Hockey Australia has announced the Jillaroos squad for next month’s tour to Japan. The U21 women’s team will play four matches against Japan ‘A’ in preparation for the Junior World Cup at the end of July.
National Junior Coach Craig Victory has called upon the services of 11 of the squad that won gold at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney at the start of the year. Recent Hockeyroos debutants Brooke Peris (NT) and Mariah Williams (NSW) will make the trip on the back of successful first senior appearances against Korea in Perth last month. Continue reading
Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final Rotterdam (Women’s)
June 13-22, 2013
Pool A: Chile, Japan, Korea, Netherlands
Pool B: Belgium, Germany, India, New Zealand
Detailed Schedule: Continue reading
11 March 2013: Today, the FIH announced the line-up for the women’s Hockey World League Semi Final tournaments to be held in London and Rotterdam in June, following the completion of the women’s Hockey World League Round 2 tournaments.
England Women’s Hockey internationals Hannah Macleod, Kate Walsh and Georgie Twigg waiting for the Investec World League in London this June
England, Argentina, Australia and China are the four teams which automatically qualified for the Investec World League Semi Final in London, thanks their FIH World Ranking, while South Africa, USA, Spain and Italy have now been added to the line-up for what promises to be a scintillating week of hockey.
England have been drawn in Pool B and will play South Africa, Australia and Spain in their opening matches on Saturday 22, Sunday 23 and Tuesday 25 June. Continue reading
Following the last of the women’s Hockey World League Round 2 tournaments which concluded yesterday in Rio (Brazil), the FIH today announced the line-ups for the two women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final tournaments to be held in Rotterdam and London in June.
Indian Women’s Team celebrating their Hockey World League Round 2 Win in New Delhi
The Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament in Rotterdam will be held from June 13-23 in conjunction with the men’s Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament. Four teams (Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany, and Korea,) were already qualified for the event based on their FIH World Ranking and will be joined by four teams (Japan, India, Belgium and Chile) that qualified through the earlier rounds of the Hockey World League.
The Dutch enter the tournament as the top-ranked team in the FIH World Ranking. New Zealand, Germany, and Korea were also automatically qualified for the Semi-Finals thanks to their top-eight spot in the FIH World Ranking.
New Delhi, 23 February 2013: Indian women’s team sneaked past Russia 1-0 in a tough contest on final day of the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 Delhi 2013 to finish as Winners, while Japan are runners.
Jaspreet Kaur receiving “Hero Player of the Tournament” from Leandro Negre (FIH President): World Hockey League 2 New Delhi
Top Goal Scorer – Rani (IND)
Best Player of the Tournament – Jaspreet Kaur (IND)
Best Defender – Jaspreet Kaur (IND)
Best Goalkeeper – Susana Mudunatagi (FIJ)
Best Forward Player – Siti Rahmah Othman (MAS)
Best Mid-fielder – Sachimi Iwao (JAP)
Points Table (Detailed results here):
New Delhi, 22 February 2013: Indian Women’s Hockey team came from 0-2 to down at half time to level the score 2-2 by scoring 2 goals after 60th minute of the game, but failed to capitalize on spirited come back in extra time and lost to Japan 3-2 in the penalty shootout in the Hero Women’s Hockey World League Round 2, Delhi 2013 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium today.
Japan Women’s Hockey Team celebrating a goal against India during Hockey World League 2 New Delhi
With this defeat on penalties, India earned a point while Japan was rewarded with 2 points to equalize with India with 10 points in league standings.
World number nine side Japan dominated the first half of the match and scored two goals to take the lead. Japan scored both the goals on penalty corners through Shiho Sakai and Akiko Ota 4th min and 31st min respectively. Continue reading