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Old Sheffield hockey photo yields anecdote from yesteryear

A reader of the Sheffield Star wrote in recently to compliment the above photo taken of the Jessop Saville women's team A Mr Hines wrote to the paper in the hope that the image was taken at the club's Ecclesfield...

Hockey seas the way on Britain’s old beaches

Over the centuries hockey has been played on a variety of surfaces and one of the most intriguing has been on beaches, writes The Hockey Museum's Mike Haymonds. The game of bandy or hockey was played informally for many years...

Reader’s research into oldest women’s hockey league in UK

A Hockey Paper reader believes that he has found the oldest women's hockey league in the UK still in existence. Scott Evans is conducting research into women's league hockey - which was fervent in the north of England 100...

God squad: Can hockey follow football’s lead?

The news that the Church of England has given the blessing for a football team to be formed – an Archbishop of Canterbury XI – with plans for a women’s side to follow led to us researching whether there...

Club Hockey File: Pelicans itching to celebrate 100th anniversary

A year like no other, 2020 was supposed to be a huge year of on-going celebrations for Pelicans HC in Norfolk. Established in 1920, the club - which has spawned players such as Danny Kerry, Kath Johnson, David Vinson and...

‘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...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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