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Why modified formats are hurting hockey’s Olympic status

By Todd Williams The FIH, hockey’s international governing body, was formed in 1924, largely in response to the sport being left out of the Paris …

Commonwealth Games Hockey: Sam Ward drives England men forward

By Rod Gilmour As the Gold Coast start looms, Sam Ward reflects on his rise through the England ranks while Mark Gleghorne reveals England’s ‘Dumb and …

The Hockey Social: Will Barry Middleton win Commonwealth Games battle of ages?

By The Hockey Paper team Welcome to The Hockey Social, our new Monday dose (monthly for now with the Gold Coast on the horizon) on the latest from world …

Pendle Forest: is this Lancashire hockey team Britain’s most successful?

By Rod Gilmour One of Lancashire’s biggest advocates of grassroots sport has been firmly in the thoughts of five members of Pendle Forest 1s this season …

SheBelieves Cup: David Faulkner to drive England women’s football forward under Phil Neville – with hockey influences

By Rod Gilmour David Faulkner, the former Great Britain Hockey performance director, says that taking up the role as the Football Association’s head of …

Field hockey coaching: How to move effectively as a goalkeeper

In our previous top tips section we explained how to adopt an effective set position. Here we look at good movement in goal. SPRINT TRAINING MATTERS …

How to choose the right field hockey stick and which stick to buy

When it comes to buying a hockey stick there are an overwhelming number of technological claims each designed to make that specific brand appear unique and …

EuroHockey 2017: Netherlands comeback clinches thrilling men’s gold 4-2 against Belgium

By Rod Gilmour in Amsterdam How to silence – initially – 10,000 Oranje? Play forceful, serene hockey with incisive interchanges. Belgium, 2-0 up …

EuroHockey: England hockey’s class of 1991 or 2016?

Danson or Sixsmith? Hinch or Thompson? Claire Middleton looks back at England’s European champions of 1991 and wonders which of those players would make the …

Two games in four quarters: Rio 2016 Olympic hockey analysis one year on

One year on from the Rio Olympics, columnist Todd Williams looks back at whether the quarter rule changed nations’ perspectives in Brazil. In the wake of …