Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Wait pays off as Dunfermline Carnegie score debut top flight win

Dunfermline Carnegie finally got their Scottish Hockey Premier Division status under way after more than a year - and 112 in total - awaiting the chance. Dunfermline and Carnegie were handed promotion to Scotland's top tier for the first time...

Old Alex start new EY Hockey League in fine fettle

Old Alex were the big winners on day one of the women’s EY Hockey League as they got the best of Belfast Harlequins 4-1 while the other three times on the agenda ended in close-fought draws.  With Olympians Lena Tice...

The 3G curse: ‘We don’t know how we are going to continue to facilitate hockey’

We hear from four more clubs across England under the cosh from 3G and the widespread lack of hockey provision Correspondence to The Hockey Paper continues to grow - and there is no sign of stopping as clubs get word...

Broken hockey goals, waterlogged pitch and changing to 3G. What’s the future?

Jo Swarbrick, of Brookfield HC in North West England, says that even forward planning has scuppered buoyant club's hopes in face of 3G Since 2011, when we got kicked off the Lancashire Football Association astro pitch, our club in Bamber...

Revealed: 3G pitches overtake hockey in stark 20-year decline

Exclusive: Data from Sport England’s facility database shows that hockey is rapidly disappearing pitch by pitch across the country, as well as from less affluent parts The rise of 3G astroturf over the last 20 years is dwarfing the amount...

England Hockey player registration hits buffers ahead of landmark season

England Hockey has been forced to issue an apology following problems with player registrations with its new Game Management System (GMS) ahead of the new season. Users have faced authorisation issues which have slowed down the system as hundreds of...

Why national league was ‘beginning of the end’ for formidable Slough Hockey

Claire Middleton speaks to the inaugural women's league champions of 31 years ago During the Women’s World Cup in 2018, England Hockey put on an event to which all former internationals were invited. It was fun, by all accounts, a...

‘Embracing change’: Leicester leads way on hockey inclusion and accessibility

It is the ambition of many a hockey club to become more integrated into their local community and a shining example of this is Leicester City Hockey Club, writes DAISY FORD. After the introduction of Healthy Activities and Food (HAF)...

Rejected insurance claims? Surbiton lead calls for sports clubs to sign up for action

Surbiton Hockey Club is spearheading efforts on behalf of all community and amateur sport clubs in the UK who have been denied liability cover by insurers during the pandemic.Surbiton, supported by solicitors Russell-Cooke, is calling for a collective action...

The East View: England Hockey restructure will be better road for the sport

Jamie Oxley, of Old Loughtonians, assesses England Hockey’s ‘Structure Fit for the Future’ changes ahead of new season It has been a bumpy road and it won't be what some people want to hear. But I am fully behind it. I...
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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...
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