Thursday, May 26, 2022

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The Hockey Museum: bringing the past to life

We took a peak at the incredible collection of hockey history on show in Woking Delving into sporting history was supposed to be one of the legacies of the London 2012 Olympics. But where other plans were scrapped – including...

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh top career longevity table

Kate Richardson-Walsh has pipped wife Helen by one day after being revealed as having the longest career of any Great Britain hockey athlete. The research was conducted by The Hockey Museum, which set about a GB hockey statistics project five...

The changing face of Easter hockey festivals

The years when dozens of hockey clubs from across the length and breadth of England would stage traditional and memorable end-of-season Easter festivals are sadly long gone. There were just two held in the resorts of Torbay in Devon...

Torbay and Blackpool Easter hockey festivals buck the trend

A touring hockey side, The Oddfellows, which has ventured to 70 runnings of Torbay Easter Festivals, will continue their tradition this year. The long-running festival returns to the Torbay area between April 15-18 as it celebrates its 70th year. Easter...

The story behind Hampstead & Westminster hockey club’s blazer

The Hampstead & Westminster HC annual dinner of 1991 was noteworthy for the first appearance of the 'Veterans’ Touring Blazer', writes Ian Smith. This was another initiative pursued by Chris Elliott and facilitated by Hugh Smith in conjunction with A...

Maidstone goalscoring machine, 68, scores 1,000th goal for Kent club

A landmark goal was scored in Kent at the weekend when a Maidstone Hockey Club member scored his 1,000th for the club. Nigel Swaffer, who is also Maidstone's chairman, racked up his milestone goal in his 50th season at the...

Hockey history on the high seas

Whilst researching a story for an exhibition about a very eminent lady hockey player of the early 20th century, The Hockey Museum discovered that she had travelled on the very first voyage of the liner Queen Mary. That, of course,...

Hockey stick development through the ages: 1980s and finding strength

We take a look at how the stick has developed over the last four decades to cater for the way we now play the game Hockey has changed a great deal over the last 40 years with changes in pitches,...

‘Blackheath has been accepted as oldest hockey club for 160 years – it’s a bit late to change now’

In November, The Hockey Paper published a story on the oldest hockey club in the world after research revealed that Teddington have a rightful claim to the status.  Here, Matt Wilde, Blackheath’s co-chair, writing ‘on behalf of the good members...

Torbay aims to hold 70th anniversary Easter Hockey Festival in 2022

The Torbay Easter Hockey Festival hopes to hold its 70th running next Spring. The original 70th anniversary was due to take place last Easter before the pandemic took hold. The 2022 event is set for April 13-18. At the time, the...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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