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Dream Team: Mel Clewlow picks her hockey 11

The veteran Canterbury midfielder and double Olympian selects a talent-picked XI she'd relish watching play together on the pitch... Goalkeeper: Carolyn Reid (International) Reidy was agile and quick but had to wait for years to become the first-choice goalkeeper. In the 2006...

Why hockey is losing out to cricket’s magic hands

Just before the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Jonny Bairstow used the sport's showpiece event to pay ode to hockey, writes Shahbaz M. The English opener credited the hours of toil on the hockey pitch in Leeds as a teenager for...

Lucy Holder interview: Youthful Wimbledon revel in Great Britain additions

Lucy Holder has always been a fan of Alex Danson-Bennett's "crazy reverse stick hitting" over the forehand strike. On Saturday, the 23-year-old scored her first of the season with one of her playing heroes and now Wimbledon coach watching...

How top Dutch goalkeeper coach adapted ball focus from Jennifer Capriati

Dutch hockey goalkeeping specialist Martijn Drijver, who first started working with Maddie Hinch in 2016, on the importance of ball focus in our latest Tips from the Top A player needs to find the right setting in balance and to...

Zambia rebuilds a love for hockey from the bottom up

A new zest for hockey has emerged in Zambia, as well as a push to bring women athletes to the forefront. Steve Beel reports Hockey is not a new game in Zambia. When the modern capital of Lusaka was developed...

Hockey Belgium’s rise to top is simple: strong club network, coaching talent

Opinion As far as years go, 2007 wasn’t particularly significant in the international men’s game. With no Olympics or World Cup, the Champions Trophy in Kuala Lumpur was the major prize. Germany won their ninth title with a tight 1-0...

3G video highlights hockey plight from Newquay and beyond

The opening sequences of the video made by members of Newquay HC to highlight the threat of 3G pitches are laid bare. 'This Girl Can' The Government said But hockey girls everywhere shake their head For 'hockey friendly' astroturfs far...

Hockey debate: There are state school facilities for entire communities to prosper

A speculative approach resulted in a Lancashire hockey club finally returning to its hometown after 24 years and a high school being able to offer a year-round outdoor multi-sporting curriculum, including hockey, writes Sarah Skelton. Over five years ago, Garstang...

Hockey World Cups, dodgy Olympic qualifiers and nightclub exploits

 Claire Middleton looks back at four hockey controversies down the years Call me a naïve Corinthian but I reckon sport should be a good thing; fun, a challenge where you give of your best, promoting teamwork, fair play and leadership. Well,...

Alex Danson: ‘I always felt a real license to compete when I stepped on the field’

Great Britain hockey great Alex Danson-Bennett speaks exclusively to THP on a life in hockey and the golden road to the top A COMPETITIVE WAVE It was funny, one of the messages I had when I announced my retirement was from...
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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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