Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Coaching

Karen Brown to mentor UK Sport aim of doubling female coaches

Former GB Hockey women's coach Karen Brown will mentor a new UK Sport programme which aims to more than double the representation of female coaches in the Olympic and Paralympic high-performance community by the Paris Olympics in 2024. Currently, only...

Lilly Holmes, 13, in running for sportswomen of year award

When Lilly Holmes' mum received an email from the Sunday Times revealing that she had been shortlisted for the prestigious Sportswomen of the Year awards it came as "a complete shock" for the 13-year-old hockey player. That she was nominated...

Keeping hockey active during lockdown

Hockey enthusiasts and pros used their initiative to keep up training and their love of the game during the first lockdown. Take some inspiration for lockdown 2. Looking at drab paving proved too much for Jonathan Forey, who purchased some...

What hockey can learn from cricket’s protection

By Angus Porter Cricket and hockey are sports in which a hard ball can travel on an unpredictable path, at speeds in excess of 80mph. So whilst fatalities are thankfully rare, we should not be surprised when serious injuries occur...

Alex Danson: ‘It was unusual to see a young kid so willing’

In our last print issue, we produced an 8-page special on Alex Danson's fine field hockey career, in which she was often favourite in the online sports betting odds to score first. Here, we speak to one of her...

Getting safety ready for the new hockey season

Published before the pandemic, England Hockey were keen to respond to questions posed by The Hockey Paper’s readers around safety in our sport. Are concussions on the rise? The incidence of concussion in elite level hockey is low, estimated to be...

Hockey coaching: Tips from the top

We bring you the best tips and hockey advice from the stars and leading coaches Lizzie Neal’s defence Initially, I struggled coming into the Great Britain programme as I found the players really quick and able to dart the ball past...

How GB Hockey coaching hub has inspired during lockdown

The sight of empty pitches during lockdown and the hundreds of coaches across the UK unable to deliver sessions to eager players has clearly left a void. But England Hockey has seen an invasion online during the pandemic, with its...

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 do I become a better defender? That’s great that you identified such a fantastic defender as...

No one wants to be in hospital on Monday morning, says top hockey coach

Jon Royce, the former GB coach, says that 'mismatches' in junior hockey skills are accounting for the current dangers at grass roots level. Royce, speaking before the coronavirus pandemic for one of our safety special issues, is the latest high-profile...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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