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Time to ask the hard questions in English hockey

By Todd Williams It’s a curious thing to live on an island, which between Tasmania and here, I’ve done for most of my life. Even without Brexit, there is a …

Irvine column: Hockey must be a sport for all

Few accusations have caused me to bristle more over the years than the old one of ‘Hockey? That’s a girls’ game, isn’t it?’ I think it was probably …

Middleton column: National Hockey League needs a Bowdon

Last weekend’s league results confirm that Bowdon Hightown will have to fight for their place in the Investec Women’s Premier League via the relegation …

Kate Richardson-Walsh: Let’s work together to help hockey grow

As the next Olympic cycle begins and the new international league looms on the horizon, what will become of our sport in the coming years? Our international …

Simon Orchard: It’s time umpires learnt the game

  “The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, they just don’t know the game”, the great Bill Shankly once said. I have to say I agree …

Ric Charlesworth: Teams of nine are the way forward

It appears even soccer (football) is considering some significant changes. Marco Van Basten as technical Director of FIFA has raised the possibility of …

Old habits die hard, so the legend Ric Charlesworth lives on

Our news editor Claire Middleton goes Down Under to meet top Australian coach Ric Charlesworth… It’s a typical West Australian summer day when I …

Todd Williams: It’s time to come in from the cold

In the 1930s, the playwright and composer Noël Coward wrote the famous lyric “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”. With the hats, gloves, …

Todd Williams column: Get players better, not the best players

Every edition of The Hockey Paper so far has seen plenty of thoughts on improving the health and future of the two Premier Leagues. Ian Jennings’ column on …

Simon Orchard column: My long road back to my normal self

A little over a year ago, I was diagnosed with a generalised anxiety disorder. Roughly characterised, that means I have excessive, uncontrollable and often …

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