Australian men’s hockey captain Mark Knowles has been named as the sport’s International Player of the Year for 2014. In the award was announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday, Dutch superstar Ellen Hoog has been unveiled as the women’s International Player of the Year for 2014.
Mark Knowles (Australia Captain) named International Player of Year for 2014
The International Goalkeeper of the Year titles were dominated by the Netherlands players as Jaap Stockmann and Joyce Sombroek took the respective titles. While, previously called the Young Player of the Year, the International Male and Female Rising Stars of the Year both went to Argentina with Gonzalo Peillat and Florencia Habif scooping the Awards respectively.
The 30 year-old from Rockhampton, Queensland, topped the polling after leading the Kookaburras to dual gold medal success as Australia clinched the World Cup and Commonwealth Games titles within six weeks of one another. Continue reading →
Australia men’s hockey team coach Ric Charlesworth has named his 18 athlete squad for next month’s inaugural Hero Hockey World League Final tournament. The tournament will be played from 10th-18th January at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi, India, where 8 best teams will fight for first Hockey World League title and valuable ranking points (Full Schedule here).
File Photo: Kieran Govers in action during Champions Trophy 2012 (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)
As the Australian men commence a busy and high profile year featuring the World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Champions Trophy competitions, as well as the World League Finals, Charlesworth’s squad features a number of athletes for whom the World League Finals offers an opportunity to gain highly valuable major tournament experience. Continue reading →