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Commonwealth Games hockey: Australia rules

Coming as it always does in a World Cup year, hockey at the Commonwealth Games can suffer from an after-party hangover (or occasionally from being an appetizer). Nevertheless there are countries where Glasgow 2014 is definitely the main course for...

Hockey Issues looks at reaction to coverage of the 2014 World Cup

The hockey World Cup saw the start of a phenomenon that, as a hockey fan, I couldn’t quite believe. In fact, when I first heard that Sky Sports, for the first time ever, would be covering ALL of the...

Gaynor Nash: Now that the party’s over … rigor mortis sets in

So the big competition is over, the Cup has been awarded and the crowds have all gone home. The smiles on the faces of our players as they lifted the trophy will linger for a long time, so many...

Is watching field hockey becoming boring?

Watching hockey is boring... . And I speak as one who knows. Goalkeepers watch an awful lot of hockey. We don’t have a very good angle on the action; it’s more like the sort of view you used to get...

Field hockey tests: JDH -APX 795 and Grays G7500 shoe

JDH -APX 795 RRP: £265 The JDH APX795 is the top-of-the-range stick from Jamie Dwyer’s own company JDH - Jamie Dwyer Hockey. The APX795 has a custom core and layup designed by the five-time world player of the year himself. I met...

Field Hockey Kit: Keeping your shins safe

Protection is essential for all hockey players. We have all heard the tales in the clubhouse of the occasional horrific injury, sometimes caused by not wearing the correct protective equipment. So, which shinpads should we be looking at and...

Review: Roxy’s Yoga Conditioning Total Body Workout – Fit for Life Series

Hockey is a great game but it does some strange things to your body. Playing a crouched-over running game does take its toll over the years – just listen to the groans and gripes in the average vets changing...

Germany rules indoors; England relegated

England will not be represented at next year’s indoor world cup after both men’s and women’s sides were relegated from the top-level European championships. In Vienna, Germany’s men retained the European title they have now won 14 of the 16...

Norman Hughes: the hockey player who refused to move south from Wakefield

Wakefield’s Norman Hughes made his name as a dynamic left-midfielder in the Great Britain side of the mid-80s. Since then, he’s established himself as one of the country’s most respected coaches. Richard Smyth collared him to talk Olympics, youth...

Hockey’s torchbearer for the Gulf: Oman

Oman may not be well-known to European hockey fans, but the Gulf nation has the longest and deepest affiliation with the sport of any country in the region, writes Ijaz Chaudhry. Hockey in Oman dates back to more than a...
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Masters Hockey: ‘Sri Lanka players ideal ambassadors to promote our island’

As Masters hockey grows, so are nations who see the World Cups as the perfect fit for players to...
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