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Stanley Shoveller: The greatest English hockey player ever?

By Mike Haymonds | The Hockey Museum This is potentially a very subjective claim but can anyone put forward a stronger case than this one for Stanley Howard …

The Mental Game: Motivate your field hockey pre-season

Pre-season training is upon us and with it the thought of no end of pain from various parts of the body that have not been used for several months. Cries of …

Umpire’s voice in danger of losing out to player-centric hockey

Hockey is in danger of having an overly player-centric sport, writes our umpire columnist Andy Mair I was fortunate enough to be working with the umpires at …

Full letter from nine BAME clubs to England Hockey

Nine clubs have signed a letter sent to England Hockey highlighting issues on ethnicity in the sport. Here we print the letter in full and England …

Hockey in west goes #watchyour1s wild

Coach Elliot Foweraker says we all have a responsibility to grow our game. None more so than after the pandemic Teams in the West Premiership have always been …

Blue Peter should come calling for Alex Danson, a marketer’s dream

By Claire Middleton I’ve had the honour of covering a lot of hockey, some of it even out of the cold and wet, at great events in marvellous places. And, in …

How GB Hockey coaching hub has inspired during lockdown

The sight of empty pitches during lockdown and the hundreds of coaches across the UK unable to deliver sessions to eager players has clearly left a void. But …

Hockey World Cups, dodgy Olympic qualifiers and nightclub exploits

 Claire Middleton looks back at four hockey controversies down the years Call me a naïve Corinthian but I reckon sport should be a good thing; fun, a …

The first floodlit hockey international

The Hockey Museum continues to tap into its vast collection of history to bring you the best stories The first floodlit international hockey match took place …

Dhyan Chand: ‘The undisputed magician of world hockey’

By Mike Haymonds | The Hockey Museum Our article in a previous The Hockey Paper edition described Stanley Shoveller as the greatest ever English hockey …