Changzhou to host final women’s hockey Champions Trophy in 2018
Changzhou in China will host the last edition of field hockey's women’s Champions Trophy, the six-team international invitation tournament, in 2018, it was announced today.
The FIH, field's hockey's international governing body, said the event will take place from 17 to 25 November at the Wujin Hockey Stadium.
Amsterdam in the Netherlands has already been awarded the 2018 men's Hockey Champions Trophy.
London staged both editions in 2016, with Argentina's women and Australia's men emerging as the winners.
In April, the FIH revealed that the Champions Trophy and Hockey World League would be scrapped after 2018 in a major overhaul of the international calendar.
The quadrennial Hockey World Cup will remain, while an annual global league for the top nations, comprising home and away fixtures, will be introduced from 2019.
The top ranked teams from the league will qualify for a stand-alone grand finale tournament. This will form part of a three-tier system, identical for both the men’s and women’s game.
Reform of the international calendar is part of the FIH’s ‘Hockey Revolution’, a 10-year strategy that aims to make hockey a global game that inspires the next generation.