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Earning the Jersey: France feat. Aristide Coisne

In this edition of “Earning the Jersey,” we spoke to the rising star and medical student Aristide COISNE. The last time the French National Field Hockey Team qualified for the World Cup was in 1994. This year, after a 28 year dry spell, the Frenchmen qualified for the 2018 Hockey World Cup. In the June […]

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Announcing Uru Africa

Keeping with our goal and promise to access the worldwide network of hockey, we are excited to announce Uru Africa!   US Scholarships and International Playing Opportunities  The Uru Team has a special heart for helping athletes find scholarships to play hockey at Universities in the USA. In addition to student athletes, we find players of […]

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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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Axelle Wouters On Playing Field Hockey in the USA

Originally from Antwerp, Belgium, Axelle Wouters is currently playing for the KHC Dragons. But at 17, she left Belgium to come play field hockey in the United States at the University of Michigan.  After three years away from the U.S. Axelle returned to visit her American ‘home’ earlier this summer.  It was fun to reflect […]

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Playing Field Hockey in India – The Voices of the 2018 Hockey World Cup

The Hockey World Cup in India The Hockey World Cup this year is in Bhubaneswar, India at the Kalinga Stadium in front of 15,000 of hockey’s biggest fans. This stadium has been the home to many large international tournaments and it has been revamped for the Hockey World Cup allowing even more hockey crazy fans […]

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Joaquin Menini’s Journey Comes Full Circle – Back to Bhubaneswar for the World Cup

Back to Bhubaneswar Joaquin Menini finds himself once again in Bhubaneswar, India for the 2018 Mens Field Hockey World Cup.  Just four years ago he was playing in Bhubaneswar and now his Uru Experience has come full-circle as he returns for the World Cup. And in the past four years hockey has taken him on […]

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2018 Men’s Field Hockey World Cup Preview

Sixteen of the worlds top men’s field hockey teams have arrived in India sometime in the last two weeks in preparation for the 2018 Men’s Field Hockey World Cup.  What felt like it was ages away is finally here.  Tomorrow the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup official kicks off with Pool C battling it out. […]

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