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Manpreet Singh becomes first Indian for 20 years to claim FIH award

Manpreet Singh became the first Indian to win the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) player of the year award. The award capped a memorable 2019 …

Dutch player slammed for mocking Argentinian fan

World hockey has launched an investigation following a social media gaffe by Dutch hockey player Renée van Laarhoven. The Dutch player responded to a photo an …

Tokyo or bust: Hockeyroos could see severe funding cuts

The Hockeyroos could face a massive shortfall in Olympic funding over the next four years if the team fails to perform at Tokyo 2020. Fives months out from the …

South hockey’s goal king approaches 400 landmark

Prabjot ‘Prabbie’ Hunjan is surely goal king of the south. He celebrates his 20th year in the South League next season and although England Hockey’s …

Petition grows to keep hockey in Fife and 3G pitches away

The Hockey Paper is getting behind a campaign to stave off yet another 3G pitch being installed which will severely affect hockey provision. Hockey players in …

Alex Danson retires from hockey after illustrious 18-year career

By The Hockey Paper The comeback opportunity lasted a matter of weeks but Alex Danson-Bennett, one of Great Britain hockey’s greatest players, has 18 …

Taking next umpiring step doesn’t have to be daunting

By David Ellcock In a recent Hockey Paper piece, I suggested that people should just try umpiring and that this might lead to their getting the bug and wanting …

The rule changes that can make hockey a safer game

Sam Ward’s high-profile injury has added urgency to considerations as to whether or not anything can be done to increase player safety in hockey, writes Cris …

England Hockey governance: Time to end the committee culture

David Lloyd-Williams, chairman of the London League, voices his opinion ahead of England Hockey’s AGM in March My light bulb moment was in the middle of …

Sam Ward to wear glasses on remarkable hockey return

Sam Ward will become one of the few senior male players to wear glasses or goggles as protection when he makes a remarkable return to hockey on Sunday. But …