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Hockey World Cups, dodgy Olympic qualifiers and nightclub exploits

 Claire Middleton looks back at four hockey controversies down the years Call me a naïve Corinthian but I reckon sport should be a good thing; fun, a …

Racism in hockey: It’s time to open the dialogue and fix the issue

Opinion | By Stephen Williams Racism in hockey is nuanced. It’s not always abusive, although, as Tendo Kimuli explained in The Hockey Paper last week, it can …

England Hockey needs to stop star gazing and rectify club game

Published in print before lockdown, columnist Todd Williams says narrowing of top domestic clubs is detrimental to the game So, let’s get straight to the …

Volunteering: the life blood of hockey

Dave Miller is retiring after 45 years of volunteering. He tells The Hockey Paper why we shouldn’t take volunteers for granted Hockey, like so many …

Fit for Future is ensuring hockey clubs are life and soul of game

Two years ago I questioned the wisdom of top level hockey administrators bending under the pressure to modify our game into a slicker and smaller dish, more …

The hockey debate: state v private school

A speculative approach has resulted in a Lancashire hockey club finally returning to its hometown after 24 years and a high school being able to offer a …

The rule changes that can make hockey a safer game

Sam Ward’s high-profile injury has added urgency to considerations as to whether or not anything can be done to increase player safety in hockey, writes Cris …

England Hockey governance: Time to end the committee culture

David Lloyd-Williams, chairman of the London League, voices his opinion ahead of England Hockey’s AGM in March My light bulb moment was in the middle of …

25 years on, it’s time we had discussions on reverse stick hits in hockey

There have always been some head-scratching rules in our game that have made it, at times, a little more dangerous than it should be, writes Todd Williams …

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

By Helen Richardson-Walsh | Opinion I’m saddened when I see and hear stories of youngsters, at school level in particular, where the competition isn’t as …