Women’s Hockey

Recalling GB hockey Rio gold: Dutch antics, crashing sticks and tunnel focus

From the Archive | First published June 2018 Exactly two months’ prior to the 2016 Rio final at the Deodoro Stadium, GB women had faced Holland in the …

Investec ends sponsorship with England Hockey ahead of Tokyo Olympics

English hockey was dealt a blow on Tuesday when Investec, its principal partner of the women’s game, ended its sponsorship less than a year out from the …

Hollie Pearne-Webb: Great Britain women’s captain on NHS volunteering and triple Olympic hopes

Everyone may know someone who has been touched by tragedy by the time the coronavirus epidemic is over. This includes Hollie Pearne-Webb, Great Britain …

Hockey umpires skirt over the issue of skorts

By Richard Bright The coach of a female player who was refused by a local umpire to play in shorts and was asked to swap skorts with a team-mate behind the …

Strong values playing with Scottish hockey’s masters

Three years ago Judith Martin’s family were called to her hospital bedside and told to prepare their goodbyes. The 60-year-old had suffered multiple organ …

‘Domestic hockey is disjointed and we all need to get on same page’

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh both enjoyed meteoric international careers, their grounding established in domestic hockey before the introduction of the …

Tokyo or bust: Hockeyroos could see severe funding cuts

The Hockeyroos could face a massive shortfall in Olympic funding over the next four years if the team fails to perform at Tokyo 2020. Fives months out from the …

Nicola White: I’m not frightened by my concussion injury anymore

The Hockey Paper Exclusive Nicola White, the Rio gold medal-winning Olympian, says she is doing all she can to still make selection for the Tokyo 2020 …

GB Hockey’s Lizzie Neal: ‘Ballgirling helped me on journey to elite player’

By Rod Gilmour Five years ago at the Hockey Writers’ Awards, Lizzie Neal was asked about her aims after winning the junior prize. “My ambition is to play …

Alex Danson returns to GB Hockey squad after ‘awful head injury’

In a hugely positive statement, Alex Danson, the GB captain, announced on Friday that she would be rejoining the Great Britain Hockey programme on Monday in a …