Friday, April 19, 2024

Rod Gilmour

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 on the sport for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

Dutch Hockey5s message to top nations: ‘Embrace the unknown – It’s not very hard’

Muscat -- Sander de Wijn has over 150 Dutch caps and still harbours Paris Olympic selection ambitions. But here in Muscat he has a...

Hockey5s World Cup: It’s been a wild adventure for Australia men

Muscat -- “Seeing Australia at the bottom of the pool kind of stung,” admitted Kieran Symons, a 28-year-old electrician from Melbourne. And so the...

Meet the scientists behind hockey’s latest innovation: the ‘self-wetting ball’

On the surface, non-hockey aficionados mainly see a blue pitch, watered turf and a fast-paced game when watching elite action unfold. Beneath it, world...

‘We learned from Dutch on Instagram!’: Oman revel in Hockey5s World Cup experience

Muscat -- Khalid Al Shaaibi saluted to the crowd after netting one of Oman’s production line of forehand shots at the well-worked Malaysian goalkeeper....

‘Egypt can be top hockey team in five years with right backing’

Muscat -- For Egypt men’s players, January has been a time for hockey and no holidays for their mix of garments company workers, salesmen,...

Hockey5s World Cup: Netherlands aided by precision to set up India finale

Muscat -- Along with the wealth of goals that Hockey5s can serve up - take the Netherlands, who scored 45 in their group games...

BBC hockey coverage reveals strong numbers

England and GB Hockey will be heartened by the strong TV viewing figures, obtained by The Hockey Paper, following the BBC’s decision to broadcast...

Fiji at Hockey5s: ‘This will do so much for our sport back home’

Muscat -- “We wanted to put our best foot forward and showcase to the world that we are here,” said Fiji’s Tiara Dutta, moments...