Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Dutch courage fuels Scotland’s hopes for Masters Hockey World Cup success

Scotland over-45s are gunning for world glory after memorably ruling Europe in blistering heat From a silver lining at the home nations to a barely believable gold on the continent at European Championships, Scotland men’s over-45s are aiming for further...

Have a slice of that! How Wales and Denmark forged Hockey 5s friendship

With Hockey5s events cancelled this summer, we look back at the EuroHockey5s tournament in Poland where the spirit of hockey was never more evident Welsh and Danish juniors have forged special friendships off the pitch thanks to the shorter version...

Scot’s passionate aim to reach hockey umpiring pinnacle

Duncan Ruzzak will forever remember the day where he was first sent off as a player and then, after a swift change of kit, ordered a player off as an umpire on the same afternoon, writes Richard Bright. As a...

My life in hockey: Scotland and GB’s Alison Ramsay

The first female player to reach 100 international Great Britain hockey caps, Alison Ramsay talks about her career My inspirationI was inspired, and not just on a sporting level, by Martina Navratilova. Her physical and mental toughness and determination to...

Luxembourg aim high with Olympic hockey hopes

Luxembourg's only hockey side scored its first goal on the European stage in 2019. Now, they have fanciful aspirations of making it to the Olympics after the club's "momentous year". Richard Bright reports Casting minds back to a time when...

Reader’s research into oldest women’s hockey league in UK

A Hockey Paper reader believes that he has found the oldest women's hockey league in the UK still in existence. Scott Evans is conducting research into women's league hockey - which was fervent in the north of England 100...

Euro Hockey 2021: Best goals, final positions, top scorers and players of the tournament

The 2021 European Championships finished with a Dutch double at the Wagener Stadium, a tournament which will be remembered for some crazy matches, surprise results and, more importantly, for the event to be staged at all amid the pandemic....

Club file: How forward-thinking London Edwardians drove business support

When lockdown hit, national league side London Edwardians locked heads and used the time to support those within its community as part of the club's digital initiative. The club, which plays at Battersea Park, created Lockdown Stories. Tom Johnston, of...
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Hockey’s greatest goals: Reliving an Australia special

In June 2014, Australia handed out a hockey drubbing to England at the 2014 World Cup in The Hague, which included a special goal from Australian Kieran Govers. Here, The Hockey Paper speaks to the main protagonists (as well...

EuroHockey 2021: ‘We’re up for the challenge,’ says Scotland coach Jen Wilson

“We are not here to make up numbers, we are here on a journey and if we want to be competitive we know we have the ability to compete against them.” So said Jen Wilson, Scotland’s South African coach,...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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