Sunday, July 25, 2021

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Maddie Hinch: Goalkeeping – genes, culture or just lucky?

So, England has a new hero, or, rather, another new hero. George Pinner, keeper of the tournament at the World League Finals in January, is the second England goalie, after Holcombe’s Maddie Hinch, to have staked an irrefutable claim...

Cranleigh: The school with the Olympic touch

Cranleigh School is gaining a growing reputation for hockey with, most recently, back-to-back national girls’ U16 title. Head of admissions at the Surrey school is none other than 1988 Olympic Games hockey gold medallist Steve Batchelor. Batchelor’s own children...

Maddie Hinch and Sophie Bray can lift England at 2014 World Cup

It wasn’t too long ago that England were also-rans at world-level events – think men’s football. Of course there was never any of football’s out-of-control flag-waving followed by bitter ‘state-of-the-game’ recriminations. Frankly, not many people cared. All that started...

Hockey’s penalty corner takers: the rest vs the best

When it comes to penalty corners in the women’s game – there is one queen and a handful of pretenders... The queen: Maartje Paumen, Netherlands Paumen has been the dominant corner force in women’s hockey since the 2008 Olympic Games when she...

2014 Hockey World Cup Women: Germany pose the major threat to England and Argentina

England and Argentina will be bitterly disappointed if they do not make the semi-finals from this group. Germany are the other big semi-final threat – and they should not be underestimated. They finished seventh in the World League finals...

Corner Kings: Who will take the crown in the Hague?

Penalty corners win important  games – here are some of the big guns to look out for at the 2014 World Cup. Ashley Jackson The best thing to come out of West Malling since the A20 was built, Ashley Jackson has...

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...
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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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