2009 Women’s Junior World Cup will take place in
2009 Women’s Junior World Cup will take place in
The final match is supposed to have finished by yet, but I could not find any news any the result of the match in the internet. I will let you know about the result of the final match whenever I know about it.
Just two months after resigning as
It would not be an easy task this time at the helm of men’s team because a number of players retired after this year’s Olympic Games in
"The team changes all the time and the team which played in
will never play together again," Charlesworth said. Beijing
"The job really is about building a new team and only a handful of the players playing now will be under 30 at the next Olympics."
I think, he is a good choice as the coach of Australian men’s field hockey team who are not at their prime at this moment. Now, let us see if Ric Charlesworth can bring Australian team back to their dominating form with his skill, talent and experience as a coach.
"Unbelievable, just unbelievable," said forward Florian Keller. "We need time to grasp that we really won the gold medal."
Canadian field hockey team has qualified for this year’s Beijing Olympics Games in
Well, you know that Indian field hockey team failed to qualify for Beijing Olympic Games and this is the first time they have suffered this blow in the history of Olympic Games. However, for Indian fans there is a chance to see some players of Indian descent in the competition. In fact, there are few Canadian players who have Indian descent and these players will represent
Now, let us see if Indian-Canadian players can perform well helping
Australian hockey legend Ric Charlesworth has stepped down from Indian field hockey team’s technical advisor post stating that he is not happy with the way Indian hockey is running on. Indian Olympic Association secretary-general Randhir Singh admitted Charlesworth’s unhappiness with the system of Indian hockey and also said that they tried to convince him to stay with Indian hockey team.
Ric Charlesworth is a man of versatile quality. Himself as a great player, he was part of
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The New Zealand Herald reported:
Phillip Burrows gave New Zealand the lead after just 11 minutes from a well-taken field goal but the sixth ranked Pakistanis came back to score four in 15 minutes.
Hayden Shaw narrowed the margin with a penalty corner goal just before halftime and then made it 4-3 from a second penalty corner.
Indian failed to qualify to the Hockey event of Beijing Olympics Games 2008 recently. It is going to be the first time Indian hockey team is going to miss a Olympics Games in last 80 years. Recently, a much-publicized bribery incident followed by the sack of Indian Hockey Federation has drawn huge criticism. Now, Indian hockey team has a good chance to compensate to their humiliating recent performances this week.
fare will be closely watched with the national team in crisis after a bribery scandal and failure to qualify for the Olympics for the first time in 80 years saw their controversial hockey federation sacked. India
The omens however do not look good, with the fallen giants winning only one of eight games at two mini tournaments in
over the past fortnight. Australia
Indian male hockey team has failed to qualify for the upcoming Beijing Olympics Games 2008. This is the first time
Added to that, recently a high official of Indian Hockey Federation has been accused of taking bribe on a team selection. Even, this is not something new to IHF as the federation has been reportedly going through corruption over the past decade. In the aftermath of these series of blows Indian hockey received recently, Indian Olympic Association (IOC) has recently taken over the Indian Hockey Federation.
Canadian Press reported:
Indian Hockey Federation official Kumaraswamy Jothikumaran resigned last week after a television channel claimed to have filmed him accepting a cash bribe to include a player in the national squad.
On Monday, Kalmadi said Olympic rules empowered his body to take action against "member-associations involved in any undesirable activity bringing disrepute to the country."
"The IOA has taken a concrete action following media reports about corruption," Kalmadi said. "It's a painful decision we had to make."
Well, it is for sure that Indian hockey has come to a dead end from its once dominating form. So, it is badly needed to ensure there is no corruption in the hockey federation. However, taking over the IHF is not everything to develop the Indian hockey and revive its pride at the international stage. In fact, concerned authority must have a long term planning for the development of Indian hockey. I hope, Indian hockey gets back its dominance and becomes a major power in world hockey again.
Indian hockey fans are not happy at all these days. They have every reason to be unhappy.
The Hindu wrote:
Seeking the ouster of an "autocratic" K P S Gill, angry fans on Monday burnt the effigy of the Indian Hockey Federation President and demanded an overhauling of the IHF to save the sport.
's recent failure to make it to the Beijing Olympics, the Hockey Fans Club of India held a demonstration here and condemned the "lackadaisical attitude" of the federation towards the game. India
After the 1-9 humiliating defeat to
In the 4-7 loss, United States also had chance to win the match as they were leading 4-3 at one stage in the second half. However,
ESPN Sports reported:
The Americans (0-2) must win the six-team event to advance to the Beijing Games. The
Jarred Martin, Pat Harris, Nate Coolidge and Andy Sheridan scored for the Americans, who led 4-3 in the second half before allowing four straight goals.
Men’s field hockey Olympic qualifying tournament has been started from Saturday. In the opening day,
International Herald Tribune reported:
Irelandbeat France4-0 and New Zealandbeat 12-0 on the opening day of the six-nation tournament which continues until Feb. 10. Trinidad and Tobago
The winner qualifies for the field hockey tournament at the Beijing Olympics in August.
Indian hockey team will start their Olympics qualifying mission from March 1.
“Our preparations are in full swing. The Test series against
Junior Men's 8 Nations Invitation Tournament has been started in
Malaysian coach V. Muraleedharan said the team need to improve further in their technical play which was inconsistent.
Asked on their strategy for tomorrow's match against the skilful and fast Pakistanis, he said they will be banking on counter attacks and will tighten the defence.
Meanwhile, in the another three matches, the Netherlands recorded the biggest win thumping New Zealand 9-1, while India beat South Korea 6-1 and Germany beat Pakistan 5-1.
The Canadian Press reported:
Brianne Jenner scored twice and added an assist as
Canadadefeated 10-1 Tuesday to improve to 2-0 at the tournament. Germany Canadadefeated the 11-2 in its opening game Monday. Czech Republic
Canadaoutshot Germany54-9 Tuesday, which meant , Ont., native Mazzotta didn't have much to do in her first start of the tournament. London
"It's never boring because you are watching great hockey in front of you," Mazzotta said. "But you've just got to stay focused and kind of run situations through your mind like if the puck were to flip out I'm going to be on top of my crease, I'm going to be ready."
Bangalore Hi-Fliers and Chandigarh Dynamos are the two finalists of the Premier Hockey League in
The Hindu reported:
On the eve of the first final, Hi-Fliers and Dynamos assessed each other and concluded, that “the team that plays the best shall win.”
Hi-Fliers coach Ashish Ballal observed, “I am more than satisfied with the performance of the team. Even if we did not play too well, we are in the final. We have taken all steps that will help us make progress and we will rise to the occasion. May the better team win the title.”
Premier League Hockey now seems to bring back the golden time of hockey in
The 2005 edition was won by the Hyderabad Sultans while in 2006, Bangalore Hi Fliers defeated Chandigarh Dynamos to emerge victorious and last time it was Orrisa Steelers who bagged the honours.
While most experts agree that it is too early to predict the fallout of the PHL, many in Indian hockey circles are delighted to have hockey glamorised with the intention of reviving the flagging sport. Experts accuse the Indian Hockey Federation of being too lethargic and bureaucratic in popularising the sport. Meanwhile the International Hockey Federation is keenly studying the format.
Missy Meharg has received accreditation of USA Field Hockey highest coaching. She is the head coach of
The USFHA's comprehensive coaching accreditation program features four course levels, beginning with the developmental through to the international/elite levels. USFHA Technical Director Terry Walsh held the inaugural Level III coaching course where 18 high-level international and NCAA coaches were in attendance, including 20th-year Terrapin head coach Missy Meharg and Tjerk van Herwaarden, who completed his third season in College Park.
Sandeep Singh has been called up for the Indian national team. He has been picked in the list of 29 players selected for the training camp ahead of the three-nation Hockey tournament. The tournament will start from January 22 including
The Hindu reported:
Indian chief coach, Joaquim Carvalho, who released the list of probables, said on Friday that the 29 players picked for the camp have to prove themselves to gain a berth in the final team for the three-nation tourney.
Carvalho said the final team will have either 22 or 24 players.