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Hockey’s penalty corner takers: the rest vs the best

When it comes to penalty corners in the women’s game – there is one queen and a handful of pretenders... The queen: Maartje Paumen, Netherlands Paumen has been the dominant corner force in women’s hockey since the 2008 Olympic Games when she...

2014 Hockey World Cup Women: Germany pose the major threat to England and Argentina

England and Argentina will be bitterly disappointed if they do not make the semi-finals from this group. Germany are the other big semi-final threat – and they should not be underestimated. They finished seventh in the World League finals...

Corner Kings: Who will take the crown in the Hague?

Penalty corners win important  games – here are some of the big guns to look out for at the 2014 World Cup. Ashley Jackson The best thing to come out of West Malling since the A20 was built, Ashley Jackson has...

Why field hockey goalkeepers are so important at World Cups

With the World Cup almost here, the teams participating are starting to formulate their strategies on how they will see off their competition and get their hands on that coveted trophy. Big tournaments are won and lost on the...

Mark Gleghorne: England’s powerful drag-flicker

Mark Gleghorne received his first international cap as a teenager and won a European U18 gold medal as a junior. His hockey pedigree is also impeccable – one of his aunts, Jackie McWilliams won Olympic bronze with Great Britain...

Museum Piece: The problem with hockey’s history is that the goalposts keep moving

I wrote the first piece for this magazine just over a year ago in February 2013. Much has happened at the National Hockey Museum since then as, weekly, the operation gets bigger. A couple of personal items or collections...

Gaynor Nash: 60 beckons and she’s still enjoying her hockey

So, another domestic season has come to an end, with, as I write this, just the crucial play offs for titles and promotion/relegation issues to be determined. On a personal level I have really enjoyed the season and, to...

Hockey four quarters: Where is the pressure to make changes coming from?

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced its latest rule change to be used in international hockey. Matches will now be split into four 15-minute quarters with timeouts for penalty corner setup and after goals. The mathematicians among you will...

Canada to play England and Wales in Commonwealth Games preparation

England and Wales will both play matches against Canada this spring. Canada have named a 20-player squad for the tour from April 27 to May 7 which will be a key part of their Commonwealth Games preparation. “Against teams like England,...

O’Donnell hits 150-cap hockey milestone

USA international Katie O’Donnell played in her 150th international game on March 11 against Canada at the Dome Arena at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. Team USA took their second victory of the four-match series, winning the game 4-0....
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