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Investec Hockey Test: England women evoke past glories against Netherlands in sell-out

Lee Valley - So, the Dutch finally won on a shoot out. But Sunday was really for the 5,000 who had snapped up tickets back in February. It was a day too when a large portion of the England team faced...

Susannah Townsend is back up to speed after long-term injury

Susannah Townsend likes a challenge. Yet she admits, bregrudgingly, that some of the younger recruits in the centralised programme might just be quicker than England's formidable midfielder. "I am quite jealous about that," she joked. Townsend is back playing hockey...

Kate Richardson-Walsh: creating one vision and why hockey teams fascinate me

Kate Richardson-Walsh, the former GB and England captain, is closing in on her first season at Dutch club HC Bloemendaal. Here, she speaks to The Hockey Paper on what she’s learned since Olympic gold British hockey is more akin to...

My Life In Hockey: Hannah Macleod

Former GB and England midfielder Hannah Macleod talks us through her hockey life... I was stuck on three international caps for three years before the centralised system started in 2009. Danny Kerry, the coach, said that I could have a...

Hockey For Heroes crew are ready to hit the road – From Cardiff to Marlow in 10 gruelling days

BY GRAHAM OTWAY As a national sports centre, Bisham Abbey has over the years provided training and coaching facilities for a wide variety of top sportsmen and women, but an event held there last November surely broke new ground. The Berkshire...

England Hockey looks to talented future under performance director Ed Barney

The wind is in England Hockey's sails right now. With less than one year to go until the Commonwealth Games, a raft of new recruits across the men's and women's national squads have made their debuts already this year. EuroHockey...

Time to ask the hard questions in English hockey

It’s a curious thing to live on an island, which between Tasmania and here, I’ve done for most of my life. Even without Brexit, there is a unique type of independence and detachment in your world when you are...

Derby HC ‘keeper Murphy opens up about depression ahead of marathon

When the weekend comes, stepping over the white line onto the hockey pitch is usually “a great escape” for Will Murphy. In darker moments, he still can’t quite free himself and has found it a struggle – even from...

Irvine column: Hockey must be a sport for all

Few accusations have caused me to bristle more over the years than the old one of ‘Hockey? That’s a girls’ game, isn’t it?’ I think it was probably only in the mid-1980s that we were finally able to assign...

England national Hockey League needs a Bowdon

Last weekend’s league results confirm that Bowdon Hightown will have to fight for their place in the Investec Women’s Premier League via the relegation play-offs for a second consecutive season. Buckingham have already qualified for the relegation play-offs. Wimbledon hold...
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