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The Hockey Paper will be back in August 2017!

WE at The Hockey Paper would like to thank every single one of our readers and subscribers for all your support since first hitting the shelves last November. …

Derby HC ‘keeper Murphy opens up about depression ahead of marathon

By Rod Gilmour When the weekend comes, stepping over the white line onto the hockey pitch is usually “a great escape” for Will Murphy. In darker moments, …

World series format big shift for England and rivals, says FIH

By Claire Middleton The International Hockey Federation’s new global competition will mean England players travelling as far as Australia or New Zealand to …

Irvine column: Hockey must be a sport for all

Few accusations have caused me to bristle more over the years than the old one of ‘Hockey? That’s a girls’ game, isn’t it?’ I think it was probably …

Middleton column: National Hockey League needs a Bowdon

Last weekend’s league results confirm that Bowdon Hightown will have to fight for their place in the Investec Women’s Premier League via the relegation …

Todd Williams column: Now watch the cream rise back to the top

Round Two of the men’s World League in Belfast showed us just how competitive the quest for a spot in the top bracket of men’s international hockey is …

Beckie Middleton column: Is Hockey a big player in the world of sport?

IT’S megabucks for HIL players, while international teams made up of full-time athletes gain increasing media exposure in mainstream sports coverage. But is …

Kate Richardson-Walsh column: And so it begins, the next four-year cycle…

As the men’s and women’s England squads return from their respective South Africa trips, I am reminded that the immediate period post-Olympics is always an …

More MBEs for Team GB’s hockey heroes!

By Rod Gilmour Half of the victorious Great Britain women’s squad have now received their MBEs at Buckingham Palace. But even with the team’s …

Rising star Erica Sanders can be next Alex Danson, says Phil Gooderham

By Rod Gilmour University of Birmingham coach Phil Gooderham believes that rising star Erica Sanders has a “tremendous” future ahead of her and can …