Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Laura Howard

Aspirational sports journalist and soon to undertake a Masters in Sports Journalism at St. Mary’s University. Alongside studies I continue to play hockey for university.

Sweden’s struggle for survival: ‘To play 11-a-side hockey would be amazing’

BIG READ: After losing their funding, Sweden women are rebuilding with double the players and results to match. Not bad for a country with...

Meet the teenage world stone skimming champion with a budding Scottish hockey career

In 2023, Finn Dower won the World Stone Skimming Championship on the isle of Easdale in the Scottish Hebrides. He has found this rather...

Meet the top Olympic hockey umpire who also captains Belgium indoors

Laurine Delforge has been selected to umpire at her third Olympics this summer, but she has earnt the call-up while also representing Belgium as...

Voitto: Meet the hockey brand that cares

VOITTO means victory in Finnish. Dr. Daryl Foy is certainly onto a winner with his holistic hockey brand, which offers a range of products...

Life in Masters Hockey: ‘Rivals turned team-mates say I’m nicer than I am on the pitch!’

In just five years, June Blythe went from thinking she may never play hockey again to winning the World Cup with England Masters O60s....

Sofie ter Kuile aims high with next gen of Dutch hockey players

“I just thought, ‘Oh my word, we actually did it.’ All my teammates just came running at me and I was knocked over.” In...

‘When you’re involved in hockey world, there’s nothing like it – you always feel welcome’

Since winning gold at Rio 2016, Sam Quek has embarked on a career in broadcasting as well as becoming a mother of two. While...

Hockey in the north – ‘You want to make a point that you’re able to survive’

“In any sport you want people to have the accessibility to do well throughout the whole country," says Nick Clark, whose newly promoted Bowdon...