Monday, June 27, 2022

Club File

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...

England Hockey commissions update to pitch facilities strategy

England Hockey is commissioning a review and update of its national facilities strategy that aims to provide a reliable picture on the state of the game - as the 3G issue continues to take a firm stranglehold on the...

Is there any trust between clubs, schools and England Hockey?

JON ROYCE continues his forthright series and says that we need to incentivise national league coaches and former players to involve themselves in coaching and selection  Clubs function by balancing the demands of first team, adult participation teams and junior...

England Hockey’s GMS ‘biggest system ever’ as issues ironed out

England Hockey says it now has "the biggest hockey system that has existed" in the sport in England after claiming it had ironed out problems which has blighted the Game Management System this season. The national govrning body said on...

Norfolk club Watton aim high for 2022 to rejuvenate sports centre facility

After a two-year hiatus from fundraising, Norfolk-based Watton Hockey Club are going big for 2022. Due to lack of funding at Watton Sports Centre, where the club plays, Watton’s pitch is in dire need of an upgrade and is...

Beeston ready for Premier Division tussles after pandemic hit

Beeston HC will start the season with four national league sides and five pitches - now billed as the largest hockey centre in the world outside Holland - as the Nottingham club aims to bounce back from the pandemic. The...

Rejected insurance claims? Surbiton lead calls for sports clubs to sign up for action

Surbiton Hockey Club is spearheading efforts on behalf of all community and amateur sport clubs in the UK who have been denied liability cover by insurers during the pandemic.Surbiton, supported by solicitors Russell-Cooke, is calling for a collective action...
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Win £400 of Mercian goalkeeper foam for your school or hockey club

The Hockey Paper is leading a campaign to find a worthy recipient of a set of junior goalkeeping foam...
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