Sunday, July 25, 2021

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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...

England Hockey needs to stop star gazing and rectify club game

Published before lockdown, columnist Todd Williams says narrowing of top domestic clubs is detrimental to the game So, let’s get straight to the point: Premier League hockey in England is broken. It is failing clubs, players and coaches all around...

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 or dogs for company in the small Berkshire village where he is currently renting. Luckily,...

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 amateur based sports, has been and always will be reliant on the volunteer. Sure, the sport...

GB Hockey’s Harry Gibson on coronavirus and uncertainties

Great Britain goalkeeper has three stoic principles for living through unpredictable times Three months ago, none of us saw this coming. We were all going about our business, revelling in our new year's resolutions, preparing for the year ahead as usual....

BACK IN TIME: When England hammered Belgium 8-2 and won 2009 EuroHockey

Claire Middleton recalls missing out on England Hockey's last major trophy a decade ago The 2009 EuroHockey Championships left me seriously peed off. A decade or more covering England and Great Britain, with their high hopes and false dawns, and as...

Third time lucky for Hampstead hockey’s own Tavern?

By The History Museum's Mike Haymonds Many London area hockey people will remember with affection the home that Hampstead & Westminster HC created for themselves in an old pub adjacent to their playing pitches in Paddington. It came as a...

Marlow’s young leader programme is force to be reckoned with

Marlow HC’s Kate Porter on success of club’s young leader programme Having coached young people in club and school hockey for the last 20 years, I have always believed that involving teenagers in developing younger players has real benefits for...

Inside Coaching: Two’s company, three’s a crowd in hockey

You’ve got a brilliant game lined up at training, an even number of players and then suddenly another player turns up, or even worse, someone gets injured. What do you do? asks Todd Williams. Add purpose Well, of course you can play...

Cannock Hockey show club spirit after ‘devastating’ year

Five years ago, Cannock HC launched its #2020vision, a long term plan to become one of Europe’s leading, sustainable clubs. As 2020 came into vision, Cannock, around 115 years old, faced an uncertain future after being locked out of its...
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Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Ireland women ready to take on Holland

Sarah Torrans says the Green Army will “show the world what we can do” against the world No 1...
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