Sunday, July 25, 2021

3G in hockey

Sorry football, we need this field! Scottish hockey clubs fighting big sports for space

In recent weeks in Scotland, hockey has made rare inroads with saving pitches for its own use. HANNAH MADDEN reports There seems to be an unspoken rule (among men especially) that showing an interest in football is mandatory if you...

How Tom Sorsby has followed in Barry Middleton’s footsteps

The path to mixing it with hockey’s big boys at the Tokyo Olympics can, for Tom Sorsby, be traced back to being roughed up at “proper blokes hockey”. Turning out as a rising teen for his first club Chapeltown and...

End of an era as Clacton hockey disbands after over 100 years

An Essex hockey club's decision to disband has been described as "extremely upsetting" following the news that 113 years of hockey in Clacton-on-Sea has ended. Clacton Hockey Club was forced to disband after not being able to generate "any ground...

Property developer helps boost Triton hockey’s future

When Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) announced its intention to sell the Alsager campus in East Cheshire for a housing development, so began a concerted effort to keep sports facilities on the site, writes Richard Bright. MMU sold to David Wilson...

Devon hockey club’s battle after losing out to 3G

We ran a poll asking readers which hockey issue we should tackle and the threat of 3G astro came out on top. We will now be publishing further regular news, features and analysis on the topic. When a 3G pitch...

Caerphilly hockey hub benefits from £300,000 funding

Welsh hockey, as well as 2G pitch provision, has received a huge boost after the green light was given for a new £300,000 hockey hub in Caerphilly. The Sue Noake Leisure Centre was handed the funding from the Welsh government...

3G video highlights hockey plight from Newquay and beyond

The opening sequences of the video made by members of Newquay HC to highlight the threat of 3G pitches are laid bare. 'This Girl Can' The Government said But hockey girls everywhere shake their head For 'hockey friendly' astroturfs far...

3G pitches will be death of grassroots hockey unless we speak out, say Horley HC

Horley HC have been left "dismayed" over a decision to convert the pitches they hire into 3G surfaces. The Surrey/W Sussex club, based near Gatwick, could lose both of the school pitches it currently relies on to play hockey -...

Louth in survival fight as 3G rears head in hockey once more

Louth HC is like many small clubs across the country – a long history, a thriving membership of players of all ages, a small dedicated band of volunteers who keep it running on a shoestring, and like many clubs...

Blackpool’s Easter hockey festival cancelled, future uncertain over 3G

Exclusive | The Hockey Paper Hockey festival supporters fear that Blackpool could lose its last pitch unless funding can be found to stop a second 3G surface being installed for football use. Stanley Park, voted the best park in England last...
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Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Ireland women ready to take on Holland

Sarah Torrans says the Green Army will “show the world what we can do” against the world No 1...
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