COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – May 15, 2013 – 2012 Olympian Claire Laubach (Centreville, Va.), who shares a story of perseverance and hard work that is nothing short of inspiring, is closing the chapter of an incredible field hockey career that includes three NCAA Division I National Championship titles and a Pan American gold medal. After eight years and 167 international competitions with the U.S. Women’s National Team, Laubach made the bittersweet decision to, in her own words, “pass the torch.”
As Laubach reflected on her career and time spent on the U.S. National Team, one of the most notable memories was the Pan American gold medal victory over the No. 1 world ranked team Argentina back in October 2011. The historic victory was not only a first for the U.S., but secured Laubach and Team USA a spot in the London Olympic Games. Continue reading
Head Coach Lee has selected 29 athletes for the GB centralised training squad.
18 April 2013: As both the men’s and women’s squad settle into their new centralised training programmes this week, Great Britain and England Hockey are delighted to announce the athletes involved in the senior international women’s programme.
Looking to the future – GB and England captain Kate Walsh at the Olympic Test Event (Photo Credit: Ady Kerry / GB Hockey)
Jason Lee, appointed as the new Head Coach of the England and Great Britain women’s team back in February, has named 29 athletes in his squad. With the continued and invaluable support of Investec, specialist bank and asset manager, and National Lottery funding , the coaching team and athletes will spend the next four years preparing for and building up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
After winning bronze at the London 2012 Olympics, 10 medallists return to the side with their sights firmly set on an exciting summer of tournaments and the road ahead. Reading’s Kate Walsh, Alex Danson, Emily Maguire and Helen Richardson; Leicester’s Hannah Macleod and Nicola White; Slough’s Ashleigh Ball; Surbiton’s Georgie Twigg; Loughborough Students’ Laura Unsworth and Bowdon Hightown’s Sally Walton all return to the fold. Continue reading
KARACHI: Former Pakistan Men’s Hockey Captain, Rehan is not planning to stop wielding his stick anytime soon, though he has been out of favour since long. He, along with few other senior players were dropped from Pakistan team following dismal at London Olympics.
Rehan Butt former Pakistan Hockey Team Captain
The experience forward applauded the performance of younger players in the recent international events including Melbourne Champions Trophy and Doha Asian Champions Trophy in December 2012, while speaking to Muhammad Asif Khan.
“Dropping me was the decision of the hockey federation, but frankly the players performed exceptionally well in the absence of some senior guys, therefore should be highly praised”, said Rehan Butt. Continue reading
26 February 2013: England Hockey and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) are delighted to announce that London has been selected to host the women’s Investec Hockey World League Semi Final.
England Women’s Hockey internationals Hannah Macleod, Kate Walsh and Georgie Twigg look ahead to the Investec World League in London this June
The event, a World Cup qualification tournament, will be staged as part of England Hockey’s ongoing commitment to fulfilling the legacy provided by the London 2012 Olympic Games. It will offer thousands of sports fans the opportunity to see world class hockey live in England again after watching the Great Britain women’s team win Olympic bronze at the Riverbank Arena. Continue reading
Everybody agrees on “India is important for the progress of hockey in the world of sports” but is India moving in right direction?
It has been a year of ups and downs for Indian Hockey, with World Series Hockey getting postponed because the national players were busy in preparing for Hero FIH Road to London: the Olympics Qualifiers, which India won in style to book their ticket for London. Continue reading
Women’s Hockey Bronze Medalist of London Olympics Hannah Macleod thanked everybody for their support and urged to return the medal of Alex Prtridge, the bronze medalist of London 2012 in Rowing (Men’s Elight).
File Photo: GB’s Hannah Macleod battles with South Africa’s Dirkie Chamberlain on day one of the Investec London Cup (Credit – Ady Kerry) /Great Britain Hockey
She said, “I’m extremely pleased to have been reunited with my medal. It’s a huge relief. I’m enormously grateful to the Metropolitan Police and in particular to DCI James Harman who has kept me informed of their investigation throughout.”
“I am indebted to everyone who has tweeted about it, everyone who has got in touch and who has publicised the situation. I can’t thank you enough. I think all of you played a part in encouraging whoever had my medal to return it.” she added while thanking everyone. Continue reading