Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Sam Ward: My appeal to the hockey community to #playitpink 

Our columnist explains why he’s launching a fundraising campaign for Against Breast Cancer and why he believes in always making the best of a bad situation  One evening at the end of January I received a phone call that changed...

The Hockey Museum: bringing the past to life

We took a peak at the incredible collection of hockey history on show in Woking Delving into sporting history was supposed to be one of the legacies of the London 2012 Olympics. But where other plans were scrapped – including...

How David Harte braved Dutch interviews to secure dream role in professional football 

It’s rare that you find a job that combines both of your passions, but somehow I’ve managed to do that. My whole life, I’ve been obsessed with sport, but my other passion is education.  Regular readers of my column will...

Winning in hockey: How to mentally prepare for your match

With a structured mental warm-up, we have a far greater chance of being ready to perform and deal with the challenges ahead We all know that for us to perform effectively in a game, we need to physically, and technically...

Can European club hockey experience give Great Britain best of both worlds? 

Once the dust settled on Great Britain’s prolonged Tokyo Olympic cycle, attention immediately turned towards the club season. Many of Great Britain’s Olympic stars from both men’s and women’s squads had decided to leave behind the English League and...

Winning in Hockey: How to structure team-based conditioning sessions

When running a team conditioning session, there are a number of challenges that you will likely encounter. I am going to be giving you some simple ways that you can navigate these, to make your life simpler. As a club,...

Why Old Georgian James Tindall, 39, still has hockey appetite

In the clubhouse at Old Georgians, there is a picture of James Tindall playing for Dragons, the club’s junior side, in the 1990s. “You sit there and think that this club has come such a long way from 1995...

No goals or astro: How a state school hockey team was set up and won first match

The divide between provision of hockey in state and independent schools is stark, making the achievement of Thamesmead’s Geography teacher, Hannah Cozens, even more remarkable.  Having only joined the Surrey school in September, the teacher and Wales international set her...

My hockey photo was described as ‘shot of a lifetime’, which was exceptionally kind

The Hockey Writers’ Club (HWC) has chosen an image taken by amateur club photographer David Bellin as its March photo of the month. The HWC judging panel said: "Congratulations to David Bellin for his image that he has titled “nothing...

The changing face of Easter hockey festivals

The years when dozens of hockey clubs from across the length and breadth of England would stage traditional and memorable end-of-season Easter festivals are sadly long gone. There were just two held in the resorts of Torbay in Devon...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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