international hockey

GB women qualify for Olympic semi-final showdown with Argentina

Great Britain women qualified for their first Olympic semi-final since Atlanta in 1996 despite going down to a 2-1 defeat against the Netherlands at a packed Riverbank Arena this evening.

Second half goals from Kitty van Male and the impressive Naomi van As gave the Dutch a fifth straight win in Pool A, but with China losing 1-0 to Japan earlier in the day, the home nation were already guaranteed a place in the last four of the hockey competition before the game got underway. Crista Cullen scored Great Britain’s only goal from a first half penalty corner.

As runners-up behind the Netherlands, Great Britain will now play the winners of Pool B, Argentina, at 8pm on Wednesday for a place in the final. Meanwhile, the reward for the Dutch is a last four clash against New Zealand at 3:30pm on Wednesday.

Olympics Update: GB Hockey team stage remarkable comeback against Australia

Great Britain 3 (0) Clarke 47 (F) Middleton 54 (PC) Tindall 66 (PC)   Australia 3 (2) Ford 7, 11 (F) (F) Knowles 41 (F)

In what was a truly fantastic advertisement for hockey, Great Britain staged a dramatic and remarkable second half comeback to hold the world’s number one ranked side Australia to a 3-3 draw at the Riverbank Arena tonight.

Goals from Jonty Clarke, Great Britain Captain Barry Middleton and James Tindall cancelled out strikes from Russell Ford (2) and Mark Knowles to send the home support into raptures and keep Great Britain level on points with Australia at the top of Pool A. 

Invitation to FIH Level 2 Field Hockey Coaching Course in Qatar-Doha

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FIH Level 2 Field Hockey Coaching Course will be held in Qatar-Doha from 26th – 29th March 2012.

Registration fees: $300 (Approx Khs. 25,500), inclusive of 5 days accomodation at hotel plus breakfast

At the end of the course, participants will be awarded FIH-AHF passing Course Certificates or FIH-AHF attending Course Certificates.

Registration should be before 10th March 2012. The Qatar Hockey Foundation will be responsible for getting you an Entry VISA.

Download the application form () and send it together with a photo of you and your passport to the email address: or

Photo courtesy: http://dohahockeyclub.com

March 3rd, 2012… The Seychelles Hockey Federation through the Chairman, Sharo Valentin, is proud to invite you to its Social Hockey Festival to commemorate the forty years of hockey existence in Seychelles. The Hockey festival to take place form 1st – 5th August 2012,  is a social, competitive event for hockey lovers, open to teams in Seychelles and other countries.

Seychelles is a group of tropical islands located in the Indian Ocean, north east of Madagascar.  It is well known for its beaches and friendly people.  Tourism is the main pillar of its economy.

The competition is for 11-a-side teams and they will play several games on artificial soccer pitch.  In view of the fact that Seychelles is a small island State the Hockey Federation will accept the first 10 teams to register. Interested clubs and teams are encouraged to express their interest of participation as soon as possible and confirmation of registration at least three months in advance.

February 23, 2012…After the success of the Indian Premier League (IPL), India’s National Sport is set to tread the same path. World Series Hockey (WSH), a joint initiative between the Suniel Shetty is the captain of team-Mumbai Heroes

Suniel says, “I think it’s a fantastic opportunity to promote the sport, which actually made us proud decades ago. In the ’60s and ’70s, if Indians were known for anything, it was hockey. There were players like Sher Khan, Govinda and Zafar Iqbal, who were unbelievably good in their time.”