New Delhi, 20 May 2013: The 3rd edition of the Hockey India Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Finals) 2013 will be played at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh from 21-27 May 2013.
A total of 28 teams in the men’s and 25 in the women’s category have participated in the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior National Championship which was conducted zonal wise in the month of April. The winners and runners-up of each of the four zones have qualified for the final round.
There will be eight teams playing in each of the men’s and women’s category, and the teams are divided into two pools and the matches will be played at Aish Bagh Hockey Stadium and Mayur Park Hockey Stadium in Bhopal. Continue reading
The Junior Black Sticks Women (Under-21’s) have put on another strong display today winning 4-3 against Korea’s Under-21 side at Auckland Grammar Hockey Turf.
Junior Black Stick Michaela Curtis in action during today’s second test against Korea at Auckland Grammar Hockey Turf. (Credits: photosport.co.nz)
Coach Chris Leslie was pleased with today’s performance and says this series goes a long way in preparing players for the Junior World Cup in Germany in July.
“It was a step up from the first match [yesterday] and we certainly played with more intensity. We moved the ball on well and stretched the opposition on a number of occasions which was pleasing,” says Leslie. Continue reading
Mary Logue has been named as Electric Ireland Irish Senior Women’s Assistant Coach. Logue will join up with Darren Smith’s Coaching Staff in Dublin this weekend to meet the International Players at a training camp in UCD and will take up her role with immediate effect. Logue, an experienced former International herself with 153 caps for Ireland, has been working with the squad on an interim basis at World League 2 in Valencia in Smith’s first official outing as Head Coach. Logue has also served as Head Coach of the Ireland U18 Girls from 2007 to 2009 and has been coaching Hermes Hockey Club in the Irish Hockey League for the past two seasons following a successful spell at UCD from 2008 – 2010. Continue reading
Canterbury’s Anna Wetherall scored a hat-trick to inspire the New Zealand ‘A’ Women to a 5-2 win over the Korea U21s at Rangitoto College today.
After losing to the same side 2-4 yesterday, New Zealand played much more cohesively in game two despite the heavy rain.
Natasha Fitzsimons (North Harbour) and Jordy Grant (Canterbury) also scored for the New Zealand side, which held a 2-1 lead at halftime. Continue reading
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
An entertaining 70 minutes of hockey between the Black Sticks Men and Korea has ended with a 1-1 draw in the second test at Rangitoto College today.
Black Sticks Ace Drag Flicker Andy Hayward celebrating with his team mates after a goal against Korea (Credits: photosport.co.nz)
After being rested in the first test, drag flick expert Andy Hayward made an immediate impact for the Black Sticks after sending a 13th minute penalty corner low and inside the left post to give New Zealand the early advantage.
The Koreans were quick to respond though, levelling the score 10 minutes later through a Nam Yong Lee field goal.
Both sides played well on both sides of the ball throughout the second half but couldn’t deliver a deciding goal. Continue reading