Thursday, May 26, 2022

Club File

A night of emotion and club service at Ashford’s 100th anniversary

The Hockey Paper's editor attends one Middlesex club's 100th anniversary celebrations She is the first person you usually see at events - be it club, internationals, Euros or World Cups - and was the last to receive a special lifetime...

Meet Witney women, one of English hockey’s smallest National League teams

Nestled close to Oxford lies the leafy town of Witney, whose women’s hockey first team has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the league tables in recent times with a spate of promotions.  Earlier this year, they secured the National League...

Neston Badgers mark hockey club first

Cheshire-based Neston Badgers are celebrating after finishing the season undefeated in what is a club first in its 59-year history. In an unprecedented year, the small squad of just 16 players, who are mostly year 9, have won all 14...

How hockey clubs can access up to £10k to improve facilities

Hockey clubs in England can now access up to £10,000 to create or improve facilities. The Sport England Places and Spaces fund initially set out to help sport clubs in the West Midlands create, enhance, or redevelop their facilities with...

Once a male-only hockey club, meet Teddington’s first ever female captain

Being in charge of Teddington Hockey Club, while preparing for their 150th anniversary celebration, is significant in its own right. Doing so as the club’s first ever female captain amplifies it tenfold. Clare Freer was appointed last year, and juggles...

The weekly hockey newsletter battle: a crucial, thankless club task

When I took on the role of secretary at Southgate HC we’d just gone into our second of our three lockdowns and one thing there wasn’t a lot of was hockey. Which made my task of re-energising our weekly...

Club hockey file: Norton ‘continue to provide a service across all genders and races’

The Stockton club raised well over £800,000 and had only two adult teams a few years ago After being recognised as the country’s top hockey club of the year in 2020 from more than 800 entries, Norton have since gone...

Hockey photo of the month: ‘I love the determination on the player’s face’

The Hockey Writers’ Club (HWC) has chosen this image taken by Reading club photographer Helen Ritchie as its January photo of the month. "The January ‘Photo of the Month’ has been decided by a guest judge for the first time,...

Charting life as club secretary, juggling day jobs with hockey admin

Alastair Whatley kicks off a new regular column charting the ups and downs of being secretary at one of the oldest clubs in the country It’s 4:45pm on a Thursday night. I’m meant to be in a theatre in Bath...

Guernsey Hockey Club win our #watchyour1s top prize for 2021

Guernsey HC can be revealed as The Hockey Paper's #watchyour1s winner for 2021 after beating off stiff club competition to this year’s top prize. The £500 prize goes to Guernsey after the club showcased the best overall work from our...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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