Technological Advancements In Field Hockey

Events

First Official Club

1849

Blackheath HC (hockey club) was founded in London in 1849 as the first professional field hockey club.

Field hockey was brought to the United States

1901

By an English woman, Constance M.K. Applebee. She spread the game to Vassar, Wellesley, Holyoke, Radcliffe, and Bryn Mawr Colleges.

First US Touring Team sets sail for England

1920

It competed with English clubs.

United States Field Hockey Association Was Formed

1922

Only women could sign/compete with this original association.

Field Hockey Association of America was formed

1930

As the governing body for the men’s game.

The USFHA women qualified for the 1980 Olympic games.

1980

Although a certain boycott prevented them from participating.

The USFHA women win Bronze in the Los Angelas Games.

1984

the men’s and women’s associations merged into the USFHA

1993

Which is the official field hockey organization recognized by the Olympic Committee.