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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 …

Dream Team: Mel Clewlow

The veteran Canterbury midfielder and double Olympian selects a talent-picked XI she’d relish watching play together on the pitch… Goalkeeper: …

Amber Luzar gives Maddie Hinch and GB Hockey women green light for success

Rod Gilmour speaks to an unsung hero behind GB women’s golden Olympics Kate Richardson-Walsh has commended her “insane” hours. Lily Owsley calls her …

Is watching field hockey becoming boring?

Watching hockey is boring… . And I speak as one who knows. Goalkeepers watch an awful lot of hockey. We don’t have a very good angle on the action; …

Hockey’s torchbearer for the Gulf: Oman

Oman may not be well-known to European hockey fans, but the Gulf nation has the longest and deepest affiliation with the sport of any country in the region, …

Why field hockey goalkeepers are so important at World Cups

With the World Cup almost here, the teams participating are starting to formulate their strategies on how they will see off their competition and get their …

Do all hockey goalkeepers obsess over clean sheets?

We adore them. We treasure them. We keep them in a special place in our injection-moulded hearts. The Hockey Paper salutes a goalkeeper’s clean sheets. I …

From The Archives: Hockey’s glass ceiling – why is there only one female coach in a senior position at London 2012?

Hockey’s glass ceiling when it comes to senior coaching positions is highlighted by the fact that there is only one woman in a high-level hockey coaching …