UPDATE: MARCH 2018
The hockey world, from club to international level, has never been busier. Every day throws up new stories, opinions and issues in the news and on social media which effects players, coaches, umpires, officials and spectators from Inverness to Buenos Aires. Just like the game itself, the hockey news cycle is fast, intense and worth watching.
With the Commonwealth Games, club playoffs and European competitions all leading up to the Women’s World Cup, the only way to keep up is with an online edition. We hope to go back to print for our loyal readers but for now you’ll get the best news, features, opinion and analysis from the most authoritative names in hockey around the world online.
THE LATEST NEWS:
The latest news from the UK and across the globe will continue to be delivered by THE HOCKEY PAPER editor, Rod Gilmour. Everything from the big stories leading up to this year’s World Cups to making sense of the England Hockey’s new domestic structure will come under the scrutiny of the award winning sports-writer and journalist. If you’ve got the next big story the hockey world needs to know about, contact Rod.
THE STATE OF THE GAME:
Coordinating views and opinions from experts across the playing, coaching and umpiring world, regular columnist, ex-international and respected coach Todd Williams will also bring his own unique take on what’s happening on the pitch in today’s modern game. To tell Todd about the thing that’s keeping you up at night that you want to see an expert comment on, contact Todd.
YOUR HOCKEY WORLD:
Finally, THE HOCKEY PAPER continues be for every player, from Tenbury to Tokyo and from Ben Rhydding to Bhubaneswar. We want to know about all the great achievements and funny stories from your club or area to help give those people the recognition that they deserve. Click here if you’ve got something to tell us about.
Our future plans for 2018
THE HOCKEY PAPER DELIVERY
THE HOCKEY SOCIAL: Our regular dose of social media fun, hockey tips, images and the latest comment on the world game.
THE HOCKEY COACH: Todd Williams will dissect his thoughts and sharp analysis every week.
THE HOCKEY JOURNALIST: editor Rod Gilmour will bring the latest news and the sport’s exclusives.
THE HOCKEY FEATURE: One of our top writers will delve deep into the history of the sport or bring you the latest interviews with top athletes or grass roots players every week.
This is how we launched in November 2016.
The Hockey Paper is the first weekly newspaper dedicated to field hockey, presenting a unique package of information, ranging from breaking news stories, in-depth interviews, analysis and gossip.
Led by former Telegraph correspondent Rod Gilmour, The Hockey Paper features columnists such as Simon Mason, Nick Irvine, Beckie Middleton, Alex Danson, Todd Williams and Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh.
The Hockey Paper covers all matches played in the men’s and women’s Premier Divisions and extensive round ups of the six Conferences below. It also reports on hockey action throughout Europe and the wider world.
There are also big interviews with star players, exclusive field hockey news, special features on grassroots, universities and schools and an extensive results and fixtures section.
The paper is a 32-page all-colour tabloid, printed by Newsquest at Oxford and distributed by Associated Newspapers for sale in UK retailers – newsagents and supermarkets every Wednesday morning at £1.50.
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