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  • Cookstown make big impact in Irish Senior CupCookstown make big impact in Irish Senior Cup
    Cookstown continued their hex over Pembroke as they knocked out the Dubliners in the Irish Senior Cup for the second successive campaign, emulating their success in the 2019/20 campaign.  Seventeen-year-old Max Anderson was the hero for the Ulster Premier side, scoring the clinching shoot-out in sudden death after a rollercoaster… Read more »
  • UCD advance in thriller; Irish Senior Cup, EYHL2 and Irish Hockey Trophy round-upUCD advance in thriller; Irish Senior Cup, EYHL2 and Irish Hockey Trophy round-up
    Irish Senior Cup specialists UCD are in the final four yet again as they produced a stunning late show to beat Railway Union 4-3 in a spectacular advert for the club game. The Belfield students move a step closer to a potential fourth title in five editions of the competition… Read more »
  • Old Georgians Go Top At The Winter BreakOld Georgians Go Top At The Winter Break
    Men’s Hockey League Premier Division Review – 28 November 2021 Old Georgians ended Phase 1 of the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division, and head in to the winter break, in first place after a 2-0 home win over Surbiton on Sunday afternoon. Surbiton would have finished top themselves with a… Read more »
  • Surbiton halt Hampstead & Westminster chargeSurbiton halt Hampstead & Westminster charge
    Vitality Women’s Hockey League Premier Division Review – 27 November 2021 Surbiton beat Hampstead & Westminster 3-2 to end the London club’s nine-game winning start to the season and to ensure that both Surbiton and East Grinstead closed to within three points of Hampstead at the top of the Vitality… Read more »
  • Surbiton enter the Dragon’s LairSurbiton enter the Dragon’s Lair
    The UK’s Most Comprehensive Preview & Media Guide Men’s Hockey League Preview – 28 November 2021 On the final day of the season, Old Georgians welcome Surbiton to the liar in a top of the table clash to decide which team will finish in first place after the first phase… Read more »
  • Hampstead & Westminster search for 11th straight win.Hampstead & Westminster search for 11th straight win.
    The UK’s Most Comprehensive Preview & Media Guide Vitality Women’s Hockey League Preview – 27 November 2021 With the top six teams decided after last week’s penultimate round of matches, the question left to answer in the Vitality Women’s Hockey League Premier Division is can Hampstead & Westminster win all… Read more »
  • FIH Postpone Women’s Junior World Cup
    Following the outbreak of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa, the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the South African Hockey Association, and the North-West University of Potchefstroom have agreed that the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup South Africa 2021, which was originally scheduled to take place in Potchefstroom from… Read more »
  • England Hockey withdraw from Women’s Junior World CupEngland Hockey withdraw from Women’s Junior World Cup
    England Hockey is disappointed to announce that our U21 squad will not be able to compete in next month’s FIH Junior Women’s World Cup in South Africa due to a the ongoing COVID pandemic. There are now severe government guidelines and limitations on travel to and from the host country… Read more »
  • A double derby against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on the Red Lions’ menu to end 2021A double derby against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on the Red Lions’ menu to end 2021
    The Red Lions will play their last two official games of the year in the Hockey Pro League against the Netherlands on Friday (6.30 p.m.) and Sunday (2.00 p.m.). This double confrontation, relocated from Rotterdam to Amsterdam due to the new wave of coronavirus, will take place behind closed doors… Read more »
  • The Young Red Lions send strong message to their competitorsThe Young Red Lions send strong message to their competitors
    The Belgian U21 Red Lions started their Indian World Cup by making a first convincing win against South Africa. The objective will now be to ensure the qualification for the quarter-finals as quickly as possible while increasing in power to be ready for the choppy matches. Convincing and dominant Red Lions… Read more »

