Written by AHF on January 14, 2019
A National Coaching Course is all set to be held from the 28th January to the 2nd February, 2019 in the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan
A National Coaching Course is all set to be held from the 28th January to the 2nd February, 2019 in the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan
The program saw a sizeable turnout of participants as a total of 41 children signed up and for the program. The age bracket of those attending was between 3 and 12 years.
A Coaching and Umpiring seminar was held during the Afzal Manna International Tournament, that attracted audiences from Nepal, Sri Lanka, and all over Pakistan, who attended the event.
An under 16 tournament was recently held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan with the help of the Development and Engagement wing of the AHF.
The Haier Hockey Series Open has commenced and is scheduled to take place from the 17th till the 22nd of December in Lahore, Pakistan at the National Hockey Stadium.
There were 4 Asian teams competing in the 14th edition of the World Cup in Bhubaneswar and while no Asian team managed to make it to the Semi-Final stage, the performance put up by all 4 throughout the tournament was truly heartening.
With a young and vibrant squad and having come from an excellent run at the 5th edition of the Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat, where they were declared Joint Champions, India has taken the World Cup opportunity with both hands.
Placed in what many termed as the Pool of Death, 4 times Champion Pakistan was placed alongside World #4 the Netherlands, #6 Germany and Asian rivals Malaysia. In their 1st match scheduled on the 1st of December, Pakistan was to play against Germany who was considered a strong contender by many hockey analysts and pundits […]
Having held the honor to participate for the first time ever at the World Cup, China decided to step it up at the International stage. It gets better, they made it to the Crossovers where they face France
One of the all-time Japanese hockey legends Kihara Seiji recently passed away on the 4th of December. Mr. Seiji’s contributions towards the sport and the hockey fraternity are one for the record books.
The World Cup is perfectly placed for Malaysia to take on the best in the world. Malaysia are placed alongside Germany, the Netherlands and Pakistan in Pool D.
The feedback was incredibly positive as they praised the initiatives held under Raja Ashman banner that they found to not only be learning oriented, efficient but also to be a unique experience.
Team India has been placed in Pool C of the World Cup alongside Belgium, Canada and South Africa, and would be fancying their chances to performing well in the Pool matches, which would give them a strong boost moving further in the tournament.
In the first eight editions of the World Cup, Pakistan reached the final on 6 occasions and lifted the trophy for a total of 4 times. They won their titles in Barcelona 1971, Buenos Aires 1978, Mumbai 1982 and Sydney 1994.
The 2018 edition of the World Cup is going to feature 16 teams from around the world, with 4 hailing from the continent of Asia. Hosts India as well as Pakistan, Malaysia and China are to take part starting the 28th of November
Six of the best women sides from across the world are scheduled to meet in Changzhou, China for the 23rd edition of the Champions Trophy.
The FIH’s 46th Congress, attended by more than 250 delegates from across the globe, provided a strategic vision and direction for the future to be followed by the hockey fraternity. The Hockey 2024 vision, a new development strategy tabled, provided an insight as to how the global promotion and development of the sport of hockey. […]
Shahbaz has represented the Pakistan Hockey Team in many events such as the Champions Trophy, Asia Cup, Asian Games in Beijing and World Cups
India and Pakistan were declared joint winners of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy on Sunday after a thunderstorm and heavy showers forced the final to be abandoned
Malaysia Won by 3 Goals to 2 In the Shootout After the Regulation Time Was Drawn at 2 All
Defending champions India and two-time winners Pakistan will meet in the title encounter of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018
India prevail 3-2 In Hard-Fought Semi-Final Against Japan and Now Face Pakistan in the Final of Hero Asian Champions Trophy
Two-time Winners Pakistan entered the final of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 by overcoming Malaysia 3-1 in the shootout after a 4-4 draw in the regulation period
Korea claim the fifth position in the six-nation Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 with a 2-1 victory
Following the goalless draw against Malaysia, Harendra Singh believes the strikers need to buck up
MUSCAT, October 26: The semi-finals of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium promise a keen fare on Saturday, with a lot at stake for the three teams heading to next month’s World Cup. India vs Japan Defending champions India are seeking to reinforce their position as Asia’s top-ranked team […]
Pakistan suffered a setback when their captain, Muhammad Rizwan Sr limped off the pitch with a hamstring injury and did not play any more role in the game.
Asian Games gold medallists Japan scored a 5-0 victory over hosts Oman in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018
Irfan Jr scored the Match-Winner for Pakistan against Malaysia
Harmanpreet scores hat-trick for India; Japan split points with Pakistan
Harmanpreet Singh scored a hat-trick to give India a 4-1 victory over Korea on Wednesday in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018.
Two-time champions Pakistan banked on Mubashar Ali’s penalty corner conversion to earn a 1-1 draw with Asian Games gold medallists Japan
The AHF, on Tuesday, announced it’s decision to showcase their gratitude by naming His Excellency Sheikh Sa’ad bin Mohammed bin Said al Mardhouf al Sa’adi for the President Award
This is Korea’s first victory after three losses in the preliminary round-robin league of the six-nation competition, providing the Koreans a glimmer of hope to make the semi-finals.
