Saturday, July 24, 2021

Barry Middleton

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...

Barry Middleton appointed Holcombe director of hockey

Barry Middleton, regarded as one of Britain's greatest players, has been appointed director of hockey at Holcombe HC as he continues his development off the pitch. Middleton, 37, will combine his role with playing in the men's Premier Division and...

Hockey tips from the top: Readiness, perspective and enjoyment

Sam Ward, George Pinner and Barry Middleton pass on some key advice in their positions Readiness in the circle There are a few things I've learned and one of them is readiness in the circle. If you're nice, low and balanced...

‘Having funding is not what makes teams win. It’s hockey character’

In his own words, Barry Middleton talks about his rise from club to international player I never set out to achieve this and the other but I always believed in myself. I started at Doncaster as a six-year-old as my...

Teun de Nooijer’s my hero! Why Barry Middleton couldn’t go past record

Barry Middleton has finally been able to look back on his memorable hockey career, he tells Rod Gilmour There would be times interviewing Barry Middleton over the years where you would find him, or will him even, to be in...

Barry Middleton awarded MBE for services to hockey

Barry Middleton, Great Britain's most capped player, has been awarded an MBE for services to hockey following an outstanding career in the sport. Middleton, 36 next month, joins more than 1,000 people who have been recognised in the New Year...

Hockey Pro League: Barry Middleton and Alex Danson not picked for Great Britain

Barry Middleton and Alex Danson, two of Great Britain's most experienced campaigners, have not been included in the first FIH Pro League squads. The new global league starts next month, replaces the World Leagues and acts as qualification for the...

Battling England beat Argentina to reach Hockey World Cup semi-finals

Bhubaneswar -- England secured a brilliant, battling display over Argentina, the Olympic champions, to halt a long winless streak over the world No 2 and advance to the World Cup semi-finals. It was nerve-jangling to the end as a last-ditch...

Barry Middleton: Making of an England hockey great

The retiring Barry Middleton should rightly be feted as one of world hockey's greats. Here, we chart his rise and speak to team-mates, coaches and friends. With four World Cups and Olympics Games and an insatiable appetite to keep learning...

England men opt for youth in Hockey World Cup medal hunt

England will vye for their first men's World Cup medal for 32 years with new coach Danny Kerry entering his second showpiece tournament in five months and the belief that his fresh-faced side can "threaten" the world's best in...
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