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Two games in four quarters: Rio 2016 Olympic hockey analysis one year on

One year on from the Rio Olympics, columnist Todd Williams looks back at whether the quarter rule changed nations’ perspectives in Brazil. In the wake of …

My Life In Hockey: Hannah Macleod

GB and England midfielder Hannah Macleod, who announced her retirement from the game this week, talks us through her hockey life… I was stuck on three …

Hockey For Heroes crew are ready to hit the road – From Cardiff to Marlow in 10 gruelling days

BY GRAHAM OTWAY As a national sports centre, Bisham Abbey has over the years provided training and coaching facilities for a wide variety of top sportsmen and …

Time to ask the hard questions in English hockey

By Todd Williams It’s a curious thing to live on an island, which between Tasmania and here, I’ve done for most of my life. Even without Brexit, there is a …

Irvine column: Hockey must be a sport for all

Few accusations have caused me to bristle more over the years than the old one of ‘Hockey? That’s a girls’ game, isn’t it?’ I think it was probably …

Ric Charlesworth: Teams of nine are the way forward

It appears even soccer (football) is considering some significant changes. Marco Van Basten as technical Director of FIFA has raised the possibility of …

Torchbearer for the Gulf: Oman

Oman may not be well-known to European hockey fans, but the Gulf nation has the longest and deepest affiliation with the sport of any country in the region, …

Why field hockey goalkeepers are so important at World Cups

With the World Cup almost here, the teams participating are starting to formulate their strategies on how they will see off their competition and get their …