India and Malaysia played a draw in a fast-paced encounter at the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018
Korea twice rallied from the arrears to post a 4-2 victory over a fighting Oman in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy
Muscat, October 22: Malaysia had to work hard for their third successive victory in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex here on Monday, overcoming South Korea 4-2 to secure a place in the semi-finals. Asian Games silver medallists Malaysia will take on defending champions India in their league encounter tomorrow. This will […]
Penalty corner shooter Aleem Bilal scored a hat-trick to boost Pakistan to an
8-1 victory over hosts Oman in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018
Malaysia had to work hard for their third successive victory in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy, overcoming South Korea 4-2 to secure a place in the semi-finals
Impressed with India’s skills and determination, Aikman says India’s attacking style is a sight to watch.
Polytan is a proud partner of the Asian Hockey Federation and keen to promote the growth of hockey throughout the region, from grassroots through to the elite.
Indian coach Harendra Singh was pleased by his team who had executed the game-plan. “The way we played was good. We played to a plan and did not allow Japan’s team to play in a certain manner,” said Harendra.
Indian Men’s hockey team Chief Coach Harendra Singh wants the strikers to sharpen up and take less time in making decisions.
Titleholders India rallied after conceding a goal in the opening minute to post a 3-1 victory over Pakistan. Earlier, Asian Games champions Japan got into winning form with a 2-0 victory over South Korea.
Titleholders India rallied after conceding a goal in the opening minute to win against Pakistan 3-1 in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018
Asian Games gold medallists Japan got into winning form with a 2-0 victory over South Korea in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018
“Oman’s players have the potential to stand up against top sides. They just need to keep focus and mentally brace for the challenge,” says Zaman, a former Pakistan captain
Two-time winners Pakistan began their Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 campaign with a 3-1 victory over South Korea, while Asian Games silver medallists Malaysia had to work hard for their 3-1 victory over a fighting Oman at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex here today.
Malaysia posted their second successive victory when they prevailed 3-1 over a fighting Oman in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex here today.
Two-time winners Pakistan began their Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 campaign with a 3-1 victory over South Korea at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex here today.
Three goals from young striker Dilpreet Singh enabled India with a victory over hosts Oman, two early penalty corner strikes paved the way for Malaysia’s 3-0 victory over Asian Games gold medallists Japan
Young striker Dilpreet Singh scored a hat trick as India started their campaign of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 title with a victory over hosts Oman
Malaysia posted a sound 3-0 victory over Japan in the opening encounter of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
The course program consisted of theory sessions and practical training. There were interesting discussions on the application of rules with regard to the aerial ball receiving, application of the 5m rule in crucial areas and impact of video umpiring on the outcome of some of the matches.
Ipoh, Malaysia: The Raja Ashman Shah AHF Hockey Academy National Technical Official/Judges course was conducted in Ipoh, Malaysia from the 12th to the 14th of September with more than 20 individuals participating in the 3-day course.
The Hero ACT has matches involved that have high intensity, pride and rankings at stake. The crowds are likely to witness some of the best hockey being played globally, in their home country.
The 2018 Sultan of Johor Cup is set to begin from the 6th to the 13th of October in Johor Baru, Malaysia. The tournament is a high profile event, as it features 3 of the top Asian sides that will go head-to-head with Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
The tournament was a 4-way fight between World Numbers 1 and 2, Australia and Argentina with the finalists of the Asian Games 2018, Japan and Malaysia.
The FIH AHF Raja Ashman Shah Academy National Coaching Course is scheduled to be conducted from the 26th of September to the 1st of October in Pyongyang, DPR Korea. The course is being conducted by Mr. Lim Chiow Chuan.
The Hero Asian Champions Trophy is all set to take place in Muscat, Oman from the 18th of October 2018. The event will feature hosts Oman and the top 5 sides of Asia. With Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Oman, and India to compete in Muscat, the stakes could not be higher.
The 2018 Darwin International hockey open is set to begin from tomorrow. The event is taking place in Darwin Australia. Team Japan, Malaysia, and Argentina will partake in the tournament, besides the hosts. The Hockey Open is set to commence from the 18th till the 22nd of September. Each team in the Hockey Open plays one match against each of the remaining teams, which will be the basis for qualifying for the final.
The SOMPO Cup, taking place in Osaka Japan, has reached its end, with Japan’s Women Hockey Team putting up yet another stellar performance to win the 4 nation tournament. Besides Japan, the teams taking part in the Cup were Korea, Australia and the United States.
Sardar Singh, the former captain of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team, is a name familiar to many. Sardar Singh has announced to retire from professional hockey after having served the Indian Senior Team for more than 12 years. Mr. Singh made his debut against Pakistan back in 2006 and since then has achieved significant milestones both individually and collectively.
In today’s day, it is highly improbable, if not impossible, to witness a game of hockey without witnessing a penalty corner. In professional hockey, from several hours, days to months are put in to perfect the penalty corners. Teams all across wish to establish penalty corner specialists. While the revamping of the game has brought with it numerous changes, one change that has also tagged along is the common use of drag flicks in hockey.
The FIH-AHF Raja Ashman Shah Coaching Course was conducted in Yangon, Myanmar from the 24thto the 28thof August.
Jakarta was chosen as the destination for this year’s meeting with an agenda to discuss the AHF’s journey that was carried out keeping its vision in mind for the present as well as the future.
