Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Features

Why field hockey goalkeepers are so important at World Cups

With the World Cup almost here, the teams participating are starting to formulate their strategies on how they will see off their competition and get their hands on that coveted trophy. Big tournaments are won and lost on the...

Mark Gleghorne: England’s powerful drag-flicker

Mark Gleghorne received his first international cap as a teenager and won a European U18 gold medal as a junior. His hockey pedigree is also impeccable – one of his aunts, Jackie McWilliams won Olympic bronze with Great Britain...

Museum Piece: The problem with hockey’s history is that the goalposts keep moving

I wrote the first piece for this magazine just over a year ago in February 2013. Much has happened at the National Hockey Museum since then as, weekly, the operation gets bigger. A couple of personal items or collections...

Gaynor Nash: 60 beckons and she’s still enjoying her hockey

So, another domestic season has come to an end, with, as I write this, just the crucial play offs for titles and promotion/relegation issues to be determined. On a personal level I have really enjoyed the season and, to...

Hockey four quarters: Where is the pressure to make changes coming from?

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced its latest rule change to be used in international hockey. Matches will now be split into four 15-minute quarters with timeouts for penalty corner setup and after goals. The mathematicians among you...

Canada to play England and Wales in Commonwealth Games preparation

England and Wales will both play matches against Canada this spring. Canada have named a 20-player squad for the tour from April 27 to May 7 which will be a key part of their Commonwealth Games preparation. “Against teams like England,...

O’Donnell hits 150-cap hockey milestone

USA international Katie O’Donnell played in her 150th international game on March 11 against Canada at the Dome Arena at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. Team USA took their second victory of the four-match series, winning the game 4-0....

John Inverdale on how hockey can increase the media profile of our game

Broadcaster and touchline dad John Inverdale seemed like the ideal person to quiz on why hockey doesn't have a higher media profile. We found him well prepared, having fielded that question hundreds of times at hockey fields around the...

HIL sets a new mark

The Hockey India League (HIL) is the best thing that has happened to the game of hockey in a long time – no lover of the game would dispute this, writes Ijaz Chaudhry. The HIL was badly needed for many reasons,...

Michael Absalom on working in those far hockey pavilions

When the Hockey India League (HIL) hit off in 2013, one fan had the best seat in the house. Michael Absalom had been offered the chance to do broadcast commentary for the league’s debut season, and he jumped at...
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Noel Barrionuevo set for fourth Olympics with Argentina women

Noel Barrionuevo will make her fourth Olympic hockey appearance next month in Tokyo, joining Argentina women's great Luciana Aymar. Barrionuevo,...
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