Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Hockey5s

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...

Roadmap launched towards first Hockey 5s World Cups

The road to the first Hockey 5s World Cup begins its journey this year, Covid permitting, with the first European events planned in July. The European Hockey Federation has launched three elite Hockey 5s tournaments to its calendar, set for...

English indoor season curtailed as home nations set for Hockey5s

By Richard Bright Indoor hockey in England has been cancelled for the 2020/21 winter season after the decision was taken to shelve its Super 6s league and finals, as well as schools and junior club championships due to the ongoing...
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Alan Forsyth ready to be GB support act but unsure on future

Alan Forsyth says he will be a team motivator and ready for action if called upon at the Tokyo...
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