Sunday, July 25, 2021

Kate Richardson-Walsh

‘Incomprehensible’: Kate Richardson-Walsh lambasts Hockey 5s bid decision

Rio Olympic gold medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh resigned from world hockey's athletes committee on Thursday night after Oman were awarded the first Hockey 5s World Cup. Richardson-Walsh, along wife Helen, wrote a scathing social media post aimed at the International Hockey...

England Hockey ‘must listen’ to state school voice over accessibility

Current and former internationals have resolutely backed young Izzy Gardiner's stance on calling for more state school hockey provision in England. Gardiner, 17, took to Twitter this month to highlight the plight of state school players during lockdown and was...

Alex Danson: ‘It was unusual to see a young kid so willing’

In our last print issue, we produced an 8-page special on Alex Danson's fine field hockey career, in which she was often favourite in the online sports betting odds to score first. Here, we speak to one of her...

Alex Danson-Bennett returns to hockey on Wimbledon Women’s coaching team

England and GB great Alex Danson-Bennett will return to the game - albeit on the sidelines - after being announced as part of the coaching team at newly-promoted Wimbledon Women for the upcoming season. Danson-Bennett, 35, retired in February following...

Team GB women’s hockey gold edged out in best women’s sport moment

By Rod Gilmour Nearly four years after Team GB women etched themselves into history, the hockey squad's memorable, stop-the-nation performance has been voted second best British women's sporting moment of all time in a BBC poll. Great Britain were voted behind...

Great Britain women hockey Rio Olympics gold: Dutch antics, crashing sticks

Exactly two months' prior to the 2016 Rio hockey final at the Deodoro Stadium, GB women had faced Holland in the Champions Trophy in London, where they fell to a 2-0 defeat. Lining up in the tunnel before that loss,...

‘More female coaches’: Hockey on a mission to change gender imbalance

By Sophie Penney There is big room for improvement in the percentage of women in high performance coaching, leadership roles and umpiring in hockey, according to the president of the European Hockey Federation (EHF). In a sport where England Hockey reports...

Danson is epitome of ‘total hockey’, says Kate Richardson-Walsh

As part of our 8-page print special to mark Alex Danson-Bennett's career, we heard from leading figures Kate Richardson-Walsh, Rio's gold medal-winning captain, says Alex Danson has changed the game on a world level following an illustrious career. Danson ended her...

Bowdon Hightown relegated from English Hockey’s Premier Division

Former Bowdon Hightown players rallied round their former club after the last remaining northern side was relegated from hockey's top flight. In the 30th anniversary season of the women's national league being formed, Bowdon had spent every year in the...

Kate Richardson-Walsh: More female hockey coaches needed for role models

They may be featuring in the Conference, but it was a premier start for the Richardson-Walsh name on Saturday. Helen starred with a Cambridge City hat-trick in a 5-0 rout of Southgate, while Kate started her coaching career in...
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Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Ireland women ready to take on Holland

Sarah Torrans says the Green Army will “show the world what we can do” against the world No 1...
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