Reigning women’s World Cup holders The Netherlands and men’s world champions Belgium will head to London next summer as the 2021/22 FIH Hockey Pro League fixtures are confirmed.
The two European visitors will conclude a series of home games for England next summer that starts with New Zealand and Australia coming over to play in May.
With the new season taking place after the Tokyo Olympics, GB athletes will compete with their home nations throughout 2022. As a result, the third edition of the FIH Hockey Pro League will see England's men and women competing in what will be the first time to watch them in action on home soil since more than 100,000 fans descended on London for the 2018 Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup.
The league also kickstarts a packed summer of hockey, with both teams subsequently set to compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham just a month later. The 2022 Women's World Cup is also set to take place in between these two events, with the men's edition following in January 2023 - both England sides will be hoping to qualify for those respective tournaments at this summer's EuroHockey Championships.
All four FIH Hockey Pro League weekends will be double-headers, with both the men and women playing their opponents on consecutive days, meaning there will be 16 matches of high-octane hockey across eight days that you really won’t want to miss out on watching.
England’s men begin their FIH Hockey Pro League 2021/22 campaign away against Spain on 4-5 February 2022, with both teams subsequently travelling to Argentina later in the month. The men will then take their first trip to India since the 2018 World Cup in early April, with the women facing China at the same time before heading to the USA a fortnight later.
A double-header against Germany will conclude England’s away fixtures in the third edition of the league before the home leg kicks off on 14-15 May against New Zealand.
Just a week later both teams will face Australia before The Netherlands visit on 4-5 June and Belgium make the journey over a fortnight later to conclude proceedings.
More information will follow on ticket news and how you can secure your seats to these games.
For ticket buyers of the 2020/21 home games that have been moved behind closed doors, you still have the option to retain your booking and transfer it to 2021/22 or claim a refund. Click here for more information.
2021/22 FIH Hockey Pro League fixtures (Venues, times and broadcast TBC)
- 4-5 Feb 2022: Spain v England (M)
- 19-20 Feb 2022: Argentina v England (M + W)
- 2-3 Apr 2022: India v England (M)
- 2-3 Apr 2022: China v England (W)
- 23-24 Apr 2022: USA v England (W)
- 30 Apr-1 May 2022: Germany v England (M + W)
- 14-15 May 2022: England v New Zealand (M + W)
- 20-21 May 2022: England v Australia (M + W)
- 4-5 Jun 2022: England v Netherlands (M + W)
- 18-19 Jun 2022: England v Belgium (M + W)