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England and Ireland juniors to contest 4 Nations women’s event

It will be little consolation given the magnitude of a junior World Cup, but some of Europe's top talent will at least contest a women's 4 Nations next week. A hastily-arranged under-21 Four Nations tournament will see Ireland, Spain, the...

Germany and Argentina to meet in Junior World Cup final

Germany men will attempt to land their third Junior Hockey World Cup title in four editions after ousting home hopes India in Bhubaneswar. The Germans will play Argentina in Sunday's final after beating India 4-2, the South American side overcoming...

Portugal hockey mourns loss of captain Luis Tavares

Portuguese hockey has paid tribute to the "enormous talent" of national captain Luis Tavares after he died in a recent traffic accident. He was 27. Tavares played for Casa Pia Atlético Clube, while the sad news was relayed by the...

Hockey Wales aims high and looks for commercial backers

Welsh hockey has set upon both a five-year project of qualifying both men and women for the 2026 World Cups and seeking commercial backers to take the sport to the next level. In an open letter, Hockey Wales chief executive...

‘England Hockey’s New Way Forward only seeks to rule and divide’

In the final part of his series, JON ROYCE believes that the new structure undermines the relationships between local clubs and proposes a fix for the future Who will pay for the additional pitch time and coaching fees required to...

England Hockey commissions update to pitch facilities strategy

England Hockey is commissioning a review and update of its national facilities strategy that aims to provide a reliable picture on the state of the game - as the 3G issue continues to take a firm stranglehold on the...

India keep men’s Junior World Cup title bid on track

India's aim of retaining the men's Junior Hockey World Cup title remained on track on Wednesday with a stout 1-0 display against Belgium in Odisha. Germany, Argentina, France and host nation India all secured their places in the competition semi-finals...

Dutch player raises money after revealing cervical cancer recovery

A Dutch big league player has revealed how her "desire to have children, play top sport and have a social career" was nearly jeopardised after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Daphne Voormolen, 30, was diagnosed in February but after participating...

Is there any trust between clubs, schools and England Hockey?

JON ROYCE continues his forthright series and says that we need to incentivise national league coaches and former players to involve themselves in coaching and selection  Clubs function by balancing the demands of first team, adult participation teams and junior...

We need to simplify hockey, not add layers of participation

Continuing his exclusive series, leading coach JON ROYCE says that we need to bring independent schools under the umbrella of clubs to stem burnout and player dissatisfaction Back in the 1970s, many former grammar school pupils moved into the independent...
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Brilliant Christmas presents for hockey players and children stockings

Christmas is the ideal opportunity to splash out on those extra-special gifts. We’ve scoured the market for the most...
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