Saturday, June 25, 2022

Todd Williams

Every field hockey hit needs a target and repetition for success

Opinion Of the many highlights that the 2019 FIH Pro League provided, few can rival Germany’s third goal against Great Britain in their clash at Lee Valley. Indeed, if you are reading this somewhere quiet, then wander outside or open...

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...

Hockey World Cup 2018: Finals preview

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 medal winners. First up will be this tournament’s second installment of the Australia England rivalry...

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

Analysis There has been much to savour in the first 28 games of this World Cup. A fantastic stadium with a wonderful atmosphere, some thrilling games and incredible goals have been shown around the world, exactly as the FIH would...

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 song from the late 80’s, writes Todd Williams Coincidentally, when it...

Hockey World Cup: Argentina avoid yellow peril after classic

Analysis Just four games in and Argentina and Spain have already produced the game of the tournament with the Olympic champions holding out to win 4-3 in a game that went right to the wire. With the last swing of the...

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 hockey pictures Firstly, The Herald Sun announced Hockey Australia’s plan to launch a “Big Bash” style...

Hockey’s midfield and forwards staying positive are key to goals success

Keeping positive in the lean times is an aspect Todd Williams has been lucky enough to witness great forwards do first-hand Team culture, fitness and formations. They're all important factors, but the simple reality is that if you can’t get...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Shoot outs still excite, if right calls are made

Analysis Not surprisingly, the first shoot out of the Vitality Women’s World Cup created the tournament’s first genuine controversy. With Louise Versavel needing to score to keep Belgium alive, the enormously experienced umpire Michelle Joubert, awarded a free hit against...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Are umpires leaving an open goal over own referrals?

THP analysis The weekend can't come soon enough. Eyes are on the Dutch, England and Argentina but Pool D's wide open permutations has set the Vitality Women’s World Cup alive. All four teams can still progress and three of the four...
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Northampton Saints Hockey bolstered by Letchfords coaching roles

Northampton Saints HC have enlisted the services of Lisa and Simon Letchford, who will lead the club’s development from...
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