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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...

Is this one of the most important hockey sticks in the world?

There are many sticks in The Hockey Museum, many as old or even older than the one pictured but, with the passage of time, it has no knowledge of who owned them or where they were used. A stick...

New hockey documentary marks 45 years of sport’s transformation

A new hockey documentary which charts hockey’s turf transformation from 'grass players to turf-natives' has been launched. The Surface, a 20-minute digital release, explores some of the most pivotal moments in hockey’s transformation since the first turf at the 1976...

Blackheath or Teddington? Oldest hockey club in the world revealed

Blackheath has 'officially the oldest hockey club in the world', while Teddington states 'oldest club in the world' proudly labelled on their club social media handles. But the debate over who can lay claim to this historic mantle can...

The first floodlit international hockey match

The Hockey Museum's Mike Haymonds on floodlit hockey and an undiscovered Olympic team The first floodlit international hockey match took place on the October 25 1955 at the Arsenal Football Club’s stadium at Highbury, London. The match was organised by...

Olympic memories: Fast cars and crowd pleasing as Atlanta Games flickered out

Calum Giles continues the unique and unrivalled experiences of playing for Great Britain hockey at an Olympic Games in the final part of a brilliant three-part travelogue. READ Part One | Part Two I had been so enthralled with the...

Olympics Hockey: ‘India can learn from how Belgium deal with every situation’

Ahead of the bronze medal match, SAMARNATH SOORY speaks to two of India’s gold medal team from the 1980 Olympics as the men in blue aim to learn from the importance of smallest margins at the top level  If Indian...

Olympic memories: We carried cameras in our pants to capture Opening Ceremony thrill

Calum Giles continues the unique and unrivalled experiences of playing for Great Britain hockey at an Olympic Games in the second of a three-part travelogue. Part One is here The curtains slid back and the sight that greeted me was...

The amazing story of how an Irish priest became the ‘father of Japan hockey’

When Ireland women take to the pitch at Oi Hockey Stadium for their opening match of the Tokyo Olympics against South Africa on Saturday, they may not know it but the Green Army will be willed on by a...

Hockey volunteers create definitive Great Britain caps numbers

Great Britain Olympian Richard Leman says that today's current players should cherish their cap numbers just like New Zealand's All Black heritage. Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, The Hockey Museum has been able to finish a huge volunteer-led project, by...
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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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