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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...

Tips from the top: Maddie Hinch on hockey shoot-outs and goalkeeper rise

How to deal with hockey shoot-outs The key is to work out their go-to strengths. Under pressure that’s what an athlete wants to resort to. I am trying to work out if I am that person at that moment. What is...

Olympic memories: We carried cameras in our pants to capture Opening Ceremony thrill

Calum Giles continues the unique and unrivalled experiences of playing for Great Britain hockey at an Olympic Games in the second of a three-part travelogue. Part One is here The curtains slid back and the sight that greeted me was...

How top Dutch goalkeeper coach adapted ball focus from Jennifer Capriati

Dutch hockey goalkeeping specialist Martijn Drijver, who first started working with Maddie Hinch in 2016, on the importance of ball focus in our latest Tips from the Top A player needs to find the right setting in balance and to...

Why Tokyo Olympics would have been trip of a lifetime for the hockey

Were you thinking of going to the Olympics? Claire Middleton reports on why hockey fans would have enjoyed the Japanese capital If watching Belgium’s Red Lions live was worth the flight alone, the respite is you have at least saved...
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Maddie Hinch: ‘So proud to make history’ as Tilburg reach Dutch big league

Images like this have become a familar sight in world hockey: Maddie Hinch jumping into sprinting team-mates following shoot-out...
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