History of Field Hockey

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Field hockey is one of the oldest sports in history, historians are unsure of the exact origins but believe forms of it were played in Egypt and Persia.Drawings of men playing filed hockey have been found in the tombs of some Egyptian pharaohs. during the 1800s the game was thought to be dangerous for women, the popular game spread quickly throughout england and soon field hockey was considered one of the only proper sports for women to participate in. In 1901 an english woman named Constance Applebee introduced the game to the people of america and was asked to teach the game to women at Harvard university. By 1930, The National Field Hockey Association of America was created.

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