Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Opinion

Todd Williams column: The best players chase the game

The upcoming men’s and women’s Junior World Cups will provide players with an important lesson about succeeding at the international level. Players from big hockey countries like England will realise that while a long, well-funded preparation provides an advantage,...

Todd Williams column: GB Hockey desperate for more like Harry Martin

Apart from the GB women and Argentina’s men, every team left Rio with some level of disappointment. On the men’s side, Australia’s quarter-final exit and Great Britain failing to get that far has caused much concern for those inside...

Comment: Extend the new schools’ knockout competition format

This year has seen the introduction of a knock-out Cup and Plate competition for the boys’ U18 national school competition. The format of the matches is 35 minutes each way with all normal rules and regulations applying. This is a...

Museum Piece: The problem with hockey’s history is that the goalposts keep moving

I wrote the first piece for this magazine just over a year ago in February 2013. Much has happened at the National Hockey Museum since then as, weekly, the operation gets bigger. A couple of personal items or collections...

Hockey four quarters: Where is the pressure to make changes coming from?

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced its latest rule change to be used in international hockey. Matches will now be split into four 15-minute quarters with timeouts for penalty corner setup and after goals. The mathematicians among you...

Hockey’s glass ceiling – only one female coach in a senior position at London 2012

Hockey's glass ceiling when it comes to senior coaching positions is highlighted by the fact that there is only one woman in a high-level hockey coaching role at the London 2012 Olympic Games – Great Britain assistant women's coach,...

World Series Hockey 2012: Winners and losers

Bridgestone World Series Hockey (WSH), played out in India during March and early April 2012, was run on an ambitious model with overseas players, city-based franchises and corporate and TV backing. Organised along the lines of Indian Premier League...

Why are UK hockey fans being left in the dark?

For many hockey fans in the UK the 2011 indoor world cup has been the Twitter cup. An exclusive rights deal between the International Hockey Federation and broadcaster Eurosport – who chose not to broadcast many of the matches...

Will World Series Hockey cause a split in the game?

Remember World Series Cricket? Kerry Packer's audacious TV-funded move to reshape world cricket caused a massive split in the late 1970s with top players being lured away from the 'official' test sides? Is the same about to happen with...
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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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