World Cups

Women’s Hockey World Cup: ‘Umpires receive abuse, but respect is key part of the game today’

At the Women’s Hockey World Cup there will be, for the first time, a mixture of both genders officiating to reinforce the sport’s ‘Equally Amazing’ …

BT Sport’s Chris Hollins hopes more heroes are made at women’s Hockey World Cup

By Rod Gilmour As a teenager, self-confessed hockey lover Chris Hollins grew up during the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, saw Great Britain win bronze and then dance …

Argentina’s María José Granatto heads debut gang at Hockey World Cup

“The World Cup happens very fast,” says Argentina forward María José Granatto, “and so that’s why we have to enjoy the …

England players show team values for women’s Hockey World Cup kit launch

By The Hockey Paper Giselle Ansley says that England’s women’s World Cup shirt was created with the nation in mind as they helped to design a kit …

England hockey stars speak of concussion battles after World Cup journey ends

By Richard Bright Olympians Nicola White and Shona McCallin have spoken of the “challenging” months which forced the duo out of the women’s …

Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018: England has ‘world-class’ squad ready to play host

By Rod Gilmour England coach Danny Kerry believes he has the squad “to think clearly under pressure” after naming an 18-strong squad on …

Team USA women aim to rekindle 2014 form at Hockey World Cup

By The Hockey Paper For the 2018 edition, United States head coach Janneke Schopman has picked six players who helped pave the way for a fourth-place finish at …

Maria Verschoor left out of Holland’s women’s hockey World Cup squad

By The Hockey Paper Maria Verschoor, the 24-year-old forward, is a surprise omission from coach Alyson Annan’s 18-strong Netherlands squad for their 2018 …

Women’s hockey World Cup will be cauldron of noise, says England great

By Rod Gilmour Hockey great Kate Richardson-Walsh says that England’s rival teams at the women’s World Cup will experience a “cauldron of …

Rani to lead India against England in women’s hockey World Cup opener

By The Hockey Paper Rani will lead out India in their opening game against hosts England at the Vitality women’s World Cup on July 21. The Asian nation …