Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Jen Wilson: It’s ability not gender now for women hockey coaches

A few months before the pandemic set in, there were no shortage of congratulatory messages and images pinging through Scotland's WhatsApp groups after a stellar year for the Blue Sticks; the squad winning the Scottish Women in Sport award,...

Introduction of over-80s hockey has further bolstered Masters scene

Brian Woolcott was "running like a greyhound" in the final of the European Championships over-75s in 2019. England were finishing the better side, a late goal seeing the sides locked at 2-2 with a Grand Masters shoot-out in the...

The Hockey shoot-out drama: 10 years since penalty strokes replaced

It is a decade ago this month since the FIH introduced the penalty shoot-out rule in the sport at the Women’s Champions Challenge 2. And so the novelty of running from the 23m line and eight seconds to try...

‘To play through the clubs will only benefit British hockey’

For a player who garnered success through domestic hockey - seven straight league titles in a row no less with Surbiton women - Emily Atkinson knows a thing or two about how the club game has played second fiddle...

Victor Wegnez: Belgium hockey star on rocky childhood and Red Lion family

“The Red Lions is my first family,” says Victor Wegnez, one of the stars of Belgium gunning for hockey’s holy grail this summer; holding men's world, Euro and Olympic titles. “When I entered the group, nothing was good in...

Hockey Social: Brendan Creed on Heath Ledger, yellow trainers and embracing sport

In a regular anything goes Q&A, we speak to players and coaches on topics ranging from temptations, influences, fashion sense and match teas. This week: Great Britain international Brendan Creed At home What was your earliest ambition?I guess I never really...

Katie Glynn returns to Olympic Park after 2012 hockey injury

“There are some good memories but also some tough times,” says New Zealander Katie Glynn, now Great Britain women’s assistant coach, who returns to the Olympic Park for the first time on Wednesday after experiencing a horror injury at...

Masters hockey won’t dwindle after pandemic

Most people will agree, the year 2020 was a wash-out on so many levels. For us ‘Grand Masters’ (herewith defined as mens and ladies’ teams over 60 years) they will to continue playing has never dwindled, writes Nick Cane Indeed,...

Field hockey tips book addressed by coach for the player

Have you ever thought about what should you perceive before receiving the ball? And what is the first thing to attend after receiving it? Have you ever noticed how intelligent players defend inside the circle? And how do they use their...

‘Juniors need to play with a scoreboard more’ – An Englishman abroad’s hockey takeaways

Coaching Lab founder Jack Rolfe speaks to The Hockey Paper on his experiences coaching in Australia The influence of growing up on grass does impact players, there is a high priority focus on how players trap the ball and share...
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Alan Forsyth ready to be GB support act but unsure on future

Alan Forsyth says he will be a team motivator and ready for action if called upon at the Tokyo...
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