Sunday, August 7, 2022

My Life In Hockey

Hockey Social: Jake Whetton, Australia

Jake Whetton, the 31-year-old Queenslander, is playing his third Commonwealth Games for Australia and going for a hat-trick of titles with the Kookaburras. For more in our regular Hockey Social series head here In association with Gryphon What was your...

My life in Hockey: Spain women’s captain, Maria Lopez

In our regular anything goes Q&A, we speak to players and coaches on topics ranging from temptations, influences, fashion sense and match teas. This week: Spain women's Maria Lopez In association with Gryphon What was your earliest ambition? To play hockey...

Masters Talk: my childhood mates have all been gearing up for ‘old girls hockey’

It seems that Reita Holmes has been a fixture in Australian Capital Territory (ACT) women’s masters teams for the last decade, writes Mark McElligott.  Hailing from the New South Wales town of Orange, also hometown to recently retired Hockeyroo...

Hockey Social: Laura Unsworth, England women and East Grinstead

In our regular anything goes Q&A, we speak to players and coaches on topics ranging from temptations, influences, fashion sense and match teas. This week: East Grinstead and England's Laura Unsworth In association with Gryphon What was your earliest ambition? To...

Masters Talk: from wrestling champion to hockey veteran

Mark McElligott chats with Stephen Sawyers, Queensland, Southern Cross and Australian forward about his hockey experiences  Stephen was a four-time national wrestling champion and also represented Australia in freestyle wrestling when he was younger. His wife Michelle is also no stranger...

My life in Hockey: Masters provides physical challenges and makes me get up every day

In the latest from our regular series, we hear from Chris Townson, who first played Masters hockey over his wedding anniversary Name:  Chris Townson  Nickname: Brian the Snail – an old tour name given about my speed of drinking (slow) in contrast to my speed...

Masters Talk: Our house was closest to the phone for captains to ring in results

In his latest Masters player profile, Mark McElligott chats with Glenn Crowhurst, an Australian from Winmalee near Springwood in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Glenn plays keeper and has enjoyed both state and national Selection and a deal of...

My life in hockey: Trojans’ Emma Teague

In the latest from our regular series, we speak to Trojans' 46-year-old Emma Teague, with the Vitality Women's Division 1 South side currently battling to avoid relegation Most of my friendships have been formed through sport and hockey. Yes, it‘s...

Masters Talk: ‘My goal? Still playing hockey when I am 80’

In his latest Masters player profile, Mark McElligott chats with Kevin Booth, an Australian from Canberra Kevin was originally from Crookwell, about 90 minutes north of Canberra in rural New South Wales. Crookwell is well known in Australian Hockey circles as...

Masters Talk: No price on pleasure gained from playing opponents from 60 years ago

In our regular My Life in Hockey series, we speak to the captain of Wales Masters over-70s Name:  Richard Chapman Nickname: Apparently you can tell when a person was born by the moniker bestowed on them by their parents. So in Masters...
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England women topple Australia to win Commonwealth hockey gold

Birmingham -- England women are Commonwealth hockey champions. David Ralph’s side won their first ever Commonwealth title with a...
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