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Rod Gilmour

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The Hockey Paper's Editor. First covered international hockey at the 2010 Commonwealth Games - no better than a full house watching India play England - and has reported for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

What will it take to change English domestic hockey perceptions?

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In 1988, Sean Kerly returned from the Seoul Olympics as a gold medallist ahead of a new national league. He ventured down to Devon...

England Hockey’s new dawn is here – and GMS can move...

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The biggest governance change in two decades is upon us - once the Game Management System issues are ironed out A new club season yields...

Beeston ready for Premier Division tussles after pandemic hit

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Beeston HC will start the season with four national league sides and five pitches - now billed as the largest hockey centre in the...

The 3G curse: ‘We don’t know how we are going to...

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We hear from four more clubs across England under the cosh from 3G and the widespread lack of hockey provision Correspondence to The Hockey Paper...

Revealed: 3G pitches overtake hockey in stark 20-year decline

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Exclusive: Data from Sport England’s facility database shows that hockey is rapidly disappearing pitch by pitch across the country, as well as from less...

Rejected insurance claims? Surbiton lead calls for sports clubs to sign...

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Surbiton Hockey Club is spearheading efforts on behalf of all community and amateur sport clubs in the UK who have been denied liability cover...

Fears over ‘super clubs’ creation in England Hockey talent plan

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Fears have been raised over the lack of detail in England Hockey’s new talent development framework, the creation of ‘super clubs’ suppressing player membership...

Slough hockey and cricket at loggerheads over pitch plans

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Slough Hockey Club, one of the most successful clubs in England, have become embroiled in a planning row over pitch development as it sets...

Dedicated Midlands hockey player scores after eight years

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Ahead of the 2021/22 season, we are celebrating club hockey by reproducing some of our best print archive A slipped disc eight years ago, no...

US college hockey sees record rise for foreign students on scholarships

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College field hockey in the United States has seen further record numbers of foreign students for the 2021/22 season. With US colleges and scouts becoming...