Friday, June 18, 2021

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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 is losing out to cricket’s magic hands

Just before last summer's 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...

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...

Great Britain women hockey Rio Olympics gold: Dutch antics, crashing sticks

Exactly two months' prior to the 2016 Rio hockey final at the Deodoro Stadium, GB women had faced Holland in the Champions Trophy in London, where they fell to a 2-0 defeat. Lining up in the tunnel before that loss,...

‘More female coaches’: Hockey on a mission to change gender imbalance

By Sophie Penney There is big room for improvement in the percentage of women in high performance coaching, leadership roles and umpiring in hockey, according to the president of the European Hockey Federation (EHF). In a sport where England Hockey reports...

Can FIH and Hockey Pro League prosper amid economic impact?

"Sometimes", proclaimed the Daily Mail's chief sports writer Martin Samuel, "there is great benefit in obscurity. In relatively minor sports it allows hopeless administrators to flourish unquestioned." It was but a small item in his regular column, but it struck...

Teun de Nooijer’s my hero! Why Barry Middleton couldn’t go past record

Barry Middleton has finally been able to look back on his memorable hockey career, he tells Rod Gilmour There would be times interviewing Barry Middleton over the years where you would find him, or will him even, to be in...
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Scot’s passionate aim to reach hockey umpiring pinnacle

Duncan Ruzzak will forever remember the day where he was first sent off as a player and then, after...
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