The URU Sports Blog

University of North Carolina Field Hockey Star goes to Australia to play field hockey

Emma Bozek allow field hockey to take her from the USA to Australia for a season abroad Right now, one of our very first Uru athletes is on her way to Australia, where an experience of a different and competitive style of hockey, new friends, and an exciting culture awaits her. Keep reading to hear […]

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With Knowledge comes Responsibility – Why Uru Sports was started by McCallister

Read on to hear Uru’s Founder, Ainsley McCallister, talk about her personal experience and challenges she faced while playing hockey abroad in Perth, Australia. When I set off for my first season abroad, I headed to Nottingham, England. It was an amazing experience that made me realize just how far sport can take you and […]

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Portuguese Field Hockey Athlete Spotlight: Ivo Moreira

Ivo Moreira’s exciting field hockey journey in summary Meet Ivo Moreira, a Portuguese born hockey player who took his skills all over the world in search of challenging and competitive play. Moreira started playing hockey when he was 12 years old. In Portugal, there is only one hockey league which is made up of eight […]

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Hockeyroo’s Field Hockey Coach Spotlight: David Guest

David Guest’s field hockey story as an exceptional athlete Uru Sports recently got to sit down in Australia with David Guest, a national hockey legend, Olympic bronze medalist, and current Kookaburras coach. Keep reading to learn all about his time traveling the world as an athlete, his journey to the Olympics as both a player and coach […]

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Field Hockey Player’s Wanted

Teams are looking for talented players and have university scholarships to offer What would you say if we told you that right now, coaches across the globe are waiting for you to play for their teams in other countries? What if we added that there are opportunities for amazing scholarships to help you get there? Sounds […]

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Go Play Field Hockey Abroad – Utilize Uru Sports

Read why professional athletes and coaches think it’s time for you to play your sport in a different country. We often are told that the world is our playground, and for athletes, this phrase can be taken quite literally. The opportunities to play abroad are not only endless but life changing and extremely worthwhile, as […]

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Internationally experienced Canterbury HC prepares for the Super 6s Championship

It may be getting colder and darker outside, but this doesn’t mean that the fun must stop, especially considering the 2017 Super 6s Championship kicks off this Sunday,  January 29th! This is England’s big Indoor Field Hockey Championship between the top four teams in the Premier Division for both men and women.  It’s a day long tournament […]

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Why Coaches Look Beyond Local Talent

A message to Uru Sports about international field hockey recruiting from Ricky Lee Having players from foreign nations helps to increase the value of a club or university team, just ask Ulster Elks Hockey club former coach Ricky Lee.  In 2016, his team won the European Club Championship Challenge in Prague!   Hockey has always been […]

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It is Never Too Late to Play Field Hockey Overseas!

A letter from Fleur Horner reflecting upon her field hockey season played in Perth, Australia I woke up to the news today that the Australian government has just announced that is it raising the age limit of the working holiday visa to 35. Now this is BIG news (particularly if, like me, you’re the wrong […]

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Tom Carson post season reflection after playing club hockey overseas!

Tom Carson has just returned from playing a field hockey season overseas.  He answered the following questions on the flight home.  Read to learn about his adventure, and also to learn about hockey in England and Australia.   From: Reading, England Home Team: Reading HC, England   Where has hockey taken you? As a player. “I […]

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