Monday, June 17, 2024

The Hockey Paper’s 10 most read stories in 2022

After the pandemic, it was an action-packed year across the world of hockey. And we were able to bring you the best coverage. Here are our most read news stories, column and opinion pieces

1 Hockey is being taken over by complexity – it’s time to bring simplicity back

The best teams are the teams that can implement the most basic skills of the game, wrote our new columnist Alyson Annan

2 Commonwealth Games: England men set up Australia clash after red card brawl

It was a match marred by a 15-man brawl, a rare red card while Nick Bandurak netted his 11th goal of the competition.

3 World hockey modifies penalty corner rule for protective masks

In January, World hockey has changed the penalty corner rule to make the sport safer

4 To reverse or not to reverse: Hockey must act before it’s too late

GB Olympian John Shaw says his fears over the backhand/reverse at junior level continue to mount as a leading coach

5 Meet Old Georgians, the hockey club aiming to smash British attendance records 

Performance on the pitch is not Old Georgians only concern

6 An England Hockey season of relegation, walkovers and frustration

There was a large amount of leniency granted regarding the Covid rule this season, says our columnist

7 Anna Toman: We must have a voice when it comes to sports kit, feel and sizes

Majority of the GB women’s quad said that their match confidence and performance would improve with better quality of sports clothing

8 Holcombe faced playing with 11 outfield players for top Premier Division match

Holcombe men were considering using either a 16-year-old or over-55 Masters player as their goalkeeper in the Premier Division after they were denied grounds for postponement

9 ‘Tired and frustrated’: Surbiton coach speaks out over English domestic hockey structure

Surbiton men’s coach Mark Pearn says that hockey in England will “fade away” if the governing body doesn’t address concerns over the club game 

10 Coach Danny Kerry leaves GB hockey ahead of Paris Olympic cycle

Danny Kerry, regarded as the most successful hockey coach in British history after medal-laden success with the women’s side, surprisingly left his role in January.

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