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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 …

Why the whistle should be mandatory for all hockey players

As a coach at school and club level, much of my preparation for a season would be focused on drills, cones, bounce boards, enough practice and match balls and …

Racism in hockey: It’s time to open the dialogue and fix the issue

Opinion | By Stephen Williams Racism in hockey is nuanced. It’s not always abusive, although, as Tendo Kimuli explained in The Hockey Paper last week, it can …

Club hockey file: Old Silhillians delve into history and look for volunteer future

We continue our informative Club File series hearing from one midlands side how it is enticing new umpire volunteers during lockdown and updating its history …

Alex Danson: ‘I always felt a real license to compete when I stepped on the field’

Great Britain hockey great Alex Danson-Bennett speaks exclusively to THP on a life in hockey and the golden road to the top A COMPETITIVE WAVE It was funny, …

Punch shots and the ramp: Hockey is losing out to cricket’s magic hands

Just before last summer’s Cricket World Cup, Jonny Bairstow used the sport’s showpiece event to pay ode to hockey, writes Shahbaz M. The English …

Wales’ Rupert Shipperley passes off rugby for GB hockey dream

By Richard Bright Teak-tough geography teacher Rupert Shipperley hopes to rack up the air miles on the return road to Tokyo 2020 next year. The Hampstead & …

Club hockey file: How Wakefield aim to return stronger

In our Club File series we’ve heard from Gloucester City on momentum after pandemic and Eastcote on insurance issues. Here, Helen Royan, Wakefield HC …

Safety in hockey: Readers’ respond

Our coverage this year on Sam Ward’s injury – despite it being an accident – provoked an overwhelming response to safety within the game, …