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Hockey to remain 11 v 11 at Olympics

By Richard Bright Sense has prevailed once more. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. For now, the traditional 11 v 11 game will remain on the …

World hockey open to grass tournaments; water-based pitches stripped for Olympics

By Rod Gilmour World hockey chiefs are open to the idea of international tournaments being played on grass, initially with lower-ranking events. At the FIH …

Australia ready for Hockey World Cup hat-trick men’s bid

Australia coach Colin Batch says that the Kookaburras can continue performing on the big stage as they bid for a third straight World Cup title. Hockey …

Hollie Pearne-Webb to captain as Great Britain set out Olympic defence

By Rod Gilmour It is now regarded as a quiz question by right, albeit a slightly tricky one still for those hockey newbies who watched from one of millions of …

No surprises for New Zealand’s Hockey World Cup squad

Black Sticks captain Blair Tarrant will return for his first major tournament of the year after being selected in New Zealand’s squad for the men’s …

Danny Kerry finds delight in defeat after second England loss

England will rely on the old Hockey Champions Trophy format in a bid to come away from Valencia with 4 Nations success. Danny Kerry’s side sit bottom …

English hockey’s Pendle Forest hit 80 matches unbeaten

Northern England record breakers Pendle Forest don’t venture into their pre-match huddle and go “right, let’s make it 81 victories.” …

From Russia to Redruth, Cornish man makes hockey push back

By Richard Bright A hockey-mad Cornish player travelled 2,000 miles from Russia’s Far East to turn out for Duchy HC at the weekend. In what was surely …

University hockey clubs’ initiation games still rife for ‘vulnerable’ students

By The Hockey Paper University hockey clubs are one of the “worst offenders” still organising humiliating initiation ceremonies – despite a …

India and Pakistan share Champions Trophy Muscat honours

The chance for one of India and Pakistan to gain bragging rights ahead of next month’s men’s World Cup was scuppered by bad weather on Sunday. …