Saturday, December 4, 2021

Hockey5s

FIH presses ahead with Hockey 5s promo event in 2022

World hockey has pressed ahead with plans to hold its first senior Hockey 5s event in a further bid to showcase the sport. The rescheduled event will be staged between June 4-5 in Lausanne, a constructed pitch staged on the...

FIH wanting Hockey 5s and 11-a-side in Olympics is ‘fantasy’

Placing Hockey 5s alongside the traditional 11-a-side format at future Olympics is an FIH "fanstasy", according to leading German officials. The International Hockey Federation has made inroads into lifting the shortened outdoor format of the game, one which will co-exist...

GB Hockey: 5s calls for long-term vision on short version’s importance

The FIH’s stance on swiftly moving Hockey 5s to a World Cup showpiece has left England Hockey to admit that the format calls for long-term vision. How this plays out in terms of player make-up and funding was being discussed...

‘Hockey 5s concept sounds dangerous and will take some converting’

Great Britain's Sam Ward says he has yet to be convinced by Hockey 5s - and he will have to wait a while yet to understand the concept after world hockey postponed its promotional event in September. The International Hockey...

Helen Richardson-Walsh expresses shock at Hockey 5s World Cup venue

Rio gold medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh has expressed her shock at the staging of the first Hockey 5s World Cup in Oman. There was widespread condemnation after it was announced that Oman had beaten rival bids to host the January 2024...

Have a slice of that! How Wales and Denmark forged Hockey 5s friendship

With Hockey5s events cancelled this summer, we look back at the EuroHockey5s tournament in Poland where the spirit of hockey was never more evident Welsh and Danish juniors have forged special friendships off the pitch thanks to the shorter version...

Canada urges FIH to reconsider Hockey 5s host or push for social change

Field Hockey Canada has become the latest national body to pour scorn on the International Hockey Federation's decision to award the first Hockey 5s World Cup to Oman. On Friday, England Hockey expressed 'surprise' at hosting rights handed to Muscat,...

England Hockey ‘surprise’ at Oman hosting 5s World Cup

England Hockey (EH) says it would pull out of the Hockey 5s World Cup if world hockey chiefs failed to do more to understand Oman's stance on inclusivity. The Hockey Paper asked England Hockey to comment on Friday morning following...

‘Incomprehensible’: Kate Richardson-Walsh lambasts Hockey 5s bid decision

Rio Olympic gold medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh resigned from world hockey's athletes committee on Thursday night after Oman were awarded the first Hockey 5s World Cup. Richardson-Walsh, along wife Helen, wrote a scathing social media post aimed at the International Hockey...

My dream is to see Hockey 5s in the Olympics, admits Batra

The issue of Hockey 5s one day appearing on the Olympics programme to replace the traditional 11-a-side format saw conflicting views from the International Hockey Federation's top brass at the weekend. World hockey president Narinder Batra held on to his...
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Brilliant Christmas presents for hockey players and children stockings

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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