Saturday, December 4, 2021

Health

Dutch player raises money after revealing cervical cancer recovery

A Dutch big league player has revealed how her "desire to have children, play top sport and have a social career" was nearly jeopardised after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Daphne Voormolen, 30, was diagnosed in February but after participating...

‘Strikingly overlooked’: Foundation sets out agenda to stem youth sports injury

Ron Dennis, the founder and chairman of Podium Analytics, says that sports injury in the youth is "strikingly overlooked" following its partnership with England Hockey and other major sports in a multi-million pound investment over the next decade. The partnership...

Macronutrients: Is protein really that important for hockey players?

I hope you enjoyed the first instalment of my nutrition column last month and have seen improvements in your game from implementing some of the basics I covered. This month, we explore protein – arguably the most important macronutrients for training and match day muscle recovery.  What...

Dutch player to follow Sam Ward in wearing eye protection

A Dutch club hockey player is set to wear the same mask worn by Sam Ward following the international exposure gained by the GB international wearing the face protection. Ferry Wortelboer, who plays for HC Push in the Netherlands’ 1st...

Hockey clubs, umpires and players take part in Wapping’s L’Ump Month

Wapping HC's men's 7s has had a strong history of volunteering in recent years, writes Dan Carter.  By mid-2017 the team was providing four umpires to the Essex Association's 'neutral pool' to officiate the higher divisions in the area.   In one...

Hockey player was feared dead as best friend helped save his life

A hockey player at Clydesdale HC has described how his best friend and team-mate saved his life after he collapsed during a match and was feared dead for nearly 10 minutes. Andrew Allan, who plays for the Glasgow-based side, raced...

Covering the basics: 5 changes you can make to improve your hockey performance

Trying to navigate through the minefield of online nutrition, working out what is good and bad nutrition is near impossible. DAN RICHARDSON plans to build your knowledge in nutrition specific for hockey and we begin with the 5 key components for...

Dan Richardson: Introducing our new nutritionist columnist

Dan Richardson joins The Hockey Paper as a sports performance nutritionist expert, who has been working with professional athletes, across a variety of sports, for the past four years For my first article, I would like to introduce myself to readers. I...

How are you preparing your body for playing hockey?  

In our exclusive video series, Heidi Wells, England over-50s Masters player and chartered physiotherapist, talks about the importance of Sports Body Conditioning, as she discusses and explains the importance of our body core and the muscle groups that make up this key body area.  Heidi...

Seoul great set to lead Marathon team running for Imran Sherwani

A team running this weekend’s Virgin Money London Marathon in honour of British hockey great Imran Sherwani have raised over £35,000 for dementia research. The 12 'Going for Gold' runners are raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK in support of...
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Brilliant Christmas presents for hockey players and children stockings

Christmas is the ideal opportunity to splash out on those extra-special gifts. We’ve scoured the market for the most...
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