Monday, June 27, 2022

Hoofdklasse

Ice cool Ashley Jackson has ‘nothing to prove’ in bid for Olympic hockey glory

For a sport which oozes gender parity compared to others, there is an undoubted media profile mismatch when it comes to the Great Britain men's side. The behemoth created by the GB women's gold, and then last summer's women's...

Second match called off in Dutch league due to coronavirus

A second Hoofdklasse match has been postponed due to coronavirus in Holland. Following the postponement of the the Amsterdam-HGC women's match last weekend, the Den Bosch-HGC clash in the men's competition has also been affected. The opening day call off in...

FIH Hockey Pro League is ridiculous, says Kampong coach Alex Cox

By The Hockey Paper There were Dutch fireworks in equal measure after a leading Hoofdklasse coach blasted the new Pro League for getting in the way of the domestic game. As the Netherlands played its first Pro League home match last...

Ashley Jackson gets better with age, says HGC’s Paul van Ass

The accolades continue for Ashley Jackson as the Englishman kept himself on top of the Hoofdklasse leading scorer table at the weekend. The HGC player, who moved to Holland on a two-year contract in the summer, has been on blistering...

Maddie Hinch’s international break highlights Hockey Pro League pitfalls

Analysis No one said international hockey was easy. On the fixtures' front, just ask Graham Shaw, the Irish women's coach who had tried to get a match with world No 1 Holland for the last three years prior to last month's...

Maddie Hinch keeps clean sheet as SCHC romp to opening 8-0 Hoofdklasse win

By The Hockey Paper Four of Holland's World Cup-winning squad carried on where they left off in London last month as the Dutch ladies Hoofdklasse got under way this weekend. Skipper Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel, Xan de Waard, Caia van...

Joie Leigh hopes Dutch hockey tilt will warrant England return

After a summer leading the sustainability programme at the World Cup, The Hockey Paper speaks to Joie Leigh as she embarks on a stint playing in Europe Joie Leigh believes she still has the desire to play international hockey when...

Argentina hockey star Delfina Merino joins Dutch side SCHC

By The Hockey Paper Hockey's two world players of the year will be playing in the Netherlands next season after it was confirmed that Argentinian international Delfina Merino will join SCHC. The move had been mooted for some time and Merino,...

Maartje Paumen retires from club hockey and returns to Dutch leagues as MOP assistant coach

By The Hockey Paper Dutch hockey great Maartje Paumen has played her last game after it was confirmed that the penalty corner specialist will be joining Dutch outfit MOP as assistant coach next season. After a 17-year club career which spanned...

Ashley Jackson departs East Grinstead for Dutch side HGC

By Rod Gilmour Former Great Britain star Ashley Jackson will play club hockey in the Netherlands next season after signing for HGC. Jackson, 30, was lured back to the club he played for between 2008 and 2010 by Paul van Ass,...
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UK summer hockey camps: Williams Hockey Coaching

The aim of Williams Hockey Coaching is to give players, no matter what their level or age, a clear...
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