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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...

Fit for Future is ensuring hockey clubs are life and soul of game

Two years ago I questioned the wisdom of top level hockey administrators bending under the pressure to modify our game into a slicker and smaller dish, more appealing to the fast-food appetite of the all-important and highly sought after...

Women’s hockey: Clifton Robinsons taste success under Sinton’s watch

We speak to Clifton chair Janis Sinton on a hockey club which bonds its own superstars Celebrating 30 years of Women's National League Hockey, with Investec Thirty seasons ago Clifton Ladies HC made their entrance into the newly-formed Typhoo National League...

25 years on, it’s time we had discussions on reverse stick hits in hockey

There have always been some head-scratching rules in our game that have made it, at times, a little more dangerous than it should be, writes Todd Williams Going as far back as my father’s playing days, I recall stories of...

Ollie Pope: from hockey to England cricket

An England cricketer crediting hockey for their rise in red and white ball cricket? It has been an all-too-familiar theme in the last few years. First, Jos Buttler came to the fore, while Ollie Pope is the latest talent to...

A hockey Christmas wish list: umpire support, parahockey, indoors and cards

No turkeys here! The Hockey Paper's columnist Todd Williams creates his 10-point vision to make hockey a better place in 2020  Dear Santa, I’ve just been up to my daughter’s bedroom and found her Christmas list. You can imagine how surprised...
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My week: Nick Giles, Oxted Hockey men’s coach

It’s hockey 24/7 for Oxted player/coach school head of hockey coach Nick Giles. Here, he runs The Hockey Paper...
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