Thursday, October 28, 2021

Features

Does field hockey have the books it deserves?

Football, Nick Hornby wrote in Fever Pitch, does not have the literature it deserves, writes Richard Smyth. I’m not sure if the pre-Christmas truckloads of footy books currently being shovelled on to the Waterstones shelves – everything from My Struggle: A Striker’s...

Field hockey goalie-cam captured

Teddington goalie Joe Morgan’s video of a 2nd XI game vs East Grinstead has gone viral on YouTube – here is how he did it. THE CAMERA Joe used a Panasonic HX A100 wearable camcorder which retails somewhere under £300. “The setup isn’t very high tech at...

Do all hockey goalkeepers obsess over clean sheets?

We adore them. We treasure them. We keep them in a special place in our injection-moulded hearts. The Hockey Paper salutes a goalkeeper's clean sheets. I know. There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’. A 1-0 win is no more worthy...

HIL sets a new mark

The Hockey India League (HIL) is the best thing that has happened to the game of hockey in a long time – no lover of the game would dispute this, writes Ijaz Chaudhry. The HIL was badly needed for many reasons,...

Michael Absalom on working in those far hockey pavilions

When the Hockey India League (HIL) hit off in 2013, one fan had the best seat in the house. Michael Absalom had been offered the chance to do broadcast commentary for the league’s debut season, and he jumped at...

Hockey’s glass ceiling – only one female coach in a senior position at London 2012

Hockey's glass ceiling when it comes to senior coaching positions is highlighted by the fact that there is only one woman in a high-level hockey coaching role at the London 2012 Olympic Games – Great Britain assistant women's coach,...

Facts and Figures: London 2012 Olympic Games hockey

LONDON, 23 July - Facts and figures for hockey at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 1,600,000 - pieces of scaffolding used to construct the Riverbank Arena. 20,240 - litres of water (20.24m³) used in 11 minutes of pitch watering. ...

Honeybees – a hockey musical

A fundraising Extravaganza!! If you see just one lesbian field hockey musical this year it’s got to be this one! Click here for a poster.Coming to Eastbourne and London for one night only - the show that has been causing a BUZZ...

World Series Hockey 2012: Winners and losers

Bridgestone World Series Hockey (WSH), played out in India during March and early April 2012, was run on an ambitious model with overseas players, city-based franchises and corporate and TV backing. Organised along the lines of Indian Premier League...

Mantell out of test event with broken foot

Great Britain forward Simon Mantell has been ruled out of the remainder of the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament – the Olympic Test Event - after fracturing the fifth metatarsal bone of his left foot.The 28-year-old Reading player sustained...
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