Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Twickenham Stoop: ‘Big Stadium Hockey can transcend the sport’

Taking hockey to existing stadia like Twickenham Stoop can change the sport’s visibility, says project lead

It started with a hurricane and ended with torrential rain, and then flooding, but the woman behind delivering not one but two big stadium hockey experiences is reflecting on a year which could be a game changer for the sport.

In November 2018, Sue Catton, England Hockey’s lead on the Big Stadium Hockey project, started work on The Stoop initiative before a swift turnaround to set up the recent pop-up pitch in Dublin. She’s experienced a hurricane in Stoop pitch testing, horrendous rain in Dublin and then her house nearly flooded on her return to Sheffield. But Catton has sailed through the near dramas and now hopes that the format will become the norm at major tournaments (Note: this piece was originally published in print before the pandemic).

Continue reading...

Unlock our ad-free, premium content and get use of our subscriber-only app. Use coupon 3FOR1 to get 3 months for only £1!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

Total Hockey


Most Popular


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

Hockey Pro League: Ruthless Australia men put Great Britain to the sword

London -- No Blake Govers, no bother for Australia. The Kookaburras...

Australia Hockey GK on Kookaburra deal: ‘Pull behind Australian public finally got traction for us’

Some 30 years after Kookaburra Sport originally partnered with Hockey Australia...

Hockey Pro League: Australia men shave Great Britain in physical clash

London -- The shuddering thuds of the backboard sounded the arrival...

- A word from our sponsors -