Thursday, May 26, 2022

Health

Hockey Matters: 5 ways you can build a club fitness programme on a budget 

Hockey clubs are always striving to be their best, enabling players to express their individual skills and develop their talent. One of the cornerstones of a high performing club is a physical preparation programme, which optimises performance whilst mitigating...

Hockey Matters: Bouncing back from injury

In my experience working in a variety of sports, there are three periods when it is toughest for players. No.1 when they’ve lost a game; No.2 when they haven’t been selected, and No. 3 when they are injured.  All...

Deeside Ramblers set for dawn to dusk marathon charity hockey match

Hockey players are playing non-stop from dawn to dusk to raise money for a children’s charity on behalf of one of its members. Deeside Ramblers HC members from eight to over-70 will play continuously for 16 hours from 5am until...

Leek hockey to support Imran Sherwani at centenary dinner

Leek Hockey Club will be celebrating its centenary this September. The North Staffordshire club was formed in 1922 and has always been a successful family friendly club.   Over the years it was predominately a men's club, but 25 years ago...

Old Georgians’ Andy Bull creates Otter stick in memory of late team-mate

Old Georgians and Scotland defender Andy Bull has partnered with Otter Hockey to create a special stick in memory of his late team-mate Sam Nicholls who tragically lost his life to cancer in 2014, aged only 22.  From a young...

Sam Ward: My appeal to the hockey community to #playitpink 

Our columnist explains why he’s launching a fundraising campaign for Against Breast Cancer and why he believes in always making the best of a bad situation  One evening at the end of January I received a phone call that changed...

Charity raises awareness of sun protection in sport and outdoor recreation

A campaign is addressing the UK’s epidemic rise in skin cancer by raising awareness of sun protection in sport and outdoor recreation. Sunguarding Sport launches in May, backed by over 40 national governing bodies, with the rationale being that sportspeople...

Winning in Hockey: How to structure team-based conditioning sessions

When running a team conditioning session, there are a number of challenges that you will likely encounter. I am going to be giving you some simple ways that you can navigate these, to make your life simpler. As a club,...

Nutrition struggles: away days and travelling for hockey

I’ve had many conversations with my hockey-playing clients, from juniors to Masters, who say that nutrition for travel would be an invaluable addition to their body knowledge. Travel is often inevitable for most athletes. A long-distance travel can negatively affect...

Sam Ward joins charity helping to make youth sport safer

Podium Analytics has continued to make inroads into highlighting injury in youth sport by signing up England hockey star Sam Ward as an athlete ambassador. Ward, a Hockey Paper columnist, will help charity Podium Analytics in designing solutions for young...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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