Monday, October 25, 2021

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3G pitch issue: Find the school decision makers and engage

Schools should make much more use of the resource of hockey clubs playing at their facilities and look to strike up lasting relationships to benefit pupils, with the grassroot side of the sport in a "precarious position". That's the verdict...

University of Durham Hockey plot three-year map to stay elite side

University of Durham performance coach Gareth Weaver-Tyler is making sure his coaching team have one eye on the “three-year cycle” after their promising start to the Premier Division season. Durham men were victorious in their opening match, winning 2-1 against...

Sarah Evans reveals positive influence of Great Britain Hockey reserves

Surbiton captain Sarah Evans has admitted that her Olympic experience was “really tough”, but that she was proud to be part of a bronze medal-winning team. Evans travelled to Tokyo as part of Great Britain women's 18-strong team but wasn’t named in any...

Bristol & West 3G ‘bombshell’ leaves club looking at next steps

In May, after 18 years at their current site at Winterbourne School, South Gloucestershire, Bristol & West HC were told the pitch would be replaced with 3G, which is unsuitable for hockey use. Bristol & West HC are now keeping...

Hockey’s 3G pitch plight: The clubs affected in the UK

Since we launched our coverage of 3G pitches, we have been inundated with correspondence across the UK and tales of clubs battling to retain hockey provision. We have started to collate all threatened clubs here. But there are many...

Whose big idea was the Game Management System?

England Hockey’s Game Management System (GMS) initially had a painful birth, but its conception was two years ago. In a series of articles, David Lloyd-Williams gives us the background to the system, and how it was developed. What everyone is...

Watch Your 1s: How to enter our club hockey competition 

The Hockey Paper’s Watch Your 1s competition is back for the 2021/22 season as we bid to get more clubs on board in engaging more people to watch the sport. This year we have a top prize of £500 for...

Surbiton women aim high for domestic and European hockey success

Surbiton women will be favourites for yet another Premier Division title after seven consecutive wins prior to last season’s cancellation. Speaking ahead of the Premier Division openers this weekend, captain Sarah Evans put that dominance down to club ethic,...

The first floodlit international hockey match

The Hockey Museum's Mike Haymonds on floodlit hockey and an undiscovered Olympic team The first floodlit international hockey match took place on the October 25 1955 at the Arsenal Football Club’s stadium at Highbury, London. The match was organised by...

Holcombe looking to grow crowds, TV platform and professionalism

Top Kent side on installing cameras, the sport going professional and attracting crowds back to hockey Holcombe chairman Brian Field believes that his club is ready for what will hopefully be a full season ahead in the men's Premier Division. The Kent...
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