International

Australia Hockey League ushers in one-on-ones and powerplays in revamp

By The Hockey Paper There will be more tinkering of the rules, including 12-minute quarters, extra points with one-on-ones with goalkeepers and power plays, …

Argentina hockey great Luciana Aymar inspires Mexico’s Nancy Gamboa

By The Hockey Paper Mexico’s 17-year-old goalkeeper Nancy Gamboa aims to keep showing her form at the Youth Olympics – in front of hero Luciana Aymar. …

Afghanistan hockey team invited to Pakistan international event

By The Hockey Paper Afghanistan, whose national team don’t have an FIH outdoor world ranking, have been invited to compete in a six-nation international …

FIH launches Hockey Series with World Cup and Olympic tickets

By The Hockey Paper The International Hockey Federation launched a new global structure this week – the Hockey Series – aimed at future World Cups …

Bollywood’s Akshay Kumar gives Gold to hockey film on India’s 1948 Olympic win

By Richard Bright Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is the starring role in Gold, a film portraying the story of India’s men’s hockey team which won its …

Narinder Batra given written warning by world hockey over Facebook post

By Richard Bright The International Hockey Federation has handed Dr Narinder Batra, the world governing body’s president, a written warning following a …

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

By The Hockey Paper Marc Coudron, president of the Royal Belgian Hockey Association, has boldly predicted that the Red Lions will become European, world and …

The Hockey Social: Australia and New Zealand hockey rule the Gold Coast

The Hockey Social looks back on a memorable Commonwealth hockey tournament for two Antipodean rivals and perfect send off for a retiring great “There was …

Commonwealth Hockey: Mark Knowles ends with gold as New Zealand take women’s bounty

By The Hockey Paper Mark Knowles began the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in style, carrying the Australian flag into the Opening Ceremony. And …

Top sports stars and teams ready to shine in coming months

With the Commonwealth Games, FIFA World Cup and the Hockey Champions Trophy all set take place within the next 100 days, it looks like it is going to be a …