The FIH Pro League is an international field hockey competition organized by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), which replaces the FIH Hockey World League. The competition, which also served as a qualifier for the Hockey World Cup and the Olympic Games, was first started in 2019. The FIH Pro League sees the top nations compete with each other across the year on a home-and-away basis. In the edition before an Olympic year, the top four teams from the Pro League go through to play the Olympic qualifiers.
This league, comprising of nine men’s and nine women’s teams, is slated to provide fans and athletes alike with a new annual global home and away league involving the world’s leading hockey nations. It will culminate in a Grand Final which will determine the winners of the competition. This will be identical for the men’s and women’s leagues.
The FIH Pro League was launched as part of Hockey Revolution – a revolutionary 10-year strategy to ensure to give hockey a global status and present it as game that inspires the next generation. Nine teams secured their places for four years. After its decision to withdraw from the 2019 edition, India has joined the Pro League from 2020 onwards and Graham Reid has been appointed as the new head coach of the men’s team.