World hockey

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

GREAT BRITAIN will take on world No 2 side Australia in the final of the Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh today after a 3-2 win over New Zealand in their final round-robin game.

Sam Ward,, Phil Roper and Mark Gleghorne were on target against the Kiwis – but even then GB still had to wait before hosts Malaysia’s 1-0 victory over India confirmed their place in the final.

Azlan Trophy
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

GREAT BRITAIN upset the odds by beating the world No 2 side Australia 4-3 in a thrilling final at the Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia.

George Brink
Friday, January 27th, 2017

The Hockey Writers Club’s inaugural Graham Wilson award for services to hockey media was awarded to George Brink at the annual awards presentation lunch on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, London.

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

As the best-funded teams of full-time players taking part the Rio Olympics, Great Britain men and women will be expected to repeat at least the bronze medal the women gained at London 2012 and both are among the medal favourites.

Letter - Graham Wilson
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

The Hockey Writers' Club has received the following letter of condolence from the International Hockey Federation following the untimely death of our late chairman, Graham Wilson. We thank the FIH for their condolences which reflect the high esteem in which Graham was held by the hockey community.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

GREAT BRITAIN led three times but had to settle for a 3-3 draw with Australia in the third of a six-test series, now level at 1-1, as their injury woes continued.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

It was only GB’s second win in their last 14 meetings with Australia and Gilbert’s 15th international goal. It came when she fired home the rebound from a Crista Cullen penalty corner flick.

Great Britain had suffered an early setback in their first match – a 3-4 defeat – when the recently crowned FIH Rising Star Lily Owsley dislocated a collar bone which will sideline her for the rest of the series. Alex Danson missed the first two games with a hand injury.

Science of hockey
Monday, February 15th, 2016

We are receiving news that Germany's Horst Wein died on Sunday. His funeral service is tomorrow, February 16, 2016, at St Gervais in Barcelona (1pm).

Wein was author of a seminal coaching work on hockey - published in English as The Science of Hockey.

But his influence stretched beyond hockey.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Hockey Writers' Club members were eligible to vote for their UK Players of the Year.

These prestigious awards are to be presented at the HWC Annual Lunch to be held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club on Wednesday January 20, 2016.

Alex Danson by Koen Suyk
Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Congratulations go to photographer Koen Suyk who took this magnificent shot of England's Alex Danson in full flight.

It was the picture of the European Championships at Lee Valley.

Inside the press room
Friday, July 10th, 2015

Valencia’s Campo de Hockey is a tight, compact ground near the University. With netting surrounding most of the pitch and seating it did pose a few problems. But, in all, this was a well-run tournament.

EuroHockey Unibet Launch
Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Online gambling operator Unibet will be title sponsors of the EuroHockey Championships 2015 to be played at London's  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 21-30 August.

FIH World League
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the pools and match schedule for the Fintro men and women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp, Belgium.

The Hockey World League Semi-Final is a qualifier for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with three guaranteed places available to both the ten men’s and ten women’s teams competing in this leg in Belgium.

Leandro Negre
Monday, March 16th, 2015

The International Hockey Federation executive board has decide to back president Leandro Negre to stand for election for another term as the organisation's head in November 2016.

EHL banner
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The final stages of the men's Euro Hockey League will be played out over an extended Easter schedule this year with a combined KO16/Final 4  festival of hockey from Wednesday April 1 to Monday April 6 at HC Bloemendaal in the Netherlands

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The 2015 EuroHockey Championships in London will be broadcast live across key European territories.

The tournament for men and women will be played out over ten days at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England from 21-30 August.

Horst Wein award
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Horst Wein, the world renowned hockey and football coach, was last week the surprise recipient of a plinth handed to him by the president of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Leandro Negre. The inscription read: “Horst Wein - in recognition of his contribution to the development of hockey world wide”.

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