Saturday, December 4, 2021

International

Argentina hockey and Carlos Retegui cut ties after dual gender success

Carlos Retegui's garlanded tenure as coach with Argentina has ended after Fernando Ferrara was revealed as the next women's head coach. Retegui, 51, had announced his intentions to continue at the helm following the women's silver medal at the Tokyo...

‘Boundless energy’: George Pinner ends international hockey career

George Pinner was hailed as a "fabulous, larger-than-life character" after the goalkeeper on Thursday announced his international retirement after a 14-year-career. Pinner, 34, played 195 times for England and Great Britain, featured in 24 international competitions, played two World Cups...

Why hockey is losing out to cricket’s magic hands

Just before the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Jonny Bairstow used the sport's showpiece event to pay ode to hockey, writes Shahbaz M. The English opener credited the hours of toil on the hockey pitch in Leeds as a teenager for...

Junior Hockey World Cup: England women select Tokyo Olympians

England women's Junior World Cup hopes in South Africa next month have been bolstered by two Tokyo Olympians as they bid for a first podium place. Olympic bronze medallists Fiona Crackles and Izzy Petter have been selected for the junior...

German hockey sees participation growth over other sports

German hockey has bucked the trend over other sports and has grown membership despite the pandemic. Data from the German Olympic Sports Confederation revealed that 800,000 had relinquished memberships across sports in Germany. Hockey and ice hockey are the only...

Belgium Red Lions pick up prestigious Sport Jewel award

The hockey accolades have continued for Belgium's Red Lions after the team won the prestigious Flemish Sportjuweel award. The prize has been awarded since 1982, with the Flemish government rewarding an athlete or a team who has achieved a standout...

Hockey Wales aim to herald regular Tests after World Cup qualifiers

When the chance to host the World Cup qualifiers arose, Hockey Wales “jumped on the opportunity”. The national governing body now hopes to see the host nation advance to a first ever men’s World Cup come Sunday and the...

Hockey World Cup qualifiers: Scotland men set for history-making tilt

Such is the strength of European hockey, Scotland men are chasing a first ever berth at the FIH Hockey World Cup this week. The Blue Sticks take on Austria as they bid to avert a three-peat on Thursday. Twice they...

Hockey World Cup qualifier: Ireland men wary of Russia threat

Ireland men's coach Mark Tumilty says it would be a "massive boost" for the Green Machine to reach successive World Cups. Ireland play Russia in their first knock-out match on Thursday in Cardiff. Despite being a lower-ranked team, this is...

Lizzie Colvin: Hard yards at Armagh gave me gritty determination

Lizzie Holden (née Colvin) has confirmed her retirement from international hockey following a history-making, 13-year career that brought World Cup silver, an Olympic appearance and 206 caps. The 31-year-old steps away having made her debut as a teenager at the...
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