Coaches taking Champions Trophy to develop their teams for Rio Olympics
Coaches taking Champions Trophy to develop their teams for Rio Olympics

The Champions Trophy is regarded as the third most important hockey tournament after Olympics and the World Cup, but almost all the eight participating teams in the ongoing edition here have fielded relatively young squads to "develop" their bench strength for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Graham Reid named new Australia hockey coach
Graham Reid named new Australia hockey coach

Graham Reid has replaced Ric Charlesworth as coach of the world champion Australian men`s field hockey team, Hockey Australia (HA) said Thursday.

Charlesworth quits as Aussie coach before Glasgow

Ric Charlesworth will step down as Australia`s coach before next month`s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Hockey Australia said today.

Hockey World Cup: Resurgent India look to halt Aussie juggernaut

Buoyed by their triumph over Malaysia, India would face their toughest challenge so far when they take on unbeaten reigning champions Australia in their final preliminary game of the hockey World Cup here tomorrow.

Charlesworth quits as Australia coach

Ric Charlesworth said Wednesday he will step down as coach of the Australian men`s field hockey team following this year`s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Talented Indian Hockey team needs good game plan: Jamie Dwyer

Legendary Australian forward Jamie Dwyer feels that Indian Hockey team has naturally talented players who just need good game plan to be among the top teams of the world.

Netherlands to face New Zealand in summit clash of HWL Final

The Netherlands will face underdogs New Zealand in the summit clash of the Hero Hockey World league Final tomorrow after the two teams eked out hard-fought wins over world champions Australia and England at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, here on Saturday.

Charlesworth a loose cannon, needs mental treatment: Batra

Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra on Friday launched a scathing attack on former head coach Ric Charlesworth, calling him a "loose cannon" after the Australian criticised the poor turnout of spectators for the Hockey World League Final here.

Australian coaches need to be flexible: Walsh

India`s chief hockey coach Terry Walsh feels that Australian coaches need to be more flexible and patient in their approach, when they come to the sub-continent.

Top foreign coach need of the hour: Sardar Singh

India captain Sardar Singh agrees with Australian Ric Charlesworth that the eight-time Olympic champions need a top foreign coach to meet the demands of modern hockey.

`Indian coaches are not good enough for modern hockey`

Australian hockey legend Ric Charlesworth is in favour of a foreign coach for India as he feels Indian coaches "are not good enough to fulfill the requirements" of the modern-day game.

Charlesworth, Oltmans sing different tunes about HIL

They are a part of it but renowned coaches, Ric Charlesworth and Roelant Oltmans, differ about Hockey India League`s benefits in the struggling host country which finished 12th at the London Olympic Games.

One-game suspension is ridiculous: Charlesworth

Mumbai Magicians coach Ric Charlesworth has termed ridiculous the subtle punishment to suspend Punjab Warriors` manager for a match for fielding 12 players in Sunday`s Hockey India League game.

Hectic HIL schedule can be difficult to cope with: Ric

Legendary Australian coach Ric Charlesworth today said that the teams in the Hockey India League may find the hectic schedule difficult to cope with, but his side will have an advantage with many youngsters.

Rising India need to be more organised, disciplined: Ric Charlesworth

Australian coach Ric Charlesworth feels that the recent success in international events proves that India are fast improving to become a force to reckon with in world hockey,

Charlesworth appointed coach of Mumbai franchise in HIL

Former Australian player and coach Ric Charlesworth was on Tuesday roped in as coach of the Mumbai franchise for the upcoming Hockey India League starting in 2013.

Inconsistent but India will still qualify for Oly: Ric Charlesworth

The aura is long gone and recent performances have been inconsistent but Indian hockey`s former technical adviser Ric Charlesworth, who had a controversial stint with the team, still expects his former wards to qualify for London Olympics during the qualifiers starting here on Saturday.

Hockey 9`s is made for India & Pakistan: Charlesworth

Traditional rivals India and Pakistan are best-suited for hockey`s new nine-a-side format, Hockey 9`s which will make its debut with the LANCO International Super Series in Perth from October 20-23, said it`s mastermind Ric Charlesworth.

Oz coach Ric Charlesworth agrees to stay on

Australian men`s hockey coach Ric Charlesworth agreed to a contract extension which will keep him in charge until after the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Oz coach Ric Charlesworth agrees to stay on

Australian men`s hockey coach Ric Charlesworth agreed to a contract extension which will keep him in charge until after the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.