Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Rules of endangerment: Is hockey moving too far and too fast with above-shoulder play?

Those watching English national league premier division matches this season, or international hockey over the summer, will have noticed a significant change in play – the carrying out of an action that is specifically prohibited in the Rules of...

Ric Charlesworth, the accidental hockey coach

Spending a couple of hours with Ric Charlesworth in an expansive mood is a revelation. Gone is the abrupt and curt Australian coach seen in post-match interviews or scowling pitchside. In his place is a voluble, friendly man quick...

Chrismas nutrition for hockey players: Survival tips

Christmas is a dietary nightmare, particularly if your goals include anything other than optimising your ability to watch repeats of classic television shows while falling asleep on the sofa, writes Ed Caddye. According to some (mainstream media, and therefore potentially...

Does field hockey have the books it deserves?

Football, Nick Hornby wrote in Fever Pitch, does not have the literature it deserves, writes Richard Smyth. I’m not sure if the pre-Christmas truckloads of footy books currently being shovelled on to the Waterstones shelves – everything from My Struggle: A Striker’s...

Field hockey goalie-cam captured

Teddington goalie Joe Morgan’s video of a 2nd XI game vs East Grinstead has gone viral on YouTube – here is how he did it. THE CAMERA Joe used a Panasonic HX A100 wearable camcorder which retails somewhere under £300. “The setup isn’t very high tech at...

Do all hockey goalkeepers obsess over clean sheets?

We adore them. We treasure them. We keep them in a special place in our injection-moulded hearts. The Hockey Paper salutes a goalkeeper's clean sheets. I know. There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’. A 1-0 win is no more worthy...

Hockey’s glass ceiling – only one female coach in a senior position at London 2012

Hockey's glass ceiling when it comes to senior coaching positions is highlighted by the fact that there is only one woman in a high-level hockey coaching role at the London 2012 Olympic Games – Great Britain assistant women's coach,...

Facts and Figures: London 2012 Olympic Games hockey

LONDON, 23 July - Facts and figures for hockey at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 1,600,000 - pieces of scaffolding used to construct the Riverbank Arena. 20,240 - litres of water (20.24m³) used in 11 minutes of pitch watering. ...

Honeybees – a hockey musical

A fundraising Extravaganza!! If you see just one lesbian field hockey musical this year it’s got to be this one! Click here for a poster.Coming to Eastbourne and London for one night only - the show that has been causing a BUZZ...

World Series Hockey 2012: Winners and losers

Bridgestone World Series Hockey (WSH), played out in India during March and early April 2012, was run on an ambitious model with overseas players, city-based franchises and corporate and TV backing. Organised along the lines of Indian Premier League...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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