Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Ross Bone

Columnist for The Hockey Paper and the man behind The Top of the D. Writer, podcaster, goalkeeper and BBC Sport man. Used to work for Great Britain Hockey and have covered the sport at every major tournament.

Is the rise of university hockey a positive for England Premier Divisions?

Ross Bone delves deep into the university game, speaks to coaches and asks whether student or affiliated clubs are a future positive at Premier...

Behind the mask: England and GB Hockey have unearthed a goalkeeping gem

Having had some time to reflect on England’s ultimately unsuccessful Hockey World Cup campaign, I’d have to say my overriding feeling of the whole...

Hockey World Cup: Super strengths push Nick Bandurak to reach next level

INTERVIEW: Holcombe man watched every England game on TV at 2018 Men's World Cup and can recall almost every goal You’ll often hear from people...

How hockey stars stick together through selection setbacks

We’ve all watched the top players playing hockey all around the world and if you’re anything like me, you’ve looked on enviously at what...

Laura Unsworth: British hockey great ready for Paris Olympic tilt

Great Britain’s most decorated hockey athlete of all time completed the Commonwealth Games set this past summer. A glorious gold medal in front of...

Laura Unsworth: England and GB’s underappreciated great of world hockey

If you were to name the modern day greats from Great Britain’s women’s squad, the list would most likely feature the likes of Alex...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Why I want Dutch dominance to end in Terrassa

I’m a huge fan of the all-conquering Netherlands side in women’s hockey. Some of the hockey they play is absolutely majestic, the goals they...

Can European club hockey experience give Great Britain best of both worlds? 

Once the dust settled on Great Britain’s prolonged Tokyo Olympic cycle, attention immediately turned towards the club season. Many of Great Britain’s Olympic stars...