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Todd Williams

Todd Williams is a former Australian international, the hockey professional at Magdalen College School in Oxford and was a Premier League coach for over 12 seasons with Hampstead and Westminster, Slough Ladies and Surbiton.

State School hockey issue needs us all to be working together

In our current world, the rise to public prominence of Marcus Rashford and Barnard Castle - respectively, the highly impressive footballer...

How do I become a better hockey defender?

Our resident coaching expert Todd Williams has been giving the best advice for budding juniors since 2017 Q: My favourite player is Hollie Pearne-Webb. How...

Hockey coaching: Know where the ground is

As most players know, the two circles are where most of all the important stuff happens in a game of hockey. Whether you’re in...

England Hockey needs to stop star gazing and rectify club game

Published in print before lockdown, columnist Todd Williams says narrowing of top domestic clubs is detrimental to the game So, let’s get straight to the...

Inside Coaching: Two’s company, three’s a crowd in hockey

You’ve got a brilliant game lined up at training, an even number of players and then suddenly another player turns up, or even worse,...

Fit for Future is ensuring hockey clubs are life and soul of game

Two years ago I questioned the wisdom of top level hockey administrators bending under the pressure to modify our game into a slicker and...

25 years on, it’s time we had discussions on reverse stick hits in hockey

There have always been some head-scratching rules in our game that have made it, at times, a little more dangerous than it should be,...

A hockey Christmas wish list: umpire support, parahockey, indoors and cards

No turkeys here! The Hockey Paper's columnist Todd Williams creates his 10-point vision to make hockey a better place in 2020  Dear Santa, I’ve just been...

Inside Coaching: The new hockey coach

With new seasons well under way, columnist Todd Williams hands out advice to those starting in a new role overseeing players It doesn’t matter what...

Every field hockey hit needs a target and repetition for success

Opinion Of the many highlights that the 2019 FIH Pro League provided, few can rival Germany’s third goal against Great Britain in their clash at...