Tag Archives: Fieldhockey

Hockey5s Madness!

Hockey means a lot to me.  It represents memories, personal and professional development, achievement and overcoming all sorts of challenges.  Hockey and sports in general, offer the opportunity of dreaming. Personally, some of those dreams did come true: To meet some of my idols growing up, to live and work in different countries, to coach […]

The Irishman ‘case’

I’ve once heard the Dutch umpire Coen van Bunge, stating that: ‘Hockey could be something in-between Football (soccer) and Rugby’. Coen was specifically talking about umpiring styles and communication. I liked and totally ‘bought into’ that idea. I like the balance between those 2 sports different cultures, I thought that balance would represent a fine […]

Building-up in ‘Slang’

(Slang: a type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, more common in speech than writing and typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.) Mathias Mueller: ‘When there are restarts from the back, in the moment that you pass the ball, it is always a decision […]

A lighthouse called EHL

In my sunny hometown Cascais, there is this lighthouse called Farol de Santa Marta. I have always thought of it as a beautiful and meaningful building.  It literally and figuratively enlightens, shows the way, it was a reference for the those at sea but also for the ones inland.  It’s tall and colourful construction exists in […]

Fading Playgrounds

‘There was formerly a capacity for light-heartedness and play which has been to some extent inhibited by the cult of efficiency. The modern man thinks that everything ought to be done for the sake of something else, and never for its own sake.’ This quote from the late British philosopher Bertrand Russel, had a profound […]

Indoor Hockey is S.E.X.Y.

    I adore the game of indoor hockey… Who doesn’t?! But I am also convinced that is a fundamental tool to develop and promote the ‘mother’ sport field hockey at a world scale. The enthusiasm and passion about indoor hockey is currently shared by so many people around the (hockey) world that I feel […]

#Copyrights or #Hockeyrights?

As you do in a 3 hours flight, I got slightly bored and decided to write some lines about current state of affairs on our beautiful sport. I know, this is not the most original topic and according to the reading stats of our website coaching or technical articles are way more popular for our […]

Russia: The dark side!

At the Olympics in Pyeongchang, Russia won gold medals in ice hockey. In summer, major Russian cities will host the 2018 World Cup, and all the people will talk about football. Field hockey in our country does not receive a hundredth attention as at least one of these sports does. Today I want to talk […]

KWAN BROWNE: THE CARIBBEAN HOCKEY KING

Kwan Browne is Trinidad & Tobago’s (T&T) hockey King. He’s royalty and still brings it to the pitch every week, as a player or a coach. In his prime, the fans, teammates and opponents would say that he was one of the best in the world. It has been an amazing journey for T&T hockey […]

MICHAEL KöRPER: A HATE THAT LIGHTS THE FIRE OF WINNING

Divided by his love for both indoor and outdoor, Michael Körper is a thirsty hockey player. After getting to the top, both with Harvestehuder THC (HTHC) and Austria, Körper wants more. He hates to lose and picks up there to fight to win. Welcome to revolution number 9! Words: Tiago Marques “HTHC is the best […]