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Commonwealth Games hockey: Wales defender Xenna Hughes out to cause Gold Coast mayhem

She may be daughter of football great Mark Hughes, but 25-year-old Xenna insists on doing it her way, writes Rod Gilmour Don’t tell Xenna Hughes she is …

Commonwealth Games: Australia hockey captain Mark Knowles announced as flag bearer

By Rod Gilmour on the Gold Coast Kookaburras captain Mark Knowles will carry the Australian flag at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony after an emotional …

Christopher Ruhr given opportunity to switch from hockey to Bayern Munich

By The Hockey Paper Christopher Ruhr, one of world hockey’s prized forwards, is poised to try out a sensational cross-sport switch from hockey to soccer …

England Hockey chief Sally Munday dismisses FIH role for domestic focus

By Rod Gilmour Sally Munday, England Hockey’s chief executive, has revealed her intentions to see through the growth of hockey in the UK after turning …

Beeston and Surbiton clash ‘end of National Hockey League as we know it’

By Rod Gilmour This weekend Beeston and Surbiton will play a crucial top-of-the-table men’s Premier Division clash, with a Europe berth up for grabs and …

World hockey under scrutiny over FIH Pro League selection process

By Rod Gilmour World hockey chiefs have been asked to iron out concerns ahead of next year’s launch of the Hockey Pro League – which features Great Britain …

Commonwealth Games Hockey: England women call-ups after Olympic trio injured

By The Hockey Paper England women have been dealt a blow ahead of the Commonwealth Games after three Rio golden girls were ruled out from travelling to the …

Commonwealth Games 2018: Australia hockey the final piece in record squad

By Rod Gilmour Forward Kathryn Slattery was the star name omitted from the Hockeyroos squad on Friday, as Mark Knowles was confirmed as Kookaburras captain in …

Alex Danson to lead England women for Commonwealth Games tilt as Danny Kerry awaits fitness tests

By Rod Gilmour While Alex Danson was confirmed on Thursday as captain for what will be her fourth Commonwealth Games next month, England women are sweating on …

Pendle Forest: is this Lancashire hockey team Britain’s most successful?

By Rod Gilmour One of Lancashire’s biggest advocates of grassroots sport has been firmly in the thoughts of five members of Pendle Forest 1s this season …