Saturday, May 15, 2021

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‘An animating spectacle’: 125 years since first women’s hockey match

The Hockey Museum has unearthed newspaper reports to mark the 125th anniversary of the first ever women’s international hockey match. The Ireland and England match in Dublin took place on March 2, 1896, the hosts running out 2-0 winners in...

Revealed: How France took Great Britain on the tiles ahead of 1920 hockey gold

France attempted to get their cross channel opponents Great Britain drunk in Antwerp the night before the men's gold medal match at the 1920 Olympics, exactly 100 years ago, but were thwarted in their attempts thanks to their rivals...

Stanley Shoveller: The greatest English hockey player ever?

By Mike Haymonds | The Hockey Museum This is potentially a very subjective claim but can anyone put forward a stronger case than this one for Stanley Howard Shoveller (1881-1959)? To be the best amongst one’s contemporaries is perhaps the first...

The first floodlit hockey international

The Hockey Museum continues to tap into its vast collection of history to bring you the best stories The first floodlit international hockey match took place on the October 25 1955 at the Arsenal Football Club’s stadium at Highbury, London....

Dhyan Chand: ‘The undisputed magician of world hockey’

By Mike Haymonds | The Hockey Museum Our article in a previous The Hockey Paper edition described Stanley Shoveller as the greatest ever English hockey player. There is little doubt that the accolade as the greatest global player is deserved by the...

Club hockey file: Birmingham and Yardley merge for city future

In our Club File series we've heard from Gloucester City on momentum after pandemic, Eastcote on insurance issues, Wakefield HC on how the volunteer-run club is coping with life in lockdown and Leicester on  pitch positives and NHS members. Here, Jeevan S Chagger,...

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 win two Olympic gold medals, is regarded as the greatest English male hockey player there is...

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 Buffaloes was initially set up as the touring team from Smethwick HC in 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 quest for friends Phil Bailey and Steve Knight involves over a century's...

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 decade or more covering England and Great Britain, with their high hopes and false dawns, and as...
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England Hockey sets out latest roadmap in welcome club boost

Car sharing is set to be allowed, clubhouses can open and there is a welcome back for spectators from...
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