Todd Williams

Why it’s time to put hockey clubs first for season-ending league finals

Columnist Todd Williams reflects on the English season and urges hockey officials to look to Hoofdklasse success and bring League Finals back to the clubs …

The making of Mark Knowles: Australia’s inspired hockey leader

Mark Knowles retired from hockey after leading Kookaburras to a sixth Commonwealth gold. Here, columnist Todd Williams salutes an Australian sporting great, …

Sentencing hockey players to airport lounges and motorway services is pulling roots of our sport

Todd Williams has done the maths and weekend travelling doesn’t make for pretty reading for some English National League clubs Check out today’s …

International hockey players heading into pressured waters ahead of Pro League

By Todd Williams in Perth When news broke of the lengthy suspensions for Australian cricket’s disgraced ball tampering trio, it was surprising to hear …

Why modified formats are hurting hockey’s Olympic status

By Todd Williams The FIH, hockey’s international governing body, was formed in 1924, largely in response to the sport being left out of the Paris …

Two games in four quarters: Rio 2016 Olympic hockey analysis one year on

One year on from the Rio Olympics, columnist Todd Williams looks back at whether the quarter rule changed nations’ perspectives in Brazil. In the wake of …

Time to ask the hard questions in English hockey

By Todd Williams It’s a curious thing to live on an island, which between Tasmania and here, I’ve done for most of my life. Even without Brexit, there is a …

Todd Williams column: Now watch the cream rise back to the top

Round Two of the men’s World League in Belfast showed us just how competitive the quest for a spot in the top bracket of men’s international hockey is …

Todd Williams: It’s time to come in from the cold

In the 1930s, the playwright and composer Noël Coward wrote the famous lyric “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”. With the hats, gloves, …

Todd Williams column: The best players chase the game

The upcoming men’s and women’s Junior World Cups will provide players with an important lesson about succeeding at the international level. Players from …