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Matias Shines At Copa del Rey

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Matias Shines At Copa del Rey

The Spanish Copa del Rey has a long history, starting back in 1914. Since then it has been dominated by four clubs: RC Polo, Atletica Terrassa, Club Egara and Club de Campo. And, as Joan F. Chico reports, RC Polo continue to lead the way as they eased to a ...

Twende - Changing Lives Through Hockey

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Twende - Changing Lives Through Hockey

The scene is a dirt-based hockey pitch on the outskirts of Das El Salaam in Tanzania. It is 4.30am and a handful of young women are running around the pitch as they warm-up for a training session. No two players look the same: some have shin-pads and trainers, others wear socks around their ankles ...

Gryphon New 1
Ritual
STX New 3
Lauren Penny

Stick/Equipment Reviews

Voodoo Paradox V1 EIII

Stick Reviews

Voodoo Paradox V1 EIII

  Voodoo Paradox V1 EIII Hitting – 3.5/5 Good, crisp feel when hitting the ball with the Paradox. Not a huge amount of power from this one but the feel when you hit the ball is the trade-off here. However with correct technique you can still boom the ball at goal or down ...

​ Osaka Pro Tour Limited Bronze

Stick Reviews

​ Osaka Pro Tour Limited Bronze

Hitting – 4.5/5 Coming in at whopping 98% carbon the Pro Tour Limited is a super stiff stick & a force to be reckoned with. This stick absolutely smokes the ball, the power is unreal. All while maintaining a great, soft feel with very minimal vibration. The reverse edge is ...

Alien Hockey AX5

STICK REVIEW

Alien Hockey AX5

Alien AX5 Hitting – 3/5 Coming in with 90% carbon this stick is super stiff and can hit the ball super hard. However the feel is rock hard when you connect with the ball and occasionally vibrates in the hands. The late bow shape meant the ball would lift off ...

Gryphon Taboo Striker T-Bone

STICK REVIEW

Gryphon Taboo Striker T-Bone

Hitting - 4/5 Gryphons are notorious for their power and this stick didn't disappoint. The Striker range is 80% carbon, which is surprising given how hard this stick hits the ball. I did seem to lift the ball a little more than usual but I put that down ...

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Dealing With Disappointment In Sport

Lauren Penny Colum

Dealing With Disappointment In Sport

By Lauren Penny The countdown to the Olympics has begun. It is a time that people look forward to because we get the chance to watch the world’s best athletes compete in sports that we don’t always get the ...

Reducing Hamstring Injuries

Peter Langford Colum

Reducing Hamstring Injuries

ONE SIMPLE EXERCISE THAT CAN CUT YOUR RISK OF HAMSTRING INJURY IN HALF Our resident exercise specialist, physiotherapist Peter Langford offers advice on prevention and cure of the hockey players’ curse – hamstring injuries. Hamstring injuries are a common complaint for athletes. They can ...

Taking the pain out of DOMS

Peter Langford Colum

Taking the pain out of DOMS

By Peter Langford It’s two days after that tough match and you are still feeling the effects. In this issue, fitness and exercise guru Peter Langford offers advice on understanding and overcoming DOMS.   We all know about training for sport. Athletes work hard to gain fitness and improve their performance. But one area where a lot of ...

Winning the Mind Games

Lauren Penny Column

Winning the Mind Games

By Lauren Penny  Five ways to turn frustration into better performances   Sports coach and former international Lauren Penny helps you take control of your emotions  How do you feel when an umpire makes several bad decisions in a game? What about when your team mate doesn’t pass you the ball even though you’re open and possession is turned over again? How about ...

Events/Tournaments

India all set for Men’s Hockey World League Final

HWL Final - India

India all set for Men’s Hockey World League Final

The Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final is about to burst into 10 days of high tempo sporting action. This is the end-of-year showpiece event with the eight teams who finished in top place after two year of Hockey World League action. ...

Harbour fans are merry after Olivia shoots Black Sticks into Final

HWL Final - NZ

Harbour fans are merry after Olivia shoots Black Sticks into Final

After a slow start to the tournament, the New Zealand players have hit a rich vein of form to take them to a showdown with either the Netherlands or Korea in the final of the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League on Sunday evening. Olivia Merry was the ...

Calm and Composed: World's One and Two on Cruise Control to Semi-Finals

HWL Final - NZ

Calm and Composed: World's One and Two on Cruise Control to Semi-Finals

If the first two quarter-finals of the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Semi-Finals were all about drama, upset and excitement, the second two matches were signified by professional and workmanlike displays from the two top ranked teams at the tournament. There were no upsets to the rankings on the second day of ...

Korea and New Zealand Dig Deep to Win Places in Semi-Finals

HWL Final - NZ

Korea and New Zealand Dig Deep to Win Places in Semi-Finals

The first quarter-finals of the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Finals in Auckland produced two superb games and two unexpected results. In the opening match, the lowest ranked team at the event, Korea, showed immense character to see off the challenge from Germany, including beating Die Danas in the match-deciding shoot-out. ...

News

Oct 31 2017
England have announced their 18-woman squad that will travel to New Zealand to contest the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final. The ... Read more!
England Announce World League Final Squad
Oct 20 2017
India women’s national team has been moving up the rankings and making waves of its own in a country where hockey is regarded as the national sport. A ... Read more!
Hockey India target Asia Cup victory
Sep 27 2017
In 1964, the Tokyo Olympics transformed Japan after the country had been devastated by the effects and aftermath of the Second World war. 54 ... Read more!
The countdown begins. Tokyo puts on its game face
Sep 19 2017
Wimbledon Hockey Club today announced the signings of 10 new players across their elite Men and Ladies squads as they look to build on a historic ... Read more!
WIMBLEDON HOCKEY CLUB OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE FUTURE
Sep 16 2017
Jamilon Mülders, the former head coach of the German women’s hockey team, is all set to take up a new post as head coach of the China women’s ... Read more!
Mülders looks eastwards for new challenge
Aug 26 2017
Locations have today been announced for the 2018 U15, U18 and U21 Australian Championships. Both the Under 15 and Under 21 events will be held in ... Read more!
2018 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP VENUES ANNOUNCED
Aug 26 2017
Pakistan men’s hockey team have become the latest team to qualify for the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. The ... Read more!
Pakistan qualify for Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup
Aug 26 2017
Hockey Australia is excited to bring world-class hockey back to Melbourne and Bendigo for the second annual International Festival ... Read more!
International Festival of Hockey 2017 tickets on sale
Dec 13 2016
Ole Keusgen and Tamara Durante will be leading the U.S. U-19 Women’s National Team in 2017. With an extensive playing background paired with their ... Read more!
Ole and Tamara join USA coaching team
Dec 13 2016
With 2016 coming to a close and winter fast approaching, Canada’s women’s field hockey program held its Year-End Camp this week in Vancouver. ... Read more!
Year end camp no walk in the park
Dec 13 2016
Telkom Orange coach Jos Openda has said he will consider this season a success if his team retains their Africa Club Championship title next ... Read more!
The future is orange for Kenya club hockey
Dec 13 2016
The Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) has received a major sponsorship of more than N$1 million for a period of three years. ... Read more!
Namibia bags sponsorship deal
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