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Stanley Shoveller: The greatest English hockey player ever?

By Mike Haymonds | The Hockey Museum This is potentially a very subjective claim but can anyone put forward a stronger case than this one for Stanley Howard …

Bowdon ‘surprised’ at England Hockey league outcome decision

One of the national league clubs hoping to keep their Premier Division ambitions alive following the curtailment of the 2019/20 season has been left …

Hockey returning to pitch: No spitting and close contact celebrations

By Richard Bright No spitting, an avoidance of shouting, chewing gum bans and no contact during celebrations are some of the edicts put in place for …

Is your club parahockey active?

The Hockey Paper hears from Libby Nichols on ParaHockey’s aims in the UK What is your role at Access Sport? I work on our disability inclusion team as the …

Umpire’s voice in danger of losing out to player-centric hockey

Hockey is in danger of having an overly player-centric sport, writes our umpire columnist Andy Mair I was fortunate enough to be working with the umpires at …

Full letter from nine BAME clubs to England Hockey

Nine clubs have signed a letter sent to England Hockey highlighting issues on ethnicity in the sport. Here we print the letter in full and England …

England Hockey ‘out of touch with modern-day Britain’ say clubs in letter

By Rod Gilmour England Hockey’s diversity and inclusion working group is expected to meet in the coming weeks for the first time in a bid to make inroads …

Scottish Hockey releases updated edict on return to play

Players of all ages from hockey clubs across Scotland are back on the pitch after Scottish Hockey released updated guidelines. Under-12s have been told that no …

Oltmans quits Malaysia with Revington in line as coach

By Richard Bright Paul Revington, who recently quit as GB women’s elite development programme coach, is in line to replace Rolant Oltmans as Malaysia …

Alex Danson-Bennett returns to hockey on Wimbledon Women’s coaching team

By Rod Gilmour England and GB great Alex Danson-Bennett will return to the game – albeit on the sidelines – after being announced as part of the …