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Plenty to savour for Dutch hockey: 43 unbeaten, Marijn Veen emerges

The Netherlands ended 2018 by remaining the world’s No 1 women’s hockey team in the latest rankings after a record-equalling win on Sunday. The …

David Ralph in line to lead Great Britain women towards 2020 Olympics

By The Hockey Paper David Ralph, the current interim head coach, is a front runner to lead Great Britain women to the defence of their Olympic title at Tokyo …

England forward Sam Ward ruled out of Hockey World Cup

By Rod Gilmour Forward Sam Ward became the latest player to be ruled out of a major competition through England Hockey’s concussion protocols on …

Holland and Australia in line to meet in Champions Trophy final

Great Britain’s bid to keep alive their Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy hopes faltered to a superior Netherlands side on Thursday night. A double …

How depleted Germany lifted hockey world in Bhubaneswar

It was a case of forced bravado which propelled Germany into the hearts of the hockey world and the Indian paying public after the World League bronze medal …

Christmas sports books: Hockey in print

It’s not all coaching material; the influx of hockey stories has never been healthier. As this essential 2018 list shows, there is something for everyone …

GB and Holland to renew tournament rivalry at Champions Trophy

Great Britain meet the Netherlands for the first time in a major hockey tournament since the Rio Olympic women’s final on Thursday. Just like in Brazil, …

Australia shine as Great Britain suffer Champions Trophy defeat

Great Britain were beaten by a clinical Australia 2-0 in their double header weekend at the Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy in China. First half goals …

Forget the big leagues, how strong really is hockey’s grass roots?

Three stories in the Australian sports media caught our columnist Todd Williams‘ eye in recent weeks – and they don’t paint the prettiest of …

Great Britain open up Hockey Champions Trophy with China draw

Great Britain had to dig deep as they twice came from behind to earn a draw in their Women’s Champions Trophy opener against hosts China. This was Great …