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Hockey fixtures 2019/20: Hampstead & Westminster and Surbiton ladies open on the road

By Rod Gilmour English hockey’s two domestic champions will both take the defence of their titles on the road after the 2019/20 fixtures were released. …

England’s Hockey World Cup hopes rely on fitness and clear heads

What a night it was in Bhubaneswar for England – but six long days for Argentina. Ever since their dispiriting 5-3 defeat to France, Argentina had played …

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

The Hockey Paper report, Bhubaneswar England secured a brilliant, battling display over Argentina, the Olympic champions, to halt a long winless streak over …

Hockey World Cup: Mature England set up Argentina clash

By Rod Gilmour, Bhubaneswar Sam Ward, tweeting from home, predicted the right result, George Pinner cartwheeled in delight, there were two World Cup debut …

Tess Howard set for ‘whirlwind’ Great Britain hockey debut

Four years ago, Tess Howard was being shown where Lilleshall was on a map by former international Glenn Kirkham, one of her hockey mentors. Now, she’s gone …

England men opt for youth in Hockey World Cup medal hunt

By Rod Gilmour 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 …

France upend England to show Olympic hockey credentials ahead of Paris 2024

By Rod Gilmour ‘Hockey sur gazon’ – field hockey as we know it – has been a rare commodity in L’Equipe, France’s daily …

Holcombe’s Nick Bandurak takes lead for club, school … and his Doberman

By The Hockey Paper As England’s leading scorer in the men’s hockey top flight, Nick Bandurak is in sizzling form for Holcombe. The 25-year-old has …

Georgie Twigg’s all-round class will aid Surbiton, says Sarah Haycroft

By The Hockey Paper Georgie Twigg will focus her efforts on gaining more honours with Surbiton this season after closing her international career. Twigg, 27, …

Maddie Hinch steps aside from international hockey – with Tokyo 2020 Olympics in mind

By Rod Gilmour Maddie Hinch, widely considered the world’s best goalkeeper, has ‘pressed pause’ on her international career. The England …