Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Pro League

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...

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...

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...

Max Caldas heads to Spain as hockey coaches secure positions

Max Caldas has been unveiled as the new Spanish men's coach following the Tokyo Olympics. Argentinian Caldas, 48, announced he was leaving Oranje men last year. He will take over from Fred Soyez, the Frenchman who leaves after seven years as...

European hockey alliance formed to protect top clubs and players

Some of Europe's top hockey clubs from five nations have joined forces to form an international alliance to protect its continental domestic league structure, the Euro Hockey League and the 11 v 11 traditional format. The European Association of Hockey...

No water and growing hockey: FIH candidate Marc Coudron sets out presidency aims

Marc Coudron, vying for world hockey presidency on Saturday, doesn’t proclaim to be an engineer but he will contact the heads of Fifa and World Rugby with the aim of tackling the issue of waterless pitches head on as...

Hockey on the radio? Listening has just as much appeal as TV

The FIH ran a first for its Pro League output on Thursday when it broadcast audio commentary for the GB v Germany games. Hockey on the radio? Give us more. The medium was a welcome addition - and it works....

Hockey Pro League: Susannah Townsend nets goal wishes for GB women

Susannah Townsend gave her mum a birthday goal as Great Britain atoned for an opening double header defeat to see off Germany 2-0 on Thursday night in the FIH Pro League. Anna Toman’s deflected penalty corner strike put GB ahead...

Hockey Pro League: Great Britain secure Germany double

After the chaos, the control. Great Britain men recorded back-to-back victories against Germany for the first time since reunification thanks to a classy 3-1 win on Wednesday at a deserted Lee Valley. Britain's victory over the Germans in Moenchengladbach during...
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Alan Forsyth ready to be GB support act but unsure on future

Alan Forsyth says he will be a team motivator and ready for action if called upon at the Tokyo...
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