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Irvine column: Hockey must be a sport for all

Few accusations have caused me to bristle more over the years than the old one of ‘Hockey? That’s a girls’ game, isn’t it?’ I think it was probably …

Middleton column: National Hockey League needs a Bowdon

Last weekend’s league results confirm that Bowdon Hightown will have to fight for their place in the Investec Women’s Premier League via the relegation …

Todd Williams column: Now watch the cream rise back to the top

Round Two of the men’s World League in Belfast showed us just how competitive the quest for a spot in the top bracket of men’s international hockey is …

Beckie Middleton column: Is Hockey a big player in the world of sport?

IT’S megabucks for HIL players, while international teams made up of full-time athletes gain increasing media exposure in mainstream sports coverage. But is …

Kate Richardson-Walsh column: And so it begins, the next four-year cycle…

As the men’s and women’s England squads return from their respective South Africa trips, I am reminded that the immediate period post-Olympics is always an …

Beckie Middleton column: Surbiton captain unphased after unbeaten run ends

Surbiton’s 53-game unbeaten run has been talked about much more externally than it has by us. We weren’t even aware it had been so long until someone …

Simon Orchard: It’s time umpires learnt the game

  “The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, they just don’t know the game”, the great Bill Shankly once said. I have to say I agree …

Ric Charlesworth: Teams of nine are the way forward

It appears even soccer (football) is considering some significant changes. Marco Van Basten as technical Director of FIFA has raised the possibility of …

Maddie Hinch: Building on the legacy of Rio will be one hell of a journey – the sport needs new financial backing

Rod Gilmour discusses the way forward for GB hockey with Olympic golden girl Maddie Hinch As the traffic grinds to a halt outside the Century Club on …

Club Spotlight: Find your game at Guildford HC

GUILDFORD Hockey Club are looking for adult members to bolster their thriving set-up, so whether you have memories of hockey from school days, were inspired by …