The AHF recently conducted its development and engagement committee meeting in Jakarta that was attended by the Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of Mr. Yokoyama Hide, with the aim to further enhance the impact and reach of hockey developmental activities within Asia.
With the Asian Games coming to an end, one thing everyone seems to be interested in is as to which team has made its way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
1st September, when the 3rd shot was converted at the shootout at the GBK stadium in Jakarta, the Japan Men’s team had been declared Gold medalists at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang.
China’s upward progression in the tournament ended on a high as they edged Korea 2-1 in the bronze medal match of the women’s Hockey event of the Asian Games in Jakarta.
Defending champion and world number 5 India clinched the bronze medals in the men’s hockey event at the Asian Games after a 2-1 win over Pakistan at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
6 of the best Men’s Asian teams will lock horns to prove their mettle at the upcoming Asian Champions Trophy to be held in Oman from the 18th to the 28th of October 2018.
Jakarta: Japan won their first ever gold medal in men’s Hockey when they defeated Malaysia 3-1 in a shootout after the match ended 6-6 in regulation time at the GBK Hockey Stadium in Jakarta.
Samurai Japan proved their mettle as the deserving team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, although they were automatic qualifiers by virtue of being hosts.
JAKARTA: Japan finally after 36 years won the gold medal at the Asian Games in the women’s hockey event at the GBK Hockey Stadium here.
Malaysia defeated India 7-6 in a nail-biting shootout to book their place in the Final of the Asian Games.
JAKARTA: Oman ended up 7th after they claimed victory against Sri Lanka 5-2 at the GBK Hockey Stadium in Jakarta. It was a good performance by the team coached by Pakistan’s Tahir Zaman as they dominated play and made good of the chances they created. “We took our chances and worked hard to earn this win. […]
Thailand came back from a goal down to beat Indonesia 2-1 and clinch 9th place in the Men’s Hockey Event at the Asian Games 2018.
India qualified for the final of the women’s Hockey competition when they edged China 1-0 at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
JAKARTA: Japan, ranked 14 in the world beat South Korea 2-0 in the women’s first semi-final at the Asian Games at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
Jakarta: Indonesia finished in seventh place in the women’s hockey event when they defeated Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the classification play-off at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
Japan fought their way into the semifinals of the Asian Games by edging Korea 3-2 in a thrilling match at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
JAKARTA: Pakistan topped the table and moved on to the semi-final battle with a 5-0 win over Bangladesh in their final Group B match at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
The Asian number 1s, India with a convincing win over Sri Lanka; 20-0 at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
Malaysia brushed aside the challenge from Oman to secure their semi-final place in the Asian Games.
JAKARTA: Thailand chalked up their first win in Group B in the Asian Games here with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Kazakhstan at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
JAKARTA: Indonesia chalked up their first ever win in the Asian Games series when they downed Hong Kong, China 3-2 in their final Group A match at the BK Hockey Stadium.
JAKARTA: South Korea scored 15-0 against Indonesia in Pool A match to move a step closer to the semi-finals of the men’s event at the GBK Hockey Stadium. South Korean coach Kim Young Kyu said that they did not want to waste their goal chances as the semi-finalist might be decided by goal difference. “It […]
JAKARTA: Malaysia kept their perfect record in the men’s hockey competition by defeating Bangladesh 7-0 at GBK Stadium in Jakarta. “This win takes us one step closer to the semi-finals,” said Malaysian coach Stephen van Huizen.“Although I am happy we won, we need to make use of the chances created. Against teams like Pakistan, chances will […]
JAKARTA: Oman registered their first win in the men’s Hockey competition when they defeated Thailand 2-0 at the GBK Hockey Stadium in Jakarta. The win was much looked forward to by Oman as they recorded their first victory in the Asian Games 2018. “We needed this win and I am happy that the players delivered […]
JAKARTA: India secured a third win in Pool B of the women’s event with a 4-1 win over South Korea at the GBK Hockey Stadium. The Indians, ranked ninth in the world, secured the win in the later moments of the game. Both teams were level 1-1 until the start of the fourth quarter, but […]
Japan booked their place in the semi-finals of the women’s competition after their win against China 4-2 at the GBK Stadium in Jakarta.
JAKARTA: Thailand won their first win in Pool B of the Women’s hockey event at the Asian Games after they defeated Indonesia 2-0 at the GBK Hockey Stadium. The Thais are playing their third match in the group. They had earlier lost 1-3 to Kazakhstan and 0-3 to South Korea. The team was working hard […]
JAKARTA: Malaysia gave their chance of qualification for the semi-finals a big boost when they won their fixture against Chinese Taipei 11-0 at the GBK Hockey Stadium. Malaysia scored five goals via penalty corner ace Nuraini Rashid, who set the path for the big win. This would improve Malaysia’s chances to qualify for the semi-finals as well. […]
JAKARTA: India scored 26 goals against Hong Kong China in their second match at the men’s Pool A match at the Asian Games. This was India’s highest margin of victory since the 1932 Olympics when they defeated the United States 24–1. Coach Harendra Singh was elated with the margin of the win and paid tribute […]
Pakistan grabbed another victory in the Pool B fixture when they defeated Oman 10-0 in the Men’s competition at the GBK Stadium in Jakarta. In the scoresheet, Pakistan had six different players amongst the scorers with Ali Shan scoring three, Muhammad Dilber and Muhammad Irfan scoring two each. “It was a rather slow start but […]
JAKARTA: For the Indonesians, who are playing in only their second Asian games, scoring the goal was an achievement. In the opening game, they India. They last played in the 1962 Games which were also held in Jakarta.
