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Why hockey is losing out to cricket’s magic hands

Just before the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Jonny Bairstow used the sport's showpiece event to pay ode to hockey, writes Shahbaz M. The English opener credited the hours of toil on the hockey pitch in Leeds as a teenager for...

October half-term hockey camps: Elevate your game

Following a review of its summer 2021 camps and in response to feedback from players and parents, MT13 have introduced new revolutionary equipment and have refreshed many of the drills and activities incorporated on our 2 Day Camps. These...

Hockey Social: Miriam Pritchard on illustrating, white trouser regrets and influences

In our regular anything goes Q&A, we speak to players and coaches on topics ranging from temptations, influences, fashion sense and match teas. This week: GB EDP and Hampstead & Westminster goalkeeper Miriam Pritchard At home What was your earliest ambition?I...

Should hockey follow rugby for ‘no winners’ coaching policy?

By Helen Richardson-Walsh | Opinion Here’s a question for you; given the choice, would you want to train with your club five times a week? The reason I ask is because I often get asked and hear a lot of chat...

20 years since last major title, hockey’s royalty still under pressure

Managing the expectations in Holland does seem to be an impossible job for a coach, a bit like Brazil in football, writes Shahbaz M. In a far-flung corner of Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium, Max Caldas walks into a room of journalists...

Dedicated Midlands hockey player scores after eight years

Ahead of the 2021/22 season, we are celebrating club hockey by reproducing some of our best print archive A slipped disc eight years ago, no goals since and a less than satisfactory league restructure nearly sparked the end of a...

The Mental Game: Motivate your field hockey pre-season

Pre-season training is upon us and with it the thought of no end of pain from various parts of the body that have not been used for several months. Cries of “I hate pre-season” “I wish we didn’t have...

Cannock, the hockey club everyone loved to beat in 1990s

There is always a club that everybody loves to hate. It’s usually one which wins a lot or is perceived to have buckets of money, writes Claire Middleton In soccer, it’s Manchester City on both counts, though you have to...

Olympic memories: Fast cars and crowd pleasing as Atlanta Games flickered out

Calum Giles continues the unique and unrivalled experiences of playing for Great Britain hockey at an Olympic Games in the final part of a brilliant three-part travelogue. READ Part One | Part Two I had been so enthralled with the...

Spare a thought for Olympics hockey goalkeepers as Tokyo sizzles

TOKYO -- Athletes performing across a range of sports at Tokyo 2020 have struggled to cope with the searing Japanese summer - but few can be feeling the heat as much as hockey's masked and gloved goalkeepers. Australia's Andrew Charter...
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My week: Nick Giles, Oxted Hockey men’s coach

It’s hockey 24/7 for Oxted player/coach school head of hockey coach Nick Giles. Here, he runs The Hockey Paper...
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