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South hockey’s goal king approaches 400 landmark

Prabjot ‘Prabbie’ Hunjan is surely goal king of the south. He celebrates his 20th year in the South League next season and although England Hockey’s …

Alex Danson retires from hockey after illustrious 18-year career

By The Hockey Paper The comeback opportunity lasted a matter of weeks but Alex Danson-Bennett, one of Great Britain hockey’s greatest players, has 18 …

Taking next umpiring step doesn’t have to be daunting

By David Ellcock In a recent Hockey Paper piece, I suggested that people should just try umpiring and that this might lead to their getting the bug and wanting …

The rule changes that can make hockey a safer game

Sam Ward’s high-profile injury has added urgency to considerations as to whether or not anything can be done to increase player safety in hockey, writes Cris …

England Hockey governance: Time to end the committee culture

David Lloyd-Williams, chairman of the London League, voices his opinion ahead of England Hockey’s AGM in March My light bulb moment was in the middle of …

Tina Cullen keeps Bowdon Hightown in frame after 30 years

Bowdon Hightown coach Tina Cullen recalls playing in the inaugural women’s league 30 years ago Celebrating 30 years with Investec It was an exciting time …

25 years on, it’s time we had discussions on reverse stick hits in hockey

There have always been some head-scratching rules in our game that have made it, at times, a little more dangerous than it should be, writes Todd Williams …

GB Hockey’s Lizzie Neal: ‘Ballgirling helped me on journey to elite player’

By Rod Gilmour Five years ago at the Hockey Writers’ Awards, Lizzie Neal was asked about her aims after winning the junior prize. “My ambition is to play …

Ollie Pope: from hockey to England cricket

An England cricketer crediting hockey for their rise in red and white ball cricket? It has been an all-too-familiar theme in the last few years. First, Jos …

South League view: Is this a structure fit for English hockey’s future?

OPINION: Nearing its 50th year, South League hockey could be set for radical overhaul in 2020, writes Mike Haymonds The England Hockey chief executive Nick …