Archives for: November 1st, 2022

Dato Seri Subahan Kamal offers a message of support for Dato Tayyab Ikram on his Candidacy for FIH President

Written by AHF on November 1, 2022

Dato Seri Subhan Kamal President Malaysian Hockey Confederation offers a message of support for Dato Tayyab Ikram on his Candidacy for FIH President. “Malaysia has always had a strong and cherished partnership with the Asian Hockey Confederation (AHF) under the leadership of Dato Tayyab Ikram. Over the years, Dato Tayyab has worked closely with Malaysia […]

Day 1: Men’s AHF Cup Jakarta 2022

Written by AHF on March 12, 2022

The Men’s AHF Cup started in Jakarta, Indonesia. In the first match of the day Iran national hockey team defeated Singapore 2-1 in their opening match of the 2022 Men’s AHF Cup on Friday. It was the first Match of the tournament, with the expectation and the nerves that came with it. The game began […]

Schedule Updated – Men’s AHF Cup Jakarta 2022

Written by AHF on March 10, 2022

The Asian Hockey Federation regrets to inform that China will not be participating in the Men’s AHF Cup Jakarta 2022. The tournament will thus move ahead as a nine-team competition.   Click here to see the revised match schedule  

Asian Hockey Federation Successfully Concludes its Executive Board Meeting

Written by AHF on March 2, 2022

The AHF Executive Board Meeting – the first meeting of the year – held earlier today on 2 March 2022. As a consequence of the global pandemic situation, the Executive Board meeting was held online. On behalf of the Asian Hockey Federation, President AHF Dato Fumio ceremonially addressed to initiate and welcomed the Executive board Members. […]

UAE President calls the registered teams of UAE Hockey Federation

Written by AHF on February 21, 2022

UAE Hockey Federation invited all the team officials and Team captains to meet the President of UAEHF Mr. Abdullah Sultan at the Sharjah Sports council ground, Sharjah. Team officials and Captains were delighted to meet new President. Mr. Abdullah Sultan was also pleased to meet everyone and expressed his views that we have to work […]

Kazakhstan on a tour of UAE From 20 Feb to 5th March 2022

Written by AHF on February 21, 2022

President Mr Abdullah Sultan Abdullah Al Matrooshi has taken initiative for promoting Hockey in UAE. UAE Hockey Federation will be hosting Kazakhstan’s Hockey team from 20 Feb to 5 March 2022. On the invitation of President UAE Hockey today, the Kazakhstan Men Hockey team arrived in Dubai for preparing themselves for AHF Cup which will […]

1960 Rome Olympics gold medalist Olympian Abdul Waheed Khan passes away

Written by AHF on February 21, 2022

Another star of Pakistan hockey sets sails for eternity. 1960 Rome Olympics gold medalist Olympian Abdul Waheed Khan has passed away. President Pakistan Hockey Federation Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary General PHF Olympian Asif Bajwa have expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of former national hockey team centre forward Abdul Waheed Khan. […]

All Pakistan Commissioner Gujranwala Gold Cup Hockey Tournament enters the final stages

Written by AHF on February 17, 2022

All Pakistan Commissioner Gujranwala Gold Cup Hockey Tournament has entered the final stages. Pakistan WAPDA, Pakistan Navy, Mari Petroleum and Punjab Colors have qualified for the semi-finals. The semi-finals will be played on February 18 after a one-day break. Pakistan WAPDA will be competing with Pakistan Navy while Punjab Colors will be competing against Mari […]

FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup Spain & Netherlands 2022: draw scheduled on 17 February

Written by AHF on February 10, 2022

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is pleased to announce that the draw ceremony  and the draw for the pools of the next FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup Spain & the Netherlands 2022 will be held on 17 February, at 11am CET, at the facilities of the Museu Nacional de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya […]

Jugraj Singh stars in India’s 10-2 win against hosts South Africa

Written by AHF on February 10, 2022

 The Indian Men’s Hockey team rode on a blistering attack to beat hosts South Africa 10-2 in their second match at the FIH Hockey Pro League 2021/ 2022 being held here at Potchefstroom on Wednesday. New comer Jugraj Singh (4′, 6′, 23′) starred in India’s high-scoring victory as he contributed three brilliant goals to the […]

India hit 10 past South Africa: France take the game to the Netherlands

Written by AHF on February 10, 2022

A scintillating first half performance from India; a resilient response from South Africa; a calm shoot-out performance from the Netherlands; and a first FIH Hockey Pro League point for France. This was how Day Two FIH Hockey Pro League action panned out in Potchefstroom, South Africa. India men marched on with a 10-2 victory over […]

The Malaysian Hockey Confederation conducted the Symbolic Ceremony of Submitting Sports Equipment for the National Hockey Development Program (NHDP)

Written by AHF on February 10, 2022

The Malaysian Hockey Confederation conducted the Symbolic Ceremony of Submitting Sports Equipment for the National Hockey Development Program (NHDP) today. The ceremony that was taking place at Hotel Pullman Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar, was attended by the highest management line of KHM, Ministry of Education Malaysia and the National Sports Council Participating in this event were […]

The First Women’s Hockey Camp & Under-23 Men’s Camp in Shahriar, Tehran

Written by AHF on February 9, 2022

Iran Hockey Federation organized first Women’s Hockey Camp in Shahriar, Tehran. The camp was organized in the presence of the Minister of Sports of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Sajjadi and President of the Iran Hockey Federation Dr.Bahram Ghadimi. Under-23 men hockey camp was also organized in Shahriar, Tehran. The camp was also attended […]

India and Netherlands men turn on the style in South Africa

Written by AHF on February 9, 2022

Both the Netherlands and India men’s teams gave masterclasses in their particular styles of hockey in the first of a series of FIH Hockey Pro League matches taking place in Potchefstroom, South Africa. India tormented France with their free running and swift changes in the direction of attack, while the Dutch were the epitome of […]

Korea Hockey Association paying exclusive attention to Hockey 5s, Indoor Hockey and their Youth

Written by AHF on February 8, 2022

Korea Hockey Association President Mr Lee Sang Hyun along with other notable dignitaries distributed equipment among the school students. The equipment delivery ceremony was carried out exclusively to promote Hockey 5s and Indoor Hockey among the youth. The equipment was distributed at Yonggok Elementary School, Seoul on Tuesday, 8th February 2022. The Korean Hockey Association […]

Korea Hockey Association promotes Hockey5s and Indoor Hockey

Written by AHF on February 4, 2022

Hockey5s and indoor hockey (modified sports model for distribution and support new projects) class was held non-face-to-face. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has devised hockey5s and indoor hockey so that people of all ages can experience the charm of hockey anytime, anywhere in consideration of the rapidly changing life and environment. We are exploring different […]

India squad “reflects how seriously we take Hockey Pro League matches

Written by AHF on February 4, 2022

India men’s coach Graham Reid says their first set of FIH Pro League matches will be an important marker for their returning Tokyo medallists. India will be travelling to South Africa for the upcoming FIH Pro League matches against South Africa and France, set to take place between Feb 8-13 in Potchefstroom. Ahead of the […]

The TNB Malaysia Hockey League (TNB MHL) 2022 Championship which will open on 18 February

Written by AHF on February 4, 2022

The TNB Malaysia Hockey League (TNB MHL) 2022 Championship which will open on 18 February has received participation from 13 teams (7 Men and 6 Women) where the teams will compete to win the 2022 season. The TNB MHL 2022 Championship returns to its original format where it will be held reciprocally around Peninsular Malaysia. […]

Thomas Bach at the 139th IOC session held in the Chinese capital

Written by AHF on February 4, 2022

Thomas Bach spoke at the 139th IOC session held in the Chinese capital, the session started with Chinese leader Xi Jingping making an opening statement and he praised the IOC’s role in governing global solidarity and cooperation. There has been concerns in the build up to the games, which will be held in China, COVID-19 and […]

FIH launches bidding process to host 2026 Men’s and Women’s World Cups

Written by AHF on February 4, 2022

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched today the bidding process for hosting the FIH Hockey Men’s and Women’s World Cups which will be played in 2026. The prestigious event, for Men like for Women, is the pinnacle of FIH events and is being played every 4 years. Both the Men’s and the Women’s World […]

Indian Men’s Hockey Team leave for Johannesburg, South Africa 

Written by AHF on February 4, 2022

The Indian Men’s Hockey Team left for Johannesburg, South Africa in the early hours of Friday from the Kempegowda International Airport to participate in the season opener. The Manpreet Singh-led squad will play the upcoming FIH Pro League matches against the home team and France which will be played in Potchefstroom, South Africa from 8th February […]

India Goal-keeper PR Sreejesh claims The World Games Athlete of the Year 2021 title

Written by AHF on February 4, 2022

  PR Sreejesh, the goalkeeper who played a crucial role in helping India’s men claim a first Olympic medal in over four decades when they won bronze at last year’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, has been named as The World Games Athlete of the Year for 2021. In a global fan vote conducted on TheWorldGames.org, Sreejesh […]

Japan Lifts Trophy in Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022

Written by AHF on January 29, 2022

Japan beat Korea to win the Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022. Korea offered a good competition but Japan competed their way to lift the trophy. The final score of the match was 4-2 for Japan. Earlier during the first match of the day and 19th match of the tournament, India beat China to win the […]

Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022 enters last stage

Written by AHF on January 28, 2022

With the conclusion of all the pool matches and the 5th-8th place matches, the Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022 has now entered its final stage. The Bronze Medal Match of the Mega Event will be played on 1630 hrs (Oman Time) today on Friday, 28 Jan 2022 at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Muscat. Similarly, the […]

The Oman Hockey Association hosed a dinner commemorating Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022

Written by AHF on January 26, 2022

The Oman Hockey Association hosted a dinner in honor of all the officials, guests and the event partners for Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022. The dinner was hosted on 25 Jan 2022 in Grand Millennium Muscat. There was a ceremony held before the dinner in which souvenirs were presented to the officials, guests and partners […]

End of Pool Matches: Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022

Written by AHF on January 25, 2022

  The pool matches of the Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022 concluded on 24 January 2022. 12 matches were played in pool matches, 6 for each pool A and B. Japan and India from Pool A, whereas Korea and China from Pool B managed to remain atop. With the conclusion of the pool matches, the […]

4 Teams from Asia Qualify for the FIH Women’s World Cup 2022

Written by AHF on January 25, 2022

24th January 2022, the fourth day of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy, was also the last day of the pool matches. At the end of it, four teams who came out to be the qualified ones for the FIH Women’s World Cup 2022 were: Korea, Japan, China and India Team captains shared their happiness about […]

MoU signed between TopCity1 and Karachi Hockey Association (KHA)

Written by AHF on January 22, 2022

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Pakistan’s first smart housing project “TopCity1” and Karachi Hockey Association (KHA) in a ceremony held at site office near New Islamabad International Airport (NIIAP) on other day. Chief Operating Officer TopCity1 Brig (R) Sikandar Khan and KHA Chairperson/ Minister for Women Development Government of Sindh Syeda Shehla […]

Women’s Asia Cup: Where anything can happen

Written by AHF on January 21, 2022

The Women’s Asia Cup 2022 will be taking place from 21-28 January at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, in Muscat in Oman. The venue was switched from Bangkok, Thailand due to ongoing Covid-19 complications. This event was first played in 1985 and only four teams’ names have appeared on the trophy since – Korea, India, […]

The Asian Hockey Federation Announces Men’s AHF Cup 2022

Written by AHF on January 20, 2022

20 January 2022, Thursday, Jakarta (Indonesia): The Asian Hockey Federation has announced the Men’s AHF Cup 2022. The event will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia. Men’s AHF Cup 2022 will be played from 1 to 8 March 2022. The National Associations from Asia may take part in Men’s AHF Cup 2022 except from India, Japan, […]

How will the Rules of Hockey change in 2022?

Written by AHF on January 20, 2022

The FIH Rules of Hockey are updated in the January following the Olympic Games or FIH Hockey World Cups. FIH Sport Director and double-Olympian Jon Wyatt introduces the main Rules changes, which have just come into force. Jon, what is the process for changing the Rules and how was it applied this time? The Rules are […]

4th Sahana Pradhan Memorial National Women Hockey Tournament 2022

Written by AHF on January 19, 2022

2nd Day: 19-01-2022   3rd match Madhes Province (2-0) Province 1 Women of the Match: Madhe Pro j.n. #08 Gita Kumari Miringching   4th Match West Province (0-0) Gandaki Province Women of the Match: Gandaki province j.n. #03 Kamala Devi Gharti Pun   Six Participating Teams: Pool A: 1) Nepal Army 2) Madhes province 3) […]

The Oman Hockey Association announce Oman’s National Women’s Hockey Team

Written by AHF on January 19, 2022

Oman Hockey Association announces their National Women’s Hockey Team. The squad was announced and presented during the opening ceremony of the Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022 today on 19 January 2022. President Oman Hockey Association Dr Marwan Juma al-Juma presented the Oman National Women’s Hockey Team. The AHF Chief Dato’ Tayyab Ikram extended his congratulations […]

Opening Ceremony – Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022

Written by AHF on January 19, 2022

Muscat (Oman), 19 January 2022: The Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022 (The Women’s World Cup 2022 Asian Qualifier) trophy unveiled during the opening ceremony of the event in Muscat, Oman. This is the 10th edition of the prestigious event. The opening ceremony was held on 19 January 2022. All the significant personalities affiliated with the […]

It’s more than purely about winning says hockey legend Marsha Cox

Written by AHF on January 17, 2022

  It’s a welcome return to international hockey competition for seven men’s teams and eight women’s teams at the Men’s and Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 17-23 January, taking place in Accra, Ghana in the Theodosia Okoh Stadium. It is also a vitally important tournament for development and continued growth of hockey across the African […]

Tournament Fixtures and Match Results – Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022

Written by AHF on January 15, 2022

Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022 21 – 28 January 2022 Muscat, Oman   Participating Teams: India, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia Streaming Live on FIH Watch Hockey: https://watch.hockey/   Pool A Pool B India China Japan Korea Malaysia Thailand Singapore Indonesia   Tournament Fixtures and Match Results Full Tournament Schedule     No. […]

It will be bigger and more exciting: Indian Men’s Hockey Team Captain Manpreet Singh on the one-year countdown for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela

Written by AHF on January 15, 2022

With exactly one year to go for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team Captain Manpreet Singh expressed that the team’s plans are already in place and they will be approaching step-by-step for the marquee event, which is scheduled to be held from 13 January 2023 […]

Stellar events set to make 2022 an epic year for international hockey

Written by AHF on January 15, 2022

While February’s planned FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup Belgium 2022 event has been sadly cancelled due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, there is still plenty of wonderful international hockey set to take place in 2022. With two women’s FIH World Cups (one senior, one junior), FIH Hockey Pro League fixtures, the FIH Hockey5s in Lausanne, the […]

JWC 2021: Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup to be held in April 2022

Written by AHF on January 15, 2022

Meeting virtually for the first time of the year, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have decided that the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup, which wan initially scheduled to be played in December 2021 but had to be put “on hold” due to the Omicron variant outbreak, will be staged […]

Hockey India announces Core Probable group for Senior Women’s Hockey Team

Written by AHF on January 14, 2022

Hockey India on Friday announced the core probable group for the Senior Women’s Team who will play major International Tournaments this year. The core probable’s group was selected following selection trials held in SAI, Bengaluru for a group of 60 who were called-in basis their performances in various national level events. While the 18-member Indian […]

Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022

Written by AHF on January 11, 2022

The Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022 is scheduled to be held in Muscat, Oman starting on 21 January 2022 and concluding on 28 January 2022. Eight teams will vie for the title namely India, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. All the teams are ready to participate in action. Click here to see […]

Hockey India appoints two new Scientific Advisors and Women’s Team Analytical Coach

Written by AHF on January 11, 2022

~ Patrick Tshutshani takes over as Women’s Analytical Coach, while Taren Naidoo (Senior. Women’s Team) and Mitchell Pemberton (Senior Men’s Team) will be the new Scientific Advisors of Indian Hockey Teams ~     With an aim to build on their historic Tokyo Olympics 2020 campaign, Hockey India on Monday announced the appointment of new […]

SOUTH AFRICA AND CANADA TO JOIN MEN’S FIH HOCKEY PRO LEAGUE

Written by AHF on January 9, 2022

Meeting today virtually for the last time of the year, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) approved the participation of South Africa and Canada in the third edition of the Men’s FIH Hockey Pro League. As informed earlier, this participation is temporary and limited to this edition only. Both teams replace […]

HI Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh gets nominated for The World Games Athlete of the Year 2021

Written by AHF on January 6, 2022

Indian Men’s hockey team’s ace goalkeeper PR Sreejesh expressed that he is truly elated and honoured on being nominated for the World Games Athlete of the Year 2021 award. Sreejesh was instrumental in India’s incredible performance at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 where the team ended a 41-year-long wait to stand on the podium. In their Bronze-medal […]

51st His Majesty Sultan’s Hockey Cup Oman

Written by AHF on January 6, 2022

  Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq and in the presence of Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Saidi handed the Sohar team “His Majesty the Sultan Hockey Cup”. The final of […]

The World Games Athlete of the Year: PR Sreejesh in the race

Written by AHF on January 5, 2022

The shortlist of athletes for The World Games Athlete of the Year in 2021 award has just been revealed by The World Games. India’s goalkeeper PR Sreejesh is the hockey athlete engaged in the race to win this prestigious title! To make this happen, you can register your vote here from 10 January on. Elected FIH Goalkeeper of the Year […]

The Surface – Hockey Documentary: Hockey’s Amazing Transformation

Written by AHF on January 5, 2022

London – 7 December 2022 UK-based documentary-makers, Level Films, in partnership with Polytan and Astroturf today announced the digital release of The Surface, a new hockey documentary which charts hockey’s turf transformation from grass players to turf-natives. Directors and producers James Dean and Matt Crocker explore some of the most pivotal moments in hockey’s 45- […]

District East clinch Jinnah Day Hockey Title

Written by AHF on January 5, 2022

It was a treat to watch the final of the Jinnah Day All-Karachi Inter-district Hockey Tournament as curtains fell on the 12-day event at the KHA Sports Complex recently under floodlights with District East winning top honours by recording a solitary goal victory over District Malir. The final watched by a packed house including former […]

MATCH SCHEDULE: Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022

Written by AHF on January 4, 2022

Muscat: The official match schedule for the Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022 has been announced by the Asian Hockey Federation. The tournament will commence from the 21st of January, and the final will be played on the 28th of January 2022.   Press Release: CLICK HERE to see the Full Match Schedule of the Women’s Asia Cup 2022

Looking ahead at 2022: ‘Important to stay mentally fresh from tournament-to-tournament,’ says India Hockey Captain Manpreet Singh

Written by AHF on January 3, 2022

  Kick-starting an all-important 2022, which will witness India fight for an Olympic berth at the 19th Asian Games in China later this year, Indian Men’s Hockey Team Skipper Manpreet Singh expressed that his team is upbeat and are looking forward to an exciting yet hectic year of hockey. “This year is going to be quite […]

3rd Open Field Hockey Championship, Riyadh

Written by AHF on January 3, 2022

The Saudi Hockey Federation successfully conducted the 3rd Open Field Hockey Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 17th & 18h December 2021. In this event 6 teams participated and Ten matches were played in this event in which 77 goals were scored in total. The event became more interesting with the presence of Saudi Hockey […]

AHF Executive Board Member Mr Kim Myeong Sung sends his best wishes for the New Year 2022

Written by AHF on January 1, 2022

The Asian Hockey Federation Executive Board Member, Chairman Governance Panel Mr Kim Myeong Sung sends his best wishes and Season’s Greetings to all the Asian Hockey Family. He extended his best wishes to the Asian Hockey Fraternity for the New Year 2022. “Wishing you and your family peace, health, happiness and prosperity in the New […]

INAL-TNB CUP MALAYSIA YOUTH HOCKEY LEAGUE 2021: SSTMI outclass BJSS to retain MJHL Cup 2021

Written by AHF on December 31, 2021

UARA defended SSTMI Thunderbolts defended the 2021 Malaysian Youth Hockey League (TNB MJHL) TNB Cup title after beating BJSS Thunderbolts 4-1 in the final clash at the Bukit Jalil National Hockey Stadium. The success of winning the championship with a big goal also came as a redemption of dignity for SSTMI Thunderbolts after losing to […]

MALAYSIA YOUTH HOCKEY LEAGUE 2021 TNB CUP SEMI-FINALS: BJSS THUNDERBOLTS, SSTMI THUNDERBOLTS MEET IN THE FINALS

Written by AHF on December 30, 2021

SSTMI Thunderbolts and BJSS Thunderbolts will make calculations to win the TNB Cup of the Malaysian Youth Hockey League (TNB MJHL) 2021 which will take place today at the Bukit Jalil National Hockey Stadium.SSTMI Thunderbolts advanced to the final after recording a 2-0 win over AHP-SSP-MSP Thunderbolts while Division 1 champions, BJSS Thunderbolts secured a […]

Petroleum Sports Promotion Board Crowned Champions of 1st Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2021, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Written by AHF on December 30, 2021

~ Petroleum Sports Promotion Board beat Railway Sports Promotion Board 2-1 ~  ~ Punjab National Bank beat Sports Authority of India 6-2 ~   Petroleum Sports Promotion Board were crowned as the champions of the 1st Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2021, Bengaluru, Karnataka with a thrilling 2- 1 victory over Railway Sports Promotion Board […]

ASIAN HOCKEY FEDERATION ANNOUNCES NEW VENUE FOR THE WOMEN’S ASIA CUP 2022

Written by AHF on December 29, 2021

Muscat (Oman), 29 December 2021: The Women’s Asia Cup 2022 will be held from 21st to 28th January 2022 in Muscat, Oman. This was announced by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) on 29th December 2021. The Oman Hockey Association will be the host of the tournament. China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand will vie for the title.

