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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.
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
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
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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