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International hockey to return to Twickenham Stoop

International hockey is set to return to the Twickenham Stoop this summer, for the first time in three years.

Both England men’s and women’s teams will be in action when they take on the Netherlands in the FIH Pro League.

The matches will take place on the 4th and 5th of June, the same weekend as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A blue international standard hockey pitch will be installed on top of the grass.

Twickenham Stoop is a happy hunting ground for the home side, in 2019 both men’s and women’s Great Britain sides were victorious over New Zealand.

The women’s match will feature many members of the GB squad which won bronze medals at last summer’s Olympic games, including keeper Maddie Hinch and forward Lily Owsley.

And England will be desperate to get their first points on the board in the FIH Pro League, they lost their two opening matches to Argentina in Buenos Aires, and currently sit seventh in the table.

Their task gets even tougher with the visit of the Netherlands, who won gold in Tokyo last year.

The England men’s side, who reached the semi-finals of last summer’s European Championship, also sit in seventh having played four matches and winning two.

The Netherlands are also a formidable force in men’s hockey, they are the reigning European champions, and currently sit in third.

Tickets for both days, as well as other upcoming England fixtures, are already on sale.

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