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Dream Team: Mark Pearn

Surbiton head coach and former Reading, East Grinstead and Great Britain forward Mark Pearn picks the hockey XI he'd relish watching play together... Goalkeeper Simon Mason – Reading and England & GB Pretty obvious one. I  played with him at school, as...

More MBEs for Team GB’s hockey heroes!

By Rod Gilmour Half of the victorious Great Britain women's squad have now received their MBEs at Buckingham Palace. But even with the team's Whatsapp group revealing stories from the day, it gets no less exciting for those who have...

Let’s stream English hockey on TV and evolve together

So much has changed from the early 1990s when our colleague and columnist Nick Irvine commentated hockey for Sky Sports at Birmingham University. A single camera set-up with rudimentary graphics, a yellow, sandy pitch and a dirty white ball...

Todd Williams: It’s time to come in from the cold

In the 1930s, the playwright and composer Noël Coward wrote the famous lyric “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”. With the hats, gloves, base layers, ski socks and heavy coats now out of the cupboard...

Alex Danson column: Karen and Craig are huge losses

We are losing Karen Brown and Craig Keegan – two key members of our England and Great Britain coaching staff – and although they have decided to leave the programme for the right reasons, I am still very sad...

Ian Jennings column: We must make the stars want to stay

How can we make our best players want to stay and play in the Premier Division, rather than perhaps taking the easier option of dropping down leagues for likely financial reward? If they’ve played internationals, are current internationals or realise...

Amber Luzar gives Maddie Hinch and GB Hockey women green light for success

Rod Gilmour speaks to an unsung hero behind GB women's golden Olympics Kate Richardson-Walsh has commended her “insane” hours. Lily Owsley calls her “The Consolidator” and believes the team “owes so much to her”. Maddie Hinch even admits that the...

Helping our heroes find new challenges after sport

Let’s cast our minds back to the women’s Olympic qualifying event in Valencia last summer. Midway through the week, GB women had a day off and a recovery session at a local indoor pool. Buddy Holly was playing over the...

A revolution’s happening in Hampstead thanks to man called Smudge

Jack Miller looks at the changes former GB star Richard Smith has brought to Hampstead... Injury may have derailed his bid to become a double Olympian for Great Britain, but Richard Smith is now hell-bent on transforming club side Hampstead &...

Beckie Middleton column: Give youngsters chance to shine

Over the next few weeks the best young hockey players on the planet will battle it out at the Junior World Cup. This is the top competition in under-21 hockey, but many of these players will hope it is...
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How are England Hockey’s new talent development plans progressing?

In the second part of our series, England Hockey's Heather Williams looks at how the new talent development is...
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