Features

The Hockey Paper launches ‘Watch Your 1s’ campaign to lift domestic game

By The Hockey Paper | Editorial With ‘Big Stadia Hockey’ and history set fare for The Stoop on Sunday, this week we launch our campaign and …

Hockey at The Stoop and why the Pro League is here to stay

Since January, Great Britain’s men and women have playing home and away in the inaugural year of the FIH Pro League. A ground-breaking, new, global hockey …

India vs Pakistan and the off-field hockey stick battle

By Shahbaz M | Global columnist For more than a decade, India and Pakistan have cut off their bilateral hockey relations. The reasons are varying – from …

Liverpool’s lack of hockey facilities the battle for this tireless achiever

By Rod Gilmour | Editor Jean Arnold is something of an icon in Liverpool. The 79-year-old has been a revered PE teacher in the region for decades and her …

Don’t let juniors wallow: key steps to enhancing players’ strengths

I’m mindful that too many cold winters, unforgivable yellow cards and woeful excuses about not making training or fixtures have moved me away from the sorts …

Should hockey follow rugby for ‘no winners’ coaching policy?

By Helen Richardson-Walsh | Opinion I’m saddened when I see and hear stories of youngsters, at school level in particular, where the competition isn’t as …

Hockey Belgium’s rise to top is simple: strong club network, coaching talent

By Todd Williams | opinion As far as years go, 2007 wasn’t particularly significant in the international men’s game. With no Olympics or World Cup, the …

The Hockey Paper: back in print with plenty to cover

By Rod Gilmour | Editor After nearly two years away, we are back this week as a print product for readers. Our concept was first conceived thanks to several …

Mark Hager interview: I want to take Great Britain hockey to new boundaries

Exclusive | By Rod Gilmour Mark Hager, the Great Britain women’s coach, aims to take his players to ‘new boundaries’ in both physicality and …

Welsh hockey fans launch history research in landmark month

By Richard Bright Challenges come in all shapes and sizes – and in the case of two hockey enthusiasts we have one which will be etched in history. The …