The origins of the game of hockey can be traced back to ancient Greece around 510 BC when the game was played with a crude horn like stick and a ball. A rudimentary form of the modern version of field hockey was played in English schools around the mid 19th century with the first Hockey Association being founded in 1886. The first international game was played between Ireland and Wales in 1895 with the former winning 3-0. Rules of the game were officially framed after the establishment of the International Rules Board in 1900.
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Our blogs cover various aspects of hockey from the origin to the modern day. We have blogs that detail out the rules of the game, various competitions that have been and are being held around the world, and the different federations controlling the game. We touch on equipment and the latest innovations too. For example, major field hockey competitions are no longer held on grass but on Astroturf. Our readers get to know details of the latest playing surfaces from our detailed and well researched blogs.
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