Sunday, July 25, 2021

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Barry Middleton appointed Holcombe director of hockey

Barry Middleton, regarded as one of Britain's greatest players, has been appointed director of hockey at Holcombe HC as he continues his development off the pitch. Middleton, 37, will combine his role with playing in the men's Premier Division and...

End of an era as Clacton hockey disbands after over 100 years

An Essex hockey club's decision to disband has been described as "extremely upsetting" following the news that 113 years of hockey in Clacton-on-Sea has ended. Clacton Hockey Club was forced to disband after not being able to generate "any ground...

Ollie Payne rise is testament to goalkeepers thriving at Universities

Ollie Payne's call up to the Great Britain Olympic squad follows a succession of goalkeepers to have progressed through elite university coaching pathways. Payne is a product of Durham University and has since seen a meteoric rise to the England...

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...
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Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Ireland women ready to take on Holland

Sarah Torrans says the Green Army will “show the world what we can do” against the world No 1...
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