Tuesday, September 28, 2021

International

India hockey teams could pull out of Commonwealth Games

Narinder Batra's views on the Commonwealth Games were given a fresh twist on Friday when it was revealed that India's hockey teams could pull out of Birmingham 2022 in favour of the Asian Games. The Asian Games act as a...

USA field hockey’s Erin Matson takes advantage of landmark college ruling

It's not just about football players and the bigger college sports. US star Erin Matson has become one of the first field hockey players to take advantage of the landmark ruling which now allows college athletes to be paid...

Hockey could soon have a ‘smart’ ball for game and player data

A microchip inside a hockey ball could soon be the talk of hockey, according to inventors of a revolutionary cricket smart ball which tracks power and revolutions. Australian outfit Kookaburra has collaborated with SportCor to develop the Smart Ball, the...

Investing in coaching and scientific approach at grassroots level are India hockey’s challenges

For former Indian striker Pritam Rani Siwach, the days following the Tokyo Olympics have been rewarding and stressful, writes SAMARNATH SOORY On one hand, she feels motherly pride for her proteges - Neha Goyal, Sharmila Devi and Nisha Warsi –...

‘Fearless’ women’s hockey marks new era for Team India

India's Olympic women's team have become a "fearless" team, according to Gurjit Kaur. The drag-flick specialist, nominated for the FIH player of the year, was one of the key architects in India reaching the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics. And the...

Argentina women Junior World Cup hopes in tatters after entire squad swapped

Argentina women's Junior Hockey World Cup hopes were dealt a severe blow after both men's and women's teams were swapped at the last minute after positive Covid cases, which left former players to blast the national federation. Argentina's young Las...

Half of GB Hockey’s Olympic squad state school educated

Analysis has revealed that half of Great Britain’s Olympic hockey squad went through the state school system, for some or all of their education. According to data requested by The Hockey Paper, 35 per cent of the 34 of 40...

FIH reveal nominees for Hockey Stars awards

Fiona Crackles' meteoric rise to the Great Britain women's team has seen the Durham graduate shortlisted for the FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21. Crackles, who joined the GB national programme full-time in January, has been nominated in the women's Rising...

US college hockey sees record rise for foreign students on scholarships

College field hockey in the United States has seen further record numbers of foreign students for the 2021/22 season. With US colleges and scouts becoming prevalent in offering places for UK and European students, it has seen several juniors playing...

What happened to hockey in Brazil after Rio 2016? ‘We need an Olympic medal to take off’

It was where Team GB women won their historic Olympic title and the first time a Brazilian national hockey team participated in the event. Five years on, JAN WILLEM ZELDENRUST reports on Brazil's hockey legacy RIO DE JANEIRO -- The...
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British hockey needs innovation to tackle 3G pitch issue, says MP

The chair of the parliamentary group for hockey in the UK says that there are signs the sport could...
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