Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Hampstead have pitch and pub as elite sides grow from within

A new pitch at Hampstead & Westminster HC coupled with a return to their after-match clubhouse hockey socials at The Carlton Tavern has given the London club a sense of belonging as the 2021/22 kicks off. The Carlton was reopened...

Premier Division: East Grinstead start where they left off

East Grinstead, top of the table in last season's scrapped league, continued their near two-year unbeaten run in emphatic style, with a 4-1 win over Loughborough Students on the opening day of the Vitality Women's Hockey Premier Division. A brace...

England Hockey Premier Division hockey returns at last

The English Hockey Premier Divisions kick off this weekend, nearly 11 months after the last round of fixtures and the hope that a full season can be completed following last year's curtailment. This season the Premier Divisions are made up...

What will it take to change English domestic hockey perceptions?

In 1988, Sean Kerly returned from the Seoul Olympics as a gold medallist ahead of a new national league. He ventured down to Devon with Southgate for a clash down at Ottery St Mary before a crowd of 2,000,...

Surbiton women aim high for domestic and European hockey success

Surbiton women will be favourites for yet another Premier Division title after seven consecutive wins prior to last season’s cancellation. Speaking ahead of the Premier Division openers this weekend, captain Sarah Evans put that dominance down to club ethic,...

England Hockey’s new dawn is here – and GMS can move the sport forwards

The biggest governance change in two decades is upon us - once the Game Management System issues are ironed out A new club season yields new hope. For English domestic hockey, 2021/22 - which kicks off this weekend when the...

Beeston ready for Premier Division tussles after pandemic hit

Beeston HC will start the season with four national league sides and five pitches - now billed as the largest hockey centre in the world outside Holland - as the Nottingham club aims to bounce back from the pandemic. The...

Buckingham await full season before Premier Division verdict

Buckingham women's coach on league restructure, new women's sponsor and fears over league rejig creating 'closed top six' Zak Jones, Buckingham women's coach, is expecting another “really interesting” season in the Premier Division following last season’s curtailment. With a new...

Will we ever lift the domestic game to raise hockey attendances?

As our #watchyour1s campaign gets set to return for a second season, domestic fan IAN SWINDELLS hopes that those that watch GB home games can be converted regularly to the Premier Division Well another domestic season begins on the back...

Holcombe looking to grow crowds, TV platform and professionalism

Top Kent side on installing cameras, the sport going professional and attracting crowds back to hockey Holcombe chairman Brian Field believes that his club is ready for what will hopefully be a full season ahead in the men's Premier Division. The Kent...
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