Sunday, September 19, 2021

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How Black Sticks star’s open letter resonated with Olympians

“This is one of the lowest times you’ve ever felt” wrote former New Zealand hockey player Brooke Neal in her open letter titled ‘Dear Olympian'. Her social media post last month went viral and resonated with athletes who have experienced...

Hockey pre-season guide: 3 ways to improve your fitness

It's been a long time coming, but the hope is that a full season can be completed following the pandemic. Here, Lauren Penny, of Hockey Performance Academy, gives you the ultimate pre-season guide designed for hockey players The hockey season...

The Mental Game: Motivate your field hockey pre-season

Pre-season training is upon us and with it the thought of no end of pain from various parts of the body that have not been used for several months. Cries of “I hate pre-season” “I wish we didn’t have...

‘Urgent action’ to address concussion in sport, inquiry finds

The DCMS Committee’s inquiry into concussion in sport has concluded that "urgent action" is needed by Government and national sporting bodies to address a long-term failure to reduce the risks of brain injury on sports fields. The DCMS had heard...

Team GB hockey players aided by heat pills for Tokyo Olympic tilt

Team GB hockey players hope that computerised pills to combat heat will have proved beneficial in the stifling heat at the Tokyo Olympics. The Hockey Paper can disclose that some British players have been taking the pills - which has...

Playing hockey as you get older: How to keep living the life you love for longer

WATCH: Heidi Wells, England Over 50s Masters player and Chartered Physiotherapist, talks below about playing hockey as you get older in an exclusive 15-minute video  Heidi has played 045s and 050s for England and has been a physiotherapist for over 30...

Competition: Win sports period wear collection

We have teamed up with Iceni, the sports period wear brand, to offer a fantastic prize. The prize bundle, worth £80 incl postage, includes Iceni Hipster knickers, muscle balm, monthly patches, a bag, bath salts, chafing cream and candle. All you...

GB hockey great Imran Sherwani diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

British hockey great Imran Sherwani says he holds "no fears about the future" after he revealed on Wednesday that he has Alzheimer’s disease. Sherwani, 59, who scored two goals in the 1988 Olympic final, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in...

Testosterone blockers ‘minimally reduces advantage in transgender athletes’

Men have a greater advantage over women in performance sports such as hockey and cricket in comparison to swimming and running, according to research. A study from Sports Medicine in December also found that testosterone blockers taken by transgender women...

Flight path saves Olympic hockey from heat

Hockey Olympians have been spared afternoon games in Tokyo's expected blazing temperatures next month thanks to local flight paths, as well as heat concerns, The Hockey Paper can reveal. Hockey will take place at the Oi Stadium, which features two...
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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...
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