Wednesday, February 21, 2024

LGBT hockey

Hockey World Cup: Germany captain to wear rainbow armband in India

Germany men will follow the women’s national side by wearing the rainbow armband at the Hockey World Cup to highlight inclusivity in the sport. National coach Andre Henning confirmed that the FIH had given the green light for captain Mats...

Ireland and hockey Olympian Peter Caruth comes out as gay

Peter Caruth, who has 142 caps for Ireland, has become the first Green Machine men's hockey international to come out as gay. Caruth made the announcement on Instagram. "I came out as GAY shortly before the Christmas break! I know,...

Gay hockey player Davis Atkin aims to be ‘trailblazer’ in Australia

Young Kookaburra Davis Atkin says he wants to be a "trailblazer" as a role model and support for openly gay hockey players in Australia. Atkin came out in April, when he was also named in Australia men’s under-21 squad, and...

GB hockey captain makes powerful diversity statement with rainbow armband

When the International Olympic Committee relaxed their previously rigid stance on political statements to a degree before the Tokyo Olympics, the world opened up too. Great Britain women’s captain Hollie Pearne-Webb is a prime example, the defender sporting a rainbow...

Olympics: Germany’s Nike Lorenz seeks clarity on wearing rainbow armband

Germany's Nike Lorenz says she is "left on my own" as she mulls over wearing the captain's armband in rainbow colours at the Tokyo Olympics. Lorenz, 24, is seeking more clarity on the rules surrounding the armband and is unsure...

Helen Richardson-Walsh expresses shock at Hockey 5s World Cup venue

Rio gold medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh has expressed her shock at the staging of the first Hockey 5s World Cup in Oman. There was widespread condemnation after it was announced that Oman had beaten rival bids to host the January 2024...

‘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...

Testosterone blockers ‘minimally reduces advantage in transgender athletes’

Men have a greater advantage over women in performance sports such as hockey and cricket in comparison to swimming and running, according to research. A study from Sports Medicine in December also found that testosterone blockers taken by transgender women...
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Girl, 14, turned transgender advocate after children denied sport

A 14-year-old hockey player from the US has featured in a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) video urging law officials to reconsider anti-transgender bills. According to HRC Hockey-VM stream, more than 100 bills have been introduced in over 30 states which...

Perth Pythons win Australian Pride in Sport award for LGBTI community work

By Richard Bright Perth Pythons, Western Australia’s only LGBTI+ hockey club, has won prestigious awards at the Australian Pride in Sport awards. The club won the 2018 LGBTI Community Sport award at a function in Melbourne this week, while Pythons coach Reid...
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How is England Hockey Talent Academy system faring in north regions?

Rob Turner, player/coach at Timperley HC, says the new talent system has “opened his eyes” to where player development...
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