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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 …

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, …

Punch shots and the ramp: 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 …

Recalling Great Britain’s women hockey Rio gold: Dutch antics and crashing sticks

From the Archive | First published June 2018 Exactly two months’ prior to the 2016 Rio hockey final at the Deodoro Stadium, GB women had faced Holland in …

‘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 …

Can FIH and Hockey Pro League prosper amid economic impact?

By Rod Gilmour “Sometimes”, proclaimed the Daily Mail‘s chief sports writer Martin Samuel, “there is great benefit in obscurity. In …

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 …

England Hockey needs to stop star gazing and rectify club game

Published in print before lockdown, columnist Todd Williams says narrowing of top domestic clubs is detrimental to the game So, let’s get straight to the …

Women’s coach Mark Hager on GB Hockey isolation and love of animals

Mark Hager, the Australian coach of the GB women’s team, could easily have been living in solitude during the coronavirus pandemic, with no family, cats …

Volunteering: the life blood of hockey

Dave Miller is retiring after 45 years of volunteering. He tells The Hockey Paper why we shouldn’t take volunteers for granted Hockey, like so many …