Friday, June 18, 2021

Club

Surbiton club coach rallies around Alan Forsyth after Olympic exclusion

Mark Pearn, Alan Forsyth's club coach at Surbiton, has rallied around the Scot after he was omitted from the Team GB men's hockey squad for the Tokyo Olympics. Forsyth has led the forward lines at Surbiton over the last five...

Property developer helps boost Triton hockey’s future

When Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) announced its intention to sell the Alsager campus in East Cheshire for a housing development, so began a concerted effort to keep sports facilities on the site, writes Richard Bright. MMU sold to David Wilson...

God squad: Can hockey follow football’s lead?

The news that the Church of England has given the blessing for a football team to be formed – an Archbishop of Canterbury XI – with plans for a women’s side to follow led to us researching whether there...

Tributes paid to Kent player who collapsed during game

Tributes have poured in and thousands raised for a popular hockey player from Kent who died playing the game he loved. John ‘Kitch’ Kitchenham collapsed last month playing for Tunbridge Wells HC during a game. He was 54. John reportedly had...

Surbiton coach satisfied after full season of hockey friendlies

Despite a league season cut well short thanks to the pandemic, the coach of English hockey’s most successful Premier Division side expressed his satisfaction at being able to accrue what he described as a full season, writes Richard Bright. Surbiton...

English hockey’s youngest club chairman named as Commonwealth Games ‘hometown hero’

Jeevan Chagger, the youngest chairman in English hockey, has expressed his surprise at being named as one of 14 ‘Hometown Heroes’ ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games. The campaign, run by Birmingham 2022, recognises the diversity of the West Midlands...

Girl, 6, learns to be hockey goalkeeper virtually in lockdown

A six-year-old girl from Lancashire is following in her mum’s footsteps by starting training as a hockey goalkeeper after learning the ropes virtually during lockdown. Erin Hart has made a big impression at Fylde HC, where mum Sarah is 1s...

Devon hockey club’s battle after losing out to 3G

We ran a poll asking readers which hockey issue we should tackle and the threat of 3G astro came out on top. We will now be publishing further regular news, features and analysis on the topic. When a 3G pitch...

‘Ultimate club player’: Surbiton’s Emily Atkinson ends fine domestic career

Surbiton’s Emily Atkinson has been hailed as the “ultimate club hockey player” after she ended a gilded career with the accolade of having won every league title during her eight-year tenure at Sugden Road. Atkinson joined Surbiton women in 2013...

Hampstead & Westminster claim Y1 Championship title

Hampstead & Westminster lifted the Y1 men's Hockey Championship on Sunday, beating Wimbledon 2-1 win the final with organisers "over the moon" at being able to hold the mini tournament. Finals Day at Southgate HC saw Holcombe finish third, beating...
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Scot’s passionate aim to reach hockey umpiring pinnacle

Duncan Ruzzak will forever remember the day where he was first sent off as a player and then, after...
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