Manpreet Singh to Lead Indian Junior Men hockey team for 2nd Sultan of Johor Cup

NEW DELHI, October 31: India, along with Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and the hosts Malaysia, will feature in the 2nd Sultan of Johor Cup 2012 in Malaysia. The tournament will be played from 11th to 18th November 2012.

Manpreet Singh

File photo: Manpreet Singh during a training camp

The 18 member squad will be lead by Manpreet Singh while Kothajit Singh will be the Vice-Captain, both of them have featured in senior India team in various tournaments.

The Indian team was selected after selection trials witnessed by Hockey India Selectors Col. Balbir Singh, B.P Govinda and Thoiba Singh as well as Government Observer Harbinder Singh and Coach Baljeet Singh Saini from 25 – 27 Ocober at SAI Centre, Netaji Subash Institute of Sports in Patiala. Continue reading →

Ireland’s National Men’s Hockey Team to Train in Pinoke (Holland)

Ireland’s National Men’s side was today named for the upcoming training camp set for the 5th – 9th November in Pinoke, (Amstleveem), Holland.

The camp will see a squad of 23 athletes come together for the first time under the newly appointed Coach, Andrew Meredith who commented I am extremely excited to start working with an expanded playing group which will clearly give me a good insight as to where the group is at on a physical and technical level, as we move forward towards the Champions Challenge in Argentina next month.” Continue reading →

Junior Men Probables pruned down to 33 for 2nd Sultan of Johar Cup in Malaysia

NEW DELHI, October 30: Hockey India Selectors Col. Balbir Singh, B.P Govinda and Thoaiba Singh as well as Government Observer Harbinder Singh and Coach Baljeet Singh Saini tested the fitness and performance of all players during the selections trials which concluded at the SAI Centre, Netaji Subash National Institute of Sports in Patiala on October 27.

Hockey India LogoThe Selection Committee decided to reduce the number of Junior Men Core Group probables to 33 from 48 players during the three-day selection trials and announce the squad of 18 for the 2nd Sultan of Johar Cup 2012 in Malaysia from November 11 to 18.

The tournament will also feature Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and the hosts Malaysia.

List of 33 Probables is as under: Continue reading →

Canadian Women’s National Team to compete in FIH World Hockey League

OTTAWA – In less than a month, the Women’s National Team will represent Canada at the 2012 FIH World League Round 1 in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.  From November 11th to 17th our women will compete against Barbados, Uruguay, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and Venezuela.  This is Canada’s first step toward qualification for the 2014 World Cup.

Field Hockey Canada LogoField Hockey Canada is pleased to announce the eighteen athletes selected to Team Canada.  There has been a lot of change for the Women’s National Program over the past year.  With five recent retirements, this competition will give several new faces the opportunity to step onto the international stage.  The squad will be anchored by veterans Thea Culley, Kate Gillis and Abigail Raye. Continue reading →

Indian Senior Men Probables for future tournaments pruned down to 33

NEW DELHI, October 29:  Hockey India Selection Committee has decided to prune down the list of Core Group Men probables to 33 players during the three-day selection trials which concluded at the SAI Centre, Netaji Subash National Institute of Sports in Patiala on October 27.

Hockey India LogoHockey India Selectors Col. Balbir Singh, B.P Govinda and Thoaiba Singh as well as Government Observer Harbinder Singh and Chief Coach Michael Nobbs tested the fitness and performance of all players before pruning down the list of core probables from 48 to 33 so as to build strong team for the future. Continue reading →

Victoria Win the 2012 Women’s Australian Hockey League

The Victorian Women have defeated NSW in the Grand Final of today’s Australian Hockey League Grand Final and crowned the 2012 Champions.

Hockey Australia LogoVictoria’s last Championship title was won back in 2003. The new crop of youth set the tone throughout the tournament with high intensity hockey.

Victoria and NSW played an open first 20 minutes with NSW hitting the scoreboard early, only to be followed by an own goal of their own for the equaliser. Continue reading →