Sunday, June 13, 2021

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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,...

Jen Wilson: It’s ability not gender now for women hockey coaches

A few months before the pandemic set in, there were no shortage of congratulatory messages and images pinging through Scotland's WhatsApp groups after a stellar year for the Blue Sticks; the squad winning the Scottish Women in Sport award,...

Introduction of over-80s hockey has further bolstered Masters scene

Brian Woolcott was "running like a greyhound" in the final of the European Championships over-75s in 2019. England were finishing the better side, a late goal seeing the sides locked at 2-2 with a Grand Masters shoot-out in the...

The Hockey shoot-out drama: 10 years since penalty strokes replaced

It is a decade ago this month since the FIH introduced the penalty shoot-out rule in the sport at the Women’s Champions Challenge 2. And so the novelty of running from the 23m line and eight seconds to try...

‘To play through the clubs will only benefit British hockey’

For a player who garnered success through domestic hockey - seven straight league titles in a row no less with Surbiton women - Emily Atkinson knows a thing or two about how the club game has played second fiddle...

Victor Wegnez: Belgium hockey star on rocky childhood and Red Lion family

“The Red Lions is my first family,” says Victor Wegnez, one of the stars of Belgium gunning for hockey’s holy grail this summer; holding men's world, Euro and Olympic titles. “When I entered the group, nothing was good in...

Hockey Social: Brendan Creed on Heath Ledger, yellow trainers and embracing sport

In a regular anything goes Q&A, we speak to players and coaches on topics ranging from temptations, influences, fashion sense and match teas. This week: Great Britain international Brendan Creed At home What was your earliest ambition?I guess I never really...

Katie Glynn returns to Olympic Park after 2012 hockey injury

“There are some good memories but also some tough times,” says New Zealander Katie Glynn, now Great Britain women’s assistant coach, who returns to the Olympic Park for the first time on Wednesday after experiencing a horror injury at...
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Euro Hockey 2021: Scotland and England continue close battles

Scotland women cast aside the world ranking order and made old rivals England work all the way to the...
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