Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Opinion

State School hockey issue needs us all to be working together

In our current world, the rise to public prominence of Marcus Rashford and Barnard Castle - respectively, the highly impressive footballer and the Durham town made famous by Dominic Cummings - have understandably been part of an increased level...

Hockey debate: There are state school facilities for entire communities to prosper

A speculative approach resulted in a Lancashire hockey club finally returning to its hometown after 24 years and a high school being able to offer a year-round outdoor multi-sporting curriculum, including hockey, writes Sarah Skelton. Over five years ago, Garstang...

Umpire’s voice in danger of losing out to player-centric hockey

Hockey is in danger of having an overly player-centric sport, writes our umpire columnist Andy Mair I was fortunate enough to be working with the umpires at the Premier Division indoors this season. One of the main things to come out...

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 challenge where you give of your best, promoting teamwork, fair play and leadership. Well,...

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 be. Often though, it is disguised in the subtle use of language and...

‘Never give up. If you are good at something, follow your peers and carry on’

Rising star Maddie Goodman speaks to THP on her early setbacks and future hockey hopes Here’s a disparity. Maddie Goodman, one of Bowdon Hightown’s young cohort of hockey players, lives on the same road as Manchester City FC player Tommy...

England Hockey needs to stop star gazing and rectify club game

Published before lockdown, columnist Todd Williams says narrowing of top domestic clubs is detrimental to the game So, let’s get straight to the point: Premier League hockey in England is broken. It is failing clubs, players and coaches all around...

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 amateur based sports, has been and always will be reliant on the volunteer. Sure, the sport...

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 appealing to the fast-food appetite of the all-important and highly sought after...

Taking next hockey umpiring step doesn’t have to be daunting

By David Ellcock In a recent Hockey Paper piece, I suggested that people should just try umpiring and that this might lead to their getting the bug and wanting to take the next step. But what does that next step...
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Alan Forsyth ready to be GB support act but unsure on future

Alan Forsyth says he will be a team motivator and ready for action if called upon at the Tokyo...
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