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Team cultures acknowledge failures to create lasting sporting culture

Kate Richardson-Walsh, along wife wife Helen, are a duo in demand in leadership speeches. Here, one listening headmaster says the next challenge as individuals …

Kookaburra Tim Brand mixes hockey and exams ahead of Champions Trophy

By Richard Bright Mixing off-field activities alongside elite sport is not an uncommon sight for hockey players. In 2014, England’s Nick Catlin sat a …

Welsh Masters goalkeeper, 77, picked for over-60s hockey World Cup

By The Hockey Paper “I haven’t got another keeper in the Welsh squad to pick over 70 – so I picked myself.” So said an ever-smiling …

Great Britain hockey men draw 5-5 with Germany to end European tour

By The Hockey Paper Luke Taylor, who joined the centralised programme in 2017, nearly capped a superb individual end to his European tour as Great Britain drew …

Perth Pythons win Australian Pride in Sport award for LGBTI community work

By Richard Bright Perth Pythons, Western Australia’s only LGBTI+ hockey club, has won prestigious awards at the Australian Pride in Sport awards. The club …

England Hockey close to announcing women’s World Cup squad

By Richard Bright England Hockey has yet to finalise a date for the announcement of its squad for the Vitality women’s hockey World Cup with one month to …

England Hockey engages over 400 clubs for Your World Cup campaign

By The Hockey Paper England Hockey says that over 400 affiliated clubs have signed up to the ‘Your World Cup’ campaign, which aims to increase visibility …

Make hockey India’s No 1 sport, urges Odisha chief to prime minister

By The Hockey Paper The chief minister from Odisha, hosts of this year’s men’s World Cup, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recognise …

St Ives revels in women’s hockey World Cup ticket bonus

By The Hockey Paper England Hockey has been engaging clubs across the country during World Cup year. The national governing body ran a Big Idea’s …

Alster’s unrivalled passion saw us to German hockey title, says Amy Gibson

By Rod Gilmour Scotland goalkeeper Amy Gibson has revealed the “amazing passion” which propelled Alster to a first German women’s title. Alster went to …