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Racism in hockey: It’s time to open the dialogue and fix the issue

Opinion | By Stephen Williams Racism in hockey is nuanced. It’s not always abusive, although, as Tendo Kimuli explained in The Hockey Paper last week, it can …

Club hockey file: Old Silhillians delve into history and look for volunteer future

We continue our informative Club File series hearing from one midlands side how it is enticing new umpire volunteers during lockdown and updating its history …

Alex Danson: ‘I always felt a real license to compete when I stepped on the field’

Great Britain hockey great Alex Danson-Bennett speaks exclusively to THP on a life in hockey and the golden road to the top A COMPETITIVE WAVE It was funny, …

Punch shots and the ramp: Hockey is losing out to cricket’s magic hands

Just before last summer’s Cricket World Cup, Jonny Bairstow used the sport’s showpiece event to pay ode to hockey, writes Shahbaz M. The English …

Wales’ Rupert Shipperley passes off rugby for GB hockey dream

By Richard Bright Teak-tough geography teacher Rupert Shipperley hopes to rack up the air miles on the return road to Tokyo 2020 next year. The Hampstead & …

Club hockey file: How Wakefield aim to return stronger

In our Club File series we’ve heard from Gloucester City on momentum after pandemic and Eastcote on insurance issues. Here, Helen Royan, Wakefield HC …

Safety in hockey: Readers’ respond

Our coverage this year on Sam Ward’s injury – despite it being an accident – provoked an overwhelming response to safety within the game, …

Recalling Great Britain’s women hockey Rio gold: Dutch antics and crashing sticks

From the Archive | First published June 2018 Exactly two months’ prior to the 2016 Rio hockey final at the Deodoro Stadium, GB women had faced Holland in …

Young Welsh star Olivia Forey goes viral with hockey skills videos

Wales’ Liv Forey has been posting backyard skills videos since lockdown, with her latest ‘computer game’ effort going internet viral. THP …

‘More female coaches’: Hockey on a mission to change gender imbalance

By Sophie Penney There is big room for improvement in the percentage of women in high performance coaching, leadership roles and umpiring in hockey, according …