Great Britain miss out on semi finals

Germany's Nina Hasselmann is challenged by Great Britain's Anne Panter, Investec London Cup - credit Ady Kerry

Pool B: GERMANY 2-1 (HT: 2-0) GREAT BRITAIN Germany Goalscorer: Hannah Kruger 27 (F), Janine Beermann 29 (F) Great Britain Goalscorer: Hannah Macleod 59 (F) Despite a battling performance, Great Britain’s Investec London Cup crunch match with Germany ended in disappointment on Thursday evening as they went down 2-1 and with it, missed out on a place in Saturday’s semi finals. It was a performance that Great Britain Head Coach Danny Kerry later called “sublime at times” but ultimately two German goals in the space of two first half minutes did the damage, despite a late strike from Hannah Macleod … Continue reading →

Germany pick up points on day two of Investec London Cup

South Africa's Lenise Marais challenges with Germany's Eileen Hoffman during their pool game in the Investec London Cup (credit Ady Kerry)

Pool B : South Africa 0-1 (HT: 0-0) Germany Germany Goalscorer: Eileen Hoffman 30 (F) The second match of the day saw came from Pool B as South Africa took on Germany at the Investec London Cup. The Germans, ranked third in the world, won the game 1-0, despite a gutsy performance from South Africa who made their opponents fight very hard for the narrowest victory. The first half was evenly fought with very few chances for either side.  Germany looked dangerous on the attack and it was Eileen Hoffman who made the breakthrough for her side after 30 minutes … Continue reading →

GB squad named ahead of the Investec London Cup

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The Great Britain women’s squad has been named ahead of hockey’s Investec London Cup in Chiswick.  As a result of injuries and tournament regulations, the 18 athlete squad features several changes to that which was recently selected for the London Olympic Games. Leicester defender Crista Cullen and Reading forward Alex Danson will play no part in the Investec London Cup as they continue their rehabilitation for an ankle and shoulder injury respectively.  Both athletes sustained the injuries during Great Britain’s 2-0 victory over Argentina at the Olympic Test Event in early May.  Welshwoman Sarah Thomas will also miss the Investec … Continue reading →

Chetri to Lead, Gurbaj is Back after Injury for London Prepares Series

Fitness Training: Gurbaj Singh, Manpreet Singh, Amar Aiyamma, Sarvanjit Singh, etc..

Experienced custodian Bharat Chetri will lead an 18 member Indian team in the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament Men’s Four Nation Tournament (a part of London Prepares Series) to be held at Riverbank Arena, Olympic Park, London from 2-6 May, 2012. As in Olympic Qualifiers, Star midfielder Sardar Singh will be again take the role of deputy to Chetry in the squad, in which game changer in the mid of field Gurbaj Singh makes a comeback after being on side line due to injury since January. Promising India striker Yuvraj Walmiki could not find place in 18, who is nursing … Continue reading →

Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament Schedule/Results

Schedule/Results of Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament: Test event, a part of London Prepares Series, 2-6 May, 2012 at Riverbank Arena, Olympic Park, London. Men’s Final Standings: 1. Germany, 2. Australia, 3. Great Britain and 4. India Women’s Final Standings: 1. Great Britain, 2. Argentina, 3. Korea, and 4. China Author: “”; Last updated on December 22, 2012 01:15 . … Continue reading →

Nobbs is Eyeing top Six finish in London, Lauds Juniors

Chief Coach Michael Nobbs

Test event at London will be India’s real test before the Games as they will be up against  Australia, Germany and Great Britain in it. Team is probably good enough to knock off top team once, but not good enough to do it consistently, feels Michael Nobbs about his team. India will have a tough task on hand when they take on top hockey teams in world at the London Olympics in July, 2012, but they are taking some huge steps and targeting to finish in top Six at the Games. Coach Michael Nobbs feels that his team is probably … Continue reading →