Sunday, July 25, 2021

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Zambia rebuilds a love for hockey from the bottom up

A new zest for hockey has emerged in Zambia, as well as a push to bring women athletes to the forefront. Steve Beel reports Hockey is not a new game in Zambia. When the modern capital of Lusaka was developed...

Chris Griffiths: GB hockey squad has no fear attitude like 1988

Chris Griffiths says injury heartache put doubts into his mind whether he would play international hockey again but the 30-year-old now has the chance to finally deliver on a major stage at the Tokyo Olympics. Griffiths suffered a meniscus tear...

Recalling GB’s 1996 Olympics: Scary flights, golf and questions on skirts

Calum Giles recalls the unique and unrivalled experiences of playing for Great Britain hockey at an Olympic Games in the first of a two-part travelogue In 1996, the men’s Olympic hockey team selected for the Atlanta Olympics sat in a...

My Clipper Race highlight? When the mast came down in 80 knot squall

Rio Hockey Olympian Hannah Macleod on high seas, tragedy and fulfillment when she took part in the 2017/18 round the world race "Going into the wind, the boat's at a 40 degree angle and you're basically living on monkey bars,"...

Olympic hockey facts and stats: Spies, mothers and family firsts

The Hockey Paper takes a sideways look at the Olympic hockey tournament, with 11 offbeat facts and stats Spy in the campThere were four GBR teams at the 1908 Olympics, made up of the four home nations. While Reggie Pridmore...

How firm Furst took GB Hockey women from ‘rock bottom’ to Rio Olympic gold

Great Britain women players recall the moment they met Australian sports psychologist Andrea Furst, who helped shape GB’s rise to the top Returning from the Hague World Cup in 2014 was a trying experience. England women had finished 11th, women’s...

Dutch courage fuels Scotland’s hopes for Masters Hockey World Cup success

Scotland over-45s are gunning for world glory after memorably ruling Europe in blistering heat From a silver lining at the home nations to a barely believable gold on the continent at European Championships, Scotland men’s over-45s are aiming for further...

Have a slice of that! How Wales and Denmark forged Hockey 5s friendship

With Hockey5s events cancelled this summer, we look back at the EuroHockey5s tournament in Poland where the spirit of hockey was never more evident Welsh and Danish juniors have forged special friendships off the pitch thanks to the shorter version...

Scot’s passionate aim to reach hockey umpiring pinnacle

Duncan Ruzzak will forever remember the day where he was first sent off as a player and then, after a swift change of kit, ordered a player off as an umpire on the same afternoon, writes Richard Bright. As a...

My life in hockey: Scotland and GB’s Alison Ramsay

The first female player to reach 100 international Great Britain hockey caps, Alison Ramsay talks about her career My inspirationI was inspired, and not just on a sporting level, by Martina Navratilova. Her physical and mental toughness and determination to...
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Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Ireland women ready to take on Holland

Sarah Torrans says the Green Army will “show the world what we can do” against the world No 1...
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