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Petition grows to keep hockey in Fife and 3G pitches away

The Hockey Paper is getting behind a campaign to stave off yet another 3G pitch being installed which will severely affect hockey provision. Hockey players in …

Alex Danson retires from hockey after illustrious 18-year career

By The Hockey Paper The comeback opportunity lasted a matter of weeks but Alex Danson-Bennett, one of Great Britain hockey’s greatest players, has 18 …

Taking next umpiring step doesn’t have to be daunting

By David Ellcock In a recent Hockey Paper piece, I suggested that people should just try umpiring and that this might lead to their getting the bug and wanting …

The rule changes that can make hockey a safer game

Sam Ward’s high-profile injury has added urgency to considerations as to whether or not anything can be done to increase player safety in hockey, writes Cris …

England Hockey governance: Time to end the committee culture

David Lloyd-Williams, chairman of the London League, voices his opinion ahead of England Hockey’s AGM in March My light bulb moment was in the middle of …

Sam Ward to wear glasses on remarkable hockey return

Sam Ward will become one of the few senior male players to wear glasses or goggles as protection when he makes a remarkable return to hockey on Sunday. But …

Buckingham look to outdoor hockey success after Super 6s history

Buckingham will aim to take their historic indoor success – which included an honorary mention in the House of Commons this week – to the outdoor …

Tina Cullen keeps Bowdon Hightown in frame after 30 years

Bowdon Hightown coach Tina Cullen recalls playing in the inaugural women’s league 30 years ago Celebrating 30 years with Investec It was an exciting time …

Hockey Pro League: Belgium have ‘best corner routine in world’

Nico de Kerpel says Belgium have the best penalty corner routine in the world after topping the Pro League table in their away legs. The world champs beat …

Hockey Pro League: Great Britain finish on a high in Auckland

Great Britain defender Anna Toman says the team has every reason for optimism after finishing their FIH Pro League tour down under with a bonus point win. …