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Hockey’s own Valerie Robinson could have been a Busby Babe

The Hockey Museum’s Mike Haymonds looks at the career of  one of England’s finest ever hockey players If Stanley Shoveller, the only Englishman to …

Buffaloes hockey herd set to wait before 70th Easter running at Torbay

Before lockdown, Ed Handley gave the lowdown on colourful touring side Buffaloes HC ahead of what would have been the 70th Torbay Festival at Easter The …

Welsh hockey fans continue history research in landmark month

By Richard Bright Challenges come in all shapes and sizes – and in the case of two hockey enthusiasts we have one which will be etched in history. The …

BACK IN TIME: When England hammered Belgium 8-2 and won 2009 EuroHockey

Claire Middleton recalls missing out on England Hockey’s last major trophy a decade ago The 2009 EuroHockey Championships left me seriously peed off. A …

Third time lucky for Hampstead hockey’s own Tavern?

By The History Museum’s Mike Haymonds Many London area hockey people will remember with affection the home that Hampstead & Westminster HC created …

How national hockey league ended formidable Slough’s high times

Claire Middleton speaks to the inaugural women’s league champions of 30 years ago Celebrating 30 years of Women’s National League Hockey, with …

Museum’s holy grail: producing GB Hockey player numbers

The Hockey Museum is on the cusp of producing the first definitive records for the GB Hockey teams, writes Mike Smith During 2019 the England football team …

Hockey caps project under way to find modern players’ numbers

Plans have been drawn up to give England and Great Britain players personalised hockey player numbers that will represent their place in the sport’s …

Hockey World Cup: Are Pakistan’s victorious 1982 team the greatest?

Pakistan once ruled the world. Ijaz Chaudhry looks back at the last time the Hockey World Cup was played on natural grass. The best ever team or the finest …

It’s been fun, says Biddy Burgum, one of England hockey’s oldest living players

By Rod Gilmour Here at the World Cup, Biddy Burgum, who celebrates her 92nd birthday this month, is describing the modern game with lively hand gestures in the …