About Us

THE HOCKEY PAPER is the No.1 destination for exclusive news, interviews and analysis on the global game.

We have reached over 2 million readers since we launched in late 2016, first as a print-first product, while we now continue to be the digital market leader across issues in the sport both on and off the pitch.

THE HOCKEY PAPER covers English Hockey top flights, regional scene and reports on hockey action across the world. There are big interviews with star players, exclusive news and columns, special features on grassroots, universities and schools – as well as a dedicated junior and Masters sections, coaching tips, and conditioning advice.

Investigations also play a major part in our coverage and we continue to be the No.1 source for issues such as:

  • 3G concerns
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Safety concerns in hockey
  • Hockey and the Olympics
  • Health and women’s sport

Just like the game itself, the hockey news cycle is fast, intense and worth watching and reading.


The latest news from the UK and across the globe is delivered by editor Rod Gilmour, who writes on hockey and Olympic sports for a variety of daily newspapers, supported by a team of journalists from across the hockey world.

We also have a cast of star columnists and contributors commentating on the big issues including Alyson Annan, Sam Ward, Anna Toman, David Harte and Celine Marten-Schmets.


Look out for our new series “Matchday Diaries” which lifts the lid on club life all over the UK. Presented by Emily Kilner, it provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into the shared successes and challenges faced by our clubs. Emily gets into the places not normally seen – the changing rooms, the kitchens, and of course, the clubhouse, to find out what’s really going on.

Soon to be announced, our brand new podcast “In The Chair” provides useful, practical guidance for committee members at UK clubs on how to deal with a number of crucial issues such as growing memberships, junior safety, nurturing and retaining talent, fostering a club atmosphere which is staunchly anti-bullying, how to use technology to run clubs more seamlessly, and how to attract sponsorship.

A brilliant line-up of guests from across the hockey spectrum make this a must-listen for anyone involved in running or administrating hockey.


THE HOCKEY PAPER continues to be for every player, manager, coach and official, from Deeside to Delhi and from Ben Rhydding to Bhubaneswar. We want to know about all the great achievements and stories from your club or area to help give those people the recognition that they deserve.

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