The Women’s Champions Trophy – History

The Women’s Champions Trophy-History

In April 1987 a new chapter in the history of women’s hockey was opened as the Council of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) decided to recognise the women’s hockey tournament being organised in Amstelveen for that summer as the inaugural Women’s Champions Trophy.

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Germany regains Hamburg Masters Trophy

Table of Points:

P W D L GF GA Points
Germany 3 3 0 0 15 7 9
Japan 3 1 1 1 10 11 4
Netherlands 3 1 0 2 9 11 3
India 3 0 1 2 10 15 1

Final positions: 1. Germany 2. Japan 3 The Netherlands 4. India.

Special awards:
Player of the tournament: Maxmillan Mueller;
Top scorer: Christopher Zeller;
Most Promising player: Florian Fuchs (all from Germany);
Best goal-keeper: Katsuya Takase (Japan).

Indian hockey’s real culprits, the selectors …

Chief Coach should have full power of selection and managing the team and he should be responsible for debacle also, but only after giving him power and time to improve the team. He should be supported in all sense, then only we should expect results from. The Indian Hockey system is not giving freedom of selection and not providing the facilities which he has been demanding from starting of his tenure.  Chief Coach Jose Brasa, is great but he need backing from the system. Please read the following article written by Mr. K. Arumugam (

Indian hockey’s real culprits, the selectors

Argentina’s humiliating defeat in the Football World Cup quarters again gives us a message – great players need not be equally great in coaching. Continue reading →