FIELD HOCKEY IN THE WORLD and IN ITALY - Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. Games played with curved sticks and a ball have been found throughout history but the modern game of hockey grew from the game played in English public schools in the early 19th century. The Hockey Association was founded in 1886, the first international match took place in 1895 (Ireland 3, Wales 0), and the International Rules Board was founded in 1900. Pakistan and Indian national teams dominated men's hockey until the early 1980s, winning four of the first five world cups, but have become less prominent recently, with The Netherlands, Germany and Australia gaining importance in the late 1980s (though Pakistan won the world cup in 1994, came second in 1990, and gained a bronze Olympic medal in 1992).
|Other strong hockey playing nations include Spain, Argentina and South Korea.
The Netherlands was the predominant international women's team before hockey was added to Olympic events.
In the early 1990s Australia emerged as the strongest women's country, though retirement of a number of key players has weakened the team. Other important women teams are China, Korea, Argentina and Germany.
The FIH - the game's international governing body;
FIH Rules of Hockey 2006) In Italy field hockey has been played since 1930s and in 1984 was born the Federazione Italiana Hockey.
|FIELD HOCKEY WITH DREAM TEAM - We will provide you with an field hockey expierence according to your specific needs. Come in Italy and combine your hockey experience with Italian culture and friendship of people.
- first class accommodations
- private deluxe coach
- bilingual tour escort
- matches with local teams
- training sessions on top level pitches
|WHEN: preferably in spring and summer, from April to September|