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  • EHL: Gantoise and Polo Win FINAL8 TicketEHL: Gantoise and Polo Win FINAL8 Ticket
    Gantoise andHamburger Polo Club stormed into the EHL Men’s FINAL8 for the first time asthey picked up victories over AH&BC Amsterdam and Lisnagarvey Hockey Clubon day two in Hamburg. Gantoise reached the EHL Men’s FINAL8 with a dramatic shoot-outwin over AH&BC Amsterdam in Hamburg. Tomi Santiago produced an immaculatepair of… Read more »
  • EHL: Amsterdam, Gantoise, Garvey and Polo into KO8EHL:  Amsterdam, Gantoise, Garvey and Polo into KO8
    The Euro Hockey League got under way for its 15th season with a high scoring day one of the men’s EHL KO16 in Hamburg with Amsterdam, Gantoise, Lisnagarvey and Hamburger Polo Club advancing. AH&BC Amsterdam will face Gantoise on Friday afternoon (14.30 CET) for the first ticket to next Easter’s… Read more »
  • England: Vitality Women’s Hockey League Wk1 ReviewEngland:  Vitality Women’s Hockey League Wk1 Review
    The opening weekend of hockey in the Vitality Women’s Hockey League certainly didn’t disappoint. 128 goals were scored across the League, 71 for home teams and 57 away. Defending champions Surbiton, who have never lost on the opening day in the Premier Division, were once again in deadly form. Opening… Read more »
  • Netherlands: Round-up Tulip Hk (H)- B’daal Wins Classic, Win KZ Over orNetherlands: Round-up Tulip Hk (H)- B’daal Wins Classic, Win KZ Over or
    The classic was won by Bloemendaal. The national champion was 4-1 too strong for Amsterdam in the Wagener Stadium on Sunday. Orange-Red suffered its first loss of the season. In The Hague, the people of Eindhoven lost 2-1. Leader Kampong had little trouble with HDM. It was no less than 7-1. Little Switzerland – Orange-Red… Read more »
  • Netherlands: Round-up Hk (D)- Amsterdam Continues to Win, Narrow Victory Den BoschNetherlands: Round-up Hk (D)- Amsterdam Continues to Win, Narrow Victory Den Bosch
    Amsterdam also registered a victory on the fourth day of play in the Women’s Dutch big league. Thanks to the 5-0 win in The Hague against HDM, the team of coach Robert Tigges also took over the lead from SCHC on Sunday. National champion Den Bosch took three points after two defeats… Read more »
  • Netherlands: Bloemendaal is Now Sharp- ‘keep This Level’Netherlands: Bloemendaal is Now Sharp- ‘keep This Level’
    How important he was to Bloemendaal on Sunday afternoon, Thierry Brinkman. The 27-year-old striker made three in the 1-4 win over Amsterdam . He pulled, dragged and took his team in tow in the Wagener Stadium. With success: it yielded three necessary points and a hat trick.  It took forty seconds for the agile Brinkman… Read more »
  • Germany: Polo Beats Krefeld, Cologne and Berlin Clearly Win
    Rot-Weiss Köln and Berliner HC clinched clear victories on Sunday. The Harvestehuder THC turned the game against TSV Mannheim Hockey very late and the Hamburger Polo Club was able to celebrate a small liberation in Krefeld. The match reports: UHC HAMBURG – MANNHEIM HC 2: 3 (0: 2) UHC Hamburg and Mannheimer… Read more »
  • Germany: Berliner H Wins Top Game, HTHC and DHC With Victories
    The Berliner HC won the important Volvo ERB top game of the week against Uhlenhorst Mülheim. Harvestehuder THC and Düsseldorfer HC clearly won their home games, while Mannheimer HC also had the upper hand at UHC Hamburg. The match reports: GROSSFLOTTBEKER THGC – MUNICH SC 0:1 (0:1 A game that was extremely… Read more »
  • Belgium: The Right Operation for orée and Léopold
    Even if the Ucclois suffered in Molenbeek, they pocketed the 3 points just like the men of Steve Crauwels, more inspired than those of the Waterloo Ducks still stuck in a victory after 5 days of competition in the Honor Division. Orée – Waterloo Ducks: 4-3. Great success for the… Read more »
  • Belgium: Golden Sticks – Charlotte Englebert, a Golden Panther
    The 21-year-old Namuroise won the first Stick d’Or of her career this Sunday. A true revelation of this last season on the Belgian and international scene, the 21-year-old Namur striker deservedly won the first Golden Stick of her career. A logical reward, and certainly not the last, for the one who… Read more »

