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World champions Belgium return to hockey training

After two months of inactivity, world and European champions Belgium returned to squad training on Monday. The pitch was divided into four areas, with a maximum of three men's players in each space who will train and stick in their...

‘Having funding is not what makes teams win. It’s hockey character’

In his own words, Barry Middleton talks about his rise from club to international player I never set out to achieve this and the other but I always believed in myself. I started at Doncaster as a six-year-old as my...

England Hockey posts financial accounts amid funding uncertainty

By Richard Bright England Hockey's year-end accounts look in decent shape as the national governing body looks to further develop the visibility of the sport, coupled with a vision not to become reliant on UK Sport funding in the future. In...

Can FIH and Hockey Pro League prosper amid economic impact?

"Sometimes", proclaimed the Daily Mail's chief sports writer Martin Samuel, "there is great benefit in obscurity. In relatively minor sports it allows hopeless administrators to flourish unquestioned." It was but a small item in his regular column, but it struck...

Teun de Nooijer’s my hero! Why Barry Middleton couldn’t go past record

Barry Middleton has finally been able to look back on his memorable hockey career, he tells Rod Gilmour There would be times interviewing Barry Middleton over the years where you would find him, or will him even, to be in...

The Mental Game: Why anxiety is nothing to be afraid of

Whatever the situation there will be matches that are hailed as ‘crunch’ games and can lead to feelings of nervousness and anxiety at both team and individual level Athletes often suffer from anxiety. Anxiety can be acute (short-term) or chronic...

Hockey clubs begin to apply for emergency fund relief

By Richard Bright Fourteen hockey clubs in England have so far applied for Sport England's Community Emergency Fund following the coronavirus pandemic. The fund has already secured the futures of more than 2,000 sports clubs struggling with the lockdown, with grassroots...

Dutch youth hockey returns with national teams to train from 1.5m

Holland's men's and women's national teams will be allowed to resume training from Friday - albeit with a limited group and with a 1.5 metre safe distance ruling in place - two days after Dutch children were allowed to...

Young Pilgrim makes progress as 11-year-old hockey umpire

By Richard Bright An 11-year-old hockey fanatic is widely thought to be the youngest ever in the country to become a Level 1 hockey umpire and he now wants other youngsters to follow suit. History was made in December when young...

England Hockey’s Premier Division set to field 11 teams next season

Exclusive  England Hockey is set to steer clear of a void season and ratify league proposals which would include moving to 11 teams in next season's men's and women's Premier Divisions, The Hockey Paper understands. Competitions panel recommendations put to an...
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Olympic Hockey: Sibling rivalry ends with Australia bragging rights

TOKYO -- There have been some fierce Olympic rivalries down the years, but there was one closer to home...
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