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Ollie Pope: from hockey to England cricket

An England cricketer crediting hockey for their rise in red and white ball cricket? It has been an all-too-familiar theme in the last few years. First, Jos …

2020: biggest year of change in English club hockey?

England Hockey AGM will see vote on restructure changes but the review has met resistance from some leagues By The Hockey Paper England Hockey’s …

A hockey Christmas wish list: umpire support, parahockey, indoors and cards

No turkeys here! The Hockey Paper’s columnist Todd Williams creates his 10-point vision to make hockey a better place in 2020  Dear Santa, I’ve just …

Is the reverse stick too dangerous for hockey?

THP comment When we sent our last newsletter out following GB forward Sam Ward’s injury, we never expected the deluge of responses that followed. It is …

3G in hockey: Another week, another pitch under threat

Thetford HC chairman Barry Reynolds on another 3G plight facing grass roots hockey For over 40 years, Thetford hockey has been a fabric of the town in Norfolk. …

Changing room gossip and dancing badly inspired my hockey book

F.J. Campbell dredged up almost-lost memories to pen hockey account They say everyone should write at least one book. And mine was inspired almost 20 years ago …

Ireland hockey debacle leave negatives for umpire community

Video Umpire expert Andy Mair picks the bones out of the Canada v Ireland controversy The national teams to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have now …

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Hockey and mental health: Why juniors need better support

Goalkeeper Katie Knight shares her emotion-charged story and how hockey can deal better with mental health issues. Rod Gilmour reports “When I tried to hang …

Inside Coaching: The new hockey coach

With new seasons well under way, columnist Todd Williams hands out advice to those starting in a new role overseeing players It doesn’t matter what the …