Kenya Blades in Pool B of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham 2022 unveiled the full match schedule for the men’s and women’s tournaments.

This is after the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) confirmation last week of the teams taking part in the competition.

Both the women’s and the men’s competitions will begin on Friday 29 July.

Women’s Pool

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Women’s Match Schedule

The opening session of the women’s tournament will feature reigning champions New Zealand against Kenya and South Africa playing Scotland.

Hosts, England, will face Ghana in the first match of the men’s competition with New Zealand facing Scotland in the same session.

Men’s Pool

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Men’s Match Schedule

The men’s reigning champions, Australia, will take on Scotland in their opening match and will then face New Zealand on 1 August – a repeat of the Gold Coast 2018 men’s hockey final.

There will be a home nations clash on 31 July, when England’s men’s team takes on Wales and both England teams.

Each of these teams won bronze medals on the Gold Coast in 2018, will be taking on India in the group stages.

The men’s team will face them on 1 August and the England women’s match against India taking place the following day.

The men’s final will be played on Monday 8 August, just a few hours before the Closing Ceremony.

There will be 54 hockey matches in total, with 40 group games, six classification matches, four semi-finals, four medal matches.

All of these matches will be played at the University of Birmingham, the official competition venue for hockey at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The 20 hockey teams taking part in the Games will use the University of Birmingham’s world-class hockey facilities for training until the competition gets underway.

Then the teams will be able to make use of the newly upgraded pitch at Wyndley Leisure Centre in Sutton Coldfield for training.