Wednesday, May 25, 2022

International

Hockey star Delfina Merino left out of Argentina’s World Cup women’s squad

Argentina's Delfina Merino has spoken out over being left in the dark following her omission from Las Leonas' squad ahead of the World Cup this summer. Forward Merino, 32, wrote a damning social media post on Thursday as she described...

State of Play: New-look England men in strong position to make next step

We are on the verge of several weeks of international hockey and, although different nations take vastly varied approaches to the Pro League, we can still learn a great deal about the teams. Casting aside differing views on whether the...

Safety in Hockey: FIH aims to strike balance with penalty corner spectacle

World hockey has opened up its consultation on the penalty corner to all in a bid to collect views on the future of how the routine should look in the future. The project aims to strike a balance between safety...

England Hockey dealt blow as Twickenham Stoop matches moved

The future of Big Stadium Hockey was dealt a damaging blow on Tuesday after England Hockey was forced to switch its men's and women's Pro League encounters with the Netherlands from Twickenham Stoop to Lee Valley due to poor...

Hidden gem Cullum-Sanders makes Australia squad in centenary Test year

Untried 18-year-old Queenslander Hannah Cullum-Sanders has been included in the Australia women's squad for the upcoming Tests against New Zealand. The Trans-Tasman Series will be the first internationals the Hockeyroos have played since last year’s Tokyo Olympics. Adding extra significance to the...

Reverse stick rule changes up to FIH, says England Hockey

England Hockey say it is the responsibility of the International Hockey Federation to change any rules on safety - despite the world governing body outlining that associations can play its part. The Hockey Paper's coverage on safety in our sport...

FIH on reverse stick: ‘Banning this exciting skill at all levels is not something we are considering’

World hockey will continue to monitor injuries regarding dangerous shots in the sport but have so far seen no indication to outlaw hits such as the reverse, with national assocations not having reported any uptick in specific injuries. The International...

Birmingham 2022 will be ‘buzzing’ for Commonwealth Games

The "biggest, boldest" Commonwealth Games will get under way in 90 days times, according to its chief executive. The July 28 to Aug 8 event will be the first major multi-sports event to take place free of any Covid restrictions,...

England call on youth for Hockey Pro League matches in USA

England women play matches in the FIH Pro League this weekend against the backdrop of star player omissions and a recently-concluded Euro Hockey League which continues to prosper. England have travelled to the USA for a double header in North...

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh top career longevity table

Kate Richardson-Walsh has pipped wife Helen by one day after being revealed as having the longest career of any Great Britain hockey athlete. The research was conducted by The Hockey Museum, which set about a GB hockey statistics project five...
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