Saturday, December 4, 2021

Europe

Surbiton call on English clubs to forget rivalry and support EuroHockey Club Cup

By Rod Gilmour Forget club tribalism and rally together against Europe's finest. That's the message from Surbiton defender Giselle Ansley, who has called on clubs to support England’s national champions when they host the women’s EuroHockey Club Cup later this month....

Belgium hockey will be world, Olympic champions by 2024, claims president

Marc Coudron, president of the Royal Belgian Hockey Association, has boldly predicted that the Red Lions will become European, world and Olympic champions by 2024, with the women’s side, the Red Panthers, completing a similar path four years later. Coudron,...

Jeroen Hertzberger handed Netherlands return by coach Max Caldas

By Rod Gilmour Dutchman Jeroen Hertzberger is no stranger to battling back from disappointments. At London 2012, he was omitted from Paul van Ass' Olympic squad. After Rio 2016 and the Netherlands' fourth place finish, the 32-year-old was again handed...

EuroHockey 2017: Netherlands comeback clinches thrilling men’s gold 4-2 against Belgium

AMSTERDAM -- How to silence - initially - 10,000 Oranje? Play forceful, serene hockey with incisive interchanges. Belgium, 2-0 up inside 30 minutes, did just that and with some aplomb as they sent a disbelieving Wagener Stadium into rare...

EuroHockey 2017: England defenders Liam Sanford and Brendan Creed come to the fore after brilliant bronze over Germany

Amsterdam - Brendan Creed hailed fellow defender Liam Sanford as a "warrior" after England men beat Germany to win their first European or World Cup medal for six years on Sunday. In a rampaging match - played in great spirit...

EuroHockey 2017: Holland women show class against spirited Belgium to lift title 3-0

By The Hockey Paper staff in Amsterdam The Netherlands staved off the threat of a Belgium side undaunted by playing their first major final to lift the Rabo EuroHockey Championships title in front of a partisan crowd at the Wagener...

EuroHockey: England hockey’s class of 1991 or 2016?

Danson or Sixsmith? Hinch or Thompson? Claire Middleton looks back at England’s European champions of 1991 and wonders which of those players would make the squad today Withall the focus on the class of 2016, it’s sometimes forgotten that there...

EuroHockey 2017: England women’s electric pace can beat the Dutch, says Maddie Hinch

Amsterdam -- England women and the Netherlands' EuroHockey Championships semi-final on Thursday night may be a rematch of the Olympic final - but the raft of retirees from both sides has added new dimensions: speed. Post-Olympic year always marks a...

EuroHockey 2017: England women’s captain Alex Danson praises team’s pace and dimension in Ireland win

By The Hockey Paper Captain Alex Danson believes that hockey is entering a new era of fast-paced matches - and England women have just the kind of weaponry to cope with its physical demands. Danson netted her 104th international goal following...

EuroHockey Championships 2017: England men’s ‘different’ style of hockey captains serves us well, says Phil Roper

Amsterdam - Co-captain Phil Roper says England Hockey's decision to appoint three leaders in the men's team has paid dividends - as the trio all have "different" attributes. England men begin their European Hockey Championships campaign in Amsterdam on Sunday...
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Christmas is the ideal opportunity to splash out on those extra-special gifts. We’ve scoured the market for the most...
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