Saturday, May 25, 2024

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.

Why modified formats are hurting hockey’s Olympic status

The FIH, hockey's international governing body, was formed in 1924, largely in response to the sport being left out of the Paris Olympics of...

Two games in four quarters: Rio 2016 Olympic hockey analysis one year on

One year on from the Rio Olympics, columnist Todd Williams looks back at whether the quarter rule changed nations' perspectives in Brazil. In the wake...

Time to ask the hard questions in English hockey

It’s a curious thing to live on an island, which between Tasmania and here, I’ve done for most of my life. Even without Brexit,...

Now watch the cream rise back to the top in field hockey

Round Two of the men’s World League in Belfast showed us just how competitive the quest for a spot in the top bracket of...

Todd Williams: It’s time to come in from the cold

In the 1930s, the playwright and composer Noël Coward wrote the famous lyric “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”. With...

Todd Williams column: Get players better, not the best players

Every edition of The Hockey Paper so far has seen plenty of thoughts on improving the health and future of the two Premier Leagues. Ian...

Todd Williams column: The best players chase the game

Junior World Cups always provide players with an important lesson about succeeding at the international level. Players from big hockey countries like England will...

Todd Williams column: GB Hockey desperate for more like Harry Martin

Apart from the GB women and Argentina’s men, every team left Rio with some level of disappointment. On the men’s side, Australia’s quarter-final exit...