Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Hockey5s

Hockey 5s is easier to manage and is more accessible

Hockey 5s has picked up its detractors but that's not the case for everyone. Here, Nik Krykunivsky outlines why the sport can play a part in the modern game What do you like about Hockey 5s? I like that it’s simple...

Hockey 5s and 11-a-side at the Olympics? It will be one or the other

The Hockey 5’s format is not well thought out, is potentially dangerous and it also eliminates lots of the elements why hockey is such a great game - transitional from defence to attack, writes Martyn Webb The problem with Hockey...

Road to Oman: Netherlands win inaugural men’s Euro Hockey 5s title

As the road grew closer to the Women's World Cup title being lifted, so the path to the first Hockey 5s World Cup began. You couldn't have missed the scorelines, surely? There were men's mismatches galore, 41-0 the one which...

FIH: Hockey5s is an excellent springboard to 11-a-side

International Hockey Federation chief executive Thierry Weil spoke of the new format Hockey5s' future following its recent senior event launch in Lausanne What do you keep in mind from this first Hero FIH Hockey5s Lausanne 2022? What I particularly enjoyed was...

Hockey 5s makes first threat to long format at Olympic Games

Lee Valley -- This was a crossover weekend when world hockey’s decision makers launched its new 5s format in Switzerland, as another of its flagship competitions, the FIH Pro League, began another round of games in the 11-a-side. It...

Hockey 5s: 11-a-side format remains the pinnacle of the game – Batra

Narinder Batra has seemingly shied away from promoting the new format of Hockey 5s as a potential Olympic sport. In his notes to the media ahead of the launch of the shorter and faster" outdoor format in Lausanne this weekend,...

Hockey 5s, anyone? Don’t play under your flag, Euro nations told

Top European nations were told not to participate under national flags once plans were unveiled for the first senior Hockey 5s event to be held in Lausanne this week, The Hockey Paper can reveal. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is...

Adding Hockey 5s to agenda makes no sense – German Bundesliga manifesto

An 'anti Hockey 5s' manisfesto was issued by Hockey Bundesliga, run by German clubs, as the world governing body set out its stalls on promoting the latest shortened format of the sport. The stance by German clubs, which has a...

German club lays down first Hockey 5s surface

Bremer Hockey Club has become the first in Germany to lay a Hockey 5s surface. The club now has 1,100 members across its sports club and has been expanded to feature an outdoor fitness area, a three-lane athletic track, a...

What is Hockey 5s? Rules and guide to FIH’s new shorter, faster format

The Hero FIH Hockey5s Lausanne 2022 will be the first-ever senior World Hockey5s event organised by the world governing body. Here's what you need to know... Hockey5s is played with five athletes per team, with the FIH saying that ball is in...
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Laura Unsworth: England and GB’s underappreciated great of world hockey

If you were to name the modern day greats from Great Britain’s women’s squad, the list would most likely...
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