Thursday, June 30, 2022

1988 Olympics

Grays releases limited edition Karachi King hockey stick to honour Imran Sherwani

Grays have released 88 limited edition sticks in honour of Seoul Olympian Imran Sherwani. Donations will go towards Alzheimer's Research UK. Sherwani, 59, was diagnosed with the Alzheimer’s disease last year, with family and friends continuing to raise money for...

The true significance of Roger Self comes to life in Seoul Glow

I thought I knew everything about hockey, before seeing the cover of Seoul Glow in WHSmiths, during a Christmas shop. I bought a copy and rediscovered lots of things I already knew and a load more I'd no idea...

GB hockey great Imran Sherwani diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

British hockey great Imran Sherwani says he holds "no fears about the future" after he revealed on Wednesday that he has Alzheimer’s disease. Sherwani, 59, who scored two goals in the 1988 Olympic final, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in...

Seoul Glow book: The Story Behind Britain’s First Olympic Hockey Gold

Seoul Glow tells the story of the Great Britain men's hockey team who won gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Little to the team's knowledge, the final caught the British public's imagination, a journey which also inspired the famous TV commentary...

I admired Sean Kerly but I had to let him go, admits fashion guru

The Hockey Paper speaks to the fashion guru who may well have played a part in Great Britain's 1988 Olympic triumph Sean Kerly's employment status in the 1988 Olympic guide was marked as 'unemployed'. Working in retail as a merchandise manager...

‘Fierce competition’ sees Danny Kerry add youth for Belgium clash

Danny Kerry will add a dose of youth on a night dedicated towards Eighties' greats on Wednesday at the Anniversary International. East Grinstead's Rhys Smith of East Grinstead, Jack Waller of Wimbledon and Zach Wallace of London rivals Surbiton could...

Seoul Olympics 1988 memories: I turned my hockey stick and shinned Roger Self

In an extract taken from Seoul Glow, a new book about Great Britain's golden success in 1988, defender Martyn Grimley recalls training sessions with late manager Roger Self and how it made him into a hardened individual and international Part...

1988 Seoul hockey book published to coincide with 30th anniversary match

Danny Kerry's first match in charge of the Great Britain men's team will fall against the backdrop of one of the nation's finest sporting moments. Great Britain's match against Belgium on October 3 will mark 30 years since the late...

Seoul Olympian Richard Leman awarded OBE for services to hockey

By The Hockey Paper Olympian Richard Leman told of his pride last night after he was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Leman, who won gold with Great Britain at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, has been awarded an OBE thanks...

SheBelieves Cup: David Faulkner to drive England women’s football forward under Phil Neville – with hockey influences

David Faulkner, the former Great Britain Hockey performance director, says that taking up the role as the Football Association’s head of women’s performance was “a once in a lifetime experience”. Faulkner, a 1988 hockey gold medallist, left the hockey role...
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