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The rule changes that can make hockey a safer game

Sam Ward’s high-profile injury has added urgency to considerations as to whether or not anything can be done to increase player safety in hockey, writes Cris …

England Hockey governance: Time to end the committee culture

David Lloyd-Williams, chairman of the London League, voices his opinion ahead of England Hockey’s AGM in March My light bulb moment was in the middle of …

Tina Cullen keeps Bowdon Hightown in frame after 30 years

Bowdon Hightown coach Tina Cullen recalls playing in the inaugural women’s league 30 years ago Celebrating 30 years with Investec It was an exciting time …

25 years on, it’s time we had discussions on reverse stick hits in hockey

There have always been some head-scratching rules in our game that have made it, at times, a little more dangerous than it should be, writes Todd Williams …

GB Hockey’s Lizzie Neal: ‘Ballgirling helped me on journey to elite player’

By Rod Gilmour Five years ago at the Hockey Writers’ Awards, Lizzie Neal was asked about her aims after winning the junior prize. “My ambition is to play …

Ollie Pope: from hockey to England cricket

An England cricketer crediting hockey for their rise in red and white ball cricket? It has been an all-too-familiar theme in the last few years. First, Jos …

South League view: Is this a structure fit for English hockey’s future?

OPINION: Nearing its 50th year, South League hockey could be set for radical overhaul in 2020, writes Mike Haymonds The England Hockey chief executive Nick …

2020: biggest year of change in English club hockey?

England Hockey AGM will see vote on restructure changes but the review has met resistance from some leagues By The Hockey Paper England Hockey’s …

A hockey Christmas wish list: umpire support, parahockey, indoors and cards

No turkeys here! The Hockey Paper’s columnist Todd Williams creates his 10-point vision to make hockey a better place in 2020  Dear Santa, I’ve just …

Is the reverse stick too dangerous for hockey?

THP comment When we sent our last newsletter out following GB forward Sam Ward’s injury, we never expected the deluge of responses that followed. It is …