Monday, June 27, 2022

Health

Former GB hockey star suffers mild traumatic brain injury

Former Great Britain player Tim Whiteman says he is on the road to recovery one year after suffering a mild traumatic brain injury while playing hockey. Whiteman received a blow to his left eye when the ball deflected up his...

GB Hockey’s Harry Gibson on coronavirus and uncertainties

Great Britain goalkeeper has three stoic principles for living through unpredictable times Three months ago, none of us saw this coming. We were all going about our business, revelling in our new year's resolutions, preparing for the year ahead as usual....

Petition launched by former England Hockey athlete to support young stars

A former athlete at GB Hockey’s Elite Development Programme (EDP) is campaigning for an increase in lifestyle mentoring for young hockey stars after she cut short her bid to become an international player over mental health concerns. Katie Knight, a promising...

How Oxford Hockey Club medics helped to save fellow player’s life

Two Oxford HC members have been praised for dropping their sticks mid-match to save a player’s life. Medics James Harper and Chris Hadfield were playing for Oxford 3s at West Hampstead HC when Devinder Singh Sangha, of BA Slough Ramgharia...

Hockey strength: The front plank

The front plank – sometimes called the low plank – is the ultimate core strength exercise. It’s big benefit is that it works both the back and front core muscles simultaneously. This exercise also has the advantage that it’s time-based...

Nutrition with Ed Caddye: Is alcohol your frenemy?

Hockey has a complex relationship with drinking but bingeing can seriously impact performance With summer upon us, it becomes the social norm to eat vast amounts of grilled food and drink a fair amount of beer, wine or spirits (or...

Field hockey core strength: The side plank

The push-up exercise we covered in the previous issue will strengthen your core muscles. You can extend this even further by incorporating the side plank into your routine. The side plank complements the push-up well, as it puts extra emphasis...

Nutrition: Hockey Issues looks at food

We all know what’s on the cards for teas when we play at home, which is why away games are that much more exciting. The anxiety of not knowing what will be served up after the game can lead...

The humble push up: hockey fitness

We all detest them – coaches even use them as punishment for poor play in training – but the push up has plenty going for it when it comes to hockey. Push ups exercise your upper body while at the...

A healthier alternative Christmas cake

Even if you are watching your weight, you don’t have to miss out on Christmas cake. This recipe uses beaten egg whites to contribute some of the volume usually produced by creaming butter and sugar. The sweetness comes from...
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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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