The FIH Pro League is the ground-breaking, new, global hockey competition that started this year.
Two leagues, one men’s and one women’s, each comprising the greatest hockey nations, battle it out for glory. 128 matches are taking place around the world this season culminating in a Grand Final in June in the Netherlands. It’s action-packed, international rivalries at their fiercest and hockey of the highest calibre.
Who’s playing in the FIH Pro League?
Men’s – Great Britain, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain.
Women’s – Great Britain, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, China, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, and USA .
When and where are the matches taking place?
Great Britain Men’s and Women’s home matches will be played at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre between April and June 2019, with the final double header being played at the Twickenham Stoop Stadium on 23 June against New Zealand. The schedule of dates and matches can be found here.
How do teams earn points?
Teams earn the traditional three points for winning a match in normal time. However, if a match is drawn at full time, each team earns one point, and there’s then a shootout with a point to the winning side.
How does the FIH Pro League work?
At the end of the season, the top four teams in each gender go forward to the Grand Finals. The finals each consist of two semi-finals and then a final to crown the overall winner.
How does it relate to Olympic qualification?
The top four teams in each gender are guaranteed a place in the two-legged Olympic qualifiers which take place in Autumn 2019.
For live up to date stats and standings for the Women’s FIH Pro League, please click here.
For live up to date stats and standings for the Men’s FIH Pro League, please click here.