Friday, June 18, 2021

FIH Hockey 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...

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...

Germany strike late to take Hockey Pro League first honours

Germany's Charlotte Stapenhorst continued to be the scourge of Great Britain with another late winner at Lee Valley. Stapenhorst, an Old Reptonian, scored three minutes from the end of a tight tussle, which Germany prevailed 3-2, and were stronger throughout...

Hockey Pro League: Great Britain and Germany serve up goal feast

Great Britain 5 (Ansell 9, Creed 12, Roper 20, Griffiths 22, Martin, 32)Germany 3 (Rothlander 1, Prinz 21, Doesch 28) If this rare Test match could be Covid-bottled and sent to Tokyo, then we are in for a treat at...

No supporter access to GB Hockey games as venues ban lifts

Great Britain Hockey will not be able to offer spectators entry to Pro League matches despite sporting venues being able to do so from Monday. The matches this week against Germany are already behind closed doors while government confirmed that...
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