Sunday, July 25, 2021

International

My Life in Hockey: Kate Richardson-Walsh

Olympic hockey gold medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh shares her memories and inspirations How I first became involved in sport My parents were both PE teachers and loved sport, so my sister Rachel and I had a go at most activities. I did...

Hockey volunteers create definitive Great Britain caps numbers

Great Britain Olympian Richard Leman says that today's current players should cherish their cap numbers just like New Zealand's All Black heritage. Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, The Hockey Museum has been able to finish a huge volunteer-led project, by...

Tyranny of distance: Coaching masters hockey remotely in Australia

Player assessments, camps, planning and reviews. Coaching an over-35s Masters World Cup team to success needs plenty of hard grind, writes Bill Tomkins. Coaching and playing at the national and international levels in Australia create a unique set of problems due to the distance across the continent. To...

Zambia rebuilds a love for hockey from the bottom up

A new zest for hockey has emerged in Zambia, as well as a push to bring women athletes to the forefront. Steve Beel reports Hockey is not a new game in Zambia. When the modern capital of Lusaka was developed...

COVID impacts Australian Masters Championships and Hockey Pro League

Last weekend should have seen 26 regional association teams across three divisions face off in the men’s New South Wales (NSW) Masters over 55s/60s State Championships in the regional centre of Taree in the state’s north-east, writes Bill Murphy. However...

Hockey Australia chief Matt Favier quits after Tokyo Olympics

Only months after saying he could fix issues within the sport, embattled Hockey Australia chief Matt Favier resigned on Monday. After four years at the helm of Hockey Australia, Favier said he would step down following the Tokyo Olympic Games. In...

Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was stolen from her apartment in Holland, writes Richard Bright. McFerran said that her flat in Utrecht, where she plays for Kampong,...

Ireland men continue to test new players ahead of GB clash

Nick Page, a former England under-21 hockey international, has been called up to the Ireland men's squad ahead of next week's matches against Olympics-bound Great Britain at Bisham Abbey. Page, 24, qualifies for Ireland with an Irish grandparent as coach...

Ashley Sessa, 16, joins USA women’s hockey programme

USA women's head coach Anthony Farry has called up Ashley Sessa, just shy of her 17th birthday, to the national team. Sessa, who is set for University of North Carolina in 2022, was previously on the under-16 USWNT programme and...

Can Home Nations annual hockey series return to calendar?

The recent clamour for a return to regular fixtures or an annual series between the home nations has been welcomed by Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In a recent poll conducted by The Hockey Paper, 84 per cent of readers wanted...
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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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