Sunday, July 25, 2021

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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...

Is the reverse stick too dangerous for hockey?

THP comment When we sent our last newsletter out following GB forward Sam Ward's injury, we never expected the deluge of responses that followed. It is why we are responding to readers' viewpoints and publishing a five-page special on safety in...

Olympics: Ireland hockey debacle leave negatives for umpire community

Video Umpire expert Andy Mair picks the bones out of the Canada v Ireland controversy The national teams to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have now been decided, and apparently the ‘blame game’ has been all too often...

Hockey and mental health: Why juniors need better support

Goalkeeper Katie Knight shares her emotion-charged story and how hockey can deal better with mental health issues. “When I tried to hang myself,” wrote self-confessed hockey nut Katie Knight, “I woke up in a heap on the floor in the...

Olympic hockey qualifier: Chile Devils aim to put heat on Great Britain

"We started playing hockey because of Britain," smiles Manuela Urroz. "In Chile, hockey is played by the British schools. It's why and how I started the game." Like many of her team-mates who will line up against Great Britain women...

English hockey continues to lose club lustre for international bluster

By The Hockey Paper | editorial | online special Later this month, the Terrassa Division of Honor men's and women's teams will convene at a hotel an hour outside Barcelona. A presentation ceremony will take place to highlight the importance...
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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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