Saturday, July 24, 2021

International

Emily Defroand retires from international hockey after injuries

Emily Defroand, an ever popular member of the GB women's squad, has been forced to retire from international hockey aged 26. England Hockey announced the news on Tuesday and said that Defroand was retiring "for the benefit of her long-term...

FIH Pro League ‘won’t be closed league in 2022’

Mark Hager, the Great Britain women's coach, remains an advocate of the FIH Pro League while world hockey chiefs rallied behind its own competition ahead of changes for the third installment of the annual league, writes Richard Bright. Great Britain...

Swaziland dismiss voting claims at FIH Congress

Swaziland Hockey has rubbished claims of wrongdoing following last weekend’s FIH Congress vote. During the virtual Congress, the independent notary had notified that Swaziland (Eswatini), granted FIH member status in 2016, had logged on to the platform seconds before the...

Readers’ View: How to make hockey more interesting with less injuries?

I have read the comments about the reverse stick and the injuries with interest. I am sure that many more head or face injuries have taken place and not reported. This is not only in the UK and am sure...

World hockey remain buoyant on finances despite Pro League losses

Thierry Weil, the International Hockey Federation chief executive, has said that there was "no risk" of the world governing body becoming insolvent. The FIH faced questions on its finances at its virtual Congress over the weekend - including two financial...

Mohali hockey stadium renamed after Balbir Singh

The Mohali International Hockey stadium has been renamed in memory of Balbir Singh Sr. The name change came at a ceremony to mark the first anniversary passing of the Indian great and three-time Olympic winner. Balbir's five goals in India's 6–1...

Hockey Pro League: Doubles all round as Great Britain make hay

Geography teacher Rupert Shipperley signed off from Great Britain duties ahead of Wales' EuroHockey campaign next month with a superb double against Spain at Lee Valley on Sunday. On the day that Wales overpowered Scotland 6-1 in Cardiff, their form...

Hockey Pro League: GB women secure 5-1 win; GB men draw

Great Britain women scored their biggest win in the FIH Pro League after a 5-1 win over USA at Lee Valley. A double from Izzy Petter and second-half strikes from Sarah Robertson, Anna Toman and Ellie Rayer moved GB up...

‘Divided’ FIH: Narinder Batra retains world hockey presidency in tight vote

India's Narinder Batra retained presidency of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Saturday after a closely-fought, two vote win against Marc Coudron, of Belgium. Batra held on for a second term at the helm of world hockey, defeating Coudron by...

‘Pandemic has highlighted need for women’s sport support’

Jen Wilson, the Scotland women's coach, has admitted that sponsorship support for her part-time team has given them the chance to compete against top nations at next month's EuroHockey Championships. Scotland women will be competing at the Wagener Stadium in...
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