EuroHockey Championships: Irish Men create history, Gold for Dutch Men and English Women

This weekend, Unibet EuroHockey Championships concluded at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Hosts England won the title in women’s category, and the Netherlands outclassed Germany to win men’s competition.

England lift the Unibet EuroHockey Championships trophy (Credits-Chris Lee)

England lift the Unibet EuroHockey Championships trophy (Credits-Chris Lee)

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7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup, Changzhou: Schedule and Results

7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup

Venue: Changzhou, China
Date: 5-13 September 2015

Participating Teams:
Pool A: China; India; Malaysia; Singapore; DPR Korea
Pool B: Korea Rep; Japan; Thailand; Chinese-Taipei

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The Indian Women Hockey team ecstatic on their qualification to RIO Olympics 2016

The Indian Women hockey team post getting a confirmation from FIH on their qualification to RIO Olympics 2016 are ecstatic on their historic achievement.

Indian Women Hockey team celebrated their qualification for Rio Olympics

Indian Women Hockey team celebrated their qualification for Rio Olympics#

The women team will be featuring in the all important tournament after a gap of 36 years post earning the place through a rigorous qualification process. The Indian Women Hockey team last time featured in the Moscow 1980 Olympics, where they finished at a respectable 4th position. Continue reading →

India Women to play in Olympics after 36 years, Spain men booked ticket to Rio

  • India women hockey team will be playing in Olympics after 36 years
  • India women confirmed their place in the hockey event at Rio 2016 as EuroHockey finalists Netherlands and England (as Great Britain) already qualified for Rio 2016
  • India qualified through their final position at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp
  • Spain qualified through their final position at the Hockey World League Semi-Final and EuroHockey finalists Netherlands and upcoming semi-finalists Germany and England (as Great Britain) already qualified for Rio 2016
Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed today that India women and Spain have qualified for the hockey event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

India qualified after England defeated Spain in the semi-finals of the Unibet EuroHockey Championships in London, which ensured that the only teams who can now win the event have already qualified for Rio through the Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Netherlands and England (as Great Britain). Continue reading →

Rani to lead India in Junior Women’s Asia Cup 2015

India Junior Women Hockey team for the upcoming 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup was announced today. Experienced forward Rani Rampal will lead the India team in Changzhou, China from 05 September to 13 September 2015.

Indian Junior Women Hockey team for 7th Women's Junior Asia Cup 2015

Indian Junior Women Hockey team for 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015

India is placed in Pool A along with China, Malaysia, Singapore, DPR Korea. In Pool B, Korea Rep, Japan, Thailand and Chinese-Taipei will contest against each other. This tournament will be a qualification event for the Junior Women World Cup 2016.
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HIL Auction on 17th Sept: No team from South India, 135 Indians and 142 Foriegners in Fray

Hockey India League (HIL) is conducting a fresh auction of players for the upcoming season of the League on September 17 at New Delhi. The six franchisee will bid for players from India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, England, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, Malaysia, Japan and Korea to complete their teams.

Birendra Lakra Ranchi Rays Hero Hockey India League 2015

Ranchi Rays has retained Indian Star defender Birendra Lakra for upcoming season of Hero Hockey India League 

This is going to be 4th season of HIL, but still there are no teams from South India, either of Chennai or Bangalore should have had a franchise in the league by now. In the interest of the game and for increasing its reach, hockey hotbeds like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu can not be ignored in important league like HIL, which has become one of the best league in world, however it is yet to spread its arms pan-India. Keeping the stadium attendances during World Series Hockey 2012 in mind, HIL organizers should try to get a franchisee from either of the cities specially Bangalore. Continue reading →