Hockey NZ cancels National Championship due to COVID-19

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Hockey New Zealand (HNZ) has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Ford National Hockey Championship (NHC) due to take place in Tauranga on the 14-20 November. Since postponing the tournament from its original date in September, HNZ has worked hard to make the new dates work. However, Ken Maplesden, GM – Community & Events, […]

Irish men call on experience for World Cup qualifiers

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Mark Tumilty reckons experience could be key at the win or bust men’s World Cup qualifiers which get underway next week in Cardiff. World number 14 ranked Ireland need to win their first two games – starting off against 23rd rated Russia on Thursday, October 21st in the quarter-final – to land a place at the […]

Sean Dancer names new look side for women’s World Cup qualifiers

Sean Dancer names new look side for women's World Cup qualifiers

Irish women’s coach Sean Dancer has named an 18-player central panel and two travelling reserves ahead next week’s vital World Cup qualifying competition which takes place in Pisa from October 21st to 24th. The eight-team competition will be played in a knock-out format with only one side earning a place at next summer’s World Cup which […]

Katie Glynn continues as assistant coach

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England and Great Britain Hockey are delighted that Katie Glynn will continue in her role as assistant coach of the England and Great Britain women’s teams throughout the Paris 2024 Olympic cycle. The former New Zealand forward joined the programme in September 2020, having previously played under then-Great Britain women’s head coach Mark Hager during […]

Indian and Spanish ladies join third Pro League season

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The ladies of India and Spain take the place of Australia and New Zealand in the third season of the FIH Pro League.  The unions of both countries from Oceania withdrew the women’s and men’s teams due to the travel restrictions and restrictions in place there due to the corona pandemic. Spain and India are already […]

Backlash over the 2021 FIH Star Awards

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FIH Receive Widespread condemnation and surprise from National Associations, Players and Fans as the eight (!) FIH Awards all have an Indian winner. Gurjit Kaur and Harmanpreet Singh can call themselves the best hockey players in the world. They are the successors of Eva de Goede and Belgian defender Arthur Van Doren, who won the individual prize […]

Vantage BlackStick’s head coach moves to high-performance role

Blacksticks coach moves to High Performance Director role

Hockey NZ is pleased to announce that, Blackstick’s Head Coach, Darren Smith has been appointed General Manager – High Performance. Smith is currently the Vantage Black Stick (VBS) men’s head coach, a position he has held since 2017. Smith was selected for this role after an extensive recruitment process and Hockey NZ CEO Anthony Crummy […]

Three Rock Rovers Carry The Irish Flag Into Europe

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Three Rock Rovers will carry the Irish flag in European club action when they take on the men’s EHL Ranking Cup competition at the Dragons’ den in Brasschaat, just north of Antwerp. The competition is part of the finalisation of the 2020/21 European season which was put on hold in the spring due to the […]


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England Hockey are delighted to announce the appointment of David Ralph as Head Coach of the Great Britain and England women’s international hockey teams. David, who takes over from Australian Mark Hager, brings a breadth of qualities to the role. He is hugely experienced in international hockey, having been Assistant Coach of the Great Britain […]

Junior Green Army accept invitation to women’s FIH Junior World Cup

Ireland Captain Caimhe Perdue will lead her team at the Junior World Cup

Hockey Ireland is delighted to accept an invitation to the Women’s FIH Junior World Cup which takes places in Potchefstroom, South Africa from December 5th to 16th 2021. It means the Junior Green Army will feature in the women’s competition for the first time and Irish Under-21 head coach Dave Passmore says it offers a […]