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England to face defending champions in women’s hockey World Cup pool stage

England women's hockey team has been drawn against Argentina (world ranked 2), Germany (6), China (7), USA (10) and South Africa (11) in Pool B of the hockey World Cup in the Netherlands May 31-June 14, 2014. The draw is based...

Luciana Aymar wins eighth world player of the year award

Argentina superstar Luciana Aymar has been unveiled as the International Hockey Federation’s player of the year for 2013 at a special presentation ceremony at the Argentina Hockey World League Final in San Miguel de Tucuman. It is the eighth time...

India calls for Mantell

Simon Mantell has a hectic couple of months to look forward to, having just picked up a professional contract to play in the Hockey India League (HIL), immediately after January’s World League Finals. Push caught up with him to...

Michael Absalom on working in those far hockey pavilions

When the Hockey India League (HIL) hit off in 2013, one fan had the best seat in the house. Michael Absalom had been offered the chance to do broadcast commentary for the league’s debut season, and he jumped at...

Building on the Clyde: Rhona Simpson looks towards the Commonwealth Games

Rhona Simpson is a British hockey legend. She played for Scotland from age 14, when she got her first cap for the U16’s in 1986, until she retired from senior level in 2007. She played for GB from 1993...

The humble push up: hockey fitness

We all detest them – coaches even use them as punishment for poor play in training – but the push up has plenty going for it when it comes to hockey. Push ups exercise your upper body while at the...

Poacher turned gamekeeper: A hockey goalkeeper tells us how to shoot

In the first of an occasional series, we get players to spill the beans on how to play against them – this time a goalkeeper, Dan Pilgrim, tells us what sort of shots he hates! Here are a few strategies...

Does field hockey have the books it deserves?

Football, Nick Hornby wrote in Fever Pitch, does not have the literature it deserves, writes Richard Smyth. I’m not sure if the pre-Christmas truckloads of footy books currently being shovelled on to the Waterstones shelves – everything from My Struggle: A Striker’s...

Field hockey goalie-cam captured

Teddington goalie Joe Morgan’s video of a 2nd XI game vs East Grinstead has gone viral on YouTube – here is how he did it. THE CAMERA Joe used a Panasonic HX A100 wearable camcorder which retails somewhere under £300. “The setup isn’t very high tech at...

A healthier alternative Christmas cake

Even if you are watching your weight, you don’t have to miss out on Christmas cake. This recipe uses beaten egg whites to contribute some of the volume usually produced by creaming butter and sugar. The sweetness comes from...
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Brilliant Christmas presents for hockey players and children stockings

Christmas is the ideal opportunity to splash out on those extra-special gifts. We’ve scoured the market for the most...
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