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Hollie Pearne-Webb: ‘I’m so pleased Mark Hager’s journey ended on a high’

The Hockey Paper speaks to GB and England captain Hollie Pearne-Webb as she looks back on Tokyo bronze and ahead to another action-packed year in hockey The five-year Tokyo journey "We had a youngish, relatively inexperienced new group last cycle, which...

Many student squads are fixed in stone – is university hockey picking best talent?

Much of what takes place at universities in student hockey circles seems off the radar of game’s governing body, writes DAVID BARRETT Several years ago, I was coach of my club’s under-16s.  It was a task that took me all...

3D skills in hockey will only get more dynamic in modern game

Rupert Barker looks at the progression of 3D skills in the modern game and how it will develop in our sport Kwan Browne is recalling an usual sight in hockey. It was the first time he had witnessed an opponent...

Top 10 men and women players in world hockey: corner kings to goalkeepers

Remember the uproar when the results of the FIH’s Hockey stars awards were announced? As India’s various nominees swept the board, a lot of people were very upset. Only a fool would invite criticism on themselves by putting out...

Hockey Social: Arjan Drayton Chana on James Bond, team-mates and trophies

In our regular anything goes Q&A, we speak to players and coaches on topics ranging from temptations, influences, fashion sense and match teas. This week: Surbiton's Arjan Drayton Chana At home What was your earliest ambition? My earliest ambition in life was to...

Masters Talk: I’d love to don the black of the Kiwi over-60s hockey team

In his latest Masters' player profile, Mark McElligott chats with Roger Wesney, a New Zealander who has been living in Spain for over 30 years. Roger left New Zealand in 1984 and tells us how he came to become...

Who could replace Danny Kerry as GB and England men’s hockey coach?

With long-serving GB and England coach Danny Kerry leaving as men’s coach last week, it has left a search for his successor as the Paris Olympic cycle starts in earnest this week. The Hockey Paper runs the rule over...

Dream Team: Tina Cullen MBE

The Bowdon Hightown coach and Great Britain Olympian picks the hockey XI she would relish playing together... Goalkeeper Carolyn Reid – Bowdon Hightown, England and GB I have to say her because she’s my mate! She had great agility, communication and could...

Is Red Lions’ aerial attack changing hockey?

With Belgium adding Olympic gold to world and European titles, RUPERT BARKER asks whether the Red Lions' game will change hockey in 2022 There is no doubt that in recent years both the Belgium men’s and women’s teams have changed...

Talking Hockey: Has game structure curbed art of dribbling in world game?

Shahbaz M wishes coaches would give more freedom to players to flaunt their stuff I will forever remember two passages of phenomenal plays took place in the first of the best-of-three Dutch league finals back in May 2019, both by HC...
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Great Britain men jostle for Paris Olympic cycle places

Spain men squared the uncapped three-match Andalucia Hockey Series against Great Britain on Friday with a 4-2 win. GB men...
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