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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 …

Ian Jennings column: We must make the stars want to stay

How can we make our best players want to stay and play in the Premier Division, rather than perhaps taking the easier option of dropping down leagues for …

Rod Gilmour column: Helping our heroes find new challenges

Let’s cast our minds back to the women’s Olympic qualifying event in Valencia last summer (the soon-to-be disbanded finals of the World League semi-finals, …

A revolution’s happening in Hampstead thanks to man called Smudge

Jack Miller looks at the changes former GB star Richard Smith has brought to Hampstead… Injury may have derailed his bid to become a double Olympian for …