Malaysia had another easy win, this time beating Thailand 10-0 at the GBK Hockey Stadium in Jakarta.
Jakarta: Koji ‘Alexander’ Murafushi, Olympic Hammer Throw Champion (Gold Athens 2004, Bronze London 2012) made an appearance at the GBK Hockey Stadium during the 18th Asian Games 2018! The two-time Asian Games Gold Medalist (Bangkok 1998 and Busan 2002) took to the field with Chief Executive of the Asian Hockey Federation, Dato Tayyab Ikram, for a quick one-on-one session for the crowds.
JAKARTA: Former champions South Korea turned in a comfortable performance to beat Sri Lanka 8-0 in a Group A match at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
JAKARTA: Bangladesh secured their second win of the tournament when they defeated Kazakhstan 6-1 in a Group B match at the GBK Hockey Stadium. But Bangladesh coach K. Gobinathan was not a happy man. “One cannot complain about the scoreline. I am not happy at the way they played the game and numerous missed chances. […]
India showed no mercy as they hammered Kazakhstan 21-0 in the women’s competition at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
JAKARTA: Former champions South Korea were restricted to a five-goal margin victory by Asian Games debutants Indonesia at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
JAKARTA: China warmed up for their Asian challenge with a 9-0 win over Chinese Taipei in the Group A match in the women’s hockey event at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
JAKARTA: Japan moved closer to a semi-final berth in Group A of the women’s hockey event after a 6-0 win over Hong Kong China at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
Jakarta: It was a harsh day for the hosts Indonesia as they were undone by the masters from India, who inflicted them with a 17-0 defeat at the GBK Hockey Stadium in Jakarta.
Malaysia routed Kazakhstan 16-2 to launch their campaign for the gold medal of the men’s Hockey competition at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
Jakarta: Bangladesh edged Oman 2-1 in a closely contested Group B match at the GBK Hockey Stadium in Jakarta.
JAKARTA: On a day of high scoring matches, Japan joined the fray with 11-0 victory over Sri Lanka in Group A at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
JAKARTA: Former champions Pakistan began their men hockey campaign on a winning note as they thumped Thailand 10-0 in their opening Group B match at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
Jakarta: South Korea put in a spectacular performance as they beat Hong Kong China 11-0 in the opening men’s hockey event in the Asian Games.
Jakarta: India put eight goals past Indonesia in their group A opener at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
Malaysia defeated Hong Kong 8-0 in the Women’s Pool A Hockey competition at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
JAKARTA: Japan started their women’s hockey campaign in earnest when the routed Chinese Taipei 11-0 in their opening Group A match at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
JAKARTA: Kazakhstan registered a 3-1 win over Thailand in a Group B match at the women’s hockey event of the Asian Games at the GBK hockey stadium
The hosts have all to play for in front of their home fans at the prestigious GBK Stadium, Jakarta. Indonesia open their campaign against the mighty Indian Eves in the women category, which might as well be the biggest challenge for them at the Asian Games.
A place in Tokyo 2020 will be foremost on the minds of teams in the women’s competition of the Asian Games that opens its campaign at the GBK Hockey Stadium in Jakarta. All eyes will be on India, South Korea, Japan, China, and Malaysia, although the rest of the teams are in no manner less than […]
JAKARTA: The elite men’s hockey teams of Asia go into battle for an Asian Games podium finish, but their eyes will be on only the gold color as they seek to cement their berth to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
22 teams go head to head to secure a place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Jakarta: With only three days remaining in the tournament, Jakarta is heating up to host one of the most anticipated hockey tournaments in the calendar year. The players have unpacked their bags, checked into the village and have started training on the pitches. From the looks of it, they are here to win. Both Pool A and Pool B of the Men’s and Women’s Event looks competitive, but the winner takes it all, a place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The National Umpiring Course, as part of the AHF Development, Coaching and Education Program 2018, was conducted from the 1stto 5thof August in Myanmar. The Coaching Course was organized by the Myanmar Hockey Federation and conducted by the former World Cup and the Olympics umpire Mr. Rashad Mahmood Butt.
Muscat: The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) is pleased to announce the match schedule and releases the event logo for Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018 at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman from 18 to 28 October.
London: The biggest event in Women’s Hockey starts tomorrow! China (WR: 8), South Korea (WR: 9), India (WR: 10), and Japan (WR: 12) will be participating in the 14th edition of the prestigious event.
Nantou, Chinese Taipei: After the success of the AHF National Umpiring Course, Chinese Taipei Hockey Association organizes the National Coaching Course which will be held between the 20th and 23rd of July. FIH Expert Mr. Seugnjin Yoo will conduct this course that aims to introduce international best practices and techniques in the booming hockey family of Chinese Taipei.
