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Hockey’s torchbearer for the Gulf: Oman

Oman may not be well-known to European hockey fans, but the Gulf nation has the longest and deepest affiliation with the sport of any country in the region, …

Maddie Hinch perfect start: England’s new custodian on her blooming career

Has a goalkeeper ever taken to international hockey as quickly as Maddie Hinch? In her first season as England’s number one Hinch picked up goalkeeper of the …

Maddie Hinch: Goalkeeping – genes, culture or just lucky?

So, England has a new hero, or, rather, another new hero. George Pinner, keeper of the tournament at the World League Finals in January, is the second England …

Maddie Hinch and Sophie Bray can lift England at 2014 World Cup

It wasn’t too long ago that England were also-rans at world-level events – think men’s football. Of course there was never any of football’s …

Hockey’s penalty corner takers: the rest vs the best

When it comes to penalty corners in the women’s game – there is one queen and a handful of pretenders… The queen: Maartje Paumen, Netherlands Paumen …

Why field hockey goalkeepers are so important at World Cups

With the World Cup almost here, the teams participating are starting to formulate their strategies on how they will see off their competition and get their …

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 …

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