Monday, October 25, 2021

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Bristol & West 3G ‘bombshell’ leaves club looking at next steps

In May, after 18 years at their current site at Winterbourne School, South Gloucestershire, Bristol & West HC were told the pitch would be replaced with 3G, which is unsuitable for hockey use. Bristol & West HC are now keeping...

Hockey’s 3G pitch plight: The clubs affected in the UK

Since we launched our coverage of 3G pitches, we have been inundated with correspondence across the UK and tales of clubs battling to retain hockey provision. We have started to collate all threatened clubs here. But there are many...

Kent hockey club changes name after 76 years

Kent side Old Bordenian HC have changed their name for the first time in 76 years as it looks to the future. The club has now taken on the name of Sittingbourne Hockey Club in the hope of building player...

Hockey player launches petition calling for more defibrillators

A coach at Sheffield University Bankers HC has called on the government for defibrillators to be required in all businesses with 10 or more employees. Peter Dixon set up the petition after footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed during Euro 2020...

Doncaster hockey pay tribute to ‘true giant of the sport’

Doncaster HC have paid tribute to a "true giant of the sport" following the passing of Andrew 'Gibbo' Gibson last week, writes Richard Bright. Andrew was driving driving home from coaching at a school last Tuesday when he was involved...

British hockey needs innovation to tackle 3G pitch issue, says MP

The chair of the parliamentary group for hockey in the UK says that there are signs the sport could move towards having “fewer, larger clubs” due to the 3G issue, while also highlighting that there could be more unlocking...

Whose big idea was the Game Management System?

England Hockey’s Game Management System (GMS) initially had a painful birth, but its conception was two years ago. In a series of articles, David Lloyd-Williams gives us the background to the system, and how it was developed. What everyone is...

Purley Hockey secure first league victory in 23 years

Since the merger with Purley Walcountians in 1998, only one men’s veteran side remained at Purley to play grass hockey. A plan to create a league side was formed and executed during the pandemic, a fine achievement of the committee...

Club hockey focus: Banbury kick season off in style

Banbury Men’s 1s 6 Winchester Men’s 1s 3 Banbury put last week’s friendly fixture loss against Rugby well behind them as they stormed to an impressive home win against a tough Winchester team. The first half started fast with Banbury pressurising...

Hampstead & Westminster end East Grinstead’s run

Early table toppers Hampstead & Westminster put an end to East Grinstead's two-year unbeaten run with a fine 3-2 victory over their rivals on Saturday in the Vitality Women's Premier Division. East Grinstead’s 22-game unbeaten run was halted on the...
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Hockey participation in England sees ‘significant decrease’ since Rio Olympics

Hockey participation levels have seen a decline since Rio 2016, according to Sport England’s Active Lives survey. There has...
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