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Mindfulness and hand skills belief: How Janneke Schopman led India to Commonwealth hockey bronze

Birmingham -- Janneke Schopman had to be more than a coach these last 48 hours. From the draining shoot-out conclusion against Australia to the highs of a first bronze since 2006, the Dutchwoman inspired the Eves to make their...

‘Pakistan look at 1980s success, not realising that hockey has totally changed’

Birmingham -- Producing greatness in sports such as hockey and squash is yesteryear when it comes to Pakistan. The Khans in squash and the Pakistan hockey teams until the 1990s enriched sport and made headlines across the globe.  That, unfortunately,...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: How England can beat Australia men, unbeaten since 1998

Our columnist runs the rule over world No 1 Australia and how England men can beat the Kookaburras, who haven’t lost a match at the Commonwealth Games since the inaugural 1998 Games. They have since gone on to win...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: How England rose after 2014 shoot-out loss to Australia

“I’ve stood there myself and, in my eyes, just to take one means you are a hero. The silence that descends in the stadium is epic. Your legs are starting to shake and you’re like ‘come on umpire, blow...

Hockey Social: Jake Whetton, Australia

Jake Whetton, the 31-year-old Queenslander, is playing his third Commonwealth Games for Australia and going for a hat-trick of titles with the Kookaburras. For more in our regular Hockey Social series head here In association with Gryphon What was your...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: Guise-Brown ‘loving second crack with South Africa hockey’

Birmingham -- Hampstead & Westminster star Matt Guise-Brown is cherishing his second coming with South Africa. Next year, starting with the 2023 men’s World Cup, will mark a decade as an international player. A four-year hiatus from the national...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: Cannock duo gave me attacking instinct, says Bandurak

Birmingham -- For many a season, Nick Bandurak had long been touted as a player capable of making it on the international stage. The goals kept on coming, but he kept on being overlooked. Until this February, that is,...

Commonwealth Games: The 1998 brawl that gave field hockey icy introduction

'Hey Canada, This Isn’t Ice Hockey' screamed the front page of Malaysia’s leading national newspaper. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur - the first time hockey had been played at the quadrennial Games - things got more than...

Commonwealth Games: Playing for England never an option, says Hockeyroo Amy Lawton

Birmingham -- Rising Hockeyroo Amy Lawton has admitted that she never had a desire to play for England, the country of her birth. "I remember school and how cold it was," she jokes. "You can tell by my pale...

‘It wasn’t even my best!’: Ghana goalkeeper says crowd kept him going in defeat

Birmingham -- He rates Dida, the former Brazilian football goalkeeper, and PR Sreejesh, Hockey India’s No 1 stopper, as his heroes. Duisberg Offei, Ghana’s 24-year-old goalkeeper, may have trumped them both in crowd adulation following Ghana’s 6-0 defeat. Offei pulled...
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England women topple Australia to win Commonwealth hockey gold

Birmingham -- England women are Commonwealth hockey champions. David Ralph’s side won their first ever Commonwealth title with a...
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