Semi-Final Results: 1st Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2021, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Written by AHF on December 28, 2021

~ Railway Sports Promotion Board beat Punjab National Bank 4-3 ~ ~ Petroleum Sports Promotion Board beat Sports Authority of India 9-2 ~ The 1st Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2021 witnessed thrilling Semi-Final matches on Monday in Bengaluru, Karnataka. In the first semifinal match, Punjab National Bank faced off against Railway Sports […]

Pakistan eager to do well in Hero Asian Champions Trophy Dhaka 2021

Written by AHF on December 14, 2021

Pakistan hockey team head coach Olympian Khawaja Junaid on Saturday said his players, despite not having featured in any international match during the past two years mainly due to Covid-19 pandemic, are eager to perform in the Asian Champions Trophy. “We have been working hard at the training camp in Lahore since Nov 20 and […]

Chief Minister Punjab Five-A-Side National Women’s Hockey Championship quarterfinals round ended, tournament goes on

Written by AHF on October 19, 2021

Chief Minister Punjab Five-A-Side National Women’s Hockey Championship quarterfinals round ended, semi-finals line-up completed, WAPDA, Railways, Army and Punjab qualified for the semi-finals. WAPDA, Railways, Punjab Keller and Army teams reached the semi-finals in the first Chief Minister Punjab 5A Side National Women’s Hockey Championship under the auspices of Pakistan Hockey Federation under the auspices […]

Hockey wins ‘green’ at Tokyo 2020

Written by AHF on October 18, 2021

  Courtesy: Poligras (POLYTAN) POLIGRAS TOKYO GT DELIVERED PERFORMANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL WINS IN TOKYO With Netherlands Women and Belgium Mens’ teams ultimately clinching Gold at the Tokyo Olympics, the world witnessed some of the best hockey ever played in an international competition. And these weren’t the only wins. Staged during one of the most challenging […]

Bangladesh SIBL Club Cup Hockey Tournament’ 2021

Written by AHF on October 18, 2021

  Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club clinched the first-ever Club Cup Hockey title Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club clinched the first-ever Club Cup Hockey title, the SIBL Club Cup Hockey Tournament’ 21, outplaying four times champions Dhaka Abahani Limited by 3-0 goals in the final at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium, Dhaka, on Saturday. Sohanur Rahman Sabuj […]

AHF Online Umpiring Workshop for HOCKEY INDIA will Take Place Tomorrow

Written by AHF on October 18, 2021

  AHF-Hockey India Umpiring Workshop – Improving Umpiring Performance: Managing Concentration & Levels of Arousal AHF has organized an online umpiring workshop exclusively for Hockey India. The workshop will be conducted online on Tuesday – 19 October 2021. The workshop will start at 8 am (GMT), and it will last around 4 hours. 25 top […]

First Chief Minister Punjab Five-A-Side National Women’s Hockey Championship continues

Written by AHF on October 18, 2021

The quarterfinals line-up has been completed in the first Chief Minister Punjab Five-A-Side National Women’s Hockey Championship. Under the auspices of Pakistan Hockey Federation under the auspices of Sports Board Punjab, the competitions continued on the third day of the first Chief Minister Punjab Five-A-Side National Women’s Hockey Championship. Six matches were played at the […]

Bank of Khyber National Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hockey League comes to a close in Northern Pakistan

Written by AHF on October 16, 2021

Under the direction of Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bank of Khyber National Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hockey League Peshawar Falcons won Peshawar Bank of Khyber National Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hockey League organized by Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Bannu Panthers lost by two goals to one in the final at the Lala Ayub Hockey Stadium in Peshawar […]

International Hockey Officer Rashid Mahmood Butt appointed as Vice President of Pakistan Railways Sports Control Board

Written by AHF on October 15, 2021

October 15, 21: Chairman Railways has appointed International Hockey Officer Rashid Mahmood Butt as Vice President of Pakistan Railways Sports Control Board. Rashid Mahmood Butt – FIH Qualified Umpires Manager, Former International Hockey Empire and FIH Empires Educator. The Chairman Pakistan Railways has approved the appointment of FIH Qualified Umpires and Educator Rashid Mahmood Butt […]

ASIAN HOCKEY FEDERATION ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR THE DONGHAE WOMEN’S ASIAN CHAMPIONS TROPHY

Written by AHF on October 14, 2021

Donghae (Korea), 14 October 2021: The Women’s Asian Champions Trophy will be held from 5th to 12th December 2021 in Donghae, Korea. This was announced by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) today after the approval from the International Hockey Federation. The Korea Hockey Association will be the host of the tournament. The 6th edition of this biennial tournament was delayed due to the […]

Speedy Tigers – Malaysian Men’s Hockey Team reaches top 10 world-wide

Written by AHF on October 14, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: The Hockey Confederation of Malaysia (KHM) believes that the national hockey squad will be in a better ranking position in the future after successfully penetrating the top 10 groups in the world. Based on the latest update of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the Speedy Tigers squad climbed one rung to 10th place […]

Dammam Hockey Tournament, Saudi Arabia

Written by AHF on October 11, 2021

  The Saudi Hockey federation held the Regional Clubs Championships for the first time. The championship was held in Dammam. It lasted for 2 days from 24th to 25th Sep 2021. The tournament was planned with 1 pool, 3 teams and 2 rounds. The tournament ended with the victory of NAQI Strikers team, the top […]

Indonesia Sports Games PON XX Papua 2021 – Indoor Hockey Update

Written by AHF on October 11, 2021

  Indoor Hockey competitions have concluded successfully in Indonesia Sports Games PON XX Papua 2021. Jawa Barat won two Gold Medals in the Indoor Hockey competition of the Games. Jawa Barat Men’s team won the Gold Medal after defeating Papua in Men’s Final, and Jawa Barat Women’s team won Gold Medal after defeating DKI Jakarta […]

India and Spain to join Women’s Pro League for Season 3

Written by AHF on October 8, 2021

  The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is glad to announce that the Women’s national teams of India and Spain will join the FIH Hockey Pro League – “Hockey at its Best” – for Season 3, which is starting on 13 October with the title holders, World Champions and Olympic Gold Medallists, The Netherlands, taking on […]

Pakistan Hockey Federation announces training camp for 29 players in preparation for Junior Hockey World Cup

Written by AHF on October 7, 2021

Pakistan Hockey Federation announces training camp for 29 players in preparation for Junior Hockey World Cup. The training camp under the supervision of Camp Commandant and Head Coach National Junior Hockey Team Olympian Danish Kaleem will be held from October 14 at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium, Karachi. According to details, a 29-member national junior […]

Korea’s 102nd National Sports Festival to start on 8 October

Written by AHF on October 7, 2021

  Korea Hockey Association has brought yet another national hockey championship. The 102nd National Sports Festival of the Republic of Korea will start from 8 October. The festival is scheduled to conclude on 14 October. All the matches will be played in Daegu Ansim Hockey Stadium. Korea Hockey Association will broadcast all the matches live […]

Stars Awards: Olympic success wave continues for India

Written by AHF on October 6, 2021

  As a likely outcome of India Men’s first Olympic medal for 41 years, as well as the outstanding performance of the Indian Women’s team reaching the last four in Tokyo, India’s athletes and coaches dominate the FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21. Athletes Gurjit Kaur (Best Player, Women), Harmanpreet Singh (Best Player, Men), Savita (Best […]

President Lee Sang-hyun of the Korea Hockey Association directly participates and encourages players of dream trees using metaverse to participate in non-face-to-face training

Written by AHF on October 5, 2021

  President Lee Sang-hyeon of the Korea Hockey Association encouraged the players after participating in the training of Dream Tree players who practice non-face-to-face using the metaverse. The Korea Hockey Association has been building a metaverse using actual hockey stadiums from the 24th to the 30th of last month to maximize the best non-face-to-face training […]

Indonesia’s National Games, Pekan Olahraga Nasional XX Papua 2021

Written by AHF on October 5, 2021

  PON (Pekan Olahraga Nasional) XX PAPUA is a multi-sport event held once every four years in Indonesia. For the 2021 edition of the Games, Papua is selected as the host Province and the Jayapura district is the venue. PON was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, the event was postponed to 2021, in […]

AHF Online Engagement Activities – October 2021

Written by AHF on October 5, 2021

  After the successful completion of Online Educational Workshops and Courses in September, the Asian Hockey Federation is now offering 17 online engagement activities in the month of October for Asian and African NAs, including exclusive courses for Asian National Associations. Aimed at providing technical expertise and knowledge on various aspects for Asian and African […]

AHF Online Education successfully concluded its Sports’ Ethics Workshop Webinar, very first to get a Facebook Livestream

Written by AHF on October 1, 2021

  AHF Workshop: Ethics in Sports   AHF Online Education has successfully completed its 1st online workshop of October today, the workshop was organized for Asian and African hockey sportspersons. Participants from all over Asia and Africa participated in this 1-Day workshop webinar. This 1-workshop was conducted online today on 1 October 2021. Prof Dr Khosropanah […]

AHF to hold a Workshop on Sports’ Ethics Tomorrow

Written by AHF on September 30, 2021

  AHF Workshop: Ethics in Sports    AHF has organized an online workshop for Asian and African sportspersons. This 1-Day workshop will be conducted online on Friday – 1st October at 1230 pm (GMT), it will be a 2 hours session. Around 125 top hockey sportspersons and officials from around Asia and Africa have been […]

“Tokyo Olympics 2020 campaign taught us that glory comes at a price,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Forward Gurjant Singh

Written by AHF on September 29, 2021

  Indian Men’s Hockey Forward Gurjant Singh, who scored as many as three goals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, expressed that the historic Bronze Medal-winning campaign has taught the team that glory comes at a price. He said that participating and fighting for a medal in Olympic Games is altogether a different ball game. “Participating and fighting […]

Defending champion National Bank of Pakistan wins 3rd Chief of the Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament

Written by AHF on September 28, 2021

  The closing ceremony of the 3rd Chief of the Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament was held at Abdul Sattar Edhi International Hockey Stadium, Karachi. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi graced the occasion as the Chief Guest along with President Pakistan Hockey Federation Brigadier (R) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, Secretary-General […]

Malaysia Draws First Match in Britain Tour

Written by AHF on September 28, 2021

  The national men’s hockey team settled for a good warm-up against Old Georgians HC with a 2-2 draw in their first match of the Britain tour on Sunday. Though Old Georgians are a club side, they played with 10 Great Britain players. National coach Arul Selvaraj was pleased with the result after his men […]

One week to go: Madhya Pradesh all-set to host the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 in Bhopal

Written by AHF on September 28, 2021

  The wait for Indian players to sizzle on their home turf is nearly over with just one week left for the domestic season to re-start after the second wave of covid-19 pandemic halted the proceedings earlier this year. The action-packed domestic hockey calendar will kickstart with the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 in Bhopal, Madhya […]

Indian men’s hockey captain says focus must switch to Hangzhou Asian Games

Written by AHF on September 27, 2021

  India’s men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh has targeted winning the gold medal in the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games so that the country can earn automatic qualification for the Paris Olympics in 2024. Singh said it was time to stop basking in the glory of the historic bronze medal at the Tokyo Games and […]

One week to go: Madhya Pradesh all-set to host the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 in Bhopal

Written by AHF on September 27, 2021

New Delhi, 27 September 2021: The wait for Indian players to sizzle on their home turf is nearly over with just one week left for the domestic season to re-start after the second wave of covid-19 pandemic halted the proceedings earlier this year. The action-packed domestic hockey calendar will kickstart with the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy National Championship […]

FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup South Africa 2021: Argentina and Ireland on board

Written by AHF on September 27, 2021

Following last week’s announcement by Hockey Australia and Hockey New Zealand that they will no longer be able to participate to theFIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup South Africa 2021 due to COVID-related international travel restrictions put in place by their respective governments, both teams have been replaced by Argentina and Ireland. The Junior representatives of the Tokyo […]

Chief of Naval Staff Hockey Tournament Pakistan Enters Semi-Finals

Written by AHF on September 27, 2021

The most valuable prizes in the history of Pakistan Hockey will be showered tomorrow in the Chief of Naval Staff Hockey Tournament. The semi-finals will be played today. Prizes of Rs. 90 lakhs will be waiting for the players of the national game. The rain of prizes will fall on September 28 tomorrow. The semi-finals […]

TWO MATCHES WERE PLAYED ON FORTH DAY OF 3RD CNS ALL PAKISTAN HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Written by AHF on September 25, 2021

The 3rd Chief of the Naval Staff All-Pakistan Hockey Tournament is being played at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium, Karachi from 21 to 28 Sep 21. On the fourth day of the tournament, two matches were played. During the first match of the day, WAPDA defeated Port Qasim Authority by 10-0. Rana Abdul Waheed of WAPDA […]

Festival of Friendship for Youth and Athletes, Khujand

Written by AHF on September 24, 2021

  On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of independence, the sports festival of friendship between young people and athletes was held in Khujand, following Dushanbe. This festival was also organized by the collaboration of government authorities and the national hockey federation of Tajikistan. It was held on Wednesday, 22 September 2021. Regarding the development […]

AHF Special Umpiring Workshop for Hockey India

Written by AHF on September 24, 2021

AHF-Hockey India Umpiring Workshop – Improving Umpiring Performance: Mental Toughness and Anxiety   AHF has organized an online umpiring workshop exclusively for Hockey India. The workshop will be conducted online on Saturday – 25 September. It will start at 8 am (GMT), and it will last around 4 hours. 19 top hockey umpires have been […]

3rd Chief of Naval Staff Hockey Tournament – Day Review

Written by AHF on September 24, 2021

Defending champion National Bank continues its winning streak in the 3rd Chief of Naval Staff Hockey Tournament, WAPDA and Mari Petroleum also won matches. Punjab, Port Qasim and Air Force face defeat. In the first match of the third day of the Chief of the Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament held at Abdul Sattar […]

FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021

Written by AHF on September 24, 2021

  Following last week’s announcement by Hockey Australia and Hockey New Zealand that they will no longer be able to participate to the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 due to COVID-related international travel restrictions put in place by their respective governments, both teams have been replaced by the USA and Canada. Since the qualification […]

40th anniversary tournament of the Elite Sports Club, Hong Kong

Written by AHF on September 23, 2021

  It was a hot sunny day to welcome friends of Hong Kong’s Elite Sports Club to participate in the Elite 40th anniversary tournament.  During the previous weekend after a local club Skyers had claimed the ladies’ tournament title, the men’s and the youth teams started their road to glory on 29th August 2021. Elite […]

Chief of the Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament – Day 2

Written by AHF on September 23, 2021

On the second day of the Chief of the Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament being played at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium Karachi, under the auspices of Naval Sports Directorate, under the supervision of PHF, Pakistan Air Force defeated Port Qasim Authority by 4-0. Pakistan Air Force Penalty Corner Specialist Rizwan Ali scored the […]

2nd Festival of Friendship for Youth and Athletes, Dushanbe

Written by AHF on September 23, 2021

  On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of independence, the second sports festival of friendship between young people and athletes was held in Dushanbe. The festival was organized by the collaboration of government authorities and the national hockey federation of Tajikistan. It was held on Tuesday, 21 September 2021. Regarding the development of hockey […]

OCA announces Dubai as host city for 40th General Assembly 2021

Written by AHF on September 22, 2021

  The Olympic Council of Asia has announced that this year’s General Assembly will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, November 21. In a circular to the OCA’s 45 National Olympic Committees dated September 17, OCA Director General Mr Husain Al Musallam says that the 40th OCA General Assembly will be held […]

The 3rd Chief of Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament to start from September 21

Written by AHF on September 20, 2021

  Patron Pakistan Navy Hockey, Commodore Kashif Munir’s press conference with Olympians Nasir Ali, Samiullah and Hanif Khan at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium The 3rd Chief of Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament will start from September 21 at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium. 8 teams will participate in the tournament which will continue […]

Chinese President opens 14th National Games

Written by AHF on September 17, 2021

  Chinese President Xi Jinping declared the 14th National Games open in Xi’an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province in northwest China, on Wednesday evening. More than 12,000 athletes are set to compete in China’s “mini-Olympics” which will run from September 15-27 and feature a total of 54 sports and 595 events. 35 sports and […]

FIH reveals match schedule of Indoor Hockey World Cup Belgium 2022

Written by AHF on September 17, 2021

  On the occasion of a press conference held today in Liège, Belgium, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) revealed the match schedule of the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup Belgium 2022, which will be held in the Country Hall of Liège on 2-6 February next year. Today’s event was attended by FIH CEO Thierry Weil, Wallonia Brussels […]

Japan Hockey Development Update – Powered by HYOJITO

Written by AHF on September 17, 2021

  National High School Championships – August 21’ The national high school hockey championship, which decides the best high school in Japan was conducted very successfully in August. For boys, Nyu High School defeated Imaichi High School 4-2 to win the championship for the fifth time in a row. In addition, Yokota High School defeated […]

Malaysia’s Speedy Tigers Ready to Test & Hone their Skills in UK Tour

Written by AHF on September 17, 2021

  The Malaysian Hockey Confederation Men’s Hockey squad member Faizal Ashari breathed a sigh of relief when the national squad players were able to return to play in the United Kingdom Tour Series after two years without a competitive match. In fact, according to Faizal, the tour series is also the best opportunity not only […]

OCA celebrates one-year countdown to Hangzhou Asian Games 2022

Written by AHF on September 16, 2021

Hangzhou, China, September 10, 2021: The Olympic Council of Asia took part in the one-year countdown celebrations for the 19th Asian Games at a ceremony in Hangzhou, China on Friday, September 10. The ceremony, at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center, was hosted by the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee and streamed live on the official […]

Tajikistan Benefits from AHF Level-1 Online Coaching Course

Written by AHF on September 16, 2021

AHF Level-1 Coaching Course for Tajikistan   AHF Level-1 Online Coaching Course for Tajikistan has come to fruition. 3-Day coaching course was exclusively organized for coaches from Tajikistan. It consisted of three 3-4 hours sessions; each session was held a day. Coaches from different regions of Tajikistan participated in this 3-Day activity. The course started […]

AHF Successfully Concludes Small Games’ Impact for Coaches

Written by AHF on September 16, 2021

AHF Coaching Workshop: Small Games’ Impact on the Game   AHF Online Education has successfully completed its 5th online workshop of September on 15th, the workshop was organized for Asian and African coaches. Coaches from all over Asia and Africa participated in this 1-Day workshop. This 1-workshop was conducted online on 15 September 2021. FIH […]

“Hope more youngsters from Manipur take up hockey,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Team midfielder Nilakanta Sharma

Written by AHF on September 16, 2021

  Indian Men’s Hockey Team’s midfielder Nilakanta Sharma has over the years shown significant performances which has helped him cement his place in the team. At the recently held Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 where India won the historic bronze, Nilakanta was impressive in the midfield as his executed the team’s plans and showed why he is […]

Third Chief of Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament

Written by AHF on September 16, 2021

The third Chief of Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament under the auspices of Naval Sports Directorate will be played at Abdul Sattar Hockey Stadium Karachi from September 21 to 28. Eight teams in the PHF rankings will participate in the event. The Port Qasim Authority, ranked 9th in the PHF rankings, has been given […]

Korea Concludes 2 National Mega Events in August and September

Written by AHF on September 15, 2021

KOREA CONCLUDES 102ND NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL PRE-TOURNAMENT Korea Hockey Association successfully concluded the 102nd National Sports Festival Pre-Tournament. There were 32 participating teams and the tournament was held for 6days from the 8th of September to the 13th of September in Daegu, Korea. Due to the risk of COVID19, the tournament was played behind closed […]

Korea Concludes 102nd National Sports Festival Pre-Tournament

Written by AHF on September 15, 2021

  Korea Hockey Association successfully concluded the 102nd National Sports Festival Pre-Tournament. There were 32 participating teams and the tournament was held for 6days from the 8th of September to the 13th of September in Daegu, Korea. Due to the risk of COVID19, the tournament was played behind closed doors. Spectators were only allowed up […]

Hockey Activities in Andijan made possible by Polytan!

