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Hockey in Jamaica is taken very seriously, with teams at all levels from juniors to masters. The national team is training hard for the Pan Am Games being held in the Dominican Republic in August.

Trinidad Hockey is doing well on the international circuit, with the women's team victory over the USA recently qualifying them for the Indoor World Cup being held next February in Leipzig, Germany.

Barbados Banks Hockey Festival 2003 The Barbados Banks Hockey Festival held every August is a must for any hockey team looking for a Caribbean hockey holiday.

With a good many local teams and more international teams every year, this event is becoming a firm fixture on hockey enthusiast's calendars.

Hockey news flash -18th Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia

18th Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia BAJANS GET STICK. The going is already tough for the Barbados contingent at the 18th Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia in March 2006. The women's hockey team, in their first ever appearance at the Games, were beaten 4-0 by Canada yesterday. Here, Canada's Johanna Bischof (centre) tries to get the ball around fallen Barbados goalie Lana Als as defenders Chiaka Drakes (left) and Deborah-Ann Holder (second from right) move in. (AP Picture)

Compliments of the Nation News

Pan American Women’s Hockey Cup 2004

Eight hockey teams contested the Second Women’s Pan American Cup at the Wildey Astroturf.

As well as deciding who gets to take home the winner’s cup it will determine which of the eight teams earns a place in the next women’s World Cup and which of the Commonwealth teams taking part earns a place in the women’s hockey tournament in the next Commonwealth Games in 2006. Read more

Barbados’ women’s hockey team got a taste of the standard of competition to expect in the second Women’s Pan American Cup

In their final warm-up, they had a practice game against a Canadian team which put on an impressive display of running, fitness and positional and tactical play and came out winners by a convincing 8-0 margin. Read more

Compliments of Nation News

Friday 23, April-2004 by EZRA STUART


Barbados’ hockeygoalscorer Tricia-Ann Greaves (left) blocking this pass by Meredith Keller of the United States.Barbados’ goalscorer Tricia-Ann Greaves (left) blocking this pass by Meredith Keller of the United States.

Lack of experience and inadequate exposure to international competitions are the major obstacles in the way of Barbados’ progress in women’s hockey.

Coach Peter Norville lamented the lack of regular top-quality competition after Barbados were beaten 1-7 by the United States in the Pan American Women’s Hockey Championship at the Astroturf of the Garfield Sobers Complex, yesterday. Read more.

Information compliments of the Nation News

Folow the teams in this years Pan American Women’s Hockey Championship



 

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