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Maddie Hinch’s international break highlights Hockey Pro League pitfalls

By Rod Gilmour | Analysis No one said international hockey was easy. On the fixtures’ front, just ask Graham Shaw, the Irish women’s coach who had …

Japan women show ‘Roadrunner’ hockey aggression on path to Tokyo Olympics

By Rod Gilmour Japan coach Anthony Farry is aiming to get full-time status for his squad ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics; a green light for their home Games …

My life in hockey: Craig Keegan, former England women’s assistant coach

As he returns to club hockey as coach to Belper Ladies, The Hockey Paper speaks to gold medal-winning former assistant coach, Craig Keegan, on his journey to …

After the Hockey World Cup, a month to savour for Ireland women

By The Hockey Paper It’s been three weeks since Ireland returned home from the Women’s World Cup after a silver medal and the hockey world and …

Joie Leigh hopes Dutch hockey tilt will warrant England return

After a summer leading the sustainability programme at the World Cup, The Hockey Paper speaks to Joie Leigh as she embarks on a stint playing in Europe Joie …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Shoot outs still excite, if right calls are made

By Todd Williams | Analysis Not surprisingly, the first shoot out of the Vitality Women’s World Cup created the tournament’s first genuine controversy. …

Hockey on BT Sport: Women’s World Cup view from the couch

Having participated in the great couch-potato fest of 2018 – World Cup, Wimbledon, The Open – come July 21 it was clearly time for Claire Middleton to get …

Hockey World Cup: Dutch antics, crashing sticks and tunnel focus

By The Hockey Paper England women will face the Dutch, the world No 1 side, for the first time since last summer’s EuroHockey Championships – and …

It’s been fun, says Biddy Burgum, one of England hockey’s oldest living players

By Rod Gilmour Here at the World Cup, Biddy Burgum, who celebrates her 92nd birthday this month, is describing the modern game with lively hand gestures in the …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Why penalty corners remain stategic art

Top goalkeeper Abi Walker says that penalty corners at the Hockey World Cup should be admired for last ditch acts to score – and save goals Basketball …