Written by AHF on September 15, 2021

  At the Uzbekistan Andijan Hockey Stadium at Andijan, different activities take place regularly, from friendly matches to hockey centred campaigns. This is all made possible by Polytan who, in collaboration with the AHF provided the pitch for the stadium in Andijan, Uzbekistan. Recently, a delegation from Pakistan of the Education Board and their hockey […]

AHF Coaching Workshop – Small Games’ Impact – to Take Place on 15 Sep

Written by AHF on September 14, 2021

  AHF Coaching Workshop: Small Games’ Impact on the Game   AHF has organized an online coaching workshop for Asian and African coaches. The workshop will be conducted online on Wednesday – 15 September at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 33 top hockey coaches from around Asia and Africa have been […]

Pakistan Education Board Delegation and their Hockey Team visit Uzbekistan

Written by AHF on September 14, 2021

  Pakistan’s delegation of the Education Board and their hockey team arrived in Uzbekistan on September 11. Friendly matches were held under the Andijan region’s Sports and Athletics Institute at the Uzbekistan Andijan Hockey Stadium as mentioned below: 11 Sep 2021: match with Andijan sports school, Pakistan won 2:1 12 Sep 2021: match with Andijan […]

AHF brings Level 1 Online Coaching Course for Tajikistan

Written by AHF on September 13, 2021

  AHF Level 1 Coaching Course for TAJIKISTAN   AHF has organized a Level-1 online coaching course for Tajikistan. The course will be conducted online from Tuesday to Thursday: 14-16 September at 1445 (TJT). It will last around 3 hours each day. 13 top hockey coaches from Tajikistan have been nominated to participate in this […]

Hockey India names 25 players for the Senior Women’s National Coaching Camp

Written by AHF on September 13, 2021

  After a memorable outing in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 where the Indian Women’s Hockey Team secured a historic fourth place, Hockey India has called up 25 players for the Senior Women’s National Coaching Camp scheduled to begin in SAI, Bengaluru on 13th September 2021. The core group which also includes the 16 players […]

AHF SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES ITS ONLINE UMPIRING WORKSHOP FOR ASIAN AND AFRICAN UMPIRES

Written by AHF on September 11, 2021

  AHF Umpiring Workshop – Improving Umpiring Performance: Managing Concentration and Levels of Arousal   AHF Online Education has successfully completed its umpiring workshop which was organized for Asian and African umpires. Umpires from all over Asia and Africa participated in this 1-Day workshop. The workshop was conducted online today on 11 September 2021. FIH […]

Chefs de Mission Seminar held online by Olympic Council of Asia

Written by AHF on September 11, 2021

  Chefs de Mission Seminar organized online by the Olympic Council of Asia concluded in 2 sessions on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September. The Chefs de Mission Seminar was attended by representatives of the Asian National Olympic Committees as well as from Oceania, who will be competing in the Asian Games for the first […]

IOC President outlines support for Olympic community in Afghanistan

Written by AHF on September 10, 2021

  The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has helped the Olympic community in Afghanistan after the humanitarian crisis broke recently. Contacted by the NOC of Afghanistan at the closing of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the IOC started to work immediately to help people from the Olympic community, IOC President Thomas Bach told the media after […]

AHF SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES ITS ONLINE GOALKEEPING WORKSHOP FOR THE ASIAN AND AFRICAN GOALKEEPER COACHES

Written by AHF on September 10, 2021

AHF Coaching Workshop: Goalkeeping   AHF Online Education has successfully completed its coaching workshop on Goalkeeping which was organized for Asian and African goalkeeper coaches. Coaches from all over Asia and Africa participated in this 1-Day workshop. The workshop was conducted online today on 10 September 2021. AHF Goalkeeper expert Mr Salman Akbar facilitated the […]

AHF EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOP FOR ASIAN AND AFRICAN UMPIRES

Written by AHF on September 10, 2021

  AHF Umpiring Workshop – Improving Umpiring Performance: Managing Concentration and Levels of Arousal   AHF has organized an online umpiring workshop for Asian and African umpires. The workshop will be conducted online on Saturday – 11 September at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 29 top hockey coaches from around Asia […]

FIH is organizing Year of the Youth Huddle

Written by AHF on September 10, 2021

Year of the Youth Huddle 22 September On February 9th FIH announced the 2021 Year of the Youth celebration and encouraged its members and the global Hockey community to develop and showcase their youth Hockey initiatives and projects. On September 22nd, FIH is organising the YotY Huddle, a day of online sessions with Top Hockey Player, […]

AHF Goalkeeping Workshop for Asian and African Goalkeeping Coaches

Written by AHF on September 9, 2021

AHF Coaching Workshop: Goalkeeping   AHF has organized an online coaching workshop for Asian and African goalkeeper coaches. The workshop will be conducted online on Friday – 10 September at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 30 top hockey coaches from around Asia and Africa have been nominated to participate in this […]

“I will cherish the Tokyo Olympics 2020 experience for a lifetime,” says Indian Women’s Hockey striker Lalremsiami

Written by AHF on September 9, 2021

  From braving the personal tragedy of losing her father during the 2019 FIH Women’s Series Finals to scripting history with the Indian Women’s Hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, young striker Lalremsiami has come a long way. The 21-year-old striker was an integral part of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team that finished fourth […]

Korea Hockey Association to organize the 102nd National Sports Festival Pre-Tournament

Written by AHF on September 8, 2021

Korea Hockey Association will organize the 102nd National Sports Festival Pre-Tournament. The event will last for 6 days starting on 8 September and ending on 13 September. All matches will be played at Daegu Ansim Hockey Stadium.   Korea Hockey Association will broadcast all the matches live on their official YouTube channel. Link to access […]

Dhaka Premier Division Hockey League 2021

Written by AHF on September 8, 2021

  Bangladesh Hockey Federation is going to organize Dhaka Premier Division Hockey League 2021. Premier Division Hockey League is the biggest hockey league in Bangladesh where many players from India, Pakistan, Malaysia Participate in different clubs. The Clubs suffered financial hardship due to the long-running Corona pandemic. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has […]

Asian Hockey Federation condoles the sad demise of Jahangir Butt

Written by AHF on September 8, 2021

  Another Pakistan hockey Olympian has left the world, Olympian Jahangir Butt passed away last night. President Pakistan Hockey Federation Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary General Asif Bajwa expressed their condolences. According to the details, former Pakistan hockey player Olympian Jahangir Butt died last night. Olympian Jahangir Butt, 78, hoisted the Pakistani flag at […]

Tokyo 2020 breaks records on and off the field

Written by AHF on September 8, 2021

  It wasn’t just the athletes who were breaking Olympic and world records during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Combined with outstanding performances on the field, historic broadcasting ratings and digital engagement illustrated the power of sport to bring the world together. Sport – 19 days of competition – 339 events – 11,259 athlete entries […]

“Bronze medal is great but there is a lot of potential to be unlocked and displayed,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Team Chief Coach Graham Reid

Written by AHF on September 5, 2021

  The Indian Men’s Hockey Team Chief Coach Graham Reid credits this team’s success to certain innate qualities that has helped them achieve this historic feat of winning a Bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Reflecting on the team’s performance, Reid said, “This group is very focused and mentally very tough. They have imbibed a team-first mentality […]

NAs’ Named Technical Officials from Asia & Africa to participate in an AHF organized Officiating Workshop on Monday

Written by AHF on September 4, 2021

  AHF Technical Officials’ Workshop: Communication and Working with Teams   AHF has organized an online technical officiating workshop for Asian and African technical officials. The workshop will be conducted online on Monday – 06 Sep at 7 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 24 top hockey technical officials from Asia and African […]

AHF’s Workshop for Hockey India Umpires Concludes Successfully 

Written by AHF on September 4, 2021

  AHF-Hockey India Umpiring Workshop: Communication   AHF Online Education has successfully completed its umpiring workshop for Hockey India (HI) today on 04 Sep 2021. Umpires from all over India participated in this 1-Day workshop. The workshop was conducted online. FIH Academy expert Mr Ged Curran facilitated the workshop. The course provided detailed insight on […]

BANGLADESH WOMEN’S HOCKEY SERIES 2021

Written by AHF on September 3, 2021

  To promote women’s hockey in Bangladesh and to pay the tribute to former secretaries of Bangladesh Hockey Federation Late Shamsul Bari and Momin Ur Rahman, Bangladesh Hockey Federation organised the Women’s Hockey Series. The series started on 26 August and lasted till 2nd September 2021. The event was inaugurated on 26th Aug by Honourable […]

Six of the best: Nominees for the FIH Coach of the Year awards

Written by AHF on September 3, 2021

  The nominations for FIH Coach of the Year (men’s teams and women’s teams) reflect both Olympic success and continuing development and achievement with their respective national teams. For the Head Coaches of the men’s teams, the shortlisted coaches all hail from Oceania, with New Zealander Shane McLeod being joined by Australian counterparts Colin Batch […]

“Feels amazing to be recognized with the FIH Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year Award nomination,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh

Written by AHF on September 2, 2021

  The Indian Men’s Hockey Team brought glory to the country when they ended a 41-year Olympic Medal drought after defeating Germany 5-4 at the Tokyo Olympics to win the Bronze Medal in August. Indian Men’s Hockey Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, who made some vital saves during the course of the Tokyo Olympics, has been nominated […]

President Korea Hockey Association seeks National Solidarity to prepare their Teams for Upcoming Mega Hockey Events

Written by AHF on September 2, 2021

  “Let’s create our future with a new resolve and determination”, said the president of Korea Hockey Association (KHA) Mr Lee Sang-Hyun in an official communication released by the office of KHA yesterday on 1st September 2021. This communication was addressed nationally to the general public of the Republic of Korea. The intent was to […]

Five continents represented in FIH Rising Star of the Year Awards

Written by AHF on September 2, 2021

The nominations for the FIH Rising Star of the Year Award for 2020-21 feature some of the most exciting young players on the planet, with the six candidates – three men, three women – representing all five hockey playing continents. All six were took to the field at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, showcasing their […]

AHF Online Engagement Activities – September 2021

Written by AHF on September 1, 2021

  After the successful completion of Online Educational Workshops and Courses in August, the Asian Hockey Federation is now offering 11 online engagement activities in the month of September for Asian and African countries, including exclusive courses for Asian National Associations. Aimed at providing technical expertise and knowledge on various aspects for Asian and African […]

1st Chief Minister Punjab Hockey 5’s National Women’s Hockey Championship

Written by AHF on September 1, 2021

  Pakistan Hockey Federation appoints first 5A-Side Chief Minister Punjab National Women’s Hockey Championship Officers: Mrs. Abida Tanveer appointed Tournament Director, Rashid Mehmood Butt appointed as the Umpires Manager. Under the auspices of Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab, the first Chief Minister Punjab National Women’s 5A-Side Hockey Championship will be played at National […]

Hockey ‘one of most talked about Olympic sports on social media’

Written by AHF on August 31, 2021

  Analysing social media trends during the Olympics and other major sporting events has become the norm these days. Some data is on the money, while other research seems skewed. Hootsuite, the social media management platform, has conducted research into the most talked-about Olympic sports amongst women and men in the UK and revealed “surprising discoveries”. Analysing […]

“FIH Women’s Player of the Year Award 2020-21 nomination is a recognition for all my hard work and sacrifices,” says Indian Women’s Hockey Defender Gurjit Kaur

Written by AHF on August 31, 2021

  Dragflick specialist Gurjit Kaur, who was one of the architects of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team’s fourth-place finish at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics 2020, has been nominated for the FIH Women’s Player of the Year Award 2020-21. The 25-year-old defender etched her name in the history of world hockey following her heroics in […]

Certification in Exercise Medicine organised by Asia College Exercise & Sports Medicine in collaboration with AHF Raja Ashman Shah Hockey Academy

Written by AHF on August 30, 2021

  Certificate in Exercise Medicine organised by Asia College Exercise & Sports Medicine with the collaboration of AHF Raja Ashman Shah Hockey Academy in conjunction with the 64th National Day on Sunday, 29th August 2021 at 3.00 pm The second edition of the certification was held specifically for the southern and eastern zones for Sabah […]

Inter-Services Hockey Championship Peshawar

Written by AHF on August 30, 2021

  Pakistan Army defeated defending champion Navy in a thrilling match to win the Inter-Services Hockey Championship. The distinguished guest distributed medals and trophies among the athletes According to details, the Pakistan Army won the final of the Inter-Services Hockey Championship at PAF Base Peshawar under the auspices of the Pakistan Air Force Sports Control […]

UAE Development Update – Indoor Hockey Tournament concludes successfully!

Written by AHF on August 27, 2021

The UAE Hockey Federation is taking great strides in Development of Hockey in it’s country. Great effort is being put in into the establishment of grass roots level hockey principles, and the younger generation is excited and willing to prove it’s worth on the pitch more than ever! Ismael Ali Banna & Ateeq Al Madni […]

Women’s Hockey Tournament organized by BHF starts in Bangladesh!

Written by AHF on August 27, 2021

Shamsul Bari XI and Momin Ur Rahman XI Women’s Hockey Tournament organized by Bangladesh Hockey Federation Development Committee was inaugurated on 26/08/2021 by Hon’ble President Air Chief Marshal Mr. Sheikh Abdul Hannan BUP, NSWC, NSWC. Special guests were FM Iqbal Bin Anwar Dawn, Senior Executive Director of Walton and members of the Federation. Late Mahmudur […]

35th President Cup National Hockey Tournament & the 50th National Junior Sports Festival Concludes in Donghae, Korea.

Written by AHF on August 26, 2021

The Korea Hockey Association successfully concluded the 35th President Cup National Hockey Tournament & the 50th National Junior Sports Festival. There were 49 participating teams and the tournament was held for 9 days from August 17th to 25th in Donghae, Korea. Due to the spread of COVID-19, the access to the stadium was strictly restricted except for athletes, leaders […]

Inter-Services Hockey Championship: Pakistan Army’s winning streak continues!

Written by AHF on August 26, 2021

Inter-Services Hockey Championship: Pakistan Army’s winning streak continues, Air Force defeated by a large margin, Pakistan Army defeated Air Force by 1-6 goals to establish the first position with 6 points in pool matches, special guest director of today’s match Army Sports Directorate was Brigadier Zaheer Akhtar. According to details, Pakistan Army defeated the host […]

Inter-Services Hockey Championship: Pakistan Army defeated defending champion Pakistan Navy 1-2 in a thrilling match.

Written by AHF on August 25, 2021

Peshawar: August 24, 21: Inter-Services Hockey Championship: Pakistan Army defeated defending champion Pakistan Navy 1-2 in a thrilling match. Muhammad Waqas and Wasim Akam scored for Pakistan Army while Ali Sher scored the lone goal for Navy. The special guest of the match was Rear Admiral Abdul Basit, President Services Sports Control Board. A special […]

Korea’s 35th President Cup National Hockey Tournament – Day 7 & 8

Written by AHF on August 24, 2021

Korea’s 35th President Cup National Hockey Tournament – Day 7 & 8 Results The tournament will last around 9 days starting on 17th August and ending on 25th August. It will be played at Donghae Sunrise Hockey Stadium, Donghae, Korea Korea Hockey Association will broadcast the events LIVE on its YouTube channel.   KHA YouTube […]

FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21: Shortlists revealed as voting opens

Written by AHF on August 23, 2021

Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) today revealed the shortlists for the FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21, with players, coaches, media and fans being able to register their votes for the nominees in the respective women’s and men’s Player, Goalkeeper, Rising Star and Coach of the Year categories from today (Monday 23 August). With […]

Independence Day Hockey Series takes place in Lahore, Pakistan.

Written by AHF on August 23, 2021

Lahore: August 23, 21: Under the auspices of Pak Heroes Hockey Club Lahore and Muhammadan Hockey Club Lahore, Independence Day Hockey Series Muhammadan Juniors won the Juniors category, defeating Crown Hockey Club 1-3 in the final. In the seniors category, Pak Heroes defeated Dar Academy in a thrilling contest. In connection with the Independence Day […]

AHF SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP FOR ASIAN AND AFRICAN UMPIRES

Written by AHF on August 21, 2021

AHF UMPIRING WORKSHOP: COMMUNICATION   AHF Online Education has successfully completed its umpiring workshop on Umpiring Communication which was organized for Asian and African umpires. Coaches from Asia and Africa participated in this 1-Day workshop. The workshop was conducted online today on 21 August 2021. FIH Academy Experts Mr Ged facilitated the workshop. The 4-hours […]

Odisha’s Relentless support for Hockey is an Honour for Hockey India

Written by AHF on August 21, 2021

~ The state of Odisha felicitated the players of the Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams for their impressive outing at the Tokyo Olympic Games ~ ~ Odisha, which became the official partner of the Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams in 2018, has extended its partnership with the national teams for 10 more years […]

The Inter-Services Hockey Championship, Pakistan

Written by AHF on August 21, 2021

The Inter-Services Hockey Championship will be played in Peshawar from August 23 to 29. The three teams of the Defense Services will compete against each other to win the title of the event. Defending champion Pakistan Navy will defend its title at the Inter-Services Hockey Championship hosted by the Pakistan Air Force. Syed Zahir Shah […]

Korea’s 35th President Cup National Hockey Tournament – Day 2

Written by AHF on August 20, 2021

Korea’s 35th President Cup National Hockey Tournament – Day 2 The tournament will last around 8 days starting on 17th August and ending on 24th August. It will be played at Donghae Sunrise Hockey Stadium, Donghae, Korea Korea Hockey Association will broadcast the events LIVE on its YouTube channel.   KHA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtP4NokZ8xMJ-mwTMR5qFLQ   RESULTS DAY […]

AHF SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES ITS ONLINE COACHING WORKSHOP FOR THE INDONESIAN HOCKEY FEDERATION

Written by AHF on August 18, 2021

AHF-FHI COACHING WORKSHOP – Hockey 5: Rules, Principles, Structure AHF Online Education has successfully completed its coaching workshop on Hockey 5s which was exclusively organized for the Indonesian Hockey Federation (FHI). Coaches from all over Indonesia participated in this 1-Day workshop. The workshop was conducted online today on 18 August 2021. FIH Academy Experts Mr […]

2021 National High School Championships — Final Day Results of the Tournament

Written by AHF on August 18, 2021

  The national high school hockey championship, which decides the best high school in Japan, reached the final day of the tournament today and held the men’s and women’s semi-finals. Due to bad weather such as heavy rain, the finals will not be held due to changes in the competition schedule and venue. For boys, […]

Kuchlak High School wins 6th All Quetta Shaheed Mir Ali Ahmed Inter School Hockey Tournament

Written by AHF on August 18, 2021

  Sixth All Quetta Shaheed Mir Ali Ahmed Inter-School Hockey Tournament Kuchlak High School clinched the title by defeating Kali Gul Mohammad Hockey School 2-0. Balochistan Hockey Association President Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd was the special guest of the speech while Balochistan Hockey Association General Secretary Amjad Sati, Organizing Secretary Abdul Ghaffar Mengal, Tournament Director […]

AHF will open August with an online coaching workshop for Indonesia on Hockey 5s

Written by AHF on August 17, 2021

AHF-INDONESIAN HOCKEY FEDERATION (FHI) Coaching Workshop – Hockey 5s: Rules, Principles, Structures   AHF has organized an online coaching workshop for Indonesian Hockey Federation. The workshop will be conducted online on Wednesday – 18 August at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 28 top hockey coaches from Indonesia have been nominated to […]

The 35th President Cup National Hockey Tournament & The 50th National Junior Sports Festival, Korea

Written by AHF on August 17, 2021

  Korea Hockey Association has brought yet another mega national event, The 35th President Cup National Hockey Tournament & The 50th National Junior Sports Festival. The tournament will last around 8 days starting on 17th August and ending on 24th August. It will be played at Donghae Sunrise Hockey Stadium, Donghae, Korea Korea Hockey Association will broadcast the […]

The second program of Hockey Confederate Education Hub Malaysia (KHM): Empowering Women to Become a Leader

Written by AHF on August 16, 2021

The second program of Hockey Confederate Education Hub Malaysia (KHM) – Empowering Women to Become a Leader concluded successfully. This special session was addressed by five speakers who kept hockey close to their souls throughout their lives. The speakers shared their experiences about how they strived to rise from the bottom to reach prestigious positions […]

National Bank lifts Trophy; Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup concludes with a Dazzling Closing Ceremony

Written by AHF on August 16, 2021

The National Bank team named champion of Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup, WAPDA defeated in Penalty Shootouts. Federal Minister for Sports Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr. Fehmida Mirza graced the occasion while President PHF Brigadier (R) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, CEO Mari Petroleum Faheem Haider, Lieutenant General (R) Ashfaq Nadeem, Major General (R) Asghar Nawaz, Secretary-General PHF Asif […]

Asia’s representatives at the Olympics Games Tokyo 2020

Written by AHF on August 14, 2021

  On behalf of Asia, we had great representation in hockey in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The teams that represented us were: Japan (Men & Women), India (Men & Women) and China (Women). The Tokyo 2020 host was Japan, whose men’s and women’s hockey teams hoped to inspire the nation’s next generation of players with […]

Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup: Semi-Finals

Written by AHF on August 14, 2021

  Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup: National Bank and WAPDA teams will compete in the final, defeating Navy and PAF in the semi-finals, the final will be played tomorrow, August 15 at 4 pm. The final of Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup 2021 under the auspices of Mari Petroleum Sports Department will be played tomorrow, […]

AHF Online Engagement Activities – August 2021

Written by AHF on August 14, 2021

After the completion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Asian Hockey Federation is glad to resume its online engagement program. For the remaining part of August, we have brought 7 online engagement activities, which includes exclusive activities for the Indonesian Hockey Federation, Hockey India and 2 activities for Asia and Africa. Aimed at providing […]

Pakistan Hockey Federation celebrates Victory Day in Olympics 1984

Written by AHF on August 13, 2021

Pakistan Hockey Federation celebrates Victory Day in Olympics 1984 The purpose of celebrating this day is to instil in the young players a sense of victory and dedication. “We must all work together for the promotion and development of the national game. Young players will have to follow in the footsteps of their seniors so […]

Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup

Written by AHF on August 13, 2021

  Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup: WAPDA, Navy, National Bank and Air Force teams have qualified for the semi-finals, semi-finals will be played tomorrow. The semi-final line-up of Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup has been completed under the supervision of Pakistan Hockey Federation under Mari Petroleum. WAPDA and Navy from Pool A and National Bank […]

Mari Petroleum Independence Hockey Cup

Written by AHF on August 12, 2021

  After a day’s rest, the series resumed. National Bank beats Punjab by 2-6 to qualify for semi-finals Shaun Irshad scored 2 goals for National Bank, Abu Bakar Tariq, Abu Dharr Jr., Mohammad Naveed and Mohammad Atiq scored. Zain Ijaz and Arsal scored for Punjab Man of the match was Shaun Irshad (National Bank)  

Oman Hockey Association welcomes its new officials through recently held elections

Written by AHF on August 11, 2021

  Oman Hockey Association held elections on 9 August to welcome its new management. The elected body for a term of 4-years is as follows:   Elected President: Dr Marwan Juma Al Juma   Vice President: Mr Madian Ahmed Bait Habdha Secretary-General: Dr Khamis Salim Al Rahbi Treasurer: Mr Zuhair Mohammad Al Ajmi   Board […]

Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup: Day 3

Written by AHF on August 11, 2021

  Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup: Air Force and National Bank win, Sui Southern Gas and Punjab defeated, Air Force beat Punjab 1-5, Air Force’s Rizwan Ali, National Bank’s Dilbar Hussain and Sui Southern Gas K Rana Sohail named Man of the Match. The thorny match between National Bank and Sui Southern Gas kept the […]

Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup: Second Day

Written by AHF on August 10, 2021

  Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup: On the second day, two matches were drawn in thrilling competitions, WAPDA’s winning streak continued. Major General R Asghar Nawaz was the special guest of today’s match. He was accompanied by Chairman National Hockey Selection Committee Olympian Manzoor Jr.   Under the supervision of the Pakistan Hockey Federation, Mari […]

The Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup Pakistan was inaugurated successfully

Written by AHF on August 9, 2021

The Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup was inaugurated with the biggest prizes in the history of Pakistan Domestic Events. On the opening day, WAPDA, National Bank and Pakistan Navy won their matches.   Under the supervision of the Pakistan Hockey Federation, Mari Petroleum Sports Department, three matches were decided on the first day of the […]

Tokyo 2020 (Day 14): Netherlands defeat Argentina to take women’s Olympic crown

Written by AHF on August 6, 2021

  Day 14 (Evening): The Netherlands added the Olympic gold medal to their World, European and FIH Hockey Pro League titles thanks to a 3-1 victory over Argentina, bringing a wonderful Hockey competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to a close. The win gave the Oranje their fourth Olympic crown, with the 2020 gold medal […]

Hong Zhen receives a Golden Whistle from the FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra

Written by AHF on August 6, 2021

A very proud moment for Hong Zhen! He received his golden whistle from Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, FIH President. The golden whistle award is presented to FIH International Umpires who have completed their 100th official Senior International Inter Nations Match. Hong Zhen earned the golden whistle when he umpired his 100th international match in February […]

Dato Tayyab Ikram honoured by Tokyo Organizing Committee of Olympic Games

Written by AHF on August 6, 2021

  Dato Tayyab Presented with Special Mementos by the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee in front of FIH, ITOs, NTOs and Organising Committee in recognition of his ultimate support, massive contribution and dynamic leadership. Dato’ Fumio Ogura and Hilary Atkinson were also presented with awards for their incredible services.    

