Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Todd Williams

Euro Hockey 2021: Homework and attack sees Holland and Germany fight for title

THP columnist Todd Williams assesses how Netherlands and Germany advanced to the European Hockey Championships men's final While falling short of the Belgium v Germany game at the 2019 Euros in terms of sheer quality, it was great to see...

Euro Hockey 2021: Multifaceted Netherlands a class above All Blacks aura

THP columnist and coach Todd Williams picks out the main points from the European Hockey Championships in Amsterdam More flexible, more agile. Holland women's coach Alyson Annan has concocted a better team than the one that competed in the Rio...

EuroHockey 2021: Rattled Belgium was down to England intent

THP columnist and coach Todd Williams picks out the main points from the European Hockey Championships in Amsterdam The main headline in Belgium's defeat to England was that the men's world champions were rattled. Now, that's unusual. You look at when...

EuroHockey 2021: Wales ego climbs as England head for familiar ground

THP columnist and coach Todd Williams picks out the main points from the European Hockey Championships in Amsterdam England men heading to familiar territory There were really good signs for England in their 5-0 victory. This time two years ago, they...

Hockey Belgium’s rise to top is simple: strong club network, coaching talent

Opinion As far as years go, 2007 wasn’t particularly significant in the international men’s game. With no Olympics or World Cup, the Champions Trophy in Kuala Lumpur was the major prize. Germany won their ninth title with a tight 1-0...

State School hockey issue needs us all to be working together

In our current world, the rise to public prominence of Marcus Rashford and Barnard Castle - respectively, the highly impressive footballer and the Durham town made famous by Dominic Cummings - have understandably been part of an increased level...

England Hockey needs to stop star gazing and rectify club game

Published before lockdown, columnist Todd Williams says narrowing of top domestic clubs is detrimental to the game So, let’s get straight to the point: Premier League hockey in England is broken. It is failing clubs, players and coaches all around...

Inside Coaching: Two’s company, three’s a crowd in hockey

You’ve got a brilliant game lined up at training, an even number of players and then suddenly another player turns up, or even worse, someone gets injured. What do you do? asks Todd Williams. Add purpose Well, of course you can play...

25 years on, it’s time we had discussions on reverse stick hits in hockey

There have always been some head-scratching rules in our game that have made it, at times, a little more dangerous than it should be, writes Todd Williams Going as far back as my father’s playing days, I recall stories of...

A hockey Christmas wish list: umpire support, parahockey, indoors and cards

No turkeys here! The Hockey Paper's columnist Todd Williams creates his 10-point vision to make hockey a better place in 2020  Dear Santa, I’ve just been up to my daughter’s bedroom and found her Christmas list. You can imagine how surprised...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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