EHL

  • HTHC delight home fans with big win over Polo
    Harvestehuder THC delighted their huge black and yellow wall as they saw off the challenge of Real Club de Polo to advance to the FINAL8. Read more »
  • Pinoké through to EHL FINAL8
    Pinoké completed the perfect debut weekend as they advance to the FINAL8 with a 3-1 success against fellow newcomers Old Georgians as their clinical attack and rock solid corner defence served them well. Goals from Marlon Landbrug, Sebastien Dockier and Miles Bukkens saw them build a three-goal lead before Lee… Read more »
  • Polo and HTHC complete KO8 line-up
    Real Club de Polo produced a five-star performance while Harvestehuder THC delighted their home support with a big 9-1 win to go through to the KO8 (16.30 CET) of the men’s EHL KO16. Read more »
  • Dream debuts for Old Georgians and Pinoké
    Debutants Old Georgians and Pinoké advanced to the KO8 following their big wins over SV Arminen and SK Slavia Prague respectively on day three in Hamburg. Read more »
  • Polo delight Home Hamburg crowd
    Kane Russell’s penalty corner quartet propelled Hamburger Polo Club into next Easter's FINAL8 of the EHL Men’s competition as they pulled clear of Ireland’s Lisnagarvey 7-1. Read more »
  • Gantoise reach FINAL8 for the first time
    Gantoise reached the EHL Men’s FINAL8 for the first time in their history with a dramatic shoot-out win over AH&BC Amsterdam in Hamburg. Read more »
  • Garvey and Polo land first ever EHL wins
    Lisnagarvey and Hamburger Polo Club both recorded their first ever victories in the Euro Hockey League, winning 4-0 each to set up a KO8 date on Friday evening. Read more »
  • Amsterdam to meet Gantoise in KO8
    AH&BC Amsterdam will face Gantoise on Friday afternoon (14.30 CET) for the first ticket to next Easter’s EHL FINAL8 following their strong wins on day one at the EHL Men’s KO16 in Hamburg. Read more »
  • Lille’s lockwood hoping to toast EHL successLille’s lockwood hoping to toast EHL success
    Viktor Lockwood is hoping to make a special toast to EHL success on Friday with a bottle of his family-owned champagne should Lille break new ground in the world’s best club competition. Read more »
  • Smith and wimbledon relishing Euro challenge
    Eight years on from his EHL debut, Rhys Smith is looking to show his growing maturity on another big stage following a busy 2022 as he lines out for Wimbledon against Hamburger Polo Club this evening (19.00 CET). Read more »

EHF

  • EuroHockey Institute Coaching Programme nominations are OPEN
    The EuroHockey Institute Coaching Programme nominations ARE OPEN for new participants. The EuroHockey Institute is accepting nominations for the following courses: Coaches for Europe Top Coaches Programme Nominations for these courses must […] The post EuroHockey Institute Coaching Programme nominations are OPEN appeared first on European Hockey Federation. Read more »
  • EHF Executive Board Report, September 2022
    September 16/17; Brussels, Belgium: EHF Executive Board meeting took place in the EHF Offices in Brussels.  President’s Welcome  The President, Marijke Fleuren, warmly welcomed everyone to the fourth Executive Board […] The post EHF Executive Board Report, September 2022 appeared first on European Hockey Federation. Read more »
  • Venues announced for 2023 EuroHockey Championship II and III events
    The venues for the 2023 EuroHockey Championships have been confirmed following successful bids from Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic and Türkiye to host events next summer. They add to the already […] The post Venues announced for 2023 EuroHockey Championship II and III events appeared first on European Hockey Federation. Read more »
  • EuroHockey Championship 2023 dates announced
    The EuroHockey Championship 2023 is coming to Mönchengladbach Dates for the 2023 Hockey Highlight announced Celebrating Team Spirit! From August 18th to 27th 2023, the Women’s and Men’s EuroHockey Championships […] The post EuroHockey Championship 2023 dates announced appeared first on European Hockey Federation. Read more »
  • EuroHockey U18 Youth Championships 2023
    6th May 2022, Brussels, Belgium: The 2023 EuroHockey U18 Youth Championships will take place on the following dates at the venues stated. Participating nations are qualified for pools and divisions […] The post EuroHockey U18 Youth Championships 2023 appeared first on European Hockey Federation. Read more »
  • EHF Executive Board meets in person
    16th September 2022, Brussels, Belgium: The EHF Executive Board is meeting in person in the EHF Offices over the next two days. A full agenda will be discussed and debated […] The post EHF Executive Board meets in person appeared first on European Hockey Federation. Read more »
  • EuroHockey Club Championships 2023
    14th September 2022, Brussels, Belgium: Following a meeting of the Competitions Committee Outdoor meeting, we are delighted to announce the 2023 EuroHockey Club events, venues, teams, and dates. The EuroHockey […] The post EuroHockey Club Championships 2023 appeared first on European Hockey Federation. Read more »
  • Competitions Committee meet to review 2022 events and upcoming host venues
    Last weekend, the EHF Competitions Committees Outdoor met in Vienna, Austria, for their second meeting of the year. A review took place around all outdoor club and nations events held […] The post Competitions Committee meet to review 2022 events and upcoming host venues appeared first on European Hockey Federation. Read more »
  • Former FIH and KNHB board member Theo Ykema passes away
    The European Hockey Federation is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Theo Ykema who passed away last Wednesday, September 7th at the age of 83. The post Former FIH and KNHB board member Theo Ykema passes away appeared first on European Hockey Federation. Read more »
  • 2022 EuroHockey Indoor Championships
    The 2022 EuroHockey Indoor Championships (Women and Men) will take place on the following dates at the venues stated. Participating nations have qualified for each division based on their final […] The post 2022 EuroHockey Indoor Championships appeared first on European Hockey Federation. Read more »

