Sunday, September 19, 2021

Hockey5s

‘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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Hockey 5s set for showcase weekend in Lausanne

Such is the freshness of the International Hockey Federation's new concept - Hockey 5s - that it used promotional shots of the 11-a-side game to promote its first senior event of the shortened outdoor format. The FIH confirmed that it...

Oman bids to host first Hockey 5s World Cup in 2023

Oman has emerged as the first nation to publicly announce its bid to host the first Hockey 5s World Cup in 2023. The first edition is slated for October 2023 with 16 men and women teams competing in the joint...

FIH continue to raise Hockey 5s profile as part of calendar strategy

World hockey has confirmed its intention to hold a first senior Hockey 5s tournament - in its own backyard. The FIH will showcase a weekend event on Sep 11 and 12 in Lausanne, Switzerland with further details on teams and...
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Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he...
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