’s Partille become European indoor hockey kings

Germany's indoor stranglehold is over - at least for one year - but few would have predicted Sweden's Partille SC making history. Partille partied after becoming Sweden's first EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup champions as they stunned hosts SV Arminen in...

Bowdon Hightown in tune at EuroHockey women’s indoor

Bowdon Hightown, the 2018 English national champions, earned promotion to the top tier of European indoor hockey after a successful weekend in Vienna. At the end of their three-day sojourn in Austria, Tina Cullen's highly experienced side beat SK Slavia...

Mother and daughter line up for Belgium top flight side KHC Leuven

By The Hockey Paper Former Belgium international Geraldine Chardome never thought she would have the chance to play elite level hockey with her daughter. But on the opening weekend of the Belfius Women's Hockey League, the 42-year-old managed to keep her...

Maddie Hinch keeps clean sheet as SCHC romp to opening 8-0 Hoofdklasse win

By The Hockey Paper Four of Holland's World Cup-winning squad carried on where they left off in London last month as the Dutch ladies Hoofdklasse got under way this weekend. Skipper Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel, Xan de Waard, Caia van...

EuroHockey Championships goes Dutch as Amstelveen awarded 2021 event

By Richard Bright The Netherlands will host the EuroHockey Championships for the third time in 11 years after being granted host status for the 2021 men's and women's events. Europe's showpiece will return to the compact Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen for...

Alster’s unrivalled passion saw us to German hockey title, says Amy Gibson

Scotland goalkeeper Amy Gibson has revealed the “amazing passion” which propelled Alster to a first German women’s title. Alster went to the Final Four weekend knowing that local rivals Uhlenhorst were the team to beat. But the Hamburg side, which...

Hockey great Jamie Dwyer signs off Bloemendaal career with EHL title

By The Hockey Paper Arthur Van Doren, the world player of the year, will have big boots to fill when he joins Euro Hockey League champions Bloemendaal next season after the way Jamie Dwyer left the club on Sunday. The Belgian...

Den Bosch underline Dutch hockey dominance

By The Hockey Paper Dutch ladies champions Den Bosch won the EuroHockey Club Cup final for the sixth time since 2010 after beating UHC Hamburg 2-1 at Surbiton on Sunday. The final was won with two minutes remaining when Den Bosch...

Maartje Paumen retires from club hockey and returns to Dutch leagues as MOP assistant coach

By The Hockey Paper Dutch hockey great Maartje Paumen has played her last game after it was confirmed that the penalty corner specialist will be joining Dutch outfit MOP as assistant coach next season. After a 17-year club career which spanned...
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