Friday, August 19, 2022

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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...

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...
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Masters Hockey: ‘Sri Lanka players ideal ambassadors to promote our island’

As Masters hockey grows, so are nations who see the World Cups as the perfect fit for players to...
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