Thursday, June 30, 2022

Ollie Payne

Ollie Payne: ‘Goalkeeper style Mark Hickman has brought into UK hockey suits me’

A smile spreads across Ollie Payne’s face as he opens up on his meteoric rise to become England and GB No.1 and the little club in Totnes which gave him the grounding. “For me Dart HC was perfect,” says...

Ollie Payne rise is testament to goalkeepers thriving at Universities

Ollie Payne's call up to the Great Britain Olympic squad follows a succession of goalkeepers to have progressed through elite university coaching pathways. Payne is a product of Durham University and has since seen a meteoric rise to the England...

Goalkeeper Ollie Payne marks rise with GB Hockey Olympic place

Ollie Payne's "perfect rich vein of form" was the catalyst behind his meteoric rise and inclusion in Team GB's Olympic squad for Tokyo, according to Simon Mason, Britain's most capped goalkeeper. The GB men's squad will field 12 Olympic debutants...
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Hockey Mentors project will help junior players make the most of circumstances

In the third part of an exclusive series, GB goalkeeper Ollie Payne aims to focus on solutions to unite the hockey family in making the sport more accessible I am a firm believer that young athletes should look at the...

Hockey Pro League: Great Britain men denied by Belgium as women earn extra point

Great Britain men were denied a morale-boosting draw as world and European champions Belgium snatched a dramatic 3-2 win with a late goal in rain-drenched Brussels. Bottom of the Pro League standings, GB put up a spirited performance against...

Four set for Great Britain Hockey debuts in Pro League

Four Great Britain players are set to make their international senior debuts next week in the FIH Pro League. Fiona Crackles, Emily Dark, Sophie Hamilton and Ollie Payne are all selected for games against Holland and Belgium. There are changes afoot...

Premier Division hockey returns: History for Oxted, Surbiton double up

As fresh rivals, East Grinstead is only 13 miles away but it's been 23 long years since Oxted began the long road to the Premier Division. The newly-promoted club played gallantly on Sunday but went down 2-1 to East Grinstead,...

‘Fearless’ Ollie Payne handed Great Britain Hockey selection

Ollie Payne has been described as a "fearless and brave" goalkeeper by his first club coach in Devon following the news that the 21-year-old had been called up to the GB men's senior squad on Thursday. Payne, a Durham graduate,...

Great Britain ‘passion’ hailed for Sultan of Johor Cup hockey success

Great Britain under-21's 3-2 success over India was their "biggest achievement" as a team for three years as coach Jon Bleby hailed his squad's "commitment and passion" for their Sultan of Johor Cup success. Bleby is a well-known figure in...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup: My dark horses, key matches and predictions

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