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Argentina’s Delfina Merino set to light up women’s hockey World Cup

By Rod Gilmour In February, when Delfina Merino won the female world player of the year award at the FIH Hockey Stars in Berlin, the winners’ roll of …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: I’m loving what I’m doing, says England’s Ellie Rayer

By Richard Bright England’s Ellie Rayer has fast-tracked from junior to senior hockey in the same manner that she plays the game. Rayer, 21, played at …

Netflix to air Luciana Aymar documentary

By The Hockey Paper A film dedicated to Argentinian field hockey great Luciana Aymar will air on Netflix from July 16. “Lucha, jugar con lo …

10 questions ahead of women’s Hockey World Cup and can England win it?

Craig Keegan, former England/GB women’s assistant coach, runs the rule over what we may or not see at the Hockey World Cup in London 1. Can we gauge …

Hockey is England’s most gender equal sport, says Harry Potter actress

By The Hockey Paper England Hockey has used the power of celebrity and royalty before, but Emma Watson might have trumped the lot after she co-launched a new …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: ‘Umpires receive abuse, but respect is key part of the game today’

At the Women’s Hockey World Cup there will be, for the first time, a mixture of both genders officiating to reinforce the sport’s ‘Equally Amazing’ …

BT Sport’s Chris Hollins hopes more heroes are made at women’s Hockey World Cup

By Rod Gilmour As a teenager, self-confessed hockey lover Chris Hollins grew up during the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, saw Great Britain win bronze and then dance …

Argentina’s María José Granatto heads debut gang at Hockey World Cup

“The World Cup happens very fast,” says Argentina forward María José Granatto, “and so that’s why we have to enjoy the …

Maddie Hinch: In my hockey goalkeeper pads, I think I’m 6ft tall and own the joint

England goalkeeper Maddie Hinch reveals the mindset which has set her apart in the world game When you’re playing really well, you don’t know what …

Support muscles and joints with kinesiology tape Toro Pro

In the spirit of the return of hockey to our Olympic Park in the 2018 World Cup, Toro Pro is proud to be supporting our England Hockey team throughout their …