Thursday, July 29, 2021

Women’s coach Mark Hager on GB Hockey isolation and love of animals

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Rod Gilmour
The Hockey Paper's Editor. First covered international hockey at the 2010 Commonwealth Games - no better than a full house watching India play England - and has reported for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

Mark Hager, the Australian coach of the GB women’s team, could easily have been living in solitude during the coronavirus pandemic, with no family, cats or dogs for company in the small Berkshire village where he is currently renting.

Luckily, scheduled plans meant that his wife, Michelle, a double Olympian with the Hockeyroos, travelled back to the UK with Hager following GB’s Pro League tour to Australia and New Zealand from the family home in Auckland. “I jokingly said to my daughters ‘your mum’s coming home next week.’ They said ‘no she’s not, there’s no room for her now!’

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