Friday, February 23, 2024

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Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Ireland women ready to take on Holland

Sarah Torrans says the Green Army will “show the world what we can do” against the world No 1 Dutch on Monday after Ireland women notched a debut Olympics win on Saturday. Ireland made a dream start to life as...

Zambia rebuilds a love for hockey from the bottom up

A new zest for hockey has emerged in Zambia, as well as a push to bring women athletes to the forefront. Steve Beel reports Hockey is not a new game in Zambia. When the modern capital of Lusaka was developed...

South Africa men, women squads confirmed for Tokyo Olympics

Denied a shot at competing at the Rio Olympics despite both teams qualifying, the South African Olympic Committee have given the green light for both men's and women's hockey teams for Tokyo 2020. "It's been a long journey for SA...

South Africa Hockey offered free platform in Tokyo Olympics bid

The founder of the app which aims to leverage athletes' potential off the field says he is offering the platform for free to help South Africa men reach the Tokyo Olympics. "We know sport can change lives and we...

Mustapha Cassiem, South Africa’s young hockey prodigy

The teenage sensation has huge expectations, billed as the next great hockey star and coming from a family that breathes the sport. He explains how he is handling this pressure and his ambitions. Mustapha Cassiem has a sweet tooth. One...
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South Africa hockey men crowdfund to make Tokyo Olympics a reality

South Africa men are attempting to raise a minimum of £170,000 to help the team compete at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, with coach Garreth Ewing admitting it would be "heart breaking" if they couldn't travel. South Africa men and women...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: South Africa blend experience and youth

By The Hockey Paper Shelley Jones and Dirkie Chamberlain will lead South Africa into their fourth women’s World Cup campaigns next month. South Africa, the African women champions, announced its 18-strong squad for the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup on Thursday,...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: England women set up Wales home nations’ clash

Gold Coast - Pool A favourites England won their opening Commonwealth Games match against South Africa 2-0, putting in a solid performance ahead of a home nations' clash against Wales on Friday. A penalty corner strike from Grace Balsdon, followed...

Broadcaster fronts up as South Africa’s World Cup shirt sponsor

SuperSport are to sponsor of the South African men’s hockey team at he hockey World Cup, starting in Holland later this month. The company's logo will feature across the front of the team shirts. The broadcaster had already announced it would...

Justin time – Reid-Ross returns to the South Africa fold for the World Cup

South Africa coach Fabian Gregory has named his squad for the hockey World Cup after a week-long selection camp in Pretoria. Drag-flicker Justin Reid-Ross returns to the side for the first time since representing South Africa in their 11th-place finish...
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My week: Nick Giles, Oxted Hockey men’s coach

It’s hockey 24/7 for Oxted player/coach school head of hockey coach Nick Giles. Here, he runs The Hockey Paper...
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