Tokyo 2020: Belgium men crowned Olympic champions in Tokyo

Written by AHF on August 5, 2021

  Day 13 (Evening): The winners of the men’s Olympic gold medal at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are Belgium, who claimed a dramatic shoot-out victory against Australia thanks to a heroic goalkeeping performance from Vincent Vanasch. The Olympic silver medallists from Rio 2016 went one step higher up the podium this time around, with Vanasch […]

Tokyo 2020 (Day12: 4 August 2021): Argentina and the Netherlands to fight for women’s Olympic gold medal; The Netherlands outgun Great Britain to reach Olympic gold medal game

Written by AHF on August 4, 2021

  Day 12 (Evening): Argentina overcame a magnificent challenge from underdogs India to book their place in the Olympic gold medal match, with 37-year-old captain Noel Barrionuevo rolling back the years by scoring two penalty corner drag-flicks to guide her team to victory. India – who finished fourth in Pool A but stunned highly-rated Australia in […]

Tokyo 2020 (Morning, Day 12: 4 August 2021): The Netherlands outgun Great Britain to reach Olympic gold medal game

Written by AHF on August 4, 2021

  Day 12 (Morning): The Netherlands are just one victory away from being in possession of the World, European, FIH Hockey Pro League and Olympic titles after producing yet another dazzling display at the Oi Hockey Stadium, overpowering Rio 2016 gold medallists Great Britain 5-1 in this morning’s first semi-final. It is a fifth successive Olympic […]

Tokyo 2020 (Men’s Semi-Finals – Day 11, 3 August 2021): Australia beat Germany to set up dream final against Belgium; Hat-trick hero Hendrickx fires Belgium men into Olympic final

Written by AHF on August 3, 2021

  Day 11 (Evening): The men’s Hockey gold medal match at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be contested between the two highest ranked teams in the world, with Australia set to face Belgium in a dream title match here at the magnificent Oi Hockey Stadium. Goals from Tim Brand, Blake Govers and a late tap-in […]

Tokyo 2020 (Morning, 3 August 2021): Hat-trick hero Hendrickx fires Belgium men into Olympic final

Written by AHF on August 3, 2021

Day 11 (Morning): A hat-trick from Alexander Hendrickx helped Belgium’s Red Lions claim a 5-2 triumph over India, with the reigning world and FIH Hockey Pro League champions downing the eight-times Olympic gold medallists in a thrilling semi-final contest. Belgium’s opponent in the gold medal match will be revealed this evening, with Australia and Germany […]

Tokyo 2020 (Women’s Quarter-Finals: 02 Aug 2021): Netherlands & GB triumph to settle line-up for women’s semi-finals; Incredible India stun Australia to join Argentina in women’s semi-finals

Written by AHF on August 2, 2021

  Day 10 (Evening): The semi-final line-up for the women’s Hockey competition of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has been revealed, with the Netherlands and Great Britain joining Argentina and surprise package India in the final four. The Netherlands – the reigning World, European and FIH Hockey Pro League champions – powered to their sixth win […]

Tokyo 2020 (Men’s Quarter-Finals, Day-9: 1 August 2021): Belgium & India complete men’s final four; Germany & Australia triumph to set up Olympic semi-final meeting

Written by AHF on August 1, 2021

  Day 9 (Evening): Belgium and India joined Germany and Australia in the semi-finals of the men’s Hockey competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 after winning their respective quarter-final matches on Sunday evening to establish two mouth-watering clashes in the final four. Pool B winners Belgium were given a huge scare by a Spanish team […]

Tokyo 2020 (Men Quarter-Finals, Day-9: 1 August 2021): Germany & Australia triumph to set up Olympic semi-final meeting

Written by AHF on August 1, 2021

  Day 9 (Morning): Germany and Australia will meet in the semi-finals of the men’s Hockey competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 after winning their respective quarter-finals on a thrilling morning at the Oi Hockey Stadium. Pool B runners up Germany booked their fifth successive Olympic semi-final appearance with a fine win over Rio 2016 […]

Tokyo 2020 (Full Day, 31 July 2021): Heartbreak for Ireland as women’s quarter-finals confirmed; Five wins out of five for Hockeyroos as Pool B closes out

Written by AHF on July 31, 2021

  Day 8 (Evening): Olympic debutants Ireland missed out on a place in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Hockey competition, suffering a heart-breaking defeat to reigning champions Great Britain in the final match of the women’s pool phase. Following India’s dramatic 4-3 win over South Africa earlier in the day, the Green Army […]

Tokyo 2020 (Full Day Review: 30 July 2021): Joy for Argentina as men’s quarter-final line-up confirmed; Spain men & India women keep Olympic dreams alive

Written by AHF on July 30, 2021

  Day 7 (Evening): Reigning Olympic gold medallists Argentina kept their title hopes alive by qualifying for the competition quarter-finals thanks to a battling victory over New Zealand as the men’s pool phase came to a dramatic conclusion. Argentina’s win against the Black Sticks ensured a third-place finish in Pool A, behind winners Australia and second-placed […]

Tokyo 2020 (Day-6: 29 July 2021): Netherlands & Australia continue dominance of women’s pools; South Africa men stun Olympic giants Germany 

Written by AHF on July 29, 2021

  Day 6 (Evening): The Netherlands and Australia maintained their 100% winning runs in the women’s Hockey competition at Tokyo 2020, ending Day 6 at the top of their respective pools after another pulsating evening of action at the Oi Hockey Stadium. Both teams have earned a maximum 12 points from their four matches, with the […]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Analytical Review by Tahir Zaman

Written by AHF on July 29, 2021

  Day 5, Women#15 Spain vs New Zealand: It was a very interesting game, the Spanish team looked very different in this game, they were on the bottom of the points table so they knew they had to go all-out. The sharp body language was telling that the players are having very clear understanding of […]

Tokyo 2020, Day 5: Spain men keep quarter-final qualification hopes alive; Netherlands & Germany maintain control of Women’s Pool A

Written by AHF on July 28, 2021

  Day 5 (Evening): An Oceania derby match triumph over New Zealand guaranteed Australia a top two finish in Men’s Pool A, while victory for Spain’s men over host nation Japan has boosted their own chances of reaching the quarter-final stages of the Tokyo 2020 Hockey competition. In Women’s Pool B, Australia and Argentina both earned […]

POLYTAN: 7 Sweet Reasons Why Tokyo is the Best Hockey Turf Yet

Written by AHF on July 28, 2021

  Tokyo 2020 set an ambitious target to become the world’s first carbon-neutral games. To help realise this vision, we pushed the boundaries on sustainability to produce Poligras Tokyo GT, the world’s first climate positive turf. Poligras Tokyo GT is proof that the field of play can have a positive impact, not just on the […]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Analytical Review by Tahir Zaman

Written by AHF on July 28, 2021

  Day 4, Men#14 India vs Spain: India learnt its lesson from its first match against Australia. They started very aggressively by pressing the Spanish team knowing that if they can get some opportunities in the beginning for fast turnover breaks, they can have a good lead in the first quarter. Ultimately, they were successful […]

Tokyo 2020 – Day 5 (Morning, Session 16 & 17): Netherlands & Germany maintain control of Women’s Pool A

Written by AHF on July 28, 2021

  Day 5 (Morning): The Netherlands and Germany continued their excellent form in the women’s Pool A, with both claiming important victories to maintain their 100% winning runs. Defending champions Great Britain were also victorious, while Spain’s women got their Pool B campaign off the ground with their first three points, defeating the previously unbeaten New […]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Analytical Review by Tahir Zaman

Written by AHF on July 27, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Analytical Review by Tahir Zaman   Day 3, Men’s Belgium vs Germany: Belgium very rightly chose to play full press against the Germans, the main aim was not to let the Germans get settled during the game, and this is exactly what happened. The Belgian took the advantage of an unforced […]

Tokyo 2020: New Zealand and Germany women maintain 100% records; Belgium (M), GB (M), Netherlands (W) & Australia (W) maintain strong starts 

Written by AHF on July 26, 2021

  Day 3 (Evening): It was another good day at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for the women of New Zealand and Germany, who both moved level on points with the leaders of their respective pools by claiming second successive wins at the Oi Hockey Stadium. Defending champions Great Britain were also winners, while Argentina kick-started […]

Pakistan Hockey Federation organizes Fitness Performance Tests for its Athletes

Written by AHF on July 26, 2021

  Fitness tests of 32 players for the PHF Central contract continue at Lahore. The physical fitness and skill level of the players will be assessed in a two-day session. The Head Coach of the National Hockey Team Olympian Khawaja Junaid, Chairman National Hockey Selection Committee Olympian Manzoor Junior are reviewing the performances of the […]

Tokyo 2020: Belgium (M), GB (M), Netherlands (W) & Australia (W) maintain strong starts 

Written by AHF on July 26, 2021

  Day 3 (Morning): Belgium and Great Britain ended the morning session joint top of men’s Pool B after both recorded second successive victories at the Oi Hockey Stadium. In the women’s competition, the Netherlands and Australia continued their excellent starts to the competition with wins. Here is a detail of matches played on the beautiful […]

Tokyo 2020: Hockey’s Day 2 in Review

Written by AHF on July 25, 2021

Day 2 (Evening): A magnificent attacking display from Australia’s Kookaburras was the highlight of a remarkable evening session at the Oi Hockey Stadium, with Argentina, Spain and Netherlands also claiming important wins as the search for a place in the competition quarter-finals continued.   Men’s Pool A India 1-7 Australia  Australia’s Kookaburras produced a devastating display […]

Indian Women’s Hockey Team go down 5-1 in Tokyo Olympics opening match vs Netherlands

Written by AHF on July 25, 2021

The Indian Women’s Hockey Team fought valiantly against the World Number 1 Netherlands team in their first encounter of the Tokyo Olympics at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Saturday. The Netherlands took the lead with an early goal in the 6th minute; however, India fought back and equalized the score in the 10th minute. After […]

Tokyo 2020: Olympic champions Great Britain women downed by Germany

Written by AHF on July 25, 2021

Women’s Pool A Great Britain 1-2 Germany Great Britain’s women started their Olympic title defence with a loss as Germany came away with a 2-1 win and all three points in their Pool A clash. Die Danas fell behind when Sarah Jones netted a close-range penalty corner in an opening quarter dominated by the Rio […]

45 Years of Hockey – First Innovation

Written by AHF on July 25, 2021

Since the First Turf in 1976 at the Montreal Olympics, Sport Group with Poligras and AstroTurf, have transformed turf and transformed hockey MONTREAL: FIRST ON TURF The First turf was made by AstroTurf in the USA, using nylon fibers. It rained during the Montreal Olympics and the turf played much better… hence hockey’s wet turfs […]

Tokyo 2020 – Day 1 in Review

Written by AHF on July 24, 2021

The very first day of the hockey matches at the Olympics Tokyo 2020 at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo, Japan kicked off to an amazing start! An action-packed day kept adrenaline high throughout the day as we saw the top Olympic contenders go head-to-head in non-stop action on the pitch. The day kicked off […]

Manpreet Singh-led India to make a cautious start to their campaign in Tokyo

Written by AHF on July 23, 2021

The Manpreet Singh-led Indian Men’s Hockey Team will make a cautious start to their campaign in the group stage at the most-awaited Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as they take on dark horse New Zealand in their first Pool A match on Saturday. Grouped along with the defending Olympic Champions Argentina, the formidable Australia, New Zealand, […]

32nd Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism National Hockey Tournament

Written by AHF on July 23, 2021

Korea Hockey Association brings another national competition titled 32nd Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism National Hockey Tournament. The tournament will be broadcast Live on Korea Hockey’s official YouTube channel. The tournament will take place from 26th July to 30th July at the Asan Hakseon hockey stadium.   Here is the Live-Stream link to KHA YouTube […]

With an aim to bring back Olympic Glory, Indian Hockey Teams depart for Tokyo

Written by AHF on July 19, 2021

  With an aim to bring back Olympic Glory, the Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams left from Bengaluru to Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi where they will join the rest of the Olympic-bound Indian contingent who are scheduled to leave for Tokyo, Japan on late Saturday evening. Reflecting the team’s excitement, Indian Men’s […]

Tokyo 2020 – Message from FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra

Written by AHF on July 17, 2021

Tokyo 2020 – Message from FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra “Dear Members of the global hockey community, dear hockey fans, dear all, Following a delay of one year due to the unprecedented times of pandemic that we are currently living through, I can put my hand on my heart and tell you how genuinely […]

PHF 4 Teams Hockey Series

Written by AHF on July 17, 2021

  WAPDA and Pakistan Juniors continue their victories in the final round matches of PHF 4 Teams Hockey Series under the auspices of the Pakistan Hockey Federation. The closing matches of the event will be played tomorrow. The PHF 4 Teams Hockey Series under the auspices of the Pakistan Hockey Federation has entered its final […]

PHF 4 Teams Hockey Series Journeys Successfully

Written by AHF on July 15, 2021

  Navy beats Sui Southern Gas in PHF 4 Teams Hockey Series organized under the auspices of Pakistan Hockey Federation. There was a match-draw After a thrilling match between Pakistan Juniors and WAPDA. Former Navy hockey player and coach Muhammad Naeem was the special guest of the first match. While the special guest of the […]

KHM President presides over an important meeting

Written by AHF on July 14, 2021

An online meeting between KHM President Dato ‘ Sri Subahan Kamal, Deputy President of KHM, Prof. Dato’ Dr. S. Shamala, KHM Executive Board Members and Chief Executive Officer of KHM, the National Hockey Squad of Men and Women took place today. In the meeting which had the presence of the coach and manager of the […]

Hockey India’s Flashback Series: “Though we had the best team each time (between 1992 to 2004) we couldn’t finish on the podium,” rued Dhanraj Pillay

Written by AHF on July 14, 2021

  With less than 10 days to go for the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Olympic fever has engulfed the entire sporting world. While the Indian athletes carry out their final preparations, it’s time for the hockey fans to relive the memories from the Olympic campaigns in the past through Hockey India’s Flashback Series. In the […]

AHF condoles the sad demise of Naveed Alam, a hockey star from Pakistan

Written by AHF on July 13, 2021

  Asian Hockey Federation condoles the sad demise of legendary Naveed Alam who breathed his last on Tuesday 23 July 2021. Naveed Alam was part of the Pakistani squad that lifted the World Cup trophy for Pakistan in 1994. Naveed Alam played as a fullback; his brilliant performance won him a gold medal. He was […]

“Dilip Tirkey has inspired many from my village to look at Hockey as an engine of change,” says Tokyo Olympic-bound Indian Men’s Hockey Defender Amit Rohidas

Written by AHF on July 13, 2021

  The Indian Men’s Hockey Team Defender Amit Rohidas is geared up for his first Olympic campaign in Tokyo this year. The 28-year-old defender, who has played 97 matches for the national side, expressed that it has taken him 12 years to fulfil his dream of being a part of the Olympic squad. “It has […]

2021 All-Japan University Championship East-West Inter-League

Written by AHF on July 13, 2021

2021 All-Japan University Championship East-West Inter-League has concluded successfully. The championship started on July 8 and it completed on July 11.   Final Standings: Men: Tenri University Women: Ritsumeikan University

Third Chief of Naval Staff Cup All Pakistan Hockey Tournament

Written by AHF on July 12, 2021

Third Chief of Naval Staff Cup All Pakistan Hockey Tournament: Pakistan Hockey Federation has appointed event umpires and officials; Olympian Nasir Ali will be the tournament director and Masood-ur-Rehman will be the umpires’ manager. According to details, the third Chief of Naval Staff Cup in collaboration with the Pakistan Hockey Federation and Naval Sports Directorate […]

AHF successfully concludes its online coaching workshop for Hockey India

Written by AHF on July 12, 2021

  AHF-HI Coaching Workshop: Technical Skills Development   AHF Online Education has successfully completed its coaching workshop on technical skills development which was exclusively organized for Hockey India (HI). Coaches from all over India participated in this 1-Day workshop. The workshop was conducted online on 11 July 2021. FIH Academy Experts Mr Herman Kruis and […]

AHF successfully concludes its online technical officiating workshop for Hockey India

Written by AHF on July 10, 2021

AHF-HI Technical Officials’ Workshop: Pre-Tournament Checks and Preparations   AHF Online Education has successfully completed its technical officiating workshop on pre-tournament checks and preparations which was exclusively organized for Hockey India (HI) today on 10 July 2021. Technical Officials from all over India participated in this 1-Day workshop. The workshop was conducted online today on […]

PHF shortlists players of Junior Camp for its 4-Teams Hockey Series

Written by AHF on July 10, 2021

  PHF shortlists players of National Junior Hockey Camp. Shortlisted players will take part in the “PHF Four teams Hockey Series” which will be held from 10th to 17th July. Moein Shakeel (SSGC), Waqar (Goalkeeper, Wapda), Umair Sattar (MPCL), Aqeel Ahmed (MPCL), Abdullah (Goalkeeper, MPCL), Roman Khan (Wapda), Mohibullah (WAPDA), Murtaza Yaqub (MPCL), Hamad Anjum […]

Spain to host inaugural FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup 2022

Written by AHF on July 9, 2021

  The Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has appointed Spain as the host country for the inaugural FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup which will take place in Valencia from 10 to 17 December 2022. By doing so, the EB has followed the recommendation of the Task Force Events Bidding, which comprises […]

AHF successfully concludes its online coaching workshop on Out Lettings for the Indonesian Hockey Federation

Written by AHF on July 9, 2021

AHF-FHI Coaching Workshop: Out Lettings   AHF Online Education has successfully completed its coaching workshop on Out Lettings exclusively organized for the Indonesian Hockey Federation (FHI) today on 8 July 2021. Coaches from all over Indonesia participated in this 1-Day coaching workshop. The workshop was conducted online today on 08 July 2021. FIH Academy Experts […]

AHF will conduct 1-day workshop for Hockey India Technical Officials

Written by AHF on July 9, 2021

  AHF-Hockey India Technical Officials’ Workshop: Pre-Tournament Checks & Preparations   AHF has organized an online technical officials’ workshop for Hockey India. The workshop will be conducted online on Saturday – 10 July at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 22 top hockey coaches from India have been nominated to participate in […]

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Spotlight on China

Written by AHF on July 9, 2021

  China Head coach Yang Wang has every reason to believe that this rapidly improving team can outperform expectations in Japan. There is certainly plenty of quality players to call upon, including Cui Qiuxia, a hugely experienced defender with a reputation for being utterly fearless. The Olympic training squad also contained two world class shot […]

AHF ONLINE ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES – JULY 2021

Written by AHF on July 8, 2021

  The Asian Hockey has successfully delivered the Online Engagement plan for June. We have now brought 9 online engagement activities in the month of July 2021 exclusively for India and Indonesia. Aimed at providing technical expertise and knowledge on various aspects for national coaches, technical officials and umpires, these online education workshops will be conducted […]

AHF successfully concludes its online coaching workshop on Attacking Principles for the Indonesian Hockey Federation

Written by AHF on July 8, 2021

  AHF-FHI COACHING WORKSHOP – Attacking Principles: Structure and Organisation   AHF Online Education has successfully completed its coaching workshop, for the Indonesian Hockey Federation (FHI), on Attacking Principles today on 8 July 2021. Coaches from all over Indonesia participated in this 1-Day coaching workshop. The workshop was conducted online today on 08 July 2021. […]

“I had made a promise to my late father that I will play at the Olympics,” says Tokyo Olympic-bound Indian Women’s Hockey Striker Lalremsiami

Written by AHF on July 8, 2021

  Having made the cut to the 16-member Indian Women’s Hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics 2020, young striker Lalremsiami, who will be playing her career’s first quadrennial Games, is hopeful of winning a medal in Tokyo. She stated that the team has worked hard and made many sacrifices for the Olympics due to the current […]

