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Maddie Hinch

Maddie Hinch inspires England – but they finish 2014 Hockey World Cup with little to cheer about

England finished in the Hague with the least-celebrated victory in the history of hockey World Cups having pipped Belgium for the 11th place with a shoot-out win. With the team at a low-ebb anyway, Stephaine de Groof's slapped corner goal for...

‘Remember the good times’ says Lee on England women’s day of 2014 World Cup misery

England's hockey World Cup campaign has turned into a salvage mission after their third straight loss in a row in the Hague. Their semi-final hopes were already shaky after losing to the USA and China in their opening two matches,...

Maddie Hinch perfect start: England’s new custodian on her blooming career

Has a goalkeeper ever taken to international hockey as quickly as Maddie Hinch? In her first season as England’s number one Hinch picked up goalkeeper of the tournament award in her first three major events – the World League...

Maddie Hinch: Goalkeeping – genes, culture or just lucky?

So, England has a new hero, or, rather, another new hero. George Pinner, keeper of the tournament at the World League Finals in January, is the second England goalie, after Holcombe’s Maddie Hinch, to have staked an irrefutable claim...

The Top of the D commends one England star’s ‘bouncebackability’

When the Hockey Writers’ Club announced their men’s and women’s players of the year, unsurprisingly, after an incredible year for club and country, Maddie Hinch deservedly scooped the women’s award. Of perhaps slightly more interest to me however, was...

Maddie Hinch and Sophie Bray can lift England at 2014 World Cup

It wasn’t too long ago that England were also-rans at world-level events – think men’s football. Of course there was never any of football’s out-of-control flag-waving followed by bitter ‘state-of-the-game’ recriminations. Frankly, not many people cared. All that started...

Why field hockey goalkeepers are so important at World Cups

With the World Cup almost here, the teams participating are starting to formulate their strategies on how they will see off their competition and get their hands on that coveted trophy. Big tournaments are won and lost on the...

Jason Lee names England women’s squad for Investec world league semis

Despite a number of retirements since last summer and the switch back to England from Great Britain, London 2012 stars still make up nearly half of the selected squad members. England Captain, Reading’s Kate Walsh (292 combined caps) and...

Leicester win Investec women’s hockey championship 2012

Leicester have won the Investec women's hockey league championship with a penalty shootout victory over reigning champions Reading. In a high-quality shootout to Euro Hockey Leage rules (8 seconds to score starting at 25 year line) and featuring two...
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Northampton Saints Hockey bolstered by Letchfords coaching roles

Northampton Saints HC have enlisted the services of Lisa and Simon Letchford, who will lead the club’s development from...
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