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Mark Hager

Mark Hager goes full circle with Australia Hockey women’s role

Mark Hager aims "to give back" to Australia by taking up a role to blood the next generation of Hockeyroos. The former Kookaburras Olympic captain has been appointed as Hockey Australia’s pathway programme lead for women. Former Kookaburras star Mark...

FIH reveal nominees for Hockey Stars awards

Fiona Crackles' meteoric rise to the Great Britain women's team has seen the Durham graduate shortlisted for the FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21. Crackles, who joined the GB national programme full-time in January, has been nominated in the women's Rising...

Driving force: Coach Mark Hager sets sights on GB hockey women success

Here’s a little known fact about Mark Hager, England and GB women’s coach: the former teak-tough Australian forward was once pretty handy as a signage engraver in Perth. Unable to travel back home to New Zealand in his current...

‘Player safety needs to be tighter at hockey internationals’

Adrian Lock, Spain women's coach, says more can be done to combat injuries at major tournaments. Speaking on Hockeytoday.cc's regular Ask Me Anything coaches' chat, along with GB coach Mark Hager, Lock said hockey should adopt a stricter policy at internationals. "I...

Women’s coach Mark Hager on GB Hockey isolation and love of animals

Mark Hager, the Australian coach of the GB women's team, could easily have been living in solitude during the coronavirus pandemic, with no family, cats or dogs for company in the small Berkshire village where he is currently renting. Luckily,...

Mark Hager interview: I want to take Great Britain hockey to new boundaries

Mark Hager, the Great Britain women's coach, aims to take his players to ‘new boundaries’ in both physicality and formation as he sets about a winning template ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Hager, 55 next month, took over the...

Great Britain Hockey support Mark Hager after review findings released

By Rod Gilmour England Hockey said on Monday that the findings from the independent review published by Hockey New Zealand into its women's programme was "not at odds" with its own due diligence before they appointed Mark Hager as coach. The...

New Zealand Hockey sees player funding suspended after Mark Hager exit

Hockey New Zealand confirmed to The Hockey Paper on Tuesday that it is hopeful of a "positive outcome" after reports surfaced that millionaire businessman Sir Owen Glenn has frozen funding to the Black Sticks women's hockey programme. Last year Glenn invested $1...

Mark Hager defends coaching abilities after GB hockey appointment

Great Britain women's coach Mark Hager has spoken for the first time since taking charge of his opening game in his new role with the Olympic champions. In an interview with The Telegraph, Hager defended his coaching methods and said...

Great Britain hockey needs character and right headlines

The Hockey Paper says... Two pieces on Mark Hager's appointment have now been written by The Times, the only UK national newspaper - which signed up Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh as columnists for the 2018 World Cup - to provide...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup: My dark horses, key matches and predictions

Having been a part of the FIH commentary team from the 2014 World Cup hosted in The Hague, I...
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