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Safety in hockey: Readers’ respond

Our coverage this year on Sam Ward’s injury – despite it being an accident – provoked an overwhelming response to safety within the game, …

Contact training allowed for elite athletes when hockey is ready

By Richard Bright Britain’s elite hockey players could be allowed to head straight into close contact tackling when they are permitted to start training …

Recalling GB hockey Rio gold: Dutch antics, crashing sticks and tunnel focus

From the Archive | First published June 2018 Exactly two months’ prior to the 2016 Rio final at the Deodoro Stadium, GB women had faced Holland in the …

Young Welsh star Olivia Forey goes viral with hockey skills videos

Wales’ Liv Forey has been posting backyard skills videos since lockdown, with her latest ‘computer game’ effort going internet viral. THP …

England Hockey issues cautious guidelines on safe return to pitches

By Richard Bright Outdoor pitches can open, hockey played in a small group and one-to-one coaching can now be undertaken following cautious guidance released …

World hockey back on even par, says Belgium coach McLeod

Shane McLeod, coach of men’s world No 1 outfit Belgium, says bidding for a first Olympic title will be a “fresh challenge” with another year …

Hockeyroo Jodie Kenny puts retirement on hold for Olympics

Hockeyroo Jodie Kenny, who became a mother in 2017, says she has put retirement on hold to chase gold at next year’s Olympics. The two-time Olympian is …

‘Inspiring’ coach Phil Gooderham retires after University of Birmingham tenure

By Rod Gilmour University of Birmingham HC coach Phil Gooderham has been hailed as one of the “kindest and most inspiring coaches” following the …

World hockey issues cautious approach to resumption

World hockey hopes that that trans-continental competition will return to normal once a vaccine to combat the coronavirus pandemic is in place. The FIH …

Young Finlay ‘finally’ nets in debut season for Merton!

By Richard Bright Finlay Walker, a budding teenager at Merton HC, was jokingly given the nickname ‘Finally’ thanks to a WhatsApp spelling blunder after the …