England men set for Dutch showdown at Wakefield

Crutchley names a squad of 20 to face the Netherlands in NOW: Pensions Nations Cup

England Head Coach Bobby Crutchley (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek / England Hockey)

England Head Coach Bobby Crutchley (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek / England Hockey)

31 July 2013: England Head Coach Bobby Crutchley has named a squad of 20 players for the NOW: Pensions Nations Cup, which starts tomorrow. The tournament will see England play the world number three side, Netherlands, on Thursday 1, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August. Both sides will operate a rotation system with 18 athletes being selected for each match.

Playing the Netherlands on home turf at Wakefield ahead of the TriFinance EuroHockey Championships, which start on August 17, forms a key part of England’s final preparations. And England will be looking to get even with the side ranked one place above them in the world after a 6-1 loss last week at the ERGO Hamburg Masters. Continue reading →

England Take on London 2012 Silver Medalists Netherlands at Wakefield

From 1 to 4 August England Hockey will host a three-match series against Olympic silver medallists the Netherlands, as part of England Hockey’s pledge to host more top-flight international hockey, while England U21 team will take on Malaysia U21.

NOW Pensions Nations Cup logoThe series, entitled the NOW: Pensions Nations Cup will be held at Wakefield Hockey Club and the senior men’s team will be looking to bring their best form to the matches against the Dutch side before August’s TriFinance EuroHockey Championships campaign in Belgium. The series promises some extremely exciting hockey and in addition the U21 team will be playing Malaysia U21 prior to the senior England matches, in a bid to gain more international experience before they compete in the Junior World Cup later in the year. Continue reading →