Todd Williams

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. …

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 …

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 …

Every field hockey hit needs a target and repetition for success

By Todd Williams | Opinion Of the many highlights that the 2019 FIH Pro League provided, few can rival Germany’s third goal against Great Britain in their …

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

By Todd Williams | opinion As far as years go, 2007 wasn’t particularly significant in the international men’s game. With no Olympics or World Cup, the …

Hockey World Cup 2018: Finals preview

By Todd Williams | Analysis And so, after 34 matches, we finally reach the last day of this wonderful World Cup and the two games that will determine the three …

Hockey World Cup: Australia hard to beat in wide open last eight

By Todd Williams | Analysis There has been much to savour in the first 28 games of this World Cup. A fantastic stadium with a wonderful atmosphere, some …

Hockey World Cup: Fine margins shows why three is magic number

Three is the magic number. If you’re old enough or have a passing interest in American hip hop, you might recognise this line from De La Soul’s famous hit …

Hockey World Cup: Argentina avoid yellow peril after classic

By Todd Williams | Analysis Just four games in and Argentina and Spain have already produced the game of the tournament with the Olympic champions holding out …

Forget the big leagues, how strong really is hockey’s grass roots?

Three stories in the Australian sports media caught our columnist Todd Williams‘ eye in recent weeks – and they don’t paint the prettiest of …