EHL

EHF

  • AMSTERDAM AND EGARA TO HOST EHL EVENTS AT EASTER 2022
    The Wagener Stadium will be the stage for Easter 2022’s ABN AMRO EHL Men and Women’s competitions with AH&BC Amsterdam opening its doors once again for the world’s best club […] Read more »
  • EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships 2022 – UPDATED
    The 2022 EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships (Women and Men) will take place on the following dates at the venues stated. Participating clubs have qualified for each division based on their […] Read more »
  • FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021: What coaches say
    It’s less than 24 hours before the start of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021, let’s hear what all head coaches have to say! You can […] Read more »
  • Irish Hockey – Equally Amazing
    At the 2019 EHF General Assembly, the member National Associations signed up to the European Hockey Charter for Gender Balance. EHF continues to celebrate and champion the work nations are […] Read more »
  • #MondayMotivation Equally Amazing – EHF Executive Forum
    Brussels, Belgium, Monday 15th November: “Inspire, Provoke, Learn” That was the brief for European Hockey Federation’s #EquallyAmazing Executive Leadership Forum in Brussels over the weekend. Lively exchanges were had around […] Read more »
  • Report of the Meeting of the EHF Executive Board meeting, Saturday 6th November 2021
    Brussels, 11th November 2021: The newly elected EHF Executive Board met online via Teams on Saturday 6th November 2021, from 09:30 – 12:30 CET. President’s welcome Marijke Fleuren welcomed everyone […] Read more »
  • 2022 EuroHockey Championship Qualifiers
    Brussels, 11th November 2021: In line with the announcement at the EHF General Assembly in 2019 that from 2022 there would be 4 teams pre-qualified for the 2023 EuroHockey Championship and […] Read more »
  • 2022 EuroHockey Junior Championships – UPDATE
    The 2022 EuroHockey Junior Championships (Men and Women) will take place on the following dates at the venues stated. Participating nations have qualified for each division based on their final […] Read more »
  • EuroHockey5s Championship 2022
    Brussels, 10th November: The EuroHockey5s Championship 2022 (Men) will take place on the following dates at the venue stated. Men’s Championship Teams: ARM, AUT, BEL, BLR, CRO, CYP, FIN, LUX, […] Read more »
  • EuroHockey5s U16 Championships 2022
    Brussels, 10th November 2021: The EuroHockey5s U16 Championships 2022 (Men and Women) will take place on the following dates at the venues stated. Participating nations have qualified for each division […] Read more »

The Hockeypaper

  • Dutch player raises money after revealing cervical cancer recovery
    A Dutch big league player has revealed the “desire to have children, play top sport and have a social career” was jeopardised after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Daphne Voormolen, 30, was diagnosed in February but after participating in a scentific study and 10 months of recovery, the Victoria player… Read more »
  • Is there any trust between clubs, schools and England Hockey?
    JON ROYCE continues his forthright series and says that we need to incentivise national league coaches and former players to involve themselves in coaching and selection  Clubs function by balancing the demands of first team, adult participation teams and junior hockey. With the advent of artificial surfaces and junior sections… Read more »
  • Busselton conducts largest state masters hockey carnival
    Situated some three hours by road south of Perth in Western Australia, the Busselton Hockey Association hosted their 31st annual Masters carnival last month, writes Mark McElligott.   The event started in 1990 as a Men’s Veterans carnival, with women’s teams entering from 1999.    A record 51 teams across 9… Read more »
  • We need to simplify hockey, not add layers of participation
    Continuing his exclusive series, leading coach JON ROYCE says that we need to bring independent schools under the umbrella of clubs to stem burnout and player dissatisfaction Back in the 1970s, many former grammar school pupils moved into the independent sector in newly formed independent day schools.  Changes in the… Read more »
  • Hockey JWC: Spain issue ‘let us play’ plea while Canada left stranded
    Spain’s Junior World Cup women’s team have issued a rallying call ‘to let us play’ while Canada have been left stranded in South Africa following the postponement of the women’s JWC. Sixteen nations were set to compete in Potchefstroom from Dec 5 to 16 before the FIH put the event… Read more »
  • Irish Senior Hockey Cup: Cookstown make big impact
    Cookstown continued their hex over Pembroke as they knocked out the Dubliners in the Irish Senior Cup for the second successive campaign, emulating their success in the 2019/20 campaign. Seventeen-year-old Max Anderson was the hero for the Ulster Premier side, scoring the clinching shoot-out in sudden death after a rollercoaster… Read more »
  • Why England Hockey’s talent strategy isn’t suitable model and developed up an ivory tower
    Two decades ago, JON ROYCE was involved in systemic change at Surbiton Hockey Club. A small Sunday morning Colts section was relaunched mirroring a continental style model. Roger Hitch did the financial spade work, Karl Stagno was appointed as lead coach. SHC remains the leading club Junior programme, at present… Read more »
  • Ireland women’s hockey: UCD advance in thriller
    Irish Senior Cup specialists UCD are in the final four yet again as they produced a stunning late show to beat Railway Union 4-3 in a spectacular advert for the club game. The Belfield students move a step closer to a potential fourth title in five editions of the competition… Read more »
  • England Hockey leagues: East Grinstead clinch final top six berth
    Canadian Jamie Wallace propelled East Grinstead to the top six as his hat-trick sealed a 3-2 win on the final day before the winter break in the Men’s Premier Division. The cold conditions would have suited Wallace, who joined over the summer, as the West Sussex side, for so long… Read more »
  • Australian Masters set for brighter outlook in 2022
    Masters hockey players in Australia are starting to look forward more positively to 2022 as vaccination rates increase across the country and interstate travel lockdowns start to be relaxed, writes Mark McElligott.    Hockey Australia Masters has been busy during the enforced hiatus reviewing its structural and operational approach and has implemented new committee structures with a… Read more »

