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Why Tokyo Olympics would have been trip of a lifetime for the hockey

Were you thinking of going to the Olympics? Claire Middleton reports on why hockey fans would have enjoyed the Japanese capital If watching Belgium’s Red Lions live was worth the flight alone, the respite is you have at least saved...

Tokyo Olympics hockey: 10 goalkeepers to watch

This Olympic Games has been blessed with an abundance of incredible goalkeepers. In the modern day game, the importance of goalkeepers is stronger than ever. IMOGEN AINSWORTH runs the rule over 10 to watch as teams aim to make history in Tokyo.   Ayeisha McFerran, Ireland McFerran will...

Maddie Hinch interview: The ‘hero goalkeeper’ side is intoxicating

After a decade in international hockey following her debut in 2011, Maddie Hinch knows that she’s older - 32 - and that her body “doesn't allow me to do certain things as before”.  Yet it’s hard to believe this statement...

Adam Dixon: The making of Great Britain hockey’s captain

GB men's hockey captain Adam Dixon on his old school coach, the underdog mentality and how England players can have more vocal influence in the sport I was handed the captaincy straight away at Worksop College when I joined the...

Playing hockey as you get older: How to keep living the life you love for longer

WATCH: Heidi Wells, England Over 50s Masters player and Chartered Physiotherapist, talks below about playing hockey as you get older in an exclusive 15-minute video  Heidi has played 045s and 050s for England and has been a physiotherapist for over 30...

Sorry football, we need this field! Scottish hockey clubs fighting big sports for space

In recent weeks in Scotland, hockey has made rare inroads with saving pitches for its own use. HANNAH MADDEN reports There seems to be an unspoken rule (among men especially) that showing an interest in football is mandatory if you...

The amazing story of how an Irish priest became the ‘father of Japan hockey’

When Ireland women take to the pitch at Oi Hockey Stadium for their opening match of the Tokyo Olympics against South Africa on Saturday, they may not know it but the Green Army will be willed on by a...
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How Olympic hockey rules and the sport is explained to the uninitiated

Every four years, it takes a Summer Games for explainer stories and ‘how is field hockey played?’ to resurface for the uninitiated. Perhaps the most viewer friendly video we’ve come across is the one above from SBS Nation, which navigates...

Tokyo Olympics hockey: Japan men aiming to land shock medal

Japan men's coach Siegfried Aikman believes the Samurai can cause a seismic upset at the Tokyo Olympics - despite the world's top nine having the luxury of the Pro League as Games preparation. Devoid of playing international Test matches since...

Operation Olympus: Recalling hockey’s world record attempt

Two years ago, 17 pupils and two teachers were joined by Team GB hockey manager Andy Halliday and Hockey for Heroes (H4H) for the Operation Olympus trip to support local communities in Nepal. Here, 14-year-old Bridie Mason recounts a...
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Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Ireland women ready to take on Holland

Sarah Torrans says the Green Army will “show the world what we can do” against the world No 1...
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