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Mark Gleghorne: England’s powerful drag-flicker

Mark Gleghorne received his first international cap as a teenager and won a European U18 gold medal as a junior. His hockey pedigree is also impeccable – one …

From The Archives: John Inverdale on how we can increase the media profile of our game

Broadcaster and touchline dad John Inverdale seemed like the ideal person to quiz on why hockey doesn’t have a higher media profile. We found him well …

HIL sets a new mark

The Hockey India League (HIL) is the best thing that has happened to the game of hockey in a long time – no lover of the game would dispute this, writes …

Rules of endangerment: Is hockey moving too far and too fast with above-shoulder play?

Those watching English national league premier division matches this season, or international hockey over the summer, will have noticed a significant change in …

From The Archives: Ric Charlesworth, the accidental hockey coach

Spending a couple of hours with Ric Charlesworth in an expansive mood is a revelation. Gone is the abrupt and curt Australian coach seen in post-match …

Chrismas nutrition for hockey players: Survival tips

Christmas is a dietary nightmare, particularly if your goals include anything other than optimising your ability to watch repeats of classic television shows …

Does hockey have the books it deserves?

Football, Nick Hornby wrote in Fever Pitch, does not have the literature it deserves, writes Richard Smyth. I’m not sure if the pre-Christmas truckloads of …

Do all hockey goalkeepers obsess over clean sheets?

We adore them. We treasure them. We keep them in a special place in our injection-moulded hearts. The Hockey Paper salutes a goalkeeper’s clean sheets. I …

From The Archives: Hockey’s glass ceiling – why is there only one female coach in a senior position at London 2012?

Hockey’s glass ceiling when it comes to senior coaching positions is highlighted by the fact that there is only one woman in a high-level hockey coaching …

Facts and Figures: London 2012 Olympic Games hockey

LONDON, 23 July – Facts and figures for hockey at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 1,600,000 – pieces of scaffolding used to construct the Riverbank …