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Should hockey follow rugby for ‘no winners’ coaching policy?

By Helen Richardson-Walsh | Opinion I’m saddened when I see and hear stories of youngsters, at school level in particular, where the competition isn’t as...

England national Hockey League needs a Bowdon

Last weekend’s league results confirm that Bowdon Hightown will have to fight for their place in the Investec Women’s Premier League via the relegation...

Alex Danson column: Karen and Craig are huge losses

We are losing Karen Brown and Craig Keegan – two key members of our England and Great Britain coaching staff – and although they...

Todd Williams column: Get players better, not the best players

Every edition of The Hockey Paper so far has seen plenty of thoughts on improving the health and future of the two Premier Leagues. Ian...

Simon Orchard column: My long road back to my normal self

A little over a year ago, I was diagnosed with a generalised anxiety disorder. Roughly characterised, that means I have excessive, uncontrollable and often...

Alex Danson column: I’m excited by what the future holds

We are coming towards the end of what has obviously been a momentous year for Great Britain hockey but it is time now to look...

Ian Jennings column: We must make the stars want to stay

How can we make our best players want to stay and play in the Premier Division, rather than perhaps taking the easier option of...

Helping our heroes find new challenges after sport

Let’s cast our minds back to the women’s Olympic qualifying event in Valencia last summer. Midway through the week, GB women had a day off...

Todd Williams column: The best players chase the game

The upcoming men’s and women’s Junior World Cups will provide players with an important lesson about succeeding at the international level. Players from big...

Alex Danson column: There’s no me in my idea of team

Life since Rio has been something of a whirlwind. We had planned methodically and done everything we could do to be ready physically and tactically....