Friday, January 21, 2022

Rupert Barker

Rupert Barker is a former premier league player with University of Edinburgh and has player coached at several clubs across the south of England. He is currently Wallingford 1s player-coach and founder of Hockey21, bringing hockey into the 21st century by creating hockey computer games.

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3D skills in hockey will only get more dynamic in modern game

Rupert Barker looks at the progression of 3D skills in the modern game and how it will develop in our sport Kwan Browne is recalling...

Is Red Lions’ aerial attack changing hockey?

With Belgium adding Olympic gold to world and European titles, RUPERT BARKER asks whether the Red Lions' game will change hockey in 2022 There is...

The stick block pandemic: a grass roots issue yet to be eradicated

Stick blocking, fencing, and shielding are all terms for a pandemic that has spread throughout the hockey world rapidly and is now endemic within the game, but how do...

When goalkeepers slide and forwards go to ground, controversy follows

Robert Black, the Old Georgians and Scotland over-45’s goalkeeper, has seen an “extreme shift over the last three years” in the umpiring of keepers’...

The best hockey equipment guide: THP’s shoe reviews

Stay in the know as our field hockey equipment specialist RUPERT BARKER tackles the best shoes on the market Osaka Kai Mk.1   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY9EzXywlm4 Cost: C. 85 Colours: Black, navy/fire, fire/cream Key features: All-round shoe,...

Hockey Stick Reviews: Best guide on latest sticks to suit your ability

Our equipment expert RUPERT BARKER tries out the latest sticks to hit the market and makes his verdict We provide video analysis for each stick,...