Jakarta: The fixtures for the Asian Games 2018 Jakarta-Palembang have been announced. The 18th edition of the Asian Games will see the highest ever number of participating teams in the history of Hockey Competitions at the Asian Games. 21 Teams from 14 countries will go head to head in the Men’s and Women’s categories in 60 matches over a course of 14 days. The winners of the Men’s and Women’s categories will book their place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. All matches will be played in the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Nantou, Taiwan: National Umpiring Couse, Chinese Taipei is underway in Nantou, Taiwan. Chinese Taipei Hockey Association, in collaboration with Raja Ashman Shah Hockey Academy and in light of the AHF Development and Education Program 2018, conducted the three day National Umpiring Course. Over 24 candidates, including current professional umpires and upcoming umpiring professionals, are participating in the program.
Muscat: The official schedule for the Hero Men’s Asian Champions Trophy has been announced by the Asian Hockey Federation. The tournament will commence from the 18th of October, and the final will be played on the 28th of October. Asian Champions and Rabobank Hockey Champions Trophy Silver Medalists, India, two time Asian Champions Trophy winners Pakistan, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, and Oman will go head to head in the 10-day event.
Singapore: Malaysian Women’s side (WR:22) with an impressive unbeaten tournament, won the gold medal, defeating Thailand by 6-0 in the final. Thailand men’s side also made it to the finals where they faced the host nation, Singapore. The hosts dominated the match and won with a comfortable 4-1 margin. It was rejoice for Thailand all […]
Breda: Australia are crowned champions of the grand finale of the Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 Breda. This is the 15th title for Australia at this event. India were the second finalists and gave the spectators an exciting performance, holding Australia to a one-all deadlock at the end of the match. In the end, Australia won […]
Breda: Earlier today, Pakistan suffered a defeat at the hands of the world number three side, Belgium. The loss leaves Pakistan at the bottom of the table and will contest for the 5th/6th position at their final match of the tournament. The Asian Champions India are on level points with the hosts, the Netherlands in third, and the two teams will compete against each other, in which the winner will book its -place in the final to face the reigning champions and world number 1, Australia.
The prestigious annual FIH Awards will be presented later this year at the FIH Congress Meeting New Dehli India.
24 Asian Nations celebrated Olympic Day 2018 under the spirit of Peace and Prosperity
Afghanistan: The International Olympic day was celebrated under the title of Peace and solidarity in Afghanistan on June 23rd. Despite security threats and limited facilities, hundreds of athletes and sports founders participated in the event with enthusiasm.
Singapore: The 4-day program, Technical Officials Course, concludes in Singapore. 14 participants from 8 countries received certifications from the AHF Raja Ashman Shah Hockey Academy, which strives to enhance the standards of, and the development of, hockey professionals in Asia. The course was conducted by Ms. Elisabeth Fuerst, Mr. Bjron, and Mr. Mathavan Devadas.
Breda: India won their second match of the event by beating Argentina by 2 – 1. Pakistan, and especially the goalkeeper, Imran Butt, played brilliantly but failed to take their chances as they lost to Australia by 2-1. The hosts secured their first win of the event by beating Belgium 4-0.
Olympic day was celebrated all over the world on the 23rd of June 2018. 24 Asian National Federations participated in the formal celebrations with the FIH and the world. Over 200 participants, men and women of all ages, joined the celebrations in Iran. Gatherings were held in Tehran, Isfahan, and Semnam. Full-filled activities were held including […]
Breda: The Asian giants started the tournament and gave this final edition of the Hockey Champions Trophy the perfect inauguration. The match ended 4-0 in the Blue’s favor, however, both teams played a terrific end-to-end game with lots of created chances. The hosts, Netherlands were undone by Peillat and Matias Paredes, Argentina defeated the Netherlands by 2-1. The final match of the day saw the world number-one side Australia clashed with the world number 3, Belgium. An exhilarating display of performance was presented by both the teams, in a match which ended 3-3.
Singapore: AHF Raja Ashman Shah Academy in collaboration with Singapore Hockey Federation has organized a Technical Officials course. The course commenced from the 21st of June. FIH Experts, Elisabeth Furst, Bjorn Isberg, and Mathavan Devadas are conducting the 4-day course.
The world will come together in the celebration of the Olympic Day on the 23rd of June this year. The Olympic Day is an annual affair and is much more than just a sports event. It is a day for the world to get active, learn about Olympic values and discover new sports. it allows the global community to come together and integrate with one another. The spirit of the Olympics is spread across communities and across borders – a message of positivity, harmony, and great good is the basis of such an event.
Breda: Arguably the biggest sporting rivalry in the history of Hockey has been that of India and Pakistan. The neighbors have always promised high paced, high tempo, and aggressive display of skills. The stakes are always high and the crowd is always on its feet! The much-awaited match between Pakistan and India will be held on the 23rd of June, and will be the inaugural match of the Rabobank Hockey Champions Trophy!
Breda: The final edition of the prestigious Hockey Champions Trophy will start from the 21st of June in the heart of Netherlands. 6 teams, namely; India, Pakistan, Netherlands, Australia, Germany, and Belgium, will go head to head in the 12 day event to claim a podium spot in the last playoffs of an event that has been etched into the souls of hockey professionals and followers alike.
Dhaka: The Bangladesh National Coaching Course commenced yesterday. FIH Trainer and Coach, Mr. Seungjin Yoo is conducting the course while Mr. Ashiquezzaman and Mr. Moududur Rahman Shuvo are the course coordinators. A total of 23 participants have signed up for the course. Participants will get a chance to learn and interact with one of the leading FIH Trainers till the 6th of June!
