Monday, October 25, 2021

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Sarah Evans retires from GB Hockey programme

Sarah Evans announced her retirement from the Great Britain women's programme on Tuesday after a career spanning eight years and 122 international caps. Evans, who missed out on outright squad selection at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 (reserve), will now...

Kiwi Katie Glynn stays on as GB Hockey assistant coach

New Zealander Katie Glynn will continue in her role as GB and England women's assistant coach until the Paris 2024 Olympics. The former Black Sticks forward joined in September 2020, having previously played under then-Great Britain women’s head coach Mark...

Alan Forsyth ‘held his head high during Tokyo Olympics’

GB Hockey says that Alan Forsyth held his head high in Tokyo after becoming a high-profile omission from the men’s Olympic squad. Chief executive Nick Pink said it was a “tough and really close call” as the Scot was left...

Sarah Evans reveals positive influence of Great Britain Hockey reserves

Surbiton captain Sarah Evans has admitted that her Olympic experience was “really tough”, but that she was proud to be part of a bronze medal-winning team. Evans travelled to Tokyo as part of Great Britain women's 18-strong team but wasn’t named in any...

Scot David Ralph appointed Great Britain Hockey women’s coach

Scotland's David Ralph has been appointed as Great Britain and England women's head coach ahead of Commonwealth Games and World Cup year. Ralph, who has been an assistant coach since 2017, takes over from Australian Mark Hager, who returned to...

Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he has given away all his Team GB Olympic kit and doesn't admit to even being in the Japanese capital for...

Half of GB Hockey’s Olympic squad state school educated

Analysis has revealed that half of Great Britain’s Olympic hockey squad went through the state school system, for some or all of their education. According to data requested by The Hockey Paper, 35 per cent of the 34 of 40...

Recalling Rio, Great Britain hockey gold and the delirious day at the Deodoro

BIG READ: Five years on, Rod Gilmour recalls reporting on the hockey at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Team GB women's historical gold medal at the Deodoro Stadium For those who love their hockey and sport, the Olympics can't be...

Taste of Rio: Story behind hockey couple’s kitchen shoot-out video

The hockey-mad couple who recreated Great Britain women’s golden moment in Rio five years ago have revealed the level of detail it took to compile their 20-second video. Billy ‘Whizz’ Harvey, 51, and Michele ‘Pecka’ Harvey, 52, were married a...

‘True diamond’: Susannah Townsend retires from Great Britain hockey

Great Britain's Susannah Townsend was hailed as a "true diamond" after the gold and bronze Olympic medallist retired from international hockey on Tuesday. The 32-year-old, who amassed 188 caps for GB and England across a 13-year career, played her last...
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Hockey participation in England sees ‘significant decrease’ since Rio Olympics

Hockey participation levels have seen a decline since Rio 2016, according to Sport England’s Active Lives survey. There has...
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