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Inside the D: Dutch football, hockey coins and women’s sport

In lockdown, we are giving non-subscribers a taste of our print and digital content. In every issue, we bring you Inside the D, an irreverent and gossipy …

World hockey back on even par, says Belgium coach McLeod

Shane McLeod, coach of men’s world No 1 outfit Belgium, says bidding for a first Olympic title will be a “fresh challenge” with another year …

‘More female coaches’: Hockey on a mission to change gender imbalance

By Sophie Penney There is big room for improvement in the percentage of women in high performance coaching, leadership roles and umpiring in hockey, according …

EuroHockey 2021 dates rejigged ahead of Tokyo Olympics

England men have been drawn with world and defending champions Belgium at next year’s EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam. The men’s and …

World champions Belgium return to hockey training

After two months of inactivity, world and European champions Belgium returned to squad training on Monday. The pitch was divided into four areas, with a …

Dutch youth hockey returns with national teams to train from 1.5m

Holland’s men’s and women’s national teams will be allowed to resume training from Friday – albeit with a limited group and with a 1.5 …

World hockey keen to engage after European clubs fears

By Rod Gilmour World hockey is keen to hold talks with European clubs following news that there was growing concern on the continent over the way the global …

From rough diamond to hockey star: The rise of Victor Wegnez

Hockey needs characters for the sport to thrive, says Belgium coach Hockey is ‘too tame’ and Belgium’s Victor Wegnez could be just the individual …

Belgium v Germany, EuroHockey 2019: The greatest hockey match?

Rod Gilmour witnessed a classic EuroHockey Championships last summer while semi-final will be remembered for a generation Oh to be young members of HC Olympia, …

No champions elected as Hockey Belgium curtails season

Hockey Belgium has voided the remainder of its men’s and women’s top flight, while Dutch hockey officials have opted to keep its season alive for …