Friday, June 18, 2021

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East Hockey club: We would no longer play 17 neighbouring sides

The Hockey Paper has been publishing stories on England Hockey's proposed restructure since December in our print editions. Here, we reproduce some of those items. We have been made aware of input from a large club based in the East...

Cannock Hockey show club spirit after ‘devastating’ year

Five years ago, Cannock HC launched its #2020vision, a long term plan to become one of Europe’s leading, sustainable clubs. As 2020 came into vision, Cannock, around 115 years old, faced an uncertain future after being locked out of its...

Reading face crunch weekend in battle for Premier hockey survival

Reading HC are hoping for a bumper #watchyour1s crowd to lift the club as the men set themselves for a crucial Premier Division weekend. Only this time it's a survival one. In the penultimate round of league fixtures, bottom side...

Fit for Future is ensuring hockey clubs are life and soul of game

Two years ago I questioned the wisdom of top level hockey administrators bending under the pressure to modify our game into a slicker and smaller dish, more appealing to the fast-food appetite of the all-important and highly sought after...

Face masks should be obligatory in hockey, says top South Africa flicker

By Sophie Penney One of the world’s best drag flickers has told The Hockey Paper that he wants face masks to be made mandatory at PCs but disagrees with other suggested changes. Matt Guise-Brown flicks the ball at around 75 miles...

Restructure: Clubs need to understand what England Hockey proposals actually mean

NORTH OPINION By Howard Green, Deeside Ramblers HC chairman All looks quiet on the surface but underneath the Bisham Abbey spin master feet are paddling furiously pushing the story that the hockey community is all in favour of the proposals to...

Women’s hockey: Clifton Robinsons taste success under Sinton’s watch

We speak to Clifton chair Janis Sinton on a hockey club which bonds its own superstars Celebrating 30 years of Women's National League Hockey, with Investec Thirty seasons ago Clifton Ladies HC made their entrance into the newly-formed Typhoo National League...

Hockey clubs need to report all injuries and concussion

England Hockey respond to questions posed by The Hockey Paper’s readers around safety in our sport Are concussions on the rise? The incidence of concussion in elite level hockey is low, estimated to be at 0.2 - 1.5 episodes per 1000...

Leading hockey coach backs reverse stick debate at junior level

Another leading coach has added weight to the debate over the dangers in junior hockey as calls grow for a summit to discuss the reverse stick rule. Former GB coach Jon Royce says that 'mismatches' in skill at junior level...

Bowdon Hightown relegated from English Hockey’s Premier Division

Former Bowdon Hightown players rallied round their former club after the last remaining northern side was relegated from hockey's top flight. In the 30th anniversary season of the women's national league being formed, Bowdon had spent every year in the...
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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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