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Liverpool’s lack of hockey facilities the battle for this tireless achiever

By Rod Gilmour | Editor Jean Arnold is something of an icon in Liverpool. The 79-year-old has been a revered PE teacher in the region for decades and her …

Mark Hager interview: I want to take Great Britain hockey to new boundaries

Exclusive | By Rod Gilmour Mark Hager, the Great Britain women’s coach, aims to take his players to ‘new boundaries’ in both physicality and …

Comment: Great Britain hockey needs character and right headlines under Hager

The Hockey Paper says… Two pieces on Mark Hager’s appointment have now been written by The Times, the only UK national newspaper – which …

England’s Hockey World Cup hopes rely on fitness and clear heads

What a night it was in Bhubaneswar for England – but six long days for Argentina. Ever since their dispiriting 5-3 defeat to France, Argentina had played …

Hockey World Cup: France set for historic showdown with Australia

By Rod Gilmour, Bhubaneswar Maximilien Branicki took a moment to compose himself following France’s crossover win over China. The Frenchman will reach …

Barry Middleton: Making of an England hockey great

The retiring Barry Middleton should rightly be feted as one of world hockey’s greats. Here, we chart his rise and speak to team-mates, coaches and …

Christmas sports books: Hockey in print

It’s not all coaching material; the influx of hockey stories has never been healthier. As this essential 2018 list shows, there is something for everyone …

Danny Kerry open to Ashley Jackson’s return to Great