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‘Inspiring’ coach Phil Gooderham retires after University of Birmingham tenure

By Rod Gilmour University of Birmingham HC coach Phil Gooderham has been hailed as one of the “kindest and most inspiring coaches” following the …

World hockey issues cautious approach to resumption

World hockey hopes that that trans-continental competition will return to normal once a vaccine to combat the coronavirus pandemic is in place. The FIH …

Young Finlay ‘finally’ nets in debut season for Merton!

By Richard Bright Finlay Walker, a budding teenager at Merton HC, was jokingly given the nickname ‘Finally’ thanks to a WhatsApp spelling blunder after the …

‘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 …

Suzy Petty hopes England Hockey learn from mistakes to help athlete wellbeing

By Rod Gilmour Suzy Petty hopes that changes she has helped enforce to the deselection process at England Hockey will aid future athletes after she revealed …

GB hockey players able to resume elite training after lockdown

By Cassie Worth Great Britain’s centrally-contracted hockey players are able to resume full-time training only with immediate effect but can refuse to do …

Hockey’s own Valerie Robinson could have been a Busby Babe

The Hockey Museum’s Mike Haymonds looks at the career of  one of England’s finest ever hockey players If Stanley Shoveller, the only Englishman to …

Surbiton’s Ogunlana hails inner city hockey project

With few Black or Asian hockey players, Hockey Inner City is ‘amazing’ initiative One of the few black players in English elite hockey has praised …

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 …

Club file: How is coronavirus affecting your hockey club?

The Hockey Paper has launched a health check campaign to offer advice to clubs during the pandemic – and we need your help to bring it to life. Whether …