Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Surbiton women aim high for domestic and European hockey success

Surbiton women will be favourites for yet another Premier Division title after seven consecutive wins prior to last season’s cancellation. Speaking ahead of the Premier Division openers this weekend, captain Sarah Evans put that dominance down to club ethic,...

The first floodlit international hockey match

The Hockey Museum's Mike Haymonds on floodlit hockey and an undiscovered Olympic team The first floodlit international hockey match took place on the October 25 1955 at the Arsenal Football Club’s stadium at Highbury, London. The match was organised by...

Holcombe looking to grow crowds, TV platform and professionalism

Top Kent side on installing cameras, the sport going professional and attracting crowds back to hockey Holcombe chairman Brian Field believes that his club is ready for what will hopefully be a full season ahead in the men's Premier Division. The Kent...

The 3G curse: ‘We don’t know how we are going to continue to facilitate hockey’

We hear from four more clubs across England under the cosh from 3G and the widespread lack of hockey provision Correspondence to The Hockey Paper continues to grow - and there is no sign of stopping as clubs get word...

Why national league was ‘beginning of the end’ for formidable Slough Hockey

Claire Middleton speaks to the inaugural women's league champions of 31 years ago During the Women’s World Cup in 2018, England Hockey put on an event to which all former internationals were invited. It was fun, by all accounts, a...

Rule changes that can make hockey a safer game

Sam Ward’s high-profile injury in 2019 added urgency to considerations as to whether or not anything can be done to increase player safety in hockey, writes Chris Maloney from the USA While wearing protective equipment can prove to be very...

The joyous life of playing hockey in Uganda

The Hockey Paper has been taken in by Weatherhead HC in Uganda for their evocative and colourful portrayal of the game on social media. Here, Ashraf Tumwesigye, of the Kampala-based club, tells his story after taking up the game a...

‘We want to increase number of hockey coaches going into schools’

Crewe Vagrants profiled life in our Instagram takeovers before the pandemic. Here, Georgie Brown reveals club life Crewe Vagrants Hockey club is located in the North West of England. We have four ladies’ teams, four men’s teams, vets, juniors,...

Investing in coaching and scientific approach at grassroots level are India hockey’s challenges

For former Indian striker Pritam Rani Siwach, the days following the Tokyo Olympics have been rewarding and stressful, writes SAMARNATH SOORY On one hand, she feels motherly pride for her proteges - Neha Goyal, Sharmila Devi and Nisha Warsi –...

Adventurous Southport find their identity after club slide

Ahead of the 2021/22 season, we are celebrating club hockey by reproducing some of our best print archive for online "To think we are rubbing shoulders with the biggest club in the country as little old Southport," suggests...
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Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he...
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