Dhaka, Bangladesh: Under the umbrella of AHF Development and Education Program 2018, and in collaboration with Bangladesh Hockey Federation, AHF will conduct a National Coaching Course in Dhaka, between the 3rd – 7th of June 2018. FIH High-Performance Coach, Mr. Suengjin Yoo, has been appointed as the conductor for the national course.
Pyongyang, DPR Korea: 28 Participants get certified at the FIHA-AHF National Umpiring Course conducted by FIH Umpire Ms. Yuen Ki Yau.
Doha, Qatar: Qatar Hockey Federation (QHF), in collaboration with International Hockey Federation Academy (FIHA) and Asian Hockey Federation (AHF), organized a National Level 1 Coaching and Foundation Level Umpiring Course between the 23rd and the 26th of May 2018. 25 participants received certifications at the end of the course and joined the ranks of qualified Coaches and Umpires in the hockey family. Participants included professional coaches, multi-sports trainers, and school personal education teachers. The diverse pool of participants was to ensure the development of hockey at all levels in Qatar.
Donghae: Korea lift the trophy of the 2018 Donghae Women’s Asian Champions Trophy, beating India by 1 – 0 in the Final match of the tournament. It is the third title for Korea in four appearances at the event, making them the leader in the trophies table. China defeated Malaysia by 2 – 0 to win Bronze.
Donghae: Finalists, India and Korea, drew their round-robin tie 1 – 1, while China won their match against Japan 2 – 0, and will play Malaysia in the Bronze medal games tomorrow.
Donghae: India won three out of their three matches, beating Malaysia 3-2 in the latest encounter. Korea confirmed their spot as well by defeated China 3 – 1 in a thrilling match. The two teams will play the final on the 20th of May, however, they are yet to face each other in the round-robin tie, which is scheduled to be held on the 19th of May.
Donghae: India showed their class by beating Asia’s number 1 ranked team China by 3 – 1 in the second match of the day. Malaysia defeated Japan 3-2 in a closely contested match and picked up three points, their first of the tournament.
Donghae: India and Korea secure wins on the opening day of the tournament. India defeated Japan by 4 – 1 thanks to a hattrick from Navneet Kaur. In the second match, Korea defeated Malaysia by 3-1.
Donghae, Korea: The much awaited, 5th Edition of the Champions Trophy starts today in the partly cloudy setting of Donghae City! Reigning Champions India will take on the Bronze Medalists of the 2016 Edition of the tournament, Japan, in the opening match of the day.
Raja Ashman Shah Academy goes to Singapore next! The Regional Technical Officials Course will be held in Singapore between the 21st-24th of June 2018, alongside FIH Hockey Series Open Men’s and Women’s Singapore. FIH Experts Mr. Bjorn Isberg, Ms. Elisabeth Fuerst, and Mathavan Devadas will conduct the course.
Bangkok: Most of the teams have arrived and the stage is set! 11 Men’s and 9 Women’s teams will go head to head in a thrilling, 5-day Hockey 5’s event. The tournament will start on the 25th of April. A total of 58 matches will be played over the course of the tournament, at the end of which, 2 top Men’s and Women’s teams will qualify for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires.
Bangkok: Ahead of the Asian Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers starting from the 25th of April, Thailand Hockey Association held a press conference. AHF Chief Executive Dato Tayyab Ikram, and President Thailand Hockey Association, Mr. Chaiyapak Siriwat lead the proceedings. Event officials, media representatives, and the host nations participating squad attended the press conference, which presented the details of the event, and what fans may look forward to.
Tajikistan celebrated 2018’s Spring with a vast range of sporting activities, including a sport which is gaining more and more popularity in Central Asia, Hockey. Tajikistan Hockey Association organized multiple hockey events in various areas across the country. Young participants displayed strong talent and temperament to play in front large audiences that gathered around the venues […]
The Hockey event will be held between the 5th and the 14th of April. Women’s teams will clash first with thrilling matches to look forward to, which include; India v Wales, Scotland v New Zealand, England v South Africa, and Australia v Canada. In the men’s category, Pakistan will face Wales, followed by a match between South Africa and Scotland. Top two team from each pool of each category will qualify for the Semi-finals which will be held on the 12th of April for Women and 13th of April for Men. The final for both categories will be Saturday, 14th of April.
Bahrain Hockey, under the official recognition of Asian Hockey Federation organized the Mini Olympics 2018 Inter School Hockey event. A total of 5 teams from three schools, namely; Sacred Hear School, Shaikha Hesaa Girls’ School, and St. Christopher School, participated in the event. St. Christopher’s Leafs won Gold, St Christopher’s Lighting won Silver, while Shaikha Hessa Purple won Bronze.
Men’s and Women’s Asian Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers 2018 11 Men’s and 9 Women’s Teams to participate 25th to 29th April 2018 – Bangkok, Thailand 2 Men’s and 2 Women’s teams to qualify for Youth Olympic Games 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina The schedule for Men’s and Women’s Asian Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers 2018 has been […]
Bangladesh, top ranked team for the event at no. 30, Thailand (world no. 47), Oman and (world no. 32) and Sri Lanka (world no. 38) qualify for the semi-finals of the Men’s Asian Games Qualifiers at the end of the group stages matches. With that, they confirm a place for the main event, Asian Games 2018 Jakarta, which will commence from the 18th of August. With only one more spot to be filled, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan, will compete to secure fifth place in the coming two days.
