Sunday, September 19, 2021

Opinion

What will it take to change English domestic hockey perceptions?

In 1988, Sean Kerly returned from the Seoul Olympics as a gold medallist ahead of a new national league. He ventured down to Devon with Southgate for a clash down at Ottery St Mary before a crowd of 2,000,...

England Hockey’s new dawn is here – and GMS can move the sport forwards

The biggest governance change in two decades is upon us - once the Game Management System issues are ironed out A new club season yields new hope. For English domestic hockey, 2021/22 - which kicks off this weekend when the...

Will we ever lift the domestic game to raise hockey attendances?

As our #watchyour1s campaign gets set to return for a second season, domestic fan IAN SWINDELLS hopes that those that watch GB home games can be converted regularly to the Premier Division Well another domestic season begins on the back...

How Covid might just have helped junior hockey

In the second part of a special series on junior hockey coaching, TODD WILLIAMS says that drills must now drive sessions over endless gameplay There’s a case to be made to say that coping with Covid has brought the opportunity for...

Hockey needs to take leap into the dark to reflect our overall society

All children can gain equal access to hockey facilities but there is no easy short-term solution, writes PHIL BAILEY From what has been reported into the current debate into the inclusiveness of hockey and the divide between the private/state...

Is this the process which will help us pass, receive and move better?

In the first part of a special series on junior hockey coaching, TODD WILLIAMS asks why gameplay alone won’t develop players technically Honesty, they say, is the best policy. However, as happily as the word is thrown about in sport,...

Should hockey follow rugby for ‘no winners’ coaching policy?

By Helen Richardson-Walsh | Opinion Here’s a question for you; given the choice, would you want to train with your club five times a week? The reason I ask is because I often get asked and hear a lot of chat...

Winning Parent: Allowing young people ‘responsibility’ gift through failure and freedom

In the second part of our Winning Parent series, leading coach Danny Massaro explains how to make a person grow from within to make the player thrive It may sound simple to say but the one thing above all else...

The 3G pitch threat: Causes, effects and possible treatments for hockey

HANNAH MADDEN says hockey can overcome the 3G issue affecting hockey in the UK if we can openly confront the problem In June, this publication covered the collapse of Clacton Hockey Club in England. In this paper’s own words, “missed...

Is it time hockey clubs adopted ‘women’ instead of ‘ladies’?

As English women’s rugby grows commercially, so teams have seen name changes. For instance, Harlequins Ladies are now Harlequins Women. The London club said the move, in 2019, brings the team in line with their identity and desire to achieve...
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Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he...
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