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Fatherly inspiration for Roper sums up Team GB Olympic hockey spirit

When Tokyo Olympic debutant Phil Roper was superbly teeing up Jack Waller for Team GB’s third goal in their opening win in Tokyo, he could well have been thinking of his dad. Roper’s father Keith was an international hockey umpire...

Great Britain men: Hockey’s dark horse of the Olympics?

In our Olympic hockey blogger series, Luke Russell reveals his love for the game and GB's chances in Tokyo What I love about the Olympics? Passion, hunger, desire. Three words that perfectly sum up why I love the Olympics so much....

Where GB Hockey players are heading after Tokyo Olympics

There will be exodous of players from the GB men's and women's hockey programmes after the Tokyo Olympics. Here's where the stars will be playing on the continent for the 2021/22 season. Updated: August 19 GB men Jacob Draper - H&W to Beerschot...

British hockey trio sign for Dutch club HGCa

English domestic hockey will lose one of its most potent forwards in recent years after Surbiton ace Alan Forsyth was announced as an HGC player next season. The Hague club secured the signings of three GB players on Thursday after...

Hockey Pro League: Great Britain beat Germany for first time in 19 years

Phil Roper's fine goal and George Pinner's pads helped Great Britain rise to the top of the FIH Pro League standings as Danny Kerry's side gamely held off Germany 1-0. Victory over the Germans in Moenchengladbach was also Great Britain...

Hockey World Cup: Fine margins shows why three is magic number

Three is the magic number. If you’re old enough or have a passing interest in American hip hop, you might recognise this line from De La Soul’s famous hit song from the late 80’s, writes Todd Williams Coincidentally, when it...

England men opt for youth in Hockey World Cup medal hunt

England will vye for their first men's World Cup medal for 32 years with new coach Danny Kerry entering his second showpiece tournament in five months and the belief that his fresh-faced side can "threaten" the world's best in...

EuroHockey Championships 2017: England men’s ‘different’ style of hockey captains serves us well, says Phil Roper

Amsterdam - Co-captain Phil Roper says England Hockey's decision to appoint three leaders in the men's team has paid dividends - as the trio all have "different" attributes. England men begin their European Hockey Championships campaign in Amsterdam on Sunday...

England Hockey go for THREE men’s captains as Barry Middleton steps down ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Stalwart skipper Middleton steps aside but remains a "prevalent" leader, as England and GB Hockey opt for trio ahead of Tokyo 2020 BY ROD GILMOUR In what England Hockey billed as a “landmark captaincy structure” on Wednesday, Barry Middleton has decided...

Phil Roper to make Commonwealth Games debut

Wimbledon forward  Phil Roper, who missed out on World Cup selection, has been included in England's 16-player hockey squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Missing out from the 18-man World Cup squad are forward Tom Carson, defender Dan Shingles and...
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British hockey needs innovation to tackle 3G pitch issue, says MP

The chair of the parliamentary group for hockey in the UK says that there are signs the sport could...
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