Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Opinion

Lack of English hockey’s media coverage rears its head once more

It started with a daily video blog countdown and ended with a picket outside the Daily Telegraph offices. A decade ago, a committed rugby league fan travelled down to London on a cold November morning, armed with a spoof...

Euro Hockey 2021: Multifaceted Netherlands a class above All Blacks aura

THP columnist and coach Todd Williams picks out the main points from the European Hockey Championships in Amsterdam More flexible, more agile. Holland women's coach Alyson Annan has concocted a better team than the one that competed in the Rio...

EuroHockey 2021: Rattled Belgium was down to England intent

THP columnist and coach Todd Williams picks out the main points from the European Hockey Championships in Amsterdam The main headline in Belgium's defeat to England was that the men's world champions were rattled. Now, that's unusual. You look at when...

EuroHockey 2021: Wales ego climbs as England head for familiar ground

THP columnist and coach Todd Williams picks out the main points from the European Hockey Championships in Amsterdam England men heading to familiar territory There were really good signs for England in their 5-0 victory. This time two years ago, they...

Opportunities to improve understanding should be grabbed with both hands

So much of what makes a good hockey umpire is about communication, says Andy Mair That doesn’t mean a running commentary throughout the match - but making our thinking clear, be it verbally or with non-verbal signals. There are times...

‘To play through the clubs will only benefit British hockey’

For a player who garnered success through domestic hockey - seven straight league titles in a row no less with Surbiton women - Emily Atkinson knows a thing or two about how the club game has played second fiddle...

Readers’ View: How to make hockey more interesting with less injuries?

I have read the comments about the reverse stick and the injuries with interest. I am sure that many more head or face injuries have taken place and not reported. This is not only in the UK and am sure...

Secret Hockey Umpire: Free hits, position and retakes

We want to encourage quick free hits in as fair a way as possible and to avoid retakes, writes Secret Umpire. The more quick free hits we can allow the more opportunities are created and the more excitement for...

With no caps on offer, we doff our own to Hockey Ireland

Editorial -- From an England or GB Hockey perspective, uncapped, unofficial international friendlies are funny old things. You pull on a national shirt, line up for the anthems, flog yourself for four quarters and yet your cap number doesn't...

‘Is hockey still relevant as an Olympic sport for a modern audience?’

A leading agent to many Olympians has questioned whether hockey should be an Olympic sport, while suggesting that the quadrennial extravaganza should be scrapped and refreshed for the modern ages. Writing a column in The Telegraph, Jonathan Marks said that...
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