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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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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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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How to Travel the World and Find a Career Through Field Hockey from Lucas Sevestre

The value of playing field hockey overseas Lucas Sevestre shared this quote with the Urū team back in September while sitting by the beautiful beach in Perth, Australia. If you’re thinking of playing abroad, just do it. It’ll be one of the best experiences of your life… Getting to know the people and all the […]

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Belgotex Elite Club Challenge – Interview with South African Field Hockey National Champion Rassie Pieterse

The Wanderer’s bring the Elite Club Challenge title back to Johannesburg The Wanderer’s Hockey Club from Johannesburg showed up big this past weekend at the Riverside Hockey Club in Durban for the annual Belgotex Elite Club Challenge.  This challenge consists of a three day tournament where the top teams from across South Africa battle it […]

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THE CAL CUP – Playing field hockey in Los Angeles

  The Cal Cup in overview This coming weekend is Memorial Day in the USA which is celebrated in LA by hosting one of the most popular social field hockey tournaments in the world, the Cal Cup. This tournament is hosted at and around Team USA Men’s home ground in Moorpark, California. There are over […]

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Dinunzio Makes Team USA after a Great Experience “Getting Uncomfortable” at Rotterdam HC

Continue Your College Field Hockey Career By Playing Overseas In the fall of 2014, Division I standout Amanda Dinunzio approached her last field hockey season at Penn State with high expectations—some disbelief, dread.  “I knew I hadn’t reached my potential, and couldn’t be finished just like that,” said Dinunzio.  “Field Hockey was my life.” Elite […]

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The Uniting Power of Sport – What I Learned Playing Field Hockey Overseas

Uru Founder Ainsley McCallister’s story Hi, my name is Ainsley McCallister from Ann Arbor, MI. A lifelong athlete, I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a Movement Science degree and thousands of hours on the field under my belt. I spent the following two years using field hockey, joining teams from England […]

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