AHF Condoles the sad demise of double Olympic Champion from India, Keshav Datt 

Written by AHF on July 7, 2021

  Asian Hockey Federation condoles the sad demise of legend Keshav Chandra Datt who breathed his last at about 1230 am on Wednesday. He was 95 years old. Datt was part of India’s golden era in hockey. He was a formidable halfback and was part of Independent India’s historic feat in 1948 where they beat […]

The Asian Hockey Federation congratulates Air Marshal Abdul Hannan on his appointment as President of Bangladesh Hockey Federation

Written by AHF on July 7, 2021

Bangladesh Hockey Federation welcomes its new President, Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force Air Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, BUP,nswc,fawc,psc. The term of the new President started on 12 June 2021. Air Marshal Abdul Hannan has an exceptional background in Command, Instructional and Staff positions that will serve as an asset to the Bangladesh […]

Iran successfully concludes High-Performance Coaching Courses

Written by AHF on July 6, 2021

Iran has successfully concluded high-performance coaching courses of Level 1, 2 & 3. The courses were conducted from June 23 to 28 in Hamdan province. There was a participation of fifteen which included six women and nine men. Courses included the tactics in both field and indoor hockey formats. These courses were conducted after 14 […]

PHF to conduct a four-team hockey series

Written by AHF on July 6, 2021

  A four-team hockey series under the auspices of PHF will be held in Lahore from July 10 to 18 in preparation for the National Junior Hockey Team’s Junior World Cup. Event Officers, announced, will perform managerial duties. PHF veteran technical officials and umpires will perform their professional responsibilities in the series. The Pakistan Hockey […]

The Asian Hockey Federation Condoles the Demise of Vladimir Antonovich

Written by AHF on July 6, 2021

  The Asian Hockey Federation mourns the passing away of Mr Vladimir Antonovich, who was a hockey player and a legendary coach from Kazakhstan & USSR. He passed away on 04 July 2021. Mr Vladimir Antonovich contributed a lot to the good of hockey in the Soviet Union. Mr Vladimir participated in the first championship […]

16 of the Teams going to Tokyo train on POLIGRAS

Written by AHF on July 6, 2021

A STORY OF MARGINAL GAINS Once upon a time, a suicidal Australian dentist call Dr Paddi Lund decided not to jump from a bridge into a Brisbane River but instead, to remove 95% of his patient list keeping only the 5% he actually liked. He then asked them to refer their friends. By focusing on […]

“It’s huge honour to be the Flag Bearer of the Indian contingent at the Opening Ceremony,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Team Skipper Manpreet Singh

Written by AHF on July 6, 2021

  Indian Men’s Hockey Team Skipper Manpreet Singh expressed immense excitement upon being named the Flag Bearer of the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony on 23 July at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The announcement was made by Indian Olympic Association today. “This is amazing, and I am speechless,” stated Manpreet when he heard about IOA’s decision. […]

The Asian Hockey Federation condoles the Demise of Mr. Mahamudur Rahman Momin

Written by AHF on July 5, 2021

The Asian Hockey Federation condoles the passing away of Mr Mahamudur Rahman Momin, who held many important positions in Bangladesh Hockey including the General Secretary of the Federation. He is also regarded as the founder of the national hockey federation of Bangladesh. He passed away today on 05 July 2021. Offering condolence, President AHF Fumio […]

Asian Hockey Federation Successfully Concludes its Executive Board Meeting

Written by AHF on July 3, 2021

  The AHF Executive Board Meeting 2021 took place earlier today. In consideration of the global pandemic situation, the Executive Board meeting was held online. The meeting was a huge success and saw 100% participation. On behalf of the Asian Hockey Federation, President AHF Dato Fumio formally congratulated Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah on becoming FIH Honorary […]

Malaysia and Chile to host 2023 Men’s and Women’s Junior World Cups

Written by AHF on July 2, 2021

Upon recommendation from the Task Force Events Bidding (comprising of EB Members of all five Continental Federations), the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has appointed Malaysia as the host country for the 2023 FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup and Chile for the 2023 FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup. The […]

Vice-President Asian Hockey Federation Dato’ Seri Chaiyapak Siriwat offers his gratitude to the Asian Hockey Federation and the Asian Hockey Fraternity

Written by AHF on July 1, 2021

Vice-President Asian Hockey Federation Dato’ Seri Chaiyapak Siriwat paid his tribute to the AHF and Asian Hockey Fraternity during his recent address. He contributed with his words as follows, “The Asian Hockey Federation has done an excellent job throughout the difficult days of the pandemic. Now that we have come a long way since the […]

Hockey India’s Flashback Series: “Coach KD Singh Babu made me play as outside-left in the Bronze Medal match in Munich Olympics, and I happened to score the equalizer,” recalled legendary centre-forward BP Govinda 

Written by AHF on July 1, 2021

  With less than 30 days to go for the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Olympic fever is slowly engulfing the entire sporting world. While the Indian athletes carry out their high-octane practice sessions, it’s time for the hockey fans to relive the memories from the triumphant Olympic campaigns in the past through Hockey India’s Flashback […]

Pakistan Hockey Federation prepares action plan for players’ central contracts

Written by AHF on July 1, 2021

Pakistan Hockey Federation prepares action plan for players’ central contracts. Chairman PHF Selection Committee Olympian Manzoor Jr. and Head Coach National Hockey Team Olympian Khawaja Junaid will monitor the performances of the players. Players’ performance will be tested on a monthly basis. Central contracts will be offered to the top 20 players. Central contract players […]

Bangladesh Hockey Federation Development Program – U-16 Training Camp

Written by AHF on June 29, 2021

Bangladesh Hockey Federation, under their exclusive training program for youth, has successfully completed U-16 Training Camp. The training program was held in the Chittagong District with the collaboration of CJKS and Sports directorate Chittagong. Despite the critical situations caused by the massive outbreak of Covid 19 (Indian Variant) in yet another wave, Bangladesh managed to […]

Pakistan to conduct National Junior Training Camp in Lahore

Written by AHF on June 29, 2021

  Pakistan Hockey Federation completes preparations for National Junior Training Hockey Camp starting from June 30. The players in the camp will report to the head coach National Junior Hockey Team Olympian Danish Kaleem by noon on June 30. The Pakistan Hockey Federation will conduct a national junior hockey training camp for 27 players from […]

Hockey India’s Flashback Series: Two-time Olympic Bronze Medalist Ajit Pal Singh gets nostalgic about his dream Olympic debut at the 1968 Mexico Games

Written by AHF on June 29, 2021

~ Indian hockey stalwart and former captain Ajit Pal Singh recalled India’s back-to-back Bronze medal-winning feat at the 1968 Mexico and 1972 Munich Olympic Games in Hockey India’s Flashback Series ~      With less than 30 days to go for the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Olympic fever is slowly engulfing the entire sporting world. […]

10 out of 14 Olympic Qualifiers Played on Poligras

Written by AHF on June 29, 2021

Playing in the Olympics is the ultimate accolade for any hockey player, and the qualifying pathway to that world stage, therefore, is arguably just as important. Of the 12 women’s and 12 men’s teams to qualify for Tokyo 2020, five spots were secured through the Continental Championships. The remaining seven spots were fought out via […]

74% of FIH Pro League Games are on Poligras

Written by AHF on June 28, 2021

FINAL PRO LEAGUE CLASHES PLAYED ON POLIGRAS TOKYO GT This weekend, 26th and 27th June, marked the close of an extraordinary FIH Pro League season as Australia hosted New Zealand at the Perth Hockey Stadium. With just weeks to go until the teams meet at Tokyo 2020, the thrilling double headers did not disappoint. The […]

Olympic Day Hockey Series Played in Gojra, Pakistan

Written by AHF on June 28, 2021

  Olympic Day Hockey Series Gojra: National Bank and Gojra Colors were finalists, Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister for Sports Bilal Asghar Warraich was the Chief Guest. The final of the Olympic Day Hockey Series was played 0n 28 June under the auspices of Aslam Roda Hockey Academy in connection with the Olympic Day […]

5 site hockey Tournament successfully concluded in Bangladesh

Written by AHF on June 28, 2021

  Bangladesh Hockey Federation recently concluded a 1-Day 5 site hockey tournament. The tournament was organized in the Manikganj district. Youth engagement was the exclusive focus of this tournament. Bangladesh has been working hard to prepare for the Youth Olympics and the FIH Junior World Cup. As per the schedule, Bangladesh will keep focusing the […]

Taldykorgan Sdyussh Lifts the Trophy in Kazakhstan’s National Championship for Girls

Written by AHF on June 28, 2021

  Kazakhstan has organized its national hockey championship for Men and Women. The championship began on 21st June and it will end on 30th June.   The Girls’ edition of the championship concluded on 25 Jun 2021. The top positions were secured by the teams as mentioned below,   Taldykorgan SDYUSSH (Girls) Almaty region. (Girls) […]

Pak Heroes won the DAR Academy 9-A side Hockey Tournament 2021

Written by AHF on June 27, 2021

  Pak Heroes Hockey Club won the 9-A-Side Hockey Series on the basis of Sudden Death Penalty Shootouts. The special guest of the closing ceremony, Olympian Tahir Zaman, presented trophies and prizes to the winners. Pak Heroes Club Lahore won the 9-A-Side Hockey Series consisting of four teams under the auspices of Dar Hockey Academy […]

IOC set to relax complete ban on athlete demonstrations at Tokyo 2020

Written by AHF on June 26, 2021

  Athletes are set to be allowed to demonstrate inside venues at the Olympic Games in Tokyo   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission is discussing granting athletes permission to demonstrate – including raising a fist or taking the knee – at specific times and in certain areas before their competition at the Games. […]

AHF will conduct a match day Workshop for Indian Coaches

Written by AHF on June 26, 2021

  AHF Coaching Workshop: Match Day   AHF has organized an exclusive online workshop for Indian Coaches. This workshop will be conducted online on Sunday – 27 June at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 17 coaches have been nominated by Hockey India to participate in this workshop. FIH Academy Expert Mr […]

AHF will run a Pre-Tournament Checks & Preparations Workshop for Technical Officials

Written by AHF on June 26, 2021

  AHF Technical Officials’ Workshop: Pre-Tournament Checks & Preparations   AHF has organized an exclusive online workshop for Technical Officials. This workshop will be conducted online on Sunday – 27 June at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 16 Technical Officials have been nominated by Asian and African National Hockey Associations to […]

AHF brings Workshop on Essential Knowledge for Technical Officials

Written by AHF on June 26, 2021

  AHF Technical Officials’ Workshop: Essential Knowledge for Technical Officials   AHF has organized an exclusive online workshop for Technical Officials. The workshop will be conducted online on Saturday – 26 June at 9 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 22 Technical Officials have been nominated by Asian and African National Hockey Associations […]

Kazakhstan National Championship (Men & Women)

Written by AHF on June 25, 2021

Kazakhstan has organized its national hockey championship for Men and Women. Kazakhstan’s National Hockey Championship began on 21st June and it will end on 30th June.   Day 4 Engagement Results:  Specialised children’s and youth sports (4-1) Taldykorgan (yb) Uralsk (1-4) Specialised children’s and youth sports school (W) Uralsk (1-1) Zhambyl region (yb) Almaty region […]

 Huge Celebrations of Olympic Day in Pakistan

Written by AHF on June 24, 2021

  Celebrated in full by Pakistan Hockey Federation’s affiliated units, Exhibition hockey matches were held all over the country & wonderful events were organized at provincial, regional and district level. Hockey Olympians representing Pakistan in Olympic Games attended special events as guests. On the instructions of the Pakistan Hockey Federation, prestigious events and exhibition hockey […]

Tajikistan Hockey Federation celebrates Olympic Day

Written by AHF on June 24, 2021

  Tajikistan Hockey Federation celebrated the 73rd Olympic Day. The theme for this year’s Olympic celebration was the Year of Youth. In celebration of the Olympic day, Tajikistan Hockey Federation organized youth hockey competitions and distributed prizes among the top-performers.  

Kazakhstan Hockey Federation dedicates its Olympic Day Celebrations to the Youth Year

Written by AHF on June 24, 2021

Kazakhstan Hockey Federation celebrated the 73rd Olympic Day with full passion and enthusiasm. All the officials from the Kazakhstan Hockey Federation including the secretary-general of KHF Serik Kalembayev, Director Almaty region hockey Mr Mehmoud, the representatives of NOC Kazakhstan and Mr Almat Ushkempirov-Deputy Director of the Sports Department of the Almaty region participated in the […]

Kazakhstan National Championship (Men & Women)

Written by AHF on June 24, 2021

Kazakhstan has organized its national hockey championship for Men and Women. Kazakhstan’s National Hockey Championship began on 21st June and it will end on 30th June.   Day 3 Engagement Results:  Almaty Region (0-1) Uralsk (Yb) Specialised Children’s and Youth Sports School (3-0) Zhambyl Region (Yb) Taldykorgan (0-4) Besarys (Yb) Specialised Children’s and Youth Sports […]

Hockey India celebrates Olympic Day 2021 by bringing hockey community together through exciting activities

Written by AHF on June 23, 2021

  Hockey India celebrated the 73rd Olympic Day on Wednesday with its Member Units showcasing Olympic values among the young children, players, coaches and administrative staff, by taking part in various activities while respecting the social distancing and safety guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Hockey India Member Units will be conducting activities […]

Olympic Day marks one month to go until Tokyo 2020

Written by AHF on June 23, 2021

Today, Wednesday 23 June, is a day of double excitement for everyone in the Olympic family, being both the annual Olympic Day celebration and exactly one month until the start of the delayed but eagerly anticipated Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In just 30 days, as the Olympic flame lights up the cauldron in Tokyo’s Olympic […]

Tajikistan National Men’s Hockey Championship, Dushanbe

Written by AHF on June 23, 2021

  Tajikistan National Men’s Hockey Championship was held in Dushanbe. Starting on 18th June, the 5-Day championship ended on 22nd June. 8 teams from all over Tajikistan participated in this national hockey event. The objective of the championship was to create an engagement opportunity at the national level. Final Places are as follows, Dushanbe – […]

Kazakhstan National Championship (Men & Women)

Written by AHF on June 23, 2021

Day 2 Engagement Results   Besarys (2-0) Zhambyl region (yb) Specialized children’s and youth sports school for field hockey (4-0) Uralsk (yb) Taldykorgan (0-3) Almaty region (yb) Almaty region (1-0) Uralsk (yg) Specialized children’s and youth sports school for field hockey (7-0) Taldykorgan (yg) Kaisar (5 -1) Uralsk (W) Talas (5-1) Zhambyl region (M) Specialised […]

Pakistan Hockey Federation will celebrate Olympic Day with Full Zeal

Written by AHF on June 22, 2021

On the instructions of the Pakistan Hockey Federation, exhibition hockey matches and events will be held in all the adjoining units on the occasion of Olympic Day. To celebrate Olympic Day in a grand manner and to pay tribute to the Pakistani national heroes who raised the crescent flag at the United Nations, matches and […]

Uzbekistan Celebrated Olympic Day with FIH campaign #HockeyInvites Year of the Youth 2021

Written by AHF on June 22, 2021

Uzbekistan Celebrated Olympic Day with FIH campaign #HockeyInvites Year of the Youth 2021 in Andijan   In this very special Olympic year, Uzbekistan Hockey Federation celebrated Olympic Day with the FIH campaign #HockeyInvites Year of the Youth 2021 with renewed vigour and determination. In this event, the major focus was gender balance and youth. The […]

Kazakhstan Men’s and Women’s National Championship

Written by AHF on June 22, 2021

  Kazakhstan has organised a National Championship for Men & Women. The championship has started on 21st January and it will conclude on 30th June. Here are the matches’ results from the opening day: Specialised children’s and youth sports school for field hockey (4-0) Almaty region (Young Boys) Taldykorgan (0-4) Zhambyl region (yb) Specialised children’s […]

Hockey India names Manpreet Singh as Captain of the Men’s Hockey Team for Tokyo 2020

Written by AHF on June 22, 2021

Hockey India today named midfielder Manpreet Singh as the Captain of the 16-member Olympic-bound Indian Men’s Hockey Team. For the Vice Captain’s role, Hockey India has chosen experienced defenders Birendra Lakra and Harmanpreet Singh who are also part of the team’s leadership group. Under Manpreet’s Captaincy, the Indian team over the past four years have […]

Great Britain Squads Announced for Tokyo Olympics

Written by AHF on June 21, 2021

  Great Britain Hockey and the British Olympic Association have announced the players who will represent Team GB in this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Great Britain’s women’s 16-strong squad contains nine players who will be taking part in their first Olympic games. Laura Unsworth is set for her third Olympics, while six more will participate in their second […]

Hockeyroos Squad Aim to Be A Big Surprise in Tokyo

Written by AHF on June 21, 2021

  The Australian 16-woman Olympic squad was named this week and is currently ranked fourth in the world and will enter the Olympics as a big wildcard given their lack of internationals in the 18 months leading up to the Games. The recent four-match series in NZ, in which the girls won 1-0 with three […]

Dar Academy Shootout Competition

Written by AHF on June 21, 2021

  Pakistan Heroes Club Lahore won the penalty shootout challenge organized under the Dar hockey academy. At the grassroots level, under the auspices of Dar Hockey Academy, Lahore, for the development and promotion of the national game of hockey, the first penalty shootout event in the history of hockey in Pakistan was organized. In this […]

Hockey India Announces Men’s & Women’s Squad for Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

Written by AHF on June 19, 2021

Indian Women’s Team   Indian eves gear up for what promises to be a thrilling competition for the National Women’s Hockey team at the Olympics ~    With final preparations underway for the much-awaited Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Hockey India has announced the final list of players selected to represent the Indian Women’s Hockey Team at the summer […]

Karachi Hockey Association (Pakistan) signed MoU with Shahwilayat Public School to Promote Hockey at Grassroots Level

Written by AHF on June 19, 2021

  Karachi Hockey Association opened a new chapter when its signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shahwilayat Public School at a ceremony held in the school premises on Thursday 17 June to promote hockey at the school level. Sindh Minister for Women Empowerment and Chairperson KHA Syeda Shehla Raza and KHA Secretary Haider Hussain signed […]

Korea Successfully Concludes its 64th National Classification Tournament

Written by AHF on June 18, 2021

The Korea Hockey Association successfully concluded the 64th National Classification Tournament on 17th June.   44 teams participated and the tournament was held for 9 days from June 9th to 17th in Jecheon city, Korea.   As a precaution to check the spread of COVID-19, the tournament was played behind closed doors and the access […]

Asian Hockey Federation pays tribute to the President Bangladesh Hockey Federation on his illustrious career and life-time of service to hockey

Written by AHF on June 18, 2021

Asian Hockey Federation pays tribute to the Ex-President Bangladesh Hockey Federation on his illustrious career and life-time of service to hockey   Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, ndu, psc, recently retired from his long-standing position as the President of the Bangladesh Hockey Federation. The Asian Hockey Federation takes this opportunity to offer its […]

Kazakhstan Hockey Championship

Written by AHF on June 18, 2021

The Kazakhstan Hockey Championship will take place from June 21 to June 30, in Taldykorgan, Republic of Kazakhstan. ⠀ The championship will be attended by Men (1-2) round: Almaty region SDYUSSH (Taldykorgan city) Zhambyl Region Karatau Sk Kaysar (Kyzylordinskaya region) Oral Uralsk⠀ Women 1-2 round: Alma-Ata’s region SDYUSSH Taldykorgan SK Kaysar Uralochka Uralsk Karatau Boys: […]

Tokyo Olympics New Rules for Athletes

Written by AHF on June 15, 2021

  The Olympics are happening starting July 23 in Tokyo. For Athletes, that means a huge number of rules in addition to the challenges of staging the Games as the pandemic continues. 11,500 athletes are expected to travel to Japan to compete, plus an estimated 79,000 journalists, officials and staff who will also be in […]

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: FIH presents a Spotlight on Spain

Written by AHF on June 14, 2021

  The build-up to Tokyo 2020 continues with our latest Olympic Spotlight feature looks at the men’s and women’s teams of Spain, one of Europe’s most famous hockey playing nations. There can be no doubt that under the guidance of head coach Adrian Lock, Spain women, the 1992 Olympic gold medallists, have undergone an impressive […]

The Netherlands beat Germany to win Men’s EuroHockey Championship

Written by AHF on June 14, 2021

  Goals, shoot-outs and a passionate, knowledgable crowd roaring every piece of skill in the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen – the final day of action at the men’s EuroHockey Championship 2021 had it all. And for Head Coach Max Caldas and his Netherlands team, a winning performance in front of their fans was the perfect […]

Canadian’s Men National Team Back from Europe Tour

Written by AHF on June 12, 2021

  Gearing up for the Olympic Games, the team travelled to Belgium and Germany to train full-time and play practice matches against international teams. The experience was unique with rapid tests, masks, and quarantines. But, it proved to be safe, and set a precedent for the team to be able to travel and play safely. […]

“Train The Trainers” Program by PHF

Written by AHF on June 12, 2021

  “Pakistan Hockey Federation is going to introduce Coach Capacity Building Program. PHF has developed a roadmap for new coaches, including testing, enhancing and categorizing the potential of coaches through Level One, Level Two and Level Three courses. Departmental, provincial and district coaches from all over Pakistan will participate, coaching courses will also include support […]

National Women’s Hockey Team of Korea Provides Scholarship to Junior Players

Written by AHF on June 11, 2021

  Women’s hockey national team, Kim Seon-ah (Korea National University of Sports) sponsored a scholarship for junior players. The Korea Hockey Association announced yesterday on 10th June that “Kim Seon-ah delivered a donation of 500,000 won each to Jang Su-an (Onyang Hanol High School) and Lee Jeong-bin (Jecheon Sang High School), the youth national team.” […]

EuroHockey Championship: Belgium overcomes England; Netherlands wins victory over Scotland

Written by AHF on June 10, 2021

ENGLAND DENIED A SPOT IN THE SEMI-FINALS, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY Scotland defeated by phenomenal Dutch at EuroHockey Championships   Knowing only a victory would see them qualify in the top four, England could only draw 1-1 with Belgium in their final group game, meaning they finished third in their group […]

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Spotlight on New Zealand

Written by AHF on June 10, 2021

As part of the continuing build-up to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, New Zealand was brought into the spotlight by the FIH; A nation whose men’s and women’s teams will be fighting for the medals in Tokyo 2020. The Black Sticks women – lead by head coach Graham Shaw, the man who guided Ireland women […]

“We have the right balance between experience and youth in the team,” says Team India Midfielder Lilima Minz

Written by AHF on June 10, 2021

  The Indian Women’s Hockey Team Midfielder Lilima Minz believes the Olympic core group currently in preparation mode for the Tokyo Olympics has the right balance between experienced and young players. She went on to add that while experienced players are crucial to give the team direction in difficult situations, young players are equally important […]

Chinese Women’s Team Ready for Tokyo!

