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A Star Disappears From The International Stage

SOUTH AMERICA

A Star Disappears From The International Stage

Pictures Frank Uijenbroek/World Sport Pics: I interviewed Carla Rebecchi after Argentina failed to qualify for the 2016 Olympics via the Hockey World League Semi-Finals. The captain was far from happy with her team’s performance and, sporting a heavy knee strap, she was in a black mood. But, despite the journalists’ attention at a time when ...

The Reluctant Role Model

NORTH AMERICA

The Reluctant Role Model

The coaching team led Craig Parnham and Janneke Schopman took the U.S. Women’s National Team from a dismal 12th place finish at the London 2012 Olympics through to a fifth-place ranking, bragging rights over Argentina at the 2015 Pan American Games and a bronze medal at the 2015 Champions Trophy. Not bad ...

Making Every Dollar Count

PAHF FOCUS - Barbados

Making Every Dollar Count

Pictures by Dave Cox, story by Sarah Juggins: With Barbados men one of the lowest ranked teams to be participating in the Hockey World League Round Two events this March, we meet one of the coaching staff and learn just how tough it is for lesser-resourced nations to ...

Lions and Haddock take First Place

NORTH AMERICA

Lions and Haddock take First Place

Photos courtesy of Alexander Rooks: The inaugural Minuteman Indoor Cup, held in Boston, USA, attracted teams from all over the north-east of USA – Connecticut, Maine, Baltimore and Boston – as well as Canada, as indoor hockey gains momentum in this corner of the country. ...

Spanish eyes are Smiling

EUROPE

Spanish eyes are Smiling

Spain reap rewards as they merged triumphant at the women’s Valencia Hockey World League Round Two. Host nation Spain beat Poland in a match that demonstrated the advantage of their recent Olympic experience as well as a strong 2015 Hockey World League (HWL) campaign. Scotland beat Ukraine for third spot – a result that could be ...

Poland takes Pole Position

PLANET HOCKEY FEATURE

Poland takes Pole Position

Words: Sarah Juggins, pics: Frank Uiklenbroek Poland men and the Czech Republic women were crowned champions of the EHF Junior Indoor Hockey Championships after two weekends of thrilling indoor action. The men’s event took place in Lisbon, Portugal over the second weekend in January, while the women’s event ...

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