What is the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers?

The Olympics is quite simply the most prestigious tournament in hockey, the Olympics is a huge event for players and fans alike with just one aim: winning Gold for their country – these qualifying events are where it all begins.

On the afternoons of the 2 & 3 November Great Britain’s men and women will play off in an Olympic Qualifier series for their places in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  All matches will be played at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The format is a two-legged qualifier, played on two consecutive days, in which the team with the highest aggregate score will qualify for the Olympics.

The draw for the Olympic Qualifiers was made on the 9 September, Great Britain’s men will play Malaysia and the women are set to face Chile.

Match schedule

Date                                                      Gates open                          First match                                          Second match
Sat 2 Nov                                                   12:00                                      14:00 – GB women v Chile                     16:30 – GB men v Malaysia
Sun 3 Nov                                                  10:30                                      12:00 – GB women v Chile                      15:00 – GB men v Malaysia