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Hockey World Cup: Are Pakistan’s victorious 1982 team the greatest?

Pakistan once ruled the world. Ijaz Chaudhry looks back at the last time the Hockey World Cup was played on natural grass. The best ever team or the finest …

How depleted Germany lifted hockey world in Bhubaneswar

It was a case of forced bravado which propelled Germany into the hearts of the hockey world and the Indian paying public after the World League bronze medal …

Forget the big leagues, how strong really is hockey’s grass roots?

Three stories in the Australian sports media caught our columnist Todd Williams‘ eye in recent weeks – and they don’t paint the prettiest of …

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 …

Jeroen Hertzberger recalled for Holland’s World Cup squad

By Richard Bright Dutch coach Max Caldas cut a confident figure on Friday as he selected his 18-strong squad for next month’s men’s Hockey World …

Devon hockey team aim to row into Atlantic Challenge record books

In December, four team-mates will take on the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, a daunting 3,000-mile row from the Canary Islands to Antigua. Louise Read, …

Hockey’s midfield and forwards staying positive are key to goals success

Keeping positive in the lean times is an aspect Todd Williams has been lucky enough to witness great forwards do first-hand Team culture, fitness and …

Seoul Olympics 1988 memories: I turned my hockey stick and shinned Roger Self

In an extract taken from Seoul Glow, a new book about Great Britain’s golden success in 1988, defender Martyn Grimley recalls training sessions with late …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Shoot outs still excite, if right calls are made

By Todd Williams | Analysis Not surprisingly, the first shoot out of the Vitality Women’s World Cup created the tournament’s first genuine controversy. …

Hockey on BT Sport: Women’s World Cup view from the couch

Having participated in the great couch-potato fest of 2018 – World Cup, Wimbledon, The Open – come July 21 it was clearly time for Claire Middleton to get …