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Australia men and Netherlands women end 2021 as world’s best

Despite not playing since the Olympics, Australia men have overtaken Belgium and end 2021 as world No.1 in the latest FIH world hockey rankings. Belgium’s recent FIH Hockey Pro League draw and defeat to the Netherlands saw them lose top...

Dutch hockey launches inquiry into ‘intimidating’ women’s programme

The Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB) has launched an independent inquiry into the Oranje women's performance programme. It follows reports of a negative environment and player unrest within the Olympic champions' camp. According to KNHB, the investigation aims to find...

Eva de Goede set to miss 2022 Women’s Hockey World Cup

Eva de Goede's career is hanging in the balance after the Dutch star admitted that she was unlikely to be fit for the 2022 Women's Hockey World Cup. The 32-year-old Netherlands captain tore a cruciate ligament and sustained damage to...

Superior Dutch women end 2021 unbeaten in vintage year

Netherlands women underlined their status as one of the best teams in international hockey history by finishing 2021 unbeaten after a 3-1 victory over Belgium in the FIH Pro League. Alyson Annan's side completed an unbeaten year with their 18th...

‘Force of nature’ world grand hockey master leader passes away

Tributes have poured from around the masters hockey community following the passing of Wim van Noortwijk, the former World Grand Masters Association president, writes Richard Bright. Dutchman Van Noortwijk died last month and the hockey community has paid tribute to...

Hockey World Cup: Germany down Netherlands in clinical display

Germany, the two-time champions, charged to a scintillating 4-1 win in their Pool D World Cup clash on Wednesday to underline their credentials as one of the favourites for the 2018 edition. Germany clawed back a Valentin Verga first-half strike...

Plenty to savour for Dutch hockey: 43 unbeaten, Marijn Veen emerges

The Netherlands ended 2018 by remaining the world's No 1 women's hockey team in the latest rankings after a record-equalling win on Sunday. The Dutch, who convincingly won the World Cup in the summer, won their seventh Women's Champions Trophy...

Jeroen Hertzberger recalled for Holland’s World Cup squad

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 Cup. Dutch forwards Bjorn Kellerman, Jorrit Croon and Joep de Mol were left out of Caldas' squad but...

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...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: London embassies feel the passion

The Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup is here and follows the football version played out in Russia. It seems like weeks ago now, but Germany and Argentina failed to even make it out of the group stages, the Netherlands...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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