Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Adam Dixon: I made myself a contract to play Olympic hockey after watching 90s vintage

GB captain Adam Dixon has had a packed schedule in 2021, accommodating a new-born while trying to prepare for his second Olympics, writes Paul Eddison. And while he admits that Rafe, born in mid-January, probably will not see his old...

Tess Howard: ‘I couldn’t let anyone down, even with a broken hand’

Ahead of Great Britain women's Olympic qualifying matches in 2019, THP spoke to Tess Howard about playing through pain after a rollercoaster start to her career. During England's heavy defeat at the hands of the Dutch at the 2019 EuroHockey...

Darcy Bourne: Hockey Mentors supports my commitment to increasing diversity

In the second part of the series, England's Darcy Bourne on why she is supporting the non-profit project Having grown up in a predominantly white area, I got used to being the only black or mixed race person in any...

Hockey Belgium’s rise to top is simple: strong club network, coaching talent

Opinion As far as years go, 2007 wasn’t particularly significant in the international men’s game. With no Olympics or World Cup, the Champions Trophy in Kuala Lumpur was the major prize. Germany won their ninth title with a tight 1-0...

BIG READ: How Lewes Hockey Club reached magic astroturf figure

The latest in our Club Files series, Rob Heinzl, Lewes club chairman, on raising funds to replace an old hockey astro and having pivotal support of members Most people will know Lewes for its bonfire celebrations when the town is...

Back to Hockey: How returning ragtag bunch has lifted progressive club

North Staffs HC bill themselves as a “progressive” club. And they saw the possibilities thrown up by England Hockey’s Back 2 Hockey scheme, which encourages clubs to coax parents or ex-players out of retirement or to try the sport...

Worcester and RGS close in on landmark hockey pitch project

Worcester Hockey Club, one of the country’s oldest clubs, is on the cusp of completing its most exciting project in its 130 years of history, writes Stewart Flisher. In partnership with Royal Grammar School Worcester (RGS) and Worcester City...

Hockey Belgium’s Marc Coudron on World Cup win: ‘We weren’t football, Eddy Merckx or Justine Henin!’

EuroHockey Special The email came through from the city of Brussels on Marc Coudron's phone shortly after Belgium's first world title victory in Bhubaneswar. Officials were keen on staging a trophy presentation the day the team landed back in Belgium....

3G video highlights hockey plight from Newquay and beyond

The opening sequences of the video made by members of Newquay HC to highlight the threat of 3G pitches are laid bare. 'This Girl Can' The Government said But hockey girls everywhere shake their head For 'hockey friendly' astroturfs far...

Club hockey file: Welsh club raises LGBTQ+ support and life after Covid

In our latest Club File, George Money Muter, Aberystwyth University Men’s treasurer and kit secretary, sets the scene as Welsh club hopes to return to the pitch. In the 2018/19 season, the club often struggled to field a team,...
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Alan Forsyth ready to be GB support act but unsure on future

Alan Forsyth says he will be a team motivator and ready for action if called upon at the Tokyo...
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