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Todd Williams column: The best players chase the game

Junior World Cups always provide players with an important lesson about succeeding at the international level. Players from big hockey countries like England will realise that while a long, well-funded preparation provides an advantage, it doesn’t guarantee that you...

Alex Danson column: There’s no me in my idea of team

Life since Rio has been something of a whirlwind. We had planned methodically and done everything we could do to be ready physically and tactically. Internally every one of the squad of 31 thought we could win gold, we had...

Danny Kerry: Planning for next gold at Tokyo 2020 Olympics starts now

Rod Gilmour talks to GB coach Danny Kerry about his plans for the Tokyo Olympics... Danny Kerry's side is off being interviewed by BBC presenter Clare Balding. It may be the start of their meteoric rise into the public consciousness,...

Dream Team: Richard Smith

The 29-year-old Hampstead & Westminster and Great Britain defender selects a talent-packed XI he'd relish watching play together... Goalkeeper James Fair – England & GB (European Championships 2009, Olympics 2012) James was a great guy to have around the team on a...

Todd Williams column: GB Hockey desperate for more like Harry Martin

Apart from the GB women and Argentina’s men, every team left Rio with some level of disappointment. On the men’s side, Australia’s quarter-final exit and Great Britain failing to get that far has caused much concern for those inside...

New start for Ashley Jackson as he tries to ‘put things right’ for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Rod Gilmour talks to GB star Ashley Jackson about Rio Olympics and beyond... Ashley Jackson has dreaded hearing the well-meaning sentence one more time: “How was your Olympics,  didn’t the girls do well?” It is a question Jackson has shunned since...

Kate Richardson-Walsh, Great Britain’s jubilant Rio skipper, is eager for her Dutch challenge

Rod Gilmour finds out about the latest chapter in the life of captain Kate It seems an unlikely meeting point for an elite athlete, but the latest chapter in Kate Richardson-Walsh’s career began in an Amsterdam pub. Several months before the...

Beckie Middleton column: National League needs a revamp

For the first time in almost 30 years, if you ask a member of the British public whether they’ve heard of a hockey player, the first (and possibly only) name on their lips won’t be “Sean Kerly”. With the greatest...
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My week: Nick Giles, Oxted Hockey men’s coach

It’s hockey 24/7 for Oxted player/coach school head of hockey coach Nick Giles. Here, he runs The Hockey Paper...
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