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Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he has given away all his Team GB Olympic kit and doesn't admit to even being in the Japanese capital for...

FIH Pro League set for new additions as Australia, New Zealand pull out

Up to four replacement teams are set to be invited into Season 3 of the FIH Hockey Pro League after Australia and New Zealand pulled out of all international competition until July 2022. The two nations, both set to travel...

England hockey summer 2022 ticket ballot set to close

Hockey fans have until Sunday evening to enter the ticket ballot for England's men and women summer of London action in the FIH Hockey Pro League. With Commonwealth Games and women's World Cup action in 2022, Great Britain will revert...

How Black Sticks star’s open letter resonated with Olympians

“This is one of the lowest times you’ve ever felt” wrote former New Zealand hockey player Brooke Neal in her open letter titled ‘Dear Olympian'. Her social media post last month went viral and resonated with athletes who have experienced...

Ground-breaker Shirley McCay calls time on Ireland hockey career

Ireland's Shirley McCay has ended her international career following a brilliant 14-year spell with the Green Army. Debuting in 2007, the defender went on to play 316 times, a caps record for both hockey and for sportswomen in general in...

Ireland expect retirements ahead of ‘cut throat’ World Cup qualifier

Ireland women's coach Sean Dancer says next month's Hockey World Cup qualifiers will be "cut throat" as the Green Army attempt to make it to next year's showpiece in the Netherlands and Spain. There are likely to be several retirements...

The joyous life of playing hockey in Uganda

The Hockey Paper has been taken in by Weatherhead HC in Uganda for their evocative and colourful portrayal of the game on social media. Here, Ashraf Tumwesigye, of the Kampala-based club, tells his story after taking up the game a...

India hockey teams could pull out of Commonwealth Games

Narinder Batra's views on the Commonwealth Games were given a fresh twist on Friday when it was revealed that India's hockey teams could pull out of Birmingham 2022 in favour of the Asian Games. The Asian Games act as a...

USA field hockey’s Erin Matson takes advantage of landmark college ruling

It's not just about football players and the bigger college sports. US star Erin Matson has become one of the first field hockey players to take advantage of the landmark ruling which now allows college athletes to be paid...

Hockey could soon have a ‘smart’ ball for game and player data

A microchip inside a hockey ball could soon be the talk of hockey, according to inventors of a revolutionary cricket smart ball which tracks power and revolutions. Australian outfit Kookaburra has collaborated with SportCor to develop the Smart Ball, the...
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Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he...
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