The Dragflick

Self Pass

  • 2020, the ‘takeaway’ year
    For most of us, 2020 was far from pleasant.Regardless of your occupation or location, the corona crisis has had an enormous impact on everyone’s life, both directly and indirectly. Whether you realize it or not. This might not be a year you want to remember but it is surely one… Read more »
  • Hockey during Wartime!
    History has a long tradition of linking sports and war. Sport might have started some wars, avoided others and was even caught-up in the middle of others. We are all currently in a ‘silent war’ against this damn Corona Virus and once again, sports have an important social and cultural… Read more »
  • Hockey5s Madness!
    Hockey means a lot to me.  It represents memories, personal and professional development, achievement and overcoming all sorts of challenges.  Hockey and sports in general, offer the opportunity of dreaming. Personally, some of those dreams did come true: To meet some of my idols growing up, to live and work… Read more »
  • The Irishman ‘case’
    I’ve once heard the Dutch umpire Coen van Bunge, stating that: ‘Hockey could be something in-between Football (soccer) and Rugby’. Coen was specifically talking about umpiring styles and communication. I liked and totally ‘bought into’ that idea. I like the balance between those 2 sports different cultures, I thought that… Read more »
  • Building-up in ‘Slang’Building-up in ‘Slang’
    (Slang: a type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, more common in speech than writing and typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.) Mathias Mueller: ‘When there are restarts from the back, in the moment that you pass the ball,… Read more »
  • EHL – Reflections from “Pau Negre” stand | Carlos García Cuenca
    A few weeks ago I received a call from my friend Bernardo Fernandes in which he proposed the idea of collaborating with Self-Pass during the EHL KO16 and KO08 stages in Barcelona, my affirmative response was immediate. For nothing in the world I’d miss this event that so many joys… Read more »
  • A lighthouse called EHL
    In my sunny hometown Cascais, there is this lighthouse called Farol de Santa Marta. I have always thought of it as a beautiful and meaningful building.  It literally and figuratively enlightens, shows the way, it was a reference for the those at sea but also for the ones inland.  It’s tall… Read more »
  • Fading Playgrounds
    ‘There was formerly a capacity for light-heartedness and play which has been to some extent inhibited by the cult of efficiency. The modern man thinks that everything ought to be done for the sake of something else, and never for its own sake.’ This quote from the late British philosopher… Read more »
  • The Players Voice – Mental approach of Drag Flick
    There is already (some) information available out there about different drag flick techniques and exercises, but like in so many areas of such a rich tactical and technical game like hockey, I was curious to listen about the mental approach of such a special area of the game.Decided to ask… Read more »
  • Indoor Hockey is S.E.X.Y.Indoor Hockey is S.E.X.Y.
        I adore the game of indoor hockey… Who doesn’t?! But I am also convinced that is a fundamental tool to develop and promote the ‘mother’ sport field hockey at a world scale. The enthusiasm and passion about indoor hockey is currently shared by so many people around the… Read more »

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