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BBC to provide coverage of England Hockey

BBC have confirmed that they will provide coverage of the upcoming EuroHockey Nations Championships.

In a decision bound to please Hockey fans across the country, the BBC will provide live coverage of all of England’s pool matches from the EuroHockey Nations Championships later this month.

It is a boost for both the England Men’s and Women’s teams, who are competing, as they strive to raise their profile in the run in to a home Olympics in London next summer.

The EuroHockey Nations Championships will be held in Monchengladbach from 20-28th August and coverage will be available for both teams via the BBC Sport website and BBC TV red button.

England Hockey Men’s EuroHockey Nations Championships Fixtures:

Sunday 21 August 2011 – 09:00 BST – England v Ireland
Monday 22 August 2011 – 18:00 BST – England v Netherlands
Wednesday 24 August 2011 – 12:00 BST – France v England
Friday 26 August 2011 – Pool C Classification Matches & Semi Finals
Sunday 28 August 2011 – Pool C Classification Matches & Medal Matches

England Hockey Men’s Squad for EuroHockey Nations Championships 2011:

Name (Club) [Position] England Caps/England Goals – GB Caps/GB Goals – Age
Richard Alexander (Surbiton) [Defender/Midfielder/Forward] 123/11 – 46/5 – 29
Nick Brothers (Reading) [Goalkeeper] 28/0 – 7/0 – 27
Nick Catlin (Loughborough Students) [Forward] 38/3 – 7/1 – 22
Jonty Clarke (Reading) [Forward] 133/28 – 40/11 – 30
Matt Daly (Surbiton) [Forward] 88/40 – 41/12 – 28
Adam Dixon (Beeston) [Defender/Midfielder] 51/1 – 12/0 – 24
James Fair (Cannock) [Goalkeeper] 80/0 – 19/0 – 30
Ashley Jackson (East Grinstead) [Midfielder] 64/44 – 41/13 – 23
Glenn Kirkham (East Grinstead) [Midfielder] 138/7 – 49/4 – 28
Iain Lewers (Loughborough Students) [Defender] 8/1 – 7/0 – 27
Iain Mackay (Reading) [Midfielder] 56/10 – 12/1 – 26
Richard Mantell (Reading) [Defender] 108/48 – 41/19 – 29
Barry Middleton (c) (Der Club An Der Alster) [Midfielder/Forward] 152/41 – 80/28 – 27
Rob Moore (Wimbledon) [Midfielder/Forward] 142/19 – 63/17 – 30
Mark Pearn (East Grinstead) [Forward] 154/50 – 76/21 – 34
Richard Smith (Loughborough Students) [Defender] 57/6 – 7/3 – 23
James Tindall (Surbiton) [Forward] 119/52 – 46/17 – 28
Alastair Wilson (Beeston) [Defender] 96/6 – 42/0 – 27

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