Australia emerged as Champions of the 2017 Azlan Shah Cup by defeating England 2-1 in the final. It was the 10th title for the Aussies who have made 15 finals since the inaugural tournament in 1983. England end the campaign with Silver and Argentina win Bronze.
120 participants from over 30 countries participated in 5 coaching and umpiring courses between 28th February and 8th March, 2018 in Ipoh Malaysia. Level 2 and Level 3 Coaching Courses, Level 2 Umpiring Course, Educators Course and Umpiring manager courses were covered in this years editions of the annual program which is held along side the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Over 10, highly decorated and accomplished trainers conducted the course including, FIHA senior trainer and Japan’s Head Coach, Seigfried Aikman, FIHA senior educator Mike Joyce, and many more.
England booked a place in Saturday’s final by outclassing Malaysia 7-2. Playing under a steady drizzle that obviously suited the English, it was actually all over in the first quarter as England raced to a 3-0 lead. England will take on defending champions Australia who qualified for their 14th final in 27 editions. Australia will […]
While Australia booked their place in the final, three other teams are fighting for the right to play them this Saturday. At present Argentina are in second spot with 7 points while Malaysia with 6 points at third and England who have five points are in forth position. Australia defeated Ireland 4-1 and booked a […]
Malaysia pulled off a shock 2–1 win over reigning Olympic Champions Argentina. The win moved Malaysia to second spot in the standings with six points, the same with Argentina but the host team have a better goal advantage. The three points will now give Malaysia a chance to vie for a place in the final provided they defeat India and England in their last two matches.
Australia and Argentina continued their winning ways by registering wins over Malaysia and Ireland respectively as India and England picked up their first points in day two of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. A total of 14 goals, one short of the first day, were scored but the quality of matches was even better, as there was no great disparity amongst the teams. Play resumes on Tuesday as the European neighbors, England and Ireland open the day, followed by India taking on a strong Australian side, both of which play a very fast paced attacking game. Last but not the least, the hosts will take on Argentina and try to break the defenses and hope not to give away any shot corners.
A glimpse of the prestigious event will be held in Ipoh, Malaysia. Olympic Champions Argentina, wold number one Australia, reigning champions England, Asian champions India, host Malaysia and Ireland are the participating teams. The tournament will be held between the 3rd – 10th of March 2018.
Ipoh, Malaysia: The opening day of the 27th Edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah went as promised; End-to-end, thrilling, action packed 180 mins of action. What was interesting to note was that all matches saw five goals being scored. First up were Olympic champions Argentina who edged Asia Cup champions India 3-2 in a rain disrupted match and that was followed by an emphatic 4-1 by Australia over England. And when the crowds started filling up the stands in the final match between home side Malaysia and Ireland, which saw the Malaysians win comfortably by 4-1.
The 27th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup gets underway in Ipoh, Malaysia from March 3 to March 10. Six world class teams will battle for honors in the world’s longest running invitational tournament that was inaugurated in 1983. The trophy, named after the late Sultan Azlan Shah, a prime mover for Hockey in Malaysia and Asia will see the participation of current world number one ranked team Australia, 2016 Rio Olympic Gold medalists Argentina, England, Asia Cup champions India, debutants Ireland and hosts, Malaysia.
The schedule for the fifth edition of Women’s Asian Champions Trophy has been announced. The tournament will be held in Donghae City, Korea, between the 13th and 20th of May 2018. China, India, Malaysia, Korea and Japan will participate in this prestigious event. Click here for more details.
Sri Lanka beat Perak 11 by two goals to one in a nail biting contest, in the flagship edition of the Tournament.
The Annual education and development courses are underway (1st – 8th March) in Ipoh, Malaysia. Here is a glimpse of the ongoing activities.
Ipoh, Malaysia: It was the first day of the Level 3 Coaching Course of the FIH-AHF Raja Ashman Shah Hockey Academy. 29 participants attended seminars and lectures by some of the worlds top-most coaches and educators.
Malaysia: 2018 FIHA-AHF Raja Ashman Shah Hockey Academy courses commenced today with a ‘Level 3 Coaching Course’, in Impiana Hotel, Ipoh. 27 participants are set to partake in the four day educational, as well as practical, development course. These participants include upcoming hockey professionals from Sri Lanka, Iran and Hong Kong, as well as, experienced coaches of teams with the likes of Pakistan.
Bhubaneswar, India: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the pools and match schedule for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, taking place in India between Wednesday 28 November and Sunday 16 December 2018.
On behalf of International Hockey Federation (FIH) and England Hockey (EH), Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) is pleased to announce the initiation of Media Accreditation process for Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup 2018, London England. Below is the official Media Release, published by FIH and EH, in regards to the same.
The 27th Edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will commence from the 3rd of March 2018, and will showcase the talent of some of the best athletes in the world. England, the reigning champions, will surely seek to retain the title and take their form into the prime events of 2018, including the Vitality Hockey World Cup 2018, Bhubaneswar. Australia, the leading title holders for the event, with 9 titles to their name, will look to extend the lead even further. The Olympic Champions, Argentina, are also set to participate in the tournament, who will look to show their dominance at the topmost level of the sport.
Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat: Japan (FIH World Ranking 16) beat Pakistan (world number 13) 3-2 in the Final match of the tournament. Pakistan finished on top of their rivals in the round robin contest, but could not dominate their opponents in the finale.
Halfway through the event, world number 13, Pakistan, and world number 16, Japan, are tied at the top with equal points as well as an equal goal difference; the two teams drew two all in the head to head tie, and won three nil each against the hosts, Oman (world number 32). With three more matches and final still to be played (on the 20th of February), here is a recap of the tournament thus far.
Iran only lost one match (semi-final against Germany) out of a total of 8 played at the main event. Ranked currently at world number 7, Iran drew against Austria (world number 2), won against Russia (world number 4), and against Czech Republic (world number 6) at the event. Their campaign started with a 5-1 victory over Switzerland followed by a draw against Belgium (3-3) at the opening day of the World Cup 2018. On the second day, the Asian Champions drew against a strong Austrian side (Indoor Hockey World Cup 2018 Champions) followed by a win over South Africa (6-3). Iran played Russia in the last game of the group stages, winning by 4 goals to 3. Iran finished on level points along-side Austria atop Pool B in the Men’s Indoor Hockey World Cup 2018. Iran took on Czech Republic in the quarter finals which ended 2-2 at the buzzer. Iran won the match on shoot-out, owing to heroics from Sasan Hatami Nejad (Iran Goalkeeper) who only allowed one shoot to pass him by. The host nation, Germany, proved to be too strong and overcame Iran with a 6-2 victory.
Incredible Iran move through to the semi-finals at the Men’s Indoor Hockey World Cup 2018, after a remarkable unbeaten streak in the tournament thus far. The quarter-final against Czech Republic was an action packed, end to end, drama fest, in which both teams played their hearts out.
Prolific Iran have won two and drawn two at the Indoor Hockey World Cup 2018. In their first match of Day 2, Iran took an early two goal lead against Austria. The disciplined Iran Men’s side held Austria back, however, the opposition, ranked world no 2, showed their class by gaining a 3-2 lead over the Asian Champions. Iran, with high spirits kept attacking until Navid Taherirad equalized with splendid diving push into the bottom right corner at the end of a strong solo run. In their second match, against South Africa, Iran won with a comfortable 6-3 scoreline at the buzzer. With all to play for in Pool B as every team, apart from South Africa, can qualify for the quarter finals, Iran will take on a strong Russian team on the third day of the prime event.
The fifth edition of the tournament kicked off with a bang in Max-Schmeling-Halle, Am Falkpl., Berlin, Germany. 24 matches showcased an action packed match-day with a 192 goals in the opening day alone, for both, Men’s and Women’s categories.
Three teams participated in the inter provincial tournament which was held in Khust Afghanistan. The tournament led to the selection of the Afghanistan National Hockey Team for the upcoming regional tournaments. The president of Afghanistan Hockey Federation (AFGHF), Mustafa Saadat presented the trophies to the participants and teams. Provincial sports officials and enthusiasts also attended the […]
The Asian Hockey Federation are very pleased to announce AHF International High Performance Goal Keeper Training & Coaching Course 14-16 March 2018 which will be held alongside the Men’s Asian Games 2018 Qualifier Muscat , Oman 8-17 March 2018.
The fifth edition of the Indoor Hockey World Cup will be hosted in Berlin, Germany between 7th – 11th February 2018. In the Men’s category, Kazakhstan will face Australia, Trinidad and Tobago, Poland, Germany and Czech Republic in Pool A. In Pool B, Iran will go head to head against Austria, Belgium, Russia, South Africa and Switzerland. In the Women’s category, Kazakhstan will take on Poland, ranked world number 5 and a strong Netherlands side, who are the reigning champions and ranked at number 3, in the first day of the event.
National Umpiring course was conducted between 23rd and 28th January 2018 under the AHF Development and Education Program 2018. The course conductor was former Pakistan Hockey International, Dilawar Bhatti. During the program, 25 umpires were engaged, including 15 men and 10 women. The course was a Level 1 Umpiring educational course, focused on educating the youth on prospects for Technical Officials not only in Asia, but also internationally.
The 5th edition of the biennial event will take place at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Oman will host the event for the first time since the introduction of the tournament in 2011. The tournament will take place from October 18 to 28, 2018, and will be titled the ‘Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018’.
Belgium became the gold medalist for both legs of the tournament. India, being unbeaten in the Round Robin of both legs lost both the finals at the hands of the world number 3. The Black sticks won Bronze in the first leg while Japan recovered and secured a podium position in the second leg of the event.
The second leg of the 2018 4 Nations Invitational Tournament will be held in Hamilton, New Zealand between 24 – 28 January. Olympic silver medalists Belgium, Asian Champions India, New Zealand and Japan, are the four participating nations.
Under the AHF Education & Development Program 2018 Cambodia National umpiring Course will be held from 21-25 January in Phnom Penh. Cambodia. Former International Mr. Dilawar Hussain Bhatti appointed as course conductor of Umpiring Course .
The top four teams in the final ranking of the Women’s Asian Games Qualifier Bangkok 2018 will qualify for participation in the women’s hockey competition at the 18th Asian Games, taking place in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from 18 August to 2 September 2018. However, Korea, China, India, Japan and Malaysia are qualified automatically based on the final ranking of the previous Asian Games’ women’s hockey competition.