International

Hockey India League to return in 2019

The Hockey India League looks set to return in 2019 featuring men’s and women’s teams and a shortened format. According to a Hockey India official, …

England finish last at 4 Nations ahead of Hockey World Cup

How to assess the 4 Nations tournament in Valencia? Spain finished top of the round robin, England couldn’t find a win, Spain beat Netherlands and then …

Hockey to remain 11 v 11 at Olympics

By Richard Bright Sense has prevailed once more. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. For now, the traditional 11 v 11 game will remain on the …

World hockey open to grass tournaments; water-based pitches stripped for Olympics

By Rod Gilmour World hockey chiefs are open to the idea of international tournaments being played on grass, initially with lower-ranking events. At the FIH …

India and Pakistan share Champions Trophy Muscat honours

The chance for one of India and Pakistan to gain bragging rights ahead of next month’s men’s World Cup was scuppered by bad weather on Sunday. …

Mark Knowles wins Australian men’s hockey player of the year

Australian great Mark Knowles and midfielder Jane Claxton won the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos Player of the Year awards on the Gold Coast on Sunday night. …

I admired Sean Kerly but I had to let him go, admits fashion guru

As the anniversary month of Great Britain’s 1988 Olympic triumph ends, The Hockey Paper speaks to the fashion guru who may well have played a part in …

Jeroen Hertzberger recalled for Holland’s World Cup squad

By Richard Bright Dutch coach Max Caldas cut a confident figure on Friday as he selected his 18-strong squad for next month’s men’s Hockey World …

FIH to capitalise on Hockey 5s format

By The Hockey Paper The International Hockey Federation (FIH) believes it can capitalise on the success of Hockey 5s at the Youth Olympics. Argentina women and …

Ireland men can dream big at Hockey World Cup – just like the women

By The Hockey Paper Ireland’s new coach Alexander Cox says the Green Machine can dream as big as the women’s side as they prepare for their first …