20,000 Opportunities to play hockey this summer in Great Britain

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Great Britain Hockey has today announced that its ‘Hockey Nation Give it a Go’ programme will offer 20,000 opportunities to play hockey over the Olympic Games period.  More than 500 sites across the country will run sessions for young people and adults over a five week period as the sport looks to proactively build its legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games. A new website – www.hockeynation.info – went live today, providing an easy-to-use search engine of hockey activities.  From 27 July, the programme will be supported by the Hockey Hotline, a dedicated phone line offering advice to people looking … Continue reading →

England U-16 and U-18 Boys and Girls vs Belgium Results and Reports

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England’s Under-16 and Under-18 Boys and Girls played three test match series against their Belgian counterparts. At Antwerp, Belgium Under-16 Girls won the series 2-1, while same age group Boys’ series was tied 1-1 with one draw game. At Canterbury, England, Under-18 home-sides won both Girls and Boys series 2-1. England U-16 and U-18 Boys and Girls vs Belgium Fixtures and Results: Date Fixture and Results Sunday 1 July England U16 Boys v Belgium 1-2 Sunday 1 July England U16 Girls v Belgium 0-3 Sunday 1 July England U18 Boys v Belgium 1-0 Sunday 1 July England U18 Girls v Belgium … Continue reading →

Team GB Men’s Hockey Squad Selected for London 2012 Olympics

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced today the 16 players who will represent Team GB in men’s hockey at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The men’s hockey squad has risen consistently up the world rankings since the Olympic Games were awarded to London back in 2005.  At the time, they were ranked 11th in the world. Since then the players have demonstrated huge progress to reach their current world ranking of fourth. At the last Olympics in Beijing Team GB narrowly missed out on a place in the semi finals and finished the tournament in fifth position. At London … Continue reading →

Hockey enjoys participation boost

Almost 27,000 more people playing hockey according to latest statistics Friday, 22 June 2012: In an exciting year for hockey in England, the sport received a boost today as it was revealed that the number of adults playing hockey increased by almost 27,000 in the past six months. The statistics form part of the Active People Survey released by Sport England and reflect the trend that the England Hockey Board has seen in its affiliation figures since 2007, in which adult affiliation has increased 14% and young people by 18%. The increase is credited in part to the early impact … Continue reading →

Victory over Pakistan leaves Great Britain Men fighting for bronze

Trailing at half time, Great Britain men battled back in style to secure a 2-1 victory over Pakistan in their final group match at the Sultan Azlan Shan Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Saturday. The victory left Great Britain lying second in the group behind New Zealand, but knowing that Argentina could deny them a place in the final if they beat Malaysia in the day’s final match. Level for much of that match, Argentina secured a one-nil victory in that match to leave GB fighting for bronze against India tomorrow. Tactical changes were made for the second half which … Continue reading →

Great Britain draw with Korea to set-up tense finale

In the penultimate game of the preliminary stages at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Great Britain faced Korea knowing that a win would take them to the top of the standings in Malaysia.  Korea came into the game in sixth place hoping to move up the table to fight it out for the higher placings on Sunday.  As it was both sides had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the searing heat. The first half saw very few clear cut chances for either side. Korea had the majority of the possession and scored the solitary goal of the half … Continue reading →