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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 …

Young Guns: Susannah Townsend and Georgie Twigg

They are the shape of England’s post-2012 midfield with 21-year-old Georgie Twigg already having a Commonwealth Games, World Cup and European championships …

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