Earning the Jersey: Part 1-Embracing the Challenge

This moment feels surreal. Jersey on. Shinguards on. Shoes on. Pregame rituals done. Walking out the tunnel, you can feel the adrenaline in all your teammates. You enter the arena with bright lights. Shining on you. You. How did you get here? All your life you saw players streaming down the field with pace and skills you thought […]

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Earning the Jersey: Australia feat. Tom Craig

The ‘Choices’ Aussies Make to Play the Game They Love Finding the balance. Australians competing in the Field Hockey World Cup get creative when balancing life and hockey commitments. They’re full-time athletes funded by Hockey Australia, but they’re not paid on par with footballers and definitely not enough to retire off of.  The nations top […]

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Bhubaneswar Hockey World Cup 2018 Update – Pool Play’s Done, It’s Cross-Over Time!

We’ve seen some incredible play so far in the Bhubaneswar Hockey World Cup 2018, and there’s still so much more to come! Now that pool play is officially complete, the cross-over competition is underway. Here are some highlights from pool play and the cross-over games. With some major upsets in pool play, the battle for […]

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Earning the Jersey: Belgium feat. Nicolas de Kerpel

How Belgian Hockey Players Fund Their Passion Over the past ten years hockey in Belgium has gotten much more professional.  The Belgium national team finished the 2008 Olympics with a disappointing 9th place finish. With the explosion of the sport, Belgium was able to revamp the program in only two olympic cycles to bring home […]

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