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Three-way partnership earns Leeds Hockey Club high status

Leeds Hockey Club are toasting their elevation to the men’s National League – clinched this week following their runaway exploits in the Northern Premier. …

Kate Richardson-Walsh: Let’s work together to help hockey grow

As the next Olympic cycle begins and the new international league looms on the horizon, what will become of our sport in the coming years? Our international …

Simon Orchard: It’s time umpires learnt the game

  “The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, they just don’t know the game”, the great Bill Shankly once said. I have to say I agree …

Simon Mason column: Let’s stream hockey and evolve together

So much has changed from the early 1990s when our colleague and columnist Nick Irvine commentated hockey for Sky Sports at Birmingham University. A single …

Ric Charlesworth: Teams of nine are the way forward

It appears even soccer (football) is considering some significant changes. Marco Van Basten as technical Director of FIFA has raised the possibility of …

Young Gun: Freya Bull

Reading youngster Freya Bull’s love affair with hockey started when her mum persuaded her to pick up a stick at the age of ten because she thought “it …

Old habits die hard, so the legend Ric Charlesworth lives on

Our news editor Claire Middleton goes Down Under to meet top Australian coach Ric Charlesworth… It’s a typical West Australian summer day when I …

Todd Williams: It’s time to come in from the cold

In the 1930s, the playwright and composer Noël Coward wrote the famous lyric “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”. With the hats, gloves, …

Dream Team: Tina Cullen MBE

The Bowdon Hightown player / coach and former Great Britain Olympian picks the XI she would relish playing together… Goalkeeper Carolyn Reid – Bowdon …

Alex Danson column: Karen and Craig are huge losses

We are losing Karen Brown and Craig Keegan – two key members of our England and Great Britain coaching staff – and although they have decided to leave the …