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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...

‘Special medal’: Laura Unsworth hails resilience after tough Tokyo Olympics campaign

For Laura Unsworth, Great Britain's gifted defender, the topsy-turvy denouement to their Tokyo campaign, which ended with a rollercoaster bronze medal, "summed up our whole cycle." Unsworth, 33, broke into the Great Britain's women squad after the Beijing Olympics....

Great Britain women land Olympics hockey bronze after dramatic win over India

Players sank to their knees, both teams did. As temperatures nudged 42C on the pitch, mercury turned to bronze after this breathless encounter; a see-saw, pulsating match ending 4-3 to Great Britain women, who won a third successive Olympic...

Olympics Hockey: Great Britain women strike back over Holland ‘arrogant’ claims

Great Britain women players were left miffed at the Netherlands' insistence to comment on their European rivals after the Oranje labelled Mark Hager's side as 'arrogant' and 'lucky' to win Rio gold. Some Dutch stars spoke out after the world...

Olympic memories: Fast cars and crowd pleasing as Atlanta Games flickered out

Calum Giles continues the unique and unrivalled experiences of playing for Great Britain hockey at an Olympic Games in the final part of a brilliant three-part travelogue. READ Part One | Part Two I had been so enthralled with the...

‘Arrogant’ Great Britain won Olympic gold by ‘pure luck’, claim top Dutch stars

Dutch players who took silver behind Great Britain women at the Rio Games have poured scorn on their rivals, suggesting that Team GB are "arrogant" while their Olympic hockey gold was "pure luck" five years ago. Alyson Annan's world No.1...
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UK summer hockey camps: Williams Hockey Coaching

The aim of Williams Hockey Coaching is to give players, no matter what their level or age, a clear...
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