Monday, June 27, 2022

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Why Old Georgian James Tindall, 39, still has hockey appetite

In the clubhouse at Old Georgians, there is a picture of James Tindall playing for Dragons, the club’s junior side, in the 1990s. “You sit there and think that this club has come such a long way from 1995...

No goals or astro: How a state school hockey team was set up and won first match

The divide between provision of hockey in state and independent schools is stark, making the achievement of Thamesmead’s Geography teacher, Hannah Cozens, even more remarkable.  Having only joined the Surrey school in September, the teacher and Wales international set her...

My hockey photo was described as ‘shot of a lifetime’, which was exceptionally kind

The Hockey Writers’ Club (HWC) has chosen an image taken by amateur club photographer David Bellin as its March photo of the month. The HWC judging panel said: "Congratulations to David Bellin for his image that he has titled “nothing...

The changing face of Easter hockey festivals

The years when dozens of hockey clubs from across the length and breadth of England would stage traditional and memorable end-of-season Easter festivals are sadly long gone. There were just two held in the resorts of Torbay in Devon...

‘When it comes to junior hockey fixtures, we listen to each other’

In the second part of our series, Maggie Coombe, chair of Yorkshire and North East Junior Hockey, on how the junior game is flourishing When I was thinking about how we would organise our junior fixtures for the second half...

Surbiton women’s coach on high after eighth England Hockey title in ‘intense’ season

Even with the title won, courtesy of Hampstead & Westminster slipping up earlier in the afternoon, there was an air of intensity surrounding Brett Garrard, Surbiton women’s coach, at the weekend. Garrard was perched bankside at Saint Hill as Surbiton...

Old Georgians: We’ve got the finances and the plan is to stay at the top

Old Georgians’ chairman was meant to be in Cornwall on Saturday night. But, on the club’s biggest night, there was no way Noel Doran was going to miss out on history finally being cemented. Not after only missing one...

Sam Ward: How I played Tokyo Olympics with a broken hand

Not many people know it, but I played through the Olympics with a broken hand. On Oct 4 2020, Old Georgians were playing Hampstead and Westminster away in the England Hockey Premier Division. The score was 1-1, and a foul...

Glenn Kirkham, hockey’s Mr East Grinstead, was always two passes ahead of everyone

One of GB and England's greats retired five years ago this month. The Hockey Paper recalls his service during his final game for East Grinstead They call him 'Mr East Grinstead' in these parts, yet Glenn Kirkham proved to be so much more....

Two reasons to book an Easter hockey camp NOW with MT13

Once again, coaching company MT13 are serving up a tantalising schedule of hockey camps for children during the Easter break. Their novel approach of grouping players by ability and not age is a key distinction giving children a genuine chance...
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Win £400 of Mercian goalkeeper foam for your school or hockey club

The Hockey Paper is leading a campaign to find a worthy recipient of a set of junior goalkeeping foam...
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