The Hockeypaper

  • A decade in making, Romsey hockey moves into new facility
    A Hampshire club has waited a decade to move into new facilities after years of planning and delays – but now it is finally able to celebrate. Romsey has moved into its new facility at Ganger Farm Sports Park, having waited patiently following a two-year delay over design issues before… Read more »
  • From pints to pads, Welshman set for Masters Hockey World Cup
    After over 35 years playing hockey, Mark Harris has been relishing the prospect of a first Masters World Cup. Welshman Harris represented Wales at under 15 to under 21 level and more recently over 40’s. Now, the senior barman at Penarth Yacht Club is set to trade pints for pads… Read more »
  • Hockey World Cup officials sweating over Rourkela airport opening
    With a little over three months until the 2023 men’s World Cup, organisers are sweating on the airport at Rourkela, one of the two venues to be used for the tournament, to be given the green light to welcome scheduled flights. Odisha government officials have urged authorities to make the… Read more »
  • Old Georgians fall short of Euro Hockey League Final 8 berth
    Pinoké produced the perfect debut weekend on the European club stage as they advanced to the Final 8 with a 3-1 success against fellow newcomers Old Georgians as their clinical attack and rock solid corner defence served them well. Goals from Marlon Landbrug, which included a sublime aerial trap from… Read more »
  • The magic of the Euro Hockey League
    The ‘world’s best club hockey competition’ has returned to the historic HTHC club in the beautiful city of Hamburg. In case you’ve been hiding elsewhere all these years, the event showcases some of the best teams in Europe looking to advance to the latter stages of the competition usually held… Read more »
  • Premier Division: Reading and Surbiton aim to make hay
    Men’s Premier Division side Surbiton have been the club flying the flag in Europe in recent seasons. With Old Georgians and Wimbledon currently out in Hamburg at the Euro Hockey League, Mark Pearn’s side will be looking to get their first win of the season at home and put down… Read more »
  • Strength training to improve your hockey drag flick
    One of the most impactful skills in hockey is the drag flick, owing to how difficult it is to defend it, and how many goals are scored from penalty corners. In the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics, a third of all goals came from penalty corners. This provides good… Read more »
  • Euro Hockey League: Wimbledon looking for early season connections
    Eight years on from his EHL debut, Rhys Smith is looking to show his growing maturity on another big stage following a busy 2022 as he lines out for Wimbledon against Hamburger Polo Club this evening. It follows a dramatic qualification for the London club on the final day of… Read more »
  • Masters hockey return after life-time illness and family tragedy
    Considering its location in the east end of Glasgow, Eastbank Academy was a paradox of production when it came to hockey in the late seventies and early eighties. No one would have expected a school in that part of the city to play hockey, never mind produce so many junior… Read more »
  • 400 goals and counting for Banbury hockey’s hotshot striker, now for the Masters scene
    Dave Clark has scored goals ever since he picked up a hockey stick as a child. Across a 30-year playing career, the hotshot striker has now amassed over 400 goals in the southern leagues and 52 hat-tricks.  Clark, 42, passed that milestone in 2020 in bizarre circumstances that involved a… Read more »

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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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