Sunday, June 13, 2021

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Which team will quality for the men’s Hockey World Cup 2018?

(Photo: Action Images via Reuters) The next Hockey World Cup is due to commence in India November 2018. Lasting through December, this event will be closely followed by field hockey fans around the world. With the World Cup being one...

My Life In Hockey: Hannah Macleod

Former GB and England midfielder Hannah Macleod talks us through her hockey life... I was stuck on three international caps for three years before the centralised system started in 2009. Danny Kerry, the coach, said that I could have a...

Derby HC ‘keeper Murphy opens up about depression ahead of marathon

When the weekend comes, stepping over the white line onto the hockey pitch is usually “a great escape” for Will Murphy. In darker moments, he still can’t quite free himself and has found it a struggle – even from...

England national Hockey League needs a Bowdon

Last weekend’s league results confirm that Bowdon Hightown will have to fight for their place in the Investec Women’s Premier League via the relegation play-offs for a second consecutive season. Buckingham have already qualified for the relegation play-offs. Wimbledon hold...

Is field hockey a big player in the world of sport?

IT’S megabucks for HIL players, while international teams made up of full-time athletes gain increasing media exposure in mainstream sports coverage. But is hockey really a serious player in the world of professional sport? Before I start, I should probably...

Kate Richardson-Walsh column: And so it begins, the next four-year cycle…

As the men’s and women’s England squads return from their respective South Africa trips, I am reminded that the immediate period post-Olympics is always an interesting one. Squads disband and are reformed, staff members move on to other roles...

Rising star Erica Sanders can be next Alex Danson, says Phil Gooderham

University of Birmingham coach Phil Gooderham believes that rising star Erica Sanders has a "tremendous" future ahead of her and can replicate the success of Rio gold medallist Alex Danson. Sanders, who made her England debut on the recent South...

Lion Harte David won’t ever forget proud roots

Crowned the world’s best goalkeeper for a second year running, David Harte says it is an achievement he “had never imagined possible”. Part of that is probably because, until he started secondary school, hockey had never even crossed his path. “The...

Nick Irvine: “Are HIL eligibility rules fair to all?”

It was interesting and puzzling in equal measure to read that English league rules apparently prevented Ashley Jackson and Barry Middleton playing for East Grinstead and Holcombe respectively last week, denying their teams and the fans the talents of...

What makes the perfect field hockey stick?

As Todd Williams correctly pointed out in a previous article in The Hockey Paper, when it comes to buying a stick there are an overwhelming number of technological claims, each designed to make that specific brand appear unique and...
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Euro Hockey 2021: Scotland and England continue close battles

Scotland women cast aside the world ranking order and made old rivals England work all the way to the...
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