Saturday, June 25, 2022

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England Hockey calls on players to share racism or discrimination incidents

England Hockey has called for players or individuals who have experienced or witnessed racism or discrimination, both historic or current, to report occurences in a bid to make the game "a safe space for people from every background." The national...

India success can lead to hockey participation and growth in UK

India’s strong performances in the Olympics could act as a springboard for an upturn in south Asian hockey participation in the UK. India’s men won bronze at Tokyo 2020 and their women fell just short of a medal, losing 4-3...

Great Britain hockey duo aim to highlight lack of diversity

Great Britain duo Sarah Evans and Sarah Jones have joined 33 other leading sportswomen to tackle the lack of diversity across sport. The initiative is part of a unique programme called 'Unlocked' and is created by women’s sport charity, The...

Great Britain Hockey backs ‘Stick It To Racism’ campaign

Great Britain's home nations have supported the 'Stick It To Racism' campaign. GB Hockey is the first to 'outwardly show support' in backing the campaign, with both men and women in action in the Pro League this week. "There is no...

Civil rights image goes to auction as hockey player aims to keep movement going

One of the most shared images from the civil rights protests this summer featuring hockey player Darcy Bourne is set to go under the hammer at Sotheby's next week. Misan Harriman's original print ‘Why Is Ending Racism Still A Debate?’...

Full letter from nine BAME clubs to England Hockey

Nine clubs have signed a letter sent to England Hockey highlighting issues on ethnicity in the sport. Here we print the letter in full and England Hockey's statement The letter was written to EH's chief executive Nick Pink: I recently wrote...

England Hockey ‘out of touch with modern-day Britain’ say clubs in letter

England Hockey's diversity and inclusion working group is expected to meet in the coming weeks for the first time in a bid to make inroads on its promise last year to create a long-term strategy within the administration. This week,...

The discrimination case which led to England Hockey disrepute changes

England Hockey say that a discrimination complaint levelled against a regional umpires' association four years ago led to "significant changes" in governance and how disreputes are handled. The issue has come to light after several of the signatories in a...

BAME players challenge England Hockey on racial inequality

A group of BAME players have written an open letter to England Hockey expressing disappointment at the lack of representation at the top of the game. Addressing the letter to EH chairman Royston Hoggarth and to the wider board, Sajjad...

‘No black role models didn’t discourage me from playing hockey’

By Cassie Worth Darcy Bourne, the England under-21 player who went viral last week following an image shared by thousands at a Black Lives Matters protest, says having no black role models in hockey has inspired her to go futher...
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Northampton Saints Hockey bolstered by Letchfords coaching roles

Northampton Saints HC have enlisted the services of Lisa and Simon Letchford, who will lead the club’s development from...
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