Monday, June 27, 2022

3G in hockey

Lincolnshire club hails town support for keeping hockey alive

Louth, the Lincolnshire-based club, has doffed its hat to the “tremendous support” of the local town after a near four-year battle to keep hockey alive in the area. A new astroturf pitch opened at the club’s London Road Pavilion base...

England Hockey on 3G: ‘We do more influencing than people recognise – we don’t win them all’

England Hockey, the national governing body, says that clubs must build deep-rooted relationships with facility partners to safeguard pitches from the bigger sports and the continuing threat of 3G. Earlier this summer, The Hockey Paper asked readers in a poll...

Scottish international launches campaign to save Ellon hockey club from 3G

Nikki Kidd, the former Scottish international, says that turning her first club's pitch into a 3G astroturf will see a "lost pathway to hockey in Aberdeenshire" after she launched a campaign to keep the region's strong hockey tradition alive. Ellon...

How hockey pitches are torn up to make way for 3G and football

There is hope is that football and hockey can coexist despite the rise in 3G astroturf pitches. Ewan Hincks reports Rewind to Summer 2019. Paddington Recreation ground, home of Hampstead & Westminster hockey club, has become a swamp of inch-thick...

‘We musn’t lose sight of smaller clubs’ 3G pitch struggles,’ says GB Olympian

Great Britain Olympian Tom Sorsby has weighed in on the 3G astroturf issue affecting non asset-owned clubs, saying focus must remain on the small clubs who may be forced to fold, writes Richard Bright. Sorsby’s boyhood club Chapeltown HC in...

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...
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