Written by AHF on June 10, 2021

  The National women’s team, has been on, the past few months training for the Tokyo Olympic Games at the Huangcun Sports Training Center in Guangzhou. The Chinese girls are a strong force in the international hockey world and have qualified for the Olympic Games for six consecutive years. At the Beijing Olympics, the team […]

AHF Successfully Concludes its Online Coaching Workshop on Session Planning

Written by AHF on June 9, 2021

  AHF Coaching Workshop: Session Planning    AHF Online Education has successfully completed its coaching workshop on session planning today. Coaches from Asia and Africa participated in this 1-Day coaching workshop. The workshop was conducted online today on 09 June 2021. FIH Academy Experts Mr Tahir Zaman, Mr Zahid Ali and Mr Maggid Abu Talib […]

Let’s Celebrate #Olympic Day!

Written by AHF on June 9, 2021

  We are getting closer to Olympic Day 2021, and with the Olympic Games taking place this year in Tokyo, there could be no better time to celebrate this historic day in sports. Olympic Day is celebrated on June 23 each year to commemorate the date in 1894 when Baron Pierre de Coubertin revived the […]

Netherlands, Germany, England and Belgium Secure Men’s World Cup Places

Written by AHF on June 9, 2021

  The Netherlands routed Wales 6-0, just the scoreline the hosts needed to top Pool B of the Men’s EuroHockey Championships in Amstelveen on Tuesday. The last Dutch goal came with only seconds remaining and it meant playing World Cup and defending champions Belgium in the semi-finals. The tennis-score win enabled The Netherlands to squeak […]

A STORY OF HOCKEY’S TURF TRANSFORMATION

Written by AHF on June 9, 2021

  Our global partner Polytan along with Astroturf is working on a documentary – The Surface – looking at hockey turf’s transformation since its introduction at Montreal 1976 and how it has changed hockey. The full film will be out very soon. Poligras Tokyo GT Poligras Tokyo GT (Green Technology) is a sustainable hockey turf, […]

Refugee team of 29 athletes chosen by the IOC for Tokyo Olympics

Written by AHF on June 9, 2021

  The International Olympics Committee on Tuesday unveiled the refugee team of 29 athletes that will participate in the Tokyo Olympics next month. President Thomas Bach made the announcement during a virtual ceremony, saying he “can’t wait to see” them compete. “When you, the IOC Refugee Olympic Team and the athletes from the National Olympic Committees from all over […]

The 64th National Classification Tournament, Korea

Written by AHF on June 9, 2021

  The 64th National Classification Tournament organized by the Korea Hockey Association will broadcast all its matches live on Korea Hockey’s YouTube channel. The competition will last for 9 days between 9 June and 17 June. Jecheon Cheongpung Myeong Wol International Hockey Stadium will be the venue for the competition.   ☞ Korea Hockey Association’s YouTube […]

“Coordination between the Goalkeeper and Defenders is a crucial factor for a strong defence line,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Goalkeeper Krishan B Pathak

Written by AHF on June 8, 2021

  The Indian Men’s Hockey Team Goalkeeper Krishan B Pathak, who has played 50 matches for the national side, expressed that he is always in sync with the plans made by the Defenders during every match. He said that the coordination between the Defenders and the Goalkeeper is very crucial for a defence line of the […]

AHF has brought a Session Planning Workshop for Asian and African Coaches

Written by AHF on June 8, 2021

  AHF Coaching Workshop: Session Planning   AHF has organized an online coaching workshop for Asian and African coaches. The workshop will be conducted online on Wednesday – 08 June at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 22 top hockey coaches from all over Asia and Africa have been nominated to participate […]

Olympic Podium Revealed!

Written by AHF on June 8, 2021

  The podium for the awarding ceremonies of Tokyo Olympic Games was unveiled, made from recycled plastics, it is rendered in dark grey with the Olympic rings and Paralympic symbols in white. Gold, silver and bronze winners will be receiving their medals on top of it. “Together with the emblem, the word connecting and bonding […]

Press Release: FIH Hockey 5s World Cup Allocated to Oman

Written by AHF on June 3, 2021

Press Release: FIH Hockey 5s World Cup Allocated to Oman. Dato Tayyab Ikram Congratulates His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Muscat (Oman), 03 June 2021: Following the announcement from the International Hockey Federation, The Asian Hockey Federation is pleased to inform that the Sultanate of Oman has won the hosting rights for the FIH Hockey […]

AHF ONLINE ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES – JUNE 2021

Written by AHF on June 2, 2021

  After the successful completion of Online Education Workshops and Courses in May, the Asian Hockey Federation is now offering 16 online engagement activities in the month of June 2021 for Asian and African countries, including exclusive courses for Asian National Associations. Aimed at providing technical expertise and knowledge on various aspects for Asian and […]

EuroHockey Championship Set to Start This Friday!

Written by AHF on June 2, 2021

  The 2021 EuroHockey Championships, both men’s and women’s events, will be taking place from 4-13 June in the Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam, with the top teams in Europe doing battle for both the continental title and qualification for the 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup and the 2022 Women’s FIH Hockey World Cup. Eight […]

Tajikistan Annual Forum held today! Awards distributed among hockey personalities

Written by AHF on May 28, 2021

The Tajikistan Annual Forum was held today in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Yusupova Ekaterina, President of Tajikistan Hockey Federation, received the Best Head Teacher of the Year and Best Instructor of the Year Awards. Other awards given out included Best Sportsman Of the Year, Best Coach of the Year, and Best Director of the Sports School of […]

Dato Tayyab Ikram attends the first virtual International Athletes’ Forum!

Written by AHF on May 26, 2021

Lausanne (RWH) The 2021 International Athletes’ Forum (IAF) is the largest gathering of athlete representatives across the Olympic Movement. The 10th edition on 26-27 May 2021 (both days 14:00 – 17:00 CEST) is the first to be held in a virtual format with live-streamed panel discussions and exclusive break-out sessions. Currently, Member of IOC Athletes Rights and Responsibilities Declaration […]

Extremely fortunate to play alongside Manpreet Singh in the Indian team,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Midfielder Nilakanta Sharma

Written by AHF on May 25, 2021

  The Indian Men’s Hockey Team Midfielder Nilakanta Sharma, who has played 57 matches for the national side, expressed that he is extremely fortunate to have the chance of playing alongside his Captain Manpreet Singh. Nilakanta, who was part of the FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 Gold Medal-winning team, also said that he […]

Malaysian Junior Hockey League will be held in December 2021

Written by AHF on May 25, 2021

  Malaysian Junior Hockey League will be held in December 2021 Its cancellation last year, the first since its inception in 1995, deprived at least 300 junior players of a chance to showcase their talent. “We will try to host the JHL in December. “The competitions’ committee will meet soon to discuss how best to […]

Indonesia sticks to promoting 2032 Olympic bid despite Brisbane Progress

Written by AHF on May 24, 2021

  Indonesia insists it will continue pursuing a bid for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, despite the expectation Brisbane will be confirmed as host.   Indonesian President Joko Widodo had ordered his Cabinet to prepare a dedicated plan for the country’s bid to host the 2032 Olympics last year. The move came after the […]

60 days to go until Tokyo 2020

Written by AHF on May 24, 2021

  60 days are remaining to the beginning of the biggest sporting event – the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.   Speaking for the occasion, the Asian Hockey Federation Vice President Yohoyama Hide said: “We all have faced the grave situation and big challenges during the recent months – the likes of which are unheard of […]

AHF Level-1 COACHING COURSE for ASIAN AND AFRICAN COACHES will begin tomorrow

Written by AHF on May 24, 2021

  AHF Level-1 Coaching Course   AHF has organized a 3-Day online coaching course for Asian and African coaches. This course will be conducted online on upcoming Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – 25, 27 and 29 May 2021. The starting time will be 8 am (GMT) each day, and all the sessions will last around […]

Dato’ Tayyab Ikram Re-elected Unopposed as FIH Executive Board Member

Written by AHF on May 22, 2021

  Dato’ Tayyab Ikram – the Executive Board Member of the FIH – was re-elected unopposed for the same role during the 47th FIH Congress which was held virtually today on 22 May. The video shows his full speech from the session. Dato’ Tayyab Ikram is also serving the following roles: 1. Commission Member –International […]

Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra Re-Elected as the President of the International Hockey Federation

Written by AHF on May 22, 2021

  Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra – who is currently the president of the International Hockey Federation – was re-elected for the same role in the presidential election during the 47th FIH Congress held virtually today on 22nd May.   The Asian Hockey Family Congratulates Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra upon his re-election as the president of […]

TOKYO 2020 ENTERS OPERATIONAL DELIVERY MODE

Written by AHF on May 22, 2021

THE 11TH AND FINAL MEETING (19-21 MAY) OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC)’S COORDINATION COMMISSION FOR THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 CONCLUDED TODAY, AND IT HAS BECOME CLEARER THAN EVER THAT THESE GAMES WILL BE SAFE FOR EVERYONE PARTICIPATING AND THE JAPANESE PEOPLE.   The opening session of the meetings was attended by IOC […]

The Asian Hockey Federation congratulates Uzbekistan Hockey Federation upon winning FIH’s Pablo Negre

Written by AHF on May 21, 2021

The Asian Hockey Federation congratulates Uzbekistan Hockey Federation upon winning FIH’s Pablo Negre   Pablo Negre Award was awarded to the Uzbekistan Hockey Federation – acknowledging its tremendous efforts to improve playing conditions through new infrastructure and the implementation of youth development models as the country strives to become a major hockey hub of Central […]

The Asian Hockey Federation felicitates Hockey India for being awarded Etienne Glichitch Award

Written by AHF on May 21, 2021

The Asian Hockey Federation felicitates Hockey India for being awarded FIH’s Etienne Glichitch Award Hockey India was announced as the winners of the Etienne Glichitch Award in recognition of its remarkable contribution to the growth and development of Hockey. The announcement was made during the Hockey Invites session of the FIH’s 47th Congress today.  

The Asian Hockey Family sends many congratulations to Ms Shin and Mr Mathavan for being awarded FIH’s Diploma of Merit 

Written by AHF on May 21, 2021

The Asian Hockey Family sends many congratulations to Ms Shin and Mr Mathavan for being awarded FIH’s Diploma of Merit   Ms Shin Jung Hee, Vice President of both the Asian Hockey Federation and Korean Hockey Association and Mr Mathavan Devadas, Vice President of Asian Hockey Federation and President of the Singapore Hockey Federation were […]

Asian Hockey Family Congratulates Yokoyama Hide – san

Written by AHF on May 21, 2021

Asian Hockey Family Congratulates Yokoyama Hide-san   The Vice President of Asian Hockey Federation and Chairman of the Development & Engagement Committee Yokoyama Hide was awarded the FIH Order of Merit – in the Hockey Invites session of FIH’s 47th Congress today (21st May) – for his countless services to the good of hockey.  

“I’m honoured”, says His Majesty Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah after being named Honorary Member of the FIH

Written by AHF on May 21, 2021

  His Majesty Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah sends his gratitude to the International Hockey Federation, “I’m honoured” he says after being named Honorary Member of the FIH in the Hockey Invites session of the FIH’s 47th Congress today. Asian Hockey Family Congratulates His Majesty Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah His Majesty Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah, the […]

The 47th FIH Congress – Hockey Invites, Asian Personalities Awarded

Written by AHF on May 21, 2021

  The 47th FIH Congress, which is being held virtually for the very first time due to the global pandemic situation, commenced its Hockey Invites session successfully today on 21st May. Hockey Invites session focused on an updated, progress and reports of all the global hockey activities which further focused on Development & Education, Events, […]

President IOC Mr Bach says 80 per cent in Tokyo 2020 Village will be vaccinated

Written by AHF on May 21, 2021

  Thomas Bach believes more than 80 per cent of people inside the Tokyo 2020 Athletes’ Village will be vaccinated against COVID-19 during this year’s Olympics – and has again insisted the Games will be “safe and secure”. Speaking at the start of the final Coordination Commission meeting for the Games, the International Olympic Committee […]

Malaysian Hockey Team focuses Goal-Scoring

Written by AHF on May 19, 2021

  It’s back to the basics for the national hockey team upon their return to training on Monday – and that is how to score goals. In the four-match series against Japan and Britain last month, Malaysia scored only once, from a penalty corner goal by Razie Rahim, in their 1-3 loss on April 19. […]

Good coordination on the field is one of the key factors for our recent success,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Defender Gurinder Singh

Written by AHF on May 19, 2021

  The Indian Men’s Hockey Team Defender Gurinder Singh, who has played 58 matches for the national side, expressed that good coordination among the players helped the team achieve good results on its tours of Germany, Belgium, and Argentina this year. India remained unbeaten in their tour of Europe in March and then registered only […]

Asian Hockey Federation Condoles the demise of Mr Shamsul Bari

Written by AHF on May 19, 2021

  Mr Shamsul Bari, who served Bangladesh Hockey Federation as general-secretary, passed away recently. He was a lifetime member of the Asian Hockey Federation and also a former Executive Board member of the AHF.   Hearing the sad news, AHF President Dato Fumio Ogura had this to say: “Mr Bari was invaluable for Bangladesh Hockey […]

In Remembrance of the Pakistani Hockey Legend Mansoor Ahmed

Written by AHF on May 12, 2021

  The Hero of Pakistan from the Hockey World Cup 1994 Goalkeeper Captain Mansoor Ahmed passed away three years ago on May 12, 2019 in Karachi. Mansoor Ahmed represented Pakistan multiple times in Olympics, World Cup and Asian Games. In international hockey, he won 12 Gold Medals, as many Silver and 8 Bronze medals. Born […]

“Creating more goal-scoring opportunities will be the key to our success,” says Indian Women’s Hockey Forward Lalremsiami

Written by AHF on May 12, 2021

  The Indian Women’s Hockey Team Forward Lalremsiami, who has played 64 matches for the national side, expressed that the Indian team will need to focus on creating more goal-scoring opportunities this year. The Forward added that the national side is improving on many aspects after their last tour of Germany in February-March 2021. “The […]

Say ‘no’ to match manipulation

Written by AHF on May 12, 2021

The IOC’s Believe in Sport campaign seeks to raise awareness around the integrity of sporting competition. This means eradicating manipulation of competitions, using insider knowledge to inform betting and individuals betting on their own sport. In other words, it is a campaign to stamp out match manipulation and cheating that is associated with gambling activities. […]

FIH Congress: 10 days to go!

Written by AHF on May 12, 2021

  Ten days ahead of the 47th FIH Congress, which will be held virtually on 22 May 2021, here’s a summary of the most important information to know:   Agenda The agenda includes, amongst others: Elections for the position of FIH President and for four positions of EB Ordinary Member A vote on the admission of the […]

“Video Analysis has been playing a massive part in the preparations for the team,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Defender Amit Rohidas

Written by AHF on May 12, 2021

  Indian Hockey Defender Amit Rohidas, who is currently training with the Men’s Senior Core Group at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Centre in Bangalore, feels video analysis has been playing a massive part for the team in terms of preparations. He said that video analysis benefited the team on their recent successful tours […]

Tokyo 2020 – 75 Days to Go: “Staying focused on our mission despite the hurdles,” say India Captains Manpreet and Rani

Written by AHF on May 10, 2021

  With just 75 days remaining for the Tokyo Olympic Games, the mood in the National Camp in SAI Centre, Bengaluru, where both Indian Men and Women’s Core Probables are housed, continues to be optimistic as the players are going about their preparations with zeal.   Though the Indian Team Captains expressed their disappointment over […]

Asian Hockey Federation condoles the death of Ravinder Pal Singh

Written by AHF on May 8, 2021

~  Ravinder Pal Singh was part of the Gold Medal-winning Indian Team at the 1980 Moscow Olympics ~      Asian Hockey Federation condoles the demise of Ravinder Pal Singh, who represented India – the Gold Medal-winning side – at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. He fell victim to the COVID-19 and passed away on Saturday, 08 May […]

MEN’S JUNIOR ASIA CUP DHAKA 2021 – POSTPONED

Written by AHF on May 6, 2021

  With this communication, the AHF formally announces the postponement of the Bangabandhu Al-Arafah Islami Bank Men’s Junior Asia Cup Dhaka 2021. We are all still going through difficult times of great uncertainty with the pandemic continuing to have a massive impact on daily life in many countries and restrictions on travel still persisting. The […]

Oi Hockey Stadium Tokyo

Written by AHF on May 6, 2021

Oi Hockey Stadium was officially inaugurated on 17 August 2019. The stadium, which is in the waterfront area of Tokyo Bay, consists of two pitches that are expected to hold up to 10,000 and 5,000 fans during Games-time. The turf at the stadium is the first of its kind in the sport and is made […]

AHF ONLINE ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES – May 2021

Written by AHF on May 6, 2021

After the successful completion of Online Education Workshops and Courses in April, the Asian Hockey Federation is now offering 11 Online Engagement activities in the month of May 2021 for Asian countries. Aimed at providing technical expertise and knowledge on various aspects for Asian and African coaches and umpires,  these online education workshops will be […]

Pakistan Hockey Federation organizes vaccines in the ongoing Junior Hockey Camp in Karachi

Written by AHF on May 6, 2021

  The first phase of immunization of junior team officials and players has been completed in the ongoing Junior Hockey Camp organized by Pakistan Hockey Federation at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium Karachi with full SOPs. PHF Secretary-General Olympian Muhammad Asif Bajwa expresses gratitude to NCOC. According to details, the first phase of vaccination of […]

Karachi Hockey Association (KHA) Inter-Club talent hunt 5 A-side Hockey League

Written by AHF on May 1, 2021

  Under the PHF Domestic Hockey Development Vision, the Youth hockey club won the KHA Inter-Club talent hunt 5 A-side Hockey League defeating Rabbani Hockey Club in a penalty shootout by 3-2 after playing an 8-8 draw in regulation time of the final at the KHA sports Complex on Friday under floodlights. This tournament is […]

India to begin a campaign against New Zealand in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2021-22

Written by AHF on May 1, 2021

  Indian Men’s Hockey Team Skipper Manpreet Singh expressed his team’s excitement about taking on New Zealand followed by Australia in away games when they begin their campaign in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2021-22, India’s second outing in the prestigious global league. The FIH announced the schedule for the 2021-22 season on Friday. This […]

The Second Version of the Tokyo 2020 Playbook for Athletes and Officials is Out

Written by AHF on April 30, 2021

  Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released the second version of the playbook for athletes and officials, which outlines the rules for the participants and officials at the Games. The daily testing for athletes and all those with close proximity to competitors will “minimise the risk of undetected […]

Gurjit Kaur – Hockey India dragflicker – Gears up for the Tokyo Olympics

Written by AHF on April 29, 2021

  The drag-flicker is reaping the benefits of improved fitness as Gurjit Kaur doesn’t mind putting in the extra hours, either in training or at the gym. Being a drag-flicker, it comes with the territory, she explains in a new interview for the Olympic Channel. The 25-year-old, who started playing hockey when she was in […]

Rani Rampal has High Expectations from The India Women Hockey Team

Written by AHF on April 28, 2021

  India women’s hockey team returned to international competition in 2021, following the hiatus due to Covid-19 pandemic, with tours to Germany and Argentina. Though they could not win a game in both the tours, Indian women will be hoping to learn from the experience and put it to use at Tokyo. Rani Rampal believes […]

State Youth Head Coach Workshop (KJRN) 2021

Written by AHF on April 28, 2021

  State Youth Head Coach Workshop (KJRN) 2021 has been underway for three days and two nights at Kinrara Resort Puchong did curtain. The closing ceremony was completed by KHM President Dato ‘ Sri Subahan Kamal with Deputy President of KHM, Prof. Dato. Dr. S. Shamala who is also the Chairman of the Development Committee, […]

Olympic Capital to welcome first ever senior World Hockey5s event organised by FIH

Written by AHF on April 27, 2021

  The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that it would organise its first ever senior World Hockey5s event on 11 and 12 September 2021, in Lausanne, Switzerland. It will offer an exciting mix of intense competition, music entertainment and additional activities, such as initiations or demonstrations, to showcase hockey and engage further with the public. […]

Asian Hockey Federation condoles the demise of Indian Umpire’s Manager Virendra Singh 

Written by AHF on April 27, 2021

  Hockey India on Tuesday mourned the sad demise of 47-year-old hockey Umpire’s Manager Virendra Singh. He passed away in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on Monday, 26 April 2021.   Actively involved with Hockey India, Virendra had officiated in a number of All India Tournaments and Hockey India National Championships. Virendra had also officiated as Umpire’s Manager at […]

KHA Inter Club Talent Hunt 5A Side Ramadan Hockey League 2021

Written by AHF on April 27, 2021

  Under PHF Domestic Hockey Development Vision KHA Inter-Club Talent Hunt 5A Side Ramadan Hockey League 2021 commenced at the KHA Sports Complex. Four more matches were decided on the second day of the KHA Inter-Club Talent Hunt 5A Side Ramadan Hockey League 2021 at the KHA Sports Complex. In the first match, Tiger Hockey […]

Malaysia State Youth Head Coach Workshop (KJRN)

Written by AHF on April 27, 2021

  The State Youth Head Coach Workshop (KJRN) of the National Hockey Development Program (NHDP) 2021 lasted for three days and two nights at Kinrara Resort Puchong. The Bangkeladesh that lasted from April 26 to 28, 2021 involved as many as 14 KJRN. Chairman of Development Committee, KHM, Prof. Dato ‘ Dr. S. Shamala with […]

Malaysian Hockey Confederation – National Hockey Development Program 2021

Written by AHF on April 26, 2021

  The 2nd session of the National Hockey Development Program Grassroots Centre concluded this week with a lot of talent showcased by the youngsters. The parents of the children played a vital role in children’s performance. Their motivation helped the kids perform exceptionally. The event was well-coordinated; all the registrations and the stations – a […]

KHA Inter-Club Talent Hunt 5A Side Ramadan Hockey League 2021

Written by AHF on April 26, 2021

  Under PHF Domestic Hockey Development Vision, KHA Inter-Club Talent Hunt 5A Side Ramadan Hockey League 2021 commenced at the KHA Sports Complex recently. 13 clubs registered with Karachi hockey Association are participating in the tournament which will conclude on April 30th. The final of which will be played in floodlight. Strict SOPs which include […]

Hockey India Men’s Midfielder Nilakanta Sharma – Road to Tokyo Olympics

Written by AHF on April 24, 2021

  Enriched by his experience during the Argentina tour, attacking midfielder Nilakanta Sharma hopes to carry his current run of form into the Olympics. He also feels that recent results have given the Indian men’s hockey team momentum going into the big-ticket event: “The Argentina tour was an important experience for all of us. We […]

“Focus is on converting opportunities in the circle,” says Indian Women’s  Hockey Team midfielder Nikki Pradhan

Written by AHF on April 24, 2021

  With less than 100 days to go for the Tokyo Olympic Games, Indian Women’s Hockey Team midfielder Nikki Pradhan believes the team is moving in the right direction. Having played top teams like Argentina and Germany earlier this year has provided them important stats that will help them prepare best ahead of the prestigious quadrennial […]

AHF Online Coaching Workshop for Asian and African Coaches

Written by AHF on April 24, 2021

  AHF Coaching Workshop: Game Analysis   AHF has organized an online coaching workshop for Asian and African coaches. This 1-Day workshop will be conducted online on Sunday – 25 April; it will begin at 8 am (GMT), and it will last around 4 hours. Around 25 hockey coaches from all over Asia and Africa […]

FIH publishes Congress Agenda

Written by AHF on April 24, 2021

  The agenda of the FIH Congress, which will be held virtually on 22 May, is now published. The upcoming meeting of the supreme organ of hockey’s world governing body includes, amongst others, elections for the position of FIH President and for four positions of EB Ordinary Member. Elections will be conducted via e-voting (art. 6.3 (c) FIH […]

Great Britain Beat Japan 2-1 in International Friendly Series, Malaysia

Written by AHF on April 24, 2021

  Great Britain completed their International Friendly Series on a high when they beat Japan 2-1 at the Bukit Jalil National Hockey Stadium. With Great Britain pushing hard right from the onset, Japan had to be on the defensive with goalkeeper Yusuke Takano tested when he blocked the first penalty corner early in the fifth […]

“Have to be patient for opportunities as the team is in good form, says India Men Hockey Team Nilam Sanjeep Xess

Written by AHF on April 23, 2021

  India’s hockey team defender Nilam Sanjeep Xess is relaxed about cementing a place in India XI before rejoining the 22-member squad who returned from a victorious Argentina tour. Nilam along with ten other teammates — including senior pros Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, SV Sunil and Ramandeep Singh — have already been training at the SAI […]

The 40th KHA President National Men’s & Women’s Hockey Championship – Korea

Written by AHF on April 23, 2021

  The 40th KHA President National Men’s & Women’s Hockey Championship is scheduled between April 23rd and 29th (7 days) The championship is being played at Donghae Sunrise Hockey Stadium, Donghae, Korea. The championship is being broadcasted live on the official YouTube channel of the Korea Hockey Association.   ☞ Korea Hockey Association Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtP4NokZ8xMJ-mwTMR5qFLQ […]

AHF Level-2 Online Coaching Course for Pakistan Hockey Federation

Written by AHF on April 23, 2021

  AHF Level-2 Coaching Course for Pakistan Hockey Federation   AHF has organized an online coaching course for Pakistani coaches. This 3-Day course will be conducted online on Saturday, Monday & Wednesday – 24, 26 & 28 April, each day to begin at 8 am (GMT), each day will last around 4 hours. Around 17 […]

AHF Online Education brings a Workshop for Asian and African Umpire Managers

Written by AHF on April 23, 2021

  AHF Umpires’ Managers Workshop – Taking a Coaching Approach: Effective Conversations   AHF has organized an online umpiring workshop for the Asian & African umpire managers. The workshop will be conducted online on Saturday – 24 April at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 22 hockey Umpire Managers from several different […]

Upcoming FIH Congress to be held virtually

Written by AHF on April 21, 2021

  After a thorough analysis, the FIH Executive Board (EB) recently decided to give the possibility to each National Association delegate to decide whether they would attend the 47th FIH Statutory Congress either onsite – in Delhi, India – or virtually via an online platform. However, considering the latest information available about the current status of […]

Mazhar Jabalpuri – Hockey Statistician from Pakistan – Passed Away

Written by AHF on April 21, 2021

  The biggest hockey statistician in Pakistan and author of numerous books on sports history Mazhar Jabalpuri Passed Away today. President of the Pakistan Hockey Federation Brigadier (R) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary-General Olympian Muhammad Asif Bajwa expressed their condolences on the passing away of Mazhar Jabalpuri, a hockey statistician and author of several books […]

Guidelines for Tournament Protocols in COVID times – The FIH Playbook

Written by AHF on April 21, 2021

  The FIH Playbook is the guidance document for FIH tournament protocols during the Covid Pandemic. As the pandemic raged across the globe, effectively putting society, and of course sport, on hold, so hockey had to get used to a new normal. The situation was unprecedented and therefore called for dynamic responses. The document aims […]

Uzbekistan Youth Team and officials Visit Belarus

Written by AHF on April 21, 2021

  Uzbekistan National Youth Team is currently in Minsk on an official visit along with the President of the Uzbekistan Hockey Federation Bakhodir Ahmedov, Vice President Rinat Akhmadulin and Secretary-General Sunnat Yuldashev. Official meetings with the Belarus authorities – Chairman of the Supervisory Council Valery Ivanov and Chairman of the Federation Alexander Ekimenko – have […]

The Asian Hockey Federation condoles the demise of BG Joshi – a hockey historian and statistician from India 

Written by AHF on April 21, 2021

  Baboolal Goverdhan Joshi – a hockey historian and statistician from India – fondly known as BG Joshi, passed away in Bhopal today due to covid-related complications. He is survived by his wife Krishna, sons Shravan and Neeraj, daughters-in-law, a grandson and a granddaughter. The hockey historian worked as an engineer at the Madhya Pradesh […]

AHF SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES its ONLINE COACHING WORKSHOP on Hockey 5s

Written by AHF on April 20, 2021

  AHF Online Education has successfully completed its coaching workshop hockey 5s today. Coaches from Asia and Africa participated in this 1-Day coaching workshop. The workshop was conducted online today on 20 April 2021. FIH Academy Experts Mr Tahir Zaman and Mr Lim facilitated the workshop. The workshop provided detailed insight of following aspects of […]

Indian Men’s Hockey Team Core Group Returns to National Camp

Written by AHF on April 20, 2021

  The 22-man Indian Men’s Hockey Team core group will return to the national coaching camp in SAI, Bengaluru upon their arrival from Buenos Aires, Argentina on Tuesday. The team led by Captain Manpreet Singh had a successful outing against the Olympic Champions beating them 2-2 (3-2 SO) and 3-0 in the FIH Hockey Pro […]

Getting Ready for Tokyo 2020: All You Need to Know About Hockey Rules!

Written by AHF on April 20, 2021

  Hockey has been a part of the Olympics ever since 1908, with over a hundred years old legacy, it is one of the premier team sports that will be a feature in Tokyo this year. The matches will start on July 24 at the Oi Hockey Stadium. The group stages will continue till July […]

AHF Online Coaching brings Hockey 5s Workshop for Asia and Africa

Written by AHF on April 19, 2021

AHF Coaching Workshop – Hockey 5s: Attacking & Defending Dynamics   AHF has organized an online coaching workshop for Asian & African coaches. The workshop will be conducted online on Tuesday – 20 April at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 17 hockey coaches from all several different countries of Asia and […]

Japan came back twice to hold Great Britain to a 2-2 draw in an international friendly series being played in Malaysia

Written by AHF on April 19, 2021

  Japan played a stronger – better-ranked opponent Great Britain in the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Malaysia. The match was a part of the trio friendly series, hosted by Malaysia, being played between Malaysia, Japan and Great Britain.   Head-Coach of the Japanese Samurai Siegfried Aikman had this to say, “Today Samurai Japan played vs […]

The Asian Hockey Federation condoles the death of Anupama Puchimanda 

Written by AHF on April 19, 2021

40-year-old – Anupama Puchimanda, former international umpire from India, passed away on Sunday 18 April in Bengaluru due to covid-related complications.   Anupama, a former national level hockey player, had officiated in several prestigious international tournaments including the 2005 BDO Junior World Cup (Women) in Santiago, Hero Hockey World League Round-2 (Women) in 2013 at […]

Indoor Africa Cup 2021 – South Africa Men; Namibia Women win the Gold

Written by AHF on April 19, 2021

  South Africa Men national indoor hockey team is the CHAMPION of the Indoor Africa Cup [IAC] 2021 and would represent Africa at the Indoor World Cup [IWC] 2022 | Liège, Belgium (2-6 Feb 2022). Namibia Women national indoor hockey team is the CHAMPION of the Indoor Africa Cup [IAC] 2021 and would represent Africa at the Indoor […]

AHF Online Coaching brings exclusive 1-day workshop for Hockey India

Written by AHF on April 17, 2021

AHF-Hockey India Coaching Workshop: Small Games’ Impact   AHF has organized an online coaching workshop for Hockey India coaches. The workshop will be conducted online on Sunday – 18 April at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 13 top hockey coaches from all over India have been nominated to participate in this […]

AHF to conduct an exclusive 1-day workshop for Hockey India Technical Officials

Written by AHF on April 17, 2021

AHF-Hockey India Technical Officials’ Workshop: What Makes a Good Technical Official   AHF has organized an online technical officiating workshop for Hockey India technical officials. The workshop will be conducted online on Sunday – 18 April at 7 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 20 top hockey technical officials from all over India […]

India Men Team Stars are positive about the preparations for the Tokyo Olympics

Written by AHF on April 17, 2021

The Indian hockey staff skipper Manpreet Singh considers the current success in opposition to reigning Olympic champion Argentina a giant confidence-booster, however insists that the staff nonetheless wants to deal with some grey areas because it pursues a podium end in Tokyo. “No doubt winning against a really strong team like Argentina in their home […]

AHF to conduct online Technical Officiating workshop for Hockey India

Written by AHF on April 16, 2021

AHF-Hockey India Technical Officials’ Workshop: Using the FIH-TMS   AHF has organized an online Technical Officials’ workshop for Hockey India. The workshop will be conducted online on Saturday – 17 April at 7 am (GMT), and it will last around 4 hours. 20 top hockey technical officials from all over India have been nominated to […]

AHF Technical Officials Workshop – Using the FIH TMS has concluded successfully.

Written by AHF on April 15, 2021

The AHF Technical Officials Workshop “Using the FIH TMS” concluded today successfully, moments ago. The workshop was conducted by Elisabeth Fuerst, and was sponsored by Ouken. The workshop saw participants from Pakistan, Iran, India, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Egypt and South Africa take part in the workshop. The full list of atendees is: Khaled Elmasry Ahmed Youssef […]

IOC “very confident” Japanese public will get behind Tokyo 2020 with 100 days to go

Written by AHF on April 15, 2021

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission chairman John Coates has claimed public opinion in Japan over the staging of Tokyo 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic will improve in the 100 days before the scheduled opening of the rearranged Olympic Games. Coates, speaking to coincide with 100 days to go until the Opening Ceremony on July […]

Need to keep this momentum going in the European leg of the FIH Hockey Pro League matches,” says Skipper Manpreet Singh after a successful tour in Argentina

Written by AHF on April 15, 2021

India successfully ended their campaign in Cenard, Buenos Aires with a 2-2 (3-2 SO) and 3-0 double-header win in the FIH Hockey Pro League tie over the weekend. They had built up to these crucial matches against the Olympic Champions with a solid 4-3 win and 4-4 draw in the first two practice matches and […]

Harendra Singh hails Indian Men National Squad

Written by AHF on April 14, 2021

  In a new interview with The Olympic Channel, former India head coach Harendra Singh, who has taken a new guard, believes that current India coach Graham Reid will have a selection headache while assembling the squad for the Tokyo Olympics. “With the kind of competition we have in this team, I am sure it’s […]

100 days to go! Count-down to hugely anticipated Tokyo 2020 continues!

Written by AHF on April 14, 2021

On Wednesday, April 14 2021, we have reached another milestone towards the hugely anticipated Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: there are now 100 days left till the event! In order to commemorate the milestone, a number of activities are taking place. Giant Olympic Rings are being revealed on top of Mount Takao in Japan. Sports fans […]

AHF will conduct workshops on Technical Officiating and Umpiring

Written by AHF on April 14, 2021

AHF Technical Officials Workshop: Using the FIH TMS AHF Umpiring Workshop: Communication for Umpires   AHF has organized two online workshops for the Asian and African umpires and technical officials. These workshops will be conducted online on Thursday, 15 April. The Technical Officials Workshop will start at 7 am (GMT) whereas the Umpiring Workshop will […]

The Asian Hockey Federation offers Condolences over the demise of Balbir Singh Junior

Written by AHF on April 13, 2021

The Asian Hockey Federation condoles the death of Balbir Singh Junior who played alongside legends like Balbir Singh Senior as well as Leslie Claudius, Prithipal Singh, Balkishan, Charles Stephen among other top names. Balbir Singh Junior was also a part of the Indian Team that won Silver at the Asian Games held in Tokyo, Japan […]

UAE Hockey Federation working on Youth Development to make solid National Team

Written by AHF on April 13, 2021

As part of their plan to build a solid national team for the proposed high-profile international championship taking place in Dubai later this year, the UAE Hockey Federation (UAEHF) organised a youth Development tournament at the Shabab Al Ahli Club in Dubai. The UAE Hockey Federation is planning to host an international tournament involving top […]

FIH World Men and FIH World Women Rankings

Written by AHF on April 13, 2021

FIH World Men’s Ranking Various FIH-sanctioned matches that have taken place in 2021 has resulted in some interesting positional changes: Reigning World and European champions Belgium (2602.31 points) sit at the summit ahead of 2019 FIH Hockey Pro League winners Australia (2nd place – 2489.53). However, Germany’s recent fine form in the FIH Hockey Pro […]

India beat Argentina 3-0 to go forth in Hockey Pro League 2021

Written by AHF on April 12, 2021

India recorded a comprehensive 3-0 triumph over reigning Olympic champions Argentina in the second FIH Hockey Pro League meeting between the two teams in Buenos Aires on Sunday Goals from Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay and Mandeep Singh gave the visitors a deserved triumph over Los Leones, adding three more points to the two they claimed […]

ASIAN HOCKEY FEDERATION ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR THE DONGHAE WOMEN’S ASIAN CHAMPIONS TROPHY

Written by AHF on April 12, 2021

Donghae (Korea), 12 April 2021: The previously postponed Women’s Asian Champions Trophy will be held from 24th to 31st October 2021 in Donghae, Korea. This was announced by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) today after the approval from the International Hockey Federation. The Korea Hockey Association will be the host of the tournament. The 6th edition of this biennial tournament was delayed […]

AHF Online Coaching brings exclusive 1-day workshop on Hockey-5s for Hockey India

Written by AHF on April 12, 2021

AHF-Hockey India Coaching Workshop – Hockey 5s: Attacking & Defending Dynamics   AHF has organized an online coaching workshop for Hockey India coaches. The workshop will be conducted online on Tuesday – 13 April at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. 13 top hockey coaches from all over India have been nominated […]

AHF Online Education brings 1-day Umpiring workshop for Asia and Africa

Written by AHF on April 12, 2021

AHF Umpiring Workshop – Mental Factors: Improving Umpiring Performance – Mental Toughness & Anxiety   AHF has organized an online umpiring workshop for the Asian and African Umpires. The workshop will be conducted online on Tuesday – 13 April at 8 am (GMT), it will last around 4 hours. Around 30 hockey umpires from all […]

OCA conducts 4th Coordination Committee meeting for Hangzhou 2022

Written by AHF on April 10, 2021

The Olympic Council of Asia conducted the fourth OCA Coordination Committee meeting for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 on Thursday, April 8. The meeting was held virtually from various locations, including the OCA headquarters in Kuwait City, the HQ of organising committee HAGOC in Hangzhou, eastern China, and from the offices of the Chinese […]

Let’s 55 – First Olympic Hockey Virtual Experience!

Written by AHF on April 10, 2021

First Olympic Hockey Virtual Experience! The Official Tokyo 2020 site released an article about the ‘Let’s 55 Virtual Experience’, a project that provides an innovative experience of what it actually looks like to compete as a top-level athlete, covering all 55 sports on the Tokyo 2020 Games. In our case of interest, Hockey, with the […]

BANGA BANDHU BANGLADESH GAMES – 2020 HOCKEY Men and Women Event

Written by AHF on April 10, 2021

  To commemorate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games-2020 was inaugurated at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium. 12 Men hockey teams and 6 Women hockey teams participated in the event. Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games Hockey Competition has concluded successfully. Narail district got gold in the women competition […]

World Masters Hockey World Cups’ Schedules have been Announced

Written by AHF on April 9, 2021

World Masters Hockey (WMH) has announced that the 2022 World Cups for Masters Hockey will be played in four different continents, starting with the WMH Indoor Hockey World Cup in the USA in early 2022. These will be the inaugural events for WMH. The details are as follows: Indoor World Cup February 15 – 20 […]

FIH confirm May schedule for Pro League with three nations still awaited

Written by AHF on April 9, 2021

The FIH has confirmed the Hockey Pro League schedule for May All Hockey Pro League matches involving Australia, China and New Zealand that had been scheduled for May have been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions in the three countries. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed 22 matches on the schedule until the end of […]

AHF successfully concludes a 2-day online indoor hockey umpiring course for the Indonesian Hockey Federation

Written by AHF on April 9, 2021

AHF Online Education has successfully completed its 2-day exclusive indoor hockey umpiring course for the Indonesian hockey umpires. 30 Umpires from all over Indonesia participated in this educational course. The course was conducted online on Wednesday and Thursday – 07 & 08 April. FIH Academy Expert Mr Ged Curran was the course facilitator. The course […]

India to face Argentina in the first pro league match since Feb 2020!

Written by AHF on April 9, 2021

This will be India’s first FIH Pro League hockey match since February last year. The team resumes with a doubleheader against reigning Olympic champions Argentina. The two matches will be played at the CeNARD sports complex in Buenos Aires on April 11 and 12. The Graham Reid-coached outfit finally returned to action after a year […]

Bloemendaal and Dominant Den Bosch lifted the Men and Women Euro Hockey League title 2021

Written by AHF on April 8, 2021

Bloemendaal became the first side to win four European showpiece crowns as they beat first-time finalists Atlètic Terrassa at the Wagener Stadium. They also eased to their second Euro Hockey League title in the last three editions after a 5-2 win over the Spanish outfit, playing their first major final. “We played a pretty good […]

BANGA BANDHU BANGLADESH GAMES – 2020 HOCKEY Women Event

Written by AHF on April 8, 2021

BANGA BANDHU BANGLADESH GAMES – 2020 HOCKEY Women Event Norail District  and Zanaida District qualified for final   To commemorate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games-2020 was inaugurated at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium 12 men’s hockey teams and 6 women’s hockey teams are participating in […]

India Men’s Hockey Team Coach Satisfied With the Teams’ Performance

Written by AHF on April 8, 2021

The Indian group’s chief hockey coach Graham Reid, although completely satisfied along with his boys overcoming Olympic champions Argentina 4-Three within the opening follow match, was essential of the guests permitting the house group to claw again into the sport. “We allowed Argentina to come back into the game particularly in the third quarter where […]

Pakistan Hockey and Private Schools Jointly work for the development of Hockey in Pakistan

Written by AHF on April 8, 2021

An agreement has been made between the Pakistan Hockey Federation and the All Pakistan Private Schools Association regarding the development and promotion of Pakistan Hockey at PHF Headquarters, Lahore. President of Pakistan Schools Union Mian Shabbir Ahmed signed the agreement. There will be positive work on social media channels. PHF will provide information about the […]

India draw 4-4 with Argentina

Written by AHF on April 8, 2021

India draw 4-4 with Argentina ~ Varun Kumar (7′ and 44′), Rajkumar Pal (13′), Rupinder Pal Singh (14′) ~   After losing 3-4 to India in the first practice match, Olympic Champions Argentina quelled India’s chances of a second consecutive victory as they made a strong comeback to hold the visitors 4-4 in a tense […]

BANGA BANDHU BANGLADESH GAMES – 2020 HOCKEY Men Event

Written by AHF on April 7, 2021

BANGA BANDHU BANGLADESH GAMES – 2020 HOCKEY Men Event Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Air Force qualified for final To commemorate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games-2020 was inaugurated at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium 12 men’s hockey teams and 6 women’s hockey teams are participating in […]

FIH Hockey Pro League – a further 22 matches confirmed

Written by AHF on April 7, 2021

After the thrilling matches played last week in Argentina between the home national teams, Men and Women, and Germany, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) can announce that, on top of the Argentina-India (Men) matches scheduled on 10-11 April, a further 22 FIH Hockey Pro League matches are confirmed at this stage until the end of […]

India grabs Victory over Argentina in the first match of their Tour

Written by AHF on April 7, 2021

“Good win but there’s scope to be more consistent,” says Chief Coach Graham Reid after 4-3 victory against reigning Olympic Champions   ~ India got off to a winning start in their Argentina Tour with three out of the four goals for India coming through penalty corners; Dragflickers Harmanpreet Singh (28′), Rupinder Pal Singh (33′) […]

BANGA BANDHU BANGLADESH GAMES – 2020 HOCKEY Women’s Event

Written by AHF on April 6, 2021

BANGA BANDHU BANGLADESH GAMES – 2020 HOCKEY Women’s Event To commemorate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games-2020 was inaugurated at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium   12 men’s hockey teams and 6 women’s hockey teams are participating in the event.   Today’s Matches’ Results   Norial […]

Uzbekistan’s Journey to Excel in Hockey

Written by AHF on April 6, 2021

This year on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the Asian Hockey Federation highlights the excellent development initiatives and remarkable progress made, despite the challenges of COVID-19, in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan in the recent years has increased its participation in International and Continental Events for both Men and Women while also participating in […]

“Argentina tour will be a great opportunity for us to build momentum for Olympics,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Team’s Harmanpreet Singh

Written by AHF on April 6, 2021

“Argentina tour will be a great opportunity for us to build momentum for Olympics,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Team’s Harmanpreet Singh   Indian Men’s Hockey Team defender Harmanpreet Singh sees the upcoming Argentina tour as the ideal preparation ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in the summer. The 22-member Indian Men’s Hockey Team arrived in Argentina […]

Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games – Women’s Hockey Event

Written by AHF on April 5, 2021

BANGA BANDHU BANGLADESH GAMES – 2020 HOCKEY Women’s Event To commemorate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games-2020 was inaugurated at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium 12 men’s hockey teams and 6 women’s hockey teams are participating in the event. Today’s Matches’ Result Thakurgaon district 0 Kishorganj […]

Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) Malaysia TNB Cup Champions 2021

Written by AHF on April 5, 2021

Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) repeated the success of the last two years to emerge the TNB Cup 2021 champions after beating UniKL in the final through a 2-0 shoot-out penalty shootout at the Bukit Jalil National Hockey Stadium tonight. Both teams tied 4-4 at full time of the match with five goals resulted in the […]

Pakistan’s Olympian COL(r) Zafar Ali Zafri will always be remembered as a Hockey legend

Written by AHF on April 5, 2021

Col (retd) Zafar Ali Zafri, part of Pakistan’s 1960 Rome Olympics gold medal-winning squad, breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Rawalpindi, late night on Saturday. Considered as an iconic hockey player, Zafri won silver in 1956 in Melbourne Olympics. He was the manager of the Pakistan hockey team that won the inaugural World […]

Salman Razzaq’s decisive goal leads to WAPDA Chief Minister’s Baluchistan Gold Cup title!

Written by AHF on April 3, 2021

Pakistan WAPDA defeated National Bank in a thrilling match to win the Chief Minister’s Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament. Awards were distributed at the end of the proceedings. Under the Youth Hockey Development Vision, Pakistan WAPDA won the Chief Minister’s Baluchistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament organized by Pakistan Hockey Federation in collaboration with Directorate of […]

“Important to find the rhythm back,” says Indian Men’s Hockey dragflicker Rupinder Pal Singh as he returns to the India squad

Written by AHF on April 2, 2021

Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina on late Thursday evening, India’s experienced defender and drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh was not only excited but also felt a sense of relief. After all, this was his first overseas tour since 2019 when India travelled to Belgium. While he was part of India’s FIH Hockey Pro League matches in […]

WAPDA and National Bank make it to the final of the 1st Chief Minister’s Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, Pakistan

Written by AHF on April 2, 2021

Traditional rivals Pakistan WAPDA and National Bank have won the honour of playing in the final of the Chief Minister’s Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament. Pakistan Army lost to Pakistan Wapda while National Bank defeated Punjab Colors. Under the Youth Hockey Development Vision, the semi-finals of the Chief Minister Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament organized […]

National Spring Men’s and Women’s Hockey Championship, Donghae, Korea

Written by AHF on April 2, 2021

National Spring Men’s and Women’s Hockey Championship, Donghae, Korea   The Korea Hockey Association successfully concluded the Korea National Spring Men’s and Women’s Hockey Championship on 1st April. A sum of 33 Men and Women teams participated in this National level championship. The event lasted as good as 7 days starting on March 26th and […]

MALAYSIA VIVIAN MAY SOARS CUP 2021

Written by AHF on April 1, 2021

MALAYSIA VIVIAN MAY SOARS CUP 2021 PKS UNITEN – KPT FACE UNIKL LADIES IN FINAL   Defending champion PKS Uniten-KPT advanced to the final of the Vivian May Soars Cup 2021 through the away goal rule after being tied 1-1 with PDRM Blue Warriors in the second semi-final match at the Bukit Jalil National Hockey […]

Olympians XI wins the Exhibition Match against Balochistan Veterans

Written by AHF on April 1, 2021

Olympians XI won the exhibition hockey match between Olympians XI and Balochistan Veterans on March 31, 21. Ali Abbas Famous hockey Olympians defeated Balochistan Veterans 2-9. Olympians XI’s goalkeeper Abu Dharr Amrau’s brilliant and lively performance won him Man of the Match and he was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 5,000 by the management. […]

Malaysia TNB CUP 2021

Written by AHF on April 1, 2021

Malaysia TNB CUP 2021   UNIKL – THT MEET IN THE FINAL UniKL and Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) will meet in the final of the TNB Cup 2021 after both teams set aside the challenge of their opponents in the second semi-final match at the National Hockey Stadium tonight.   2021 final is a repeat […]

Banga Bandhu Bangladesh Games – 2020 (Hockey)

Written by AHF on March 31, 2021

′To commemorate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games-2020 was inaugurated at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium   12 men’s hockey teams and 6 women’s hockey teams are participating in the event.   Today’s Matches’ Result Army 21- Comilla District  -0 Dhaka 5  chittagrom District -3 Navy […]

Chief Minister Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament – Quarter Finals

Written by AHF on March 31, 2021

Chief Minister Baluchistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament: WAPDA, National Bank, Punjab Klar and Pakistan Army won the honour of playing in the semi-finals. Under the Youth Hockey Development Vision, the quarter-finals of the Chief Minister Baluchistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament organized by the Pakistan Hockey Federation in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports and Youth […]

Indian Men’s Hockey Team Leaves for Buenos Aires for a 6-Match Series

Written by AHF on March 31, 2021

The 22-member Indian Men’s Hockey Team led by Skipper Manpreet Singh left for Buenos Aires, Argentina from KIA, Bengaluru early Wednesday morning. This will be the team’s second outing this year after an unbeaten tour of Europe last month where they took on Germany and Great Britain. The six-match tour against hosts Argentina includes four […]

Torch relay for Tokyo Olympics kicks off its 121-day journey

Written by AHF on March 31, 2021

The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics began its 121-day journey across Japan on Thursday and is headed toward the opening ceremony in Tokyo on July 23. The relay began in northeastern Fukushima prefecture, the area that was devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and the meltdown of three nuclear reactors. The first runner […]

Hockey India name 22-member Indian Men’s Team for Argentina Tour

Written by AHF on March 30, 2021

Hockey India on Tuesday announced the 22-member Indian Men’s Hockey Team who will take on Olympic Champions Argentina in the FIH Hockey Pro League matches on 11th and 12 April 2021 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Indian Team will also play two practice matches against the home team on 6th and 7th April 2021 ahead […]

VIVIAN CUP MAY SOARS (Women) 2021 Malaysia

Written by AHF on March 29, 2021

PKS UNITEN-KPT And PDRM Blue Warriors Bound, UniKL Ladies won big   PKS Uniten-KPT -3 PDRM Blue Warriors -3 Goals from Nurmaizatul Hanim Syafi Fuad and Raja Norsharina Raja Shabuddin ensured a draw for the defending champions, PKS Uniten-KPT who tied PDRM Blue Warriors in the first semi-final of the Vivian May Soars Cup at […]

TNB Cup (Men) 2021

Written by AHF on March 29, 2021

Tengku Ahmad’s stroke of brilliance does it for UniKL UniKL 1 TNB 0 Tengku Ahmad Tajudddin Tengku Abdul Jalil’s stroke penalty in the fourth quarter gave UniKL an advantage which recorded a narrow 1-0 victory over TNB in the first semi-final of the TNB 2021 Cup at the Bukit Jalil National Hockey Stadium. As the […]

1st All-Sindh Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s Hockey Gold Cup

Written by AHF on March 29, 2021

A colourful opening ceremony of the first All Sindh Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s Hockey Gold Cup was held in collaboration with Sindh Sports and Youth Affairs Department and Sukkur Division Women’s Hockey Association. The tournament will be held from March 27 to March 31, 2021 at the People’s Hockey Stadium in Sukkur. The chief guest […]

AHF ONLINE WORKSHOP ON PHYSICAL FITNESS

Written by AHF on March 27, 2021

AHF Coaching Workshop – Physical Fitness: Importance & Programming   The workshop was powered by STAUFF.   AHF successfully organized a 1-day coaching workshop on physical fitness importance and programming. The workshop was conducted online on Friday, 26 March. Around 30 coaches from all over Asia and Africa participated in this workshop. The workshop extensively […]

AHF Penalty Corner Workshop for Asian and African Coaches

Written by AHF on March 27, 2021

AHF Coaching Worksop – PC: Attacking and Defending Dynamics   AHF has organized a coaching workshop for Asian and African coaches. The workshop will be conducted online on Sunday – 28 March. It will start at 8 am (GMT). 15 coaches from all over Asia and Africa have been nominated to participate in this workshop. […]

4th Chief Minister Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament – Day 4

Written by AHF on March 27, 2021

Under the Youth Hockey Development Vision, the 4th Chief Minister Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament organized by Pakistan Hockey Federation in collaboration with Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs Balochistan and supervised by Balochistan Hockey Association. Three matches were played on the day. The first match was played between Pakistan Islamabad and Sindh Colors, which […]

AHF ONLINE ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES – April 2021

Written by AHF on March 26, 2021

After the successful completion of Online Education Workshops and Courses in March, the Asian Hockey Federation is now offering 15 Online Engagement activities in the month of April 2021 for Asian countries. Aimed at providing technical expertise and knowledge on various aspects of Hockey 5s and game analysis for Coaches, Improving Umpiring Performance for Umpires […]

AHF Goalkeeping Course for Malaysian Hockey Confederation

Written by AHF on March 26, 2021

AHF Basic Goalkeeping Course for Malaysian Hockey Confederation   AHF has organized a 2-day Basic Goalkeeping Course exclusively offered to the Malaysian Hockey Confederation. The course will be conducted online on Saturday and Sunday – 27 and 28 March. Around 19 goalkeeping coaches from all over Malaysia have been nominated to participate in this course. […]

Hockey Jharkhand wins 11th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2021

Written by AHF on March 26, 2021

Hockey Jharkhand beat Hockey Haryana 3-1 via a shootout to clinch the 11th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2021 in Jind, Haryana.   The Final match between Hockey Jharkhand and Hockey Haryana ended goalless after 60 minutes. Identical to Hockey Jharkhand’s Semi Final performance against Uttar Pradesh Hockey, goalkeeper Duga Munda emerged as […]

TNB Malaysia Hockey League Men (Premier) 2021 – UNIKL League Lifts Trophy

Written by AHF on March 26, 2021

UniKL won the TNB Malaysia Hockey League (Premier) 2021 championship for the third time in a row when they beat Maybank 1-0 in the last match of the league at the Bukit Jalil National Hockey Stadium, thus approaching the target of winning the treble this season. The country’s experienced striker, Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Tengku Abdul […]

Chief Minister’s Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, Pakistan – 3rd Day

Written by AHF on March 26, 2021

On the third day of the Chief Minister’s Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, Pakistan WAPDA scored 12 goals against Sindh Colors. National Bank defeated Punjab Whites 2-4 in a thrilling match. In the third match, Punjab Colors defeated Balochistan Colors 7-2 in an interesting match. All Pakistan Chief Minister Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament under […]

2021 National Spring Men’s and Women’s Hockey Championship to start on 26 March

Written by AHF on March 26, 2021

Korea Hockey Association has organized the National Spring Men and Women Hockey Championship, which will take place between 26th March and 1st April.   Korea Hockey Association will broadcast on YouTube for the semi-final of this competition for Middle/High/College type, and full-league for the Unemployment type. Korea Hockey Association’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/%EB%8C%80%ED%95%9C%ED%95%98%ED%82%A4%ED%98%91%ED%9A%8C/videos Details of the […]

TNB Malaysia Hockey League (Women) 2021

Written by AHF on March 25, 2021

The curtain of TNB Malaysia Hockey League (Women) 2021 is anchored with the title of TNB Malaysia Hockey League (Women) 2021 runner-up officially belongs to PDRM Blue Warriors after easily beating Mutiara Juniors-PSHA 10-0 in the last match at the Bukit Jalil National Hockey Stadium, tonight. After UniKL Ladies was crowned as the League Champion […]

AHF Online Workshop on Physical Fitness

Written by AHF on March 25, 2021

AHF Coaching Workshop – Physical Fitness: Importance & Programming   AHF has organized a 1-day coaching workshop on physical fitness importance and programming. The workshop will be conducted online on Friday, 26 March. Around 30 coaches from all over Asia and Africa will participate in this workshop. FIH Academy Experts Mr Tahir Zaman and Mr […]

11th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2021 – Semi-Finals

Written by AHF on March 25, 2021

Hockey Haryana and Hockey Jharkhand reached the Final Stage Hockey Haryana and Hockey Jharkhand registered wins in the Semi-Final of the 11th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2021 in Jind, Haryana. Hockey Haryana booked their place in the summit event with a resounding 7-0 win against Manipur Hockey in the first Semi-Final. Prikshit […]

1st Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship 2021 – Semi-Finals

Written by AHF on March 25, 2021

SAI-Academy and Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High-Performance Centre Qualified for Final SAI-Academy and Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High-Performance Centre stormed into the Final of the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship 2021 with remarkable victories in Bhubaneswar.   In the first Semi-Final, SAI-Academy held their nerves to register a thrilling 4-3 win […]

Chief Minister Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 21

Written by AHF on March 25, 2021

Punjab Whites, Army and WAPDA took the field on the second day of Chief Minister Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 21. According to the details, under the Youth Hockey Development Vision under the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs Balochistan, Pakistan Hockey Federation and Balochistan Hockey Association the Balochistan government has decided to play three […]

BANGLADESH – WALTON WOMEN DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENCE CUP HOCKEY TOURNAMENT, DHAKA

Written by AHF on March 24, 2021

BANGLADESH – WALTON WOMEN DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENCE CUP HOCKEY TOURNAMENT, DHAKA 14-24 MARCH 2021   BKSP won the tournament   Walton Women Development Independence Hockey In the final Match BKSP Beat Narail District by 6-0. The Chief Guest of the final match was Executive Director of Walton Group FM Iqbal Bin Anwar, who gave away the […]

AHF Technical Officials’ Workshop for Indonesian Hockey

Written by AHF on March 24, 2021

AHF-FHI Technical Officials’Workshop: Roles & Responsibilities   AHF has organized an exclusive 1-day coaching workshop for the Indonesian Hockey Federation. The workshop will be conducted online on Thursday, 25th March. Indonesian Hockey Federation has nominated 21 officials from all over Indonesia to participate in this workshop. FIH Academy Expert Ms Elisabeth Fuerst will be the […]

1st Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship 2021 Semifinals Preview

Written by AHF on March 24, 2021

An exciting inaugural edition of the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship 2021 is about to conclude as we head into the Semi-Final on Wednesday. SAI- Academy, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre and Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy are the top four teams, who have made […]

SHF is currently on the lookout for high-caliber applications for a Technical Director

Written by AHF on March 24, 2021

The Singapore Hockey Federation (SHF) is committed to Promote, Develop, and Manage the game of Hockey in Singapore. SHF is a non-profit organization, which is registered under the Charities Act and is affiliated to the Singapore National Olympic Council, the Asian Hockey Federation and the International Hockey Federation. To see all the relevant details, please […]

1st Hockey India Junior Women Academy National Championship 2021

Written by AHF on March 24, 2021

Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, SAI – Academy and Khalsa Hockey Academy (Amritsar) advance to the semi final   Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, SAI – Academy and Khalsa Hockey Academy (Amritsar) won their respective Quarter Final matches to advance to the semi-final […]

TNB MALAYSIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE 2021 (MEN)

Written by AHF on March 24, 2021

The action to determine the TNB Malaysia Hockey League (Premier) 2021 champions will be decided in the last match on Thursday (March 25). All teams in the top four group maintained their position by overcoming their opponents in the sixth match of the league. UniKL continued to secure its lead position with an advantage of […]

All Pakistan Chief Minister Balochistan Gold Cup

Written by AHF on March 24, 2021

All Pakistan Chief Minister Balochistan Gold Cup was inaugurated on 23 March 2021. Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan was the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony. In the colorful opening ceremony, the teams marched past and the national anthem was danced to the beat of drums. In the opening match, Balochistan Colors defeated […]

11th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2021

Written by AHF on March 23, 2021

Manipur Hockey, Hockey Haryana, Uttar Pradesh Hockey and Hockey Jharkhand qualified for the semifinal, which will be played on 24 March 2021   Manipur Hockey, Uttar Pradesh Hockey, Hockey Jharkhand and Hockey Haryana advanced to the Semi-Final of the 11th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2021 with victories here in Jind, Haryana.   […]

BANGLADESH – WALTON WOMEN DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENCE CUP HOCKEY TOURNAMENT, DHAKA

Written by AHF on March 23, 2021

BKSP and Norial District Qualify for Final   In the first Semi-Final played today, BKSP beat Zenaidha by 7-0; In the 2nd Semi-Final, Norial beat Rajshahi by 3-2. The final match will be played at Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium Dhaka, Bangladesh as scheduled.   13 Women’s Teams participated in this tournament, Jaipurhat District Jhennaidah […]

Chief Minister Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament – Pakistan

Written by AHF on March 23, 2021

Chief Minister Balochistan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament will be played from today, Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan will inaugurate the tournament. The inaugural match will be played between Balochistan Keller and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It came to happen under the Youth Hockey Development Vision, under the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs Balochistan, […]

1st Hockey India Junior and Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship 2021

Written by AHF on March 23, 2021

1st Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship 2021   SAI-Academy, Madhya Pradesh Academy, Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre and Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy Qualified for the Sami Finals SAI-Academy, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy, Jai Bharat Hockey Academy and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy earned victories on day six of the […]

Japan held Test Series to prepare for Olympics 2020 and Junior Asia Cup

Written by AHF on March 23, 2021

Japan held a test series to prepare for Olympics 2020 and Junior Asia Cup. Japan’s senior hockey team and junior hockey team competed in this 5 matches’ series. Head Coach of Japan Hockey team Siegfried Aikman said about conducting these matches, “these matches are very important for Japan because it gives us the opportunity to […]

Champions of Malaysia Hockey League TNB (Women) 2021

Written by AHF on March 23, 2021

UniKL Ladies emerged as the new TNB Champions of Malaysia Hockey League (Women) 2021   UniKL 7 Sabah 0 History was created when UniKL Ladies emerged the new TNB Champions of Malaysia Hockey League (Women) 2021 in their first appearance after defeating Sabah 7-0 in the fourth match of the league at Bukit Jalil National […]

11th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2021

Written by AHF on March 22, 2021

Hockey Karnataka beat Hockey Bengal 4-0 on day five of the 11th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2021 in Jind, Haryana. In the only pool match that was played, Kesu Pavan Jadhav (29’), Pavan DR (35’), Harsha HR (43’) and Captain Dhanush Kaveriappa MA (46’) scored for Hockey Karnataka as they eased to […]

Perry the multi-coloured bull to be Birmingham 2022 mascot

Written by AHF on March 22, 2021

Perry the multi-coloured bull to be Birmingham 2022 mascot A bull adorned with a patchwork of multi-coloured hexagons called Perry has been revealed as the official mascot of next year’s Commonwealth Games. The mascot is based upon the design of 10-year-old Emma Lou, winner of a national design competition that took place last summer. The […]

BANGLADESH – WALTON WOMEN DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENCE CUP HOCKEY TOURNAMENT, DHAKA

Written by AHF on March 22, 2021

BKSP, Jheenaida District, Narail District and Rajshahi District qualified for the Semi-final. On 21 March, the first match was played between Dinajpur District, BKSP and Kishorganj District. Dinajpur District, BKSP Di won the match by 4-0 The second match was played between Moymonshinah District and Cox’s Bazar, which was won by Moymonshinah District by 3-0. […]

TNB MALAYSIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE 2021 (MEN)

Written by AHF on March 22, 2021

Maybank 1 – 1 TNB Maybank performed well in the first two quarters and managed to absorb the pressure of TNB’s current lineup of eight national players. Maybank instead used lightning strike tactics to trap TNB’s stronghold. The tactic really worked with Maybank’s success ahead of TNB through Muhammad Syamim Naim Abd Hamid’s field goal […]