Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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England women reach Commonwealth hockey final after more Maddie Hinch heroics

Birmingham -- As Old Joe struck six, 60 minutes of hockey failed to produce a semi-final worthy of the occasion. But then along came Maddie Hinch, England women’s star turn in goalkeeper yellow, a colour she couldn’t hide from...

‘Dream big, anything’s achievable’: South Africa men reach Commonwealth hockey semi-finals

Birmingham -- “Every time we play is for something bigger than ourselves,” said Mustapha Cassiem, South Africa’s 20-year-old forward, brother of Dayaan and one of a cohort of counter-attacking green shirts after advancing to a first Commonwealth Games semi-final...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: I love being creative, says Hugo Inglis

Birmingham -- Hugo Inglis knows all about 5-5 games. At London 2012, the stalwart Black Stick was involved in a game where New Zealand were leading 5-2 before Germany scored two late goals to salvage a draw in the...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: Australia and New Zealand out to defend titles

Birmingham -- Will there be any stopping Australia men’s 24-year hockey stranglehold at the Commonwealth Games? Since 1998 and hockey’s introduction to the Games, the Kookaburras have gleaned gold at every competition. This hasn’t been for a lack of competition....
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‘In our hands still’: captain Pearne-Webb rues England’s one-sided defeat

Amsterdam -- “I don’t think I am biased when I say we were on top for the whole of that game.” So said a downbeat captain Hollie Pearne-Webb after New Zealand came away 3-1 winners over England in their...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: England’s campaign goes to the wire after Kiwi defeat

Amsterdam -- New Zealand charged, pounced and deflected their way to a cross-over berth in the Pool which will now go to the wire for England. David Ralph’s side were on top for large swathes, countering, moving intelligently and...

Children, full-time job fail to deter Aniwaka Haumaha from Hockey World Cup return

Seven years after being dropped from the Black Sticks Women while suffering from a dangerous allergy, Aniwaka Haumaha is more than ready for her first Women’s Hockey World Cup after holding down a job at top bank ANZ and...

Hockey Women’s World Cup: Stalwart Aniwaka Haumaha named in New Zealand squad

Seven years away from the international scene, veteran defender Aniwaka Haumaha has been called up for New Zealand’s Women’s World Cup squad next month. Haumaha (née Roberts) was recalled to the Black Sticks team for the recent series against Australia....

Hidden gem Cullum-Sanders makes Australia squad in centenary Test year

Untried 18-year-old Queenslander Hannah Cullum-Sanders has been included in the Australia women's squad for the upcoming Tests against New Zealand. The Trans-Tasman Series will be the first internationals the Hockeyroos have played since last year’s Tokyo Olympics. Adding extra significance to the...

New Zealand player heritage helps shape high performance and hockey trust

New Zealand has a diverse culture with players from many regions around the Pacific, writes Bill Tomkins.    The establishment of the New Zealand Heritage Hockey Trust seeks to support and expand the number of players involved in hockey from the...
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TigerTurf’s key hockey role in record-breaking Commonwealth Games

The Kidderminster-based turf specialist TigerTurf had particular reason to be pleased when the Commonwealth Games was announced as being...
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