Monday, October 25, 2021

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The 3G curse: ‘We don’t know how we are going to continue to facilitate hockey’

We hear from four more clubs across England under the cosh from 3G and the widespread lack of hockey provision Correspondence to The Hockey Paper continues to grow - and there is no sign of stopping as clubs get word...

Why national league was ‘beginning of the end’ for formidable Slough Hockey

Claire Middleton speaks to the inaugural women's league champions of 31 years ago During the Women’s World Cup in 2018, England Hockey put on an event to which all former internationals were invited. It was fun, by all accounts, a...

Rule changes that can make hockey a safer game

Sam Ward’s high-profile injury in 2019 added urgency to considerations as to whether or not anything can be done to increase player safety in hockey, writes Chris Maloney from the USA While wearing protective equipment can prove to be very...

The joyous life of playing hockey in Uganda

The Hockey Paper has been taken in by Weatherhead HC in Uganda for their evocative and colourful portrayal of the game on social media. Here, Ashraf Tumwesigye, of the Kampala-based club, tells his story after taking up the game a...

‘We want to increase number of hockey coaches going into schools’

Crewe Vagrants profiled life in our Instagram takeovers before the pandemic. Here, Georgie Brown reveals club life Crewe Vagrants Hockey club is located in the North West of England. We have four ladies’ teams, four men’s teams, vets, juniors,...

Investing in coaching and scientific approach at grassroots level are India hockey’s challenges

For former Indian striker Pritam Rani Siwach, the days following the Tokyo Olympics have been rewarding and stressful, writes SAMARNATH SOORY On one hand, she feels motherly pride for her proteges - Neha Goyal, Sharmila Devi and Nisha Warsi –...

Adventurous Southport find their identity after club slide

Ahead of the 2021/22 season, we are celebrating club hockey by reproducing some of our best print archive for online "To think we are rubbing shoulders with the biggest club in the country as little old Southport," suggests...

England Hockey on 3G: ‘We do more influencing than people recognise – we don’t win them all’

England Hockey, the national governing body, says that clubs must build deep-rooted relationships with facility partners to safeguard pitches from the bigger sports and the continuing threat of 3G. Earlier this summer, The Hockey Paper asked readers in a poll...

Pros and Cons: England Hockey’s new talent development system

England Hockey's new talent development programme aims to make 'seismic changes in the sport in the next six to eight years. EWAN HINCKS outlines the pros and cons of the pathway and whether 'super clubs' could hinder the domestic...

Cricket’s debt to hockey as English players’ stock rise with skilful hands

The rise of T20 in cricket has seen a myriad of booming shots and clever, wristy strokeplay. We also know that hockey has more than played its part as England begins to spawn a skilful production line of talent. One...
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Hockey participation in England sees ‘significant decrease’ since Rio Olympics

Hockey participation levels have seen a decline since Rio 2016, according to Sport England’s Active Lives survey. There has...
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