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Suzy Petty hopes England Hockey learn from mistakes to help athlete wellbeing

By Rod Gilmour Suzy Petty hopes that changes she has helped enforce to the deselection process at England Hockey will aid future athletes after she revealed …

Hockey’s own Valerie Robinson could have been a Busby Babe

The Hockey Museum’s Mike Haymonds looks at the career of  one of England’s finest ever hockey players If Stanley Shoveller, the only Englishman to …

Club file: How is coronavirus affecting your hockey club?

The Hockey Paper has launched a health check campaign to offer advice to clubs during the pandemic – and we need your help to bring it to life. Whether …

‘Big Stadium Hockey can transcend the sport’

Taking hockey to existing stadia like Twickenham Stoop can change the sport’s visibility, says project lead It started with a hurricane and ended with …

The photo capturing ‘the best of hockey’

By Rod Gilmour When Koen Suyk replaced one of his old cameras a few months ago, the photography shop asked the veteran Dutch photographer for his superb image …

Can FIH and Hockey Pro League prosper amid economic impact?

By Rod Gilmour “Sometimes”, proclaimed the Daily Mail‘s chief sports writer Martin Samuel, “there is great benefit in obscurity. In …

Teun de Nooijer’s my hero! Why Barry Middleton couldn’t go past record

Barry Middleton has finally been able to look back on his memorable hockey career, he tells Rod Gilmour There would be times interviewing Barry Middleton over …

The Mental Game: Why anxiety is nothing to be afraid of

Whatever the situation there will be matches that are hailed as ‘crunch’ games and can lead to feelings of nervousness and anxiety at both team and …

‘Never give up. If you are good at something, follow your peers and carry on’

Rising star Maddie Goodman speaks to THP on her early setbacks and future hockey hopes Here’s a disparity. Maddie Goodman, one of Bowdon Hightown’s young …

TikTok hails Sam Ward’s creativity as nation gets on board

Social media giant TikTok has hailed the exploits of the #IsolationGames, inspired by Sam Ward‘s brilliant and unrehearsed take on Olympic sports. Ward, …