World Cups

Kate Richardson-Walsh: creating one vision and why hockey teams fascinate me

Kate Richardson-Walsh, the former GB and England captain, is closing in on her first season at Dutch club HC Bloemendaal. Here, she speaks to The Hockey Paper …

Is Alex Danson set to become England Hockey’s next women’s captain after Kate Richardson-Walsh?

BY ROD GILMOUR England Hockey remained tight-lipped on Friday over Kate Richardson-Walsh‘s replacement as women’s national captain. After 13 years …

England Hockey go for THREE men’s captains as Barry Middleton steps down ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Stalwart skipper Middleton steps aside but remains a “prevalent” leader, as England and GB Hockey opt for trio ahead of Tokyo 2020 BY ROD GILMOUR …

World hockey set to discuss penalty corner issues

By Rod Gilmour World hockey chiefs will look into the possibility of changing penalty corner rules with players continuing to express fears over safety and …

Beckie Middleton column: Is Hockey a big player in the world of sport?

IT’S megabucks for HIL players, while international teams made up of full-time athletes gain increasing media exposure in mainstream sports coverage. But is …

Kate Richardson-Walsh column: And so it begins, the next four-year cycle…

As the men’s and women’s England squads return from their respective South Africa trips, I am reminded that the immediate period post-Olympics is always an …

Maddie Hinch: Building on the legacy of Rio will be one hell of a journey – the sport needs new financial backing

In late 2016, The Hockey Paper discussed the way forward for GB hockey with Olympic golden girl Maddie Hinch As the traffic grinds to a halt outside the …

Khawaja Junaid: Where to for Pakistan hockey?

Khawaja Junaid was in the Hague for the World Cup, his country wasn’t. World Cup gold medallist and Olympic bronze medallist Junaid played for Pakistan from …

Lee leaves role as England women’s coach after a disastrous Hockey World Cup

England  women’s hockey head coach Jason Lee has left his role in the wake of an 11th place finish at the World Cup a fortnight ago. Former coach Danny …

2014 Hockey World Cup final: Kookaburras spoil the Orange party

  Australia smashed hosts the Netherlands off the park in the men’s hockey World Cup final today in the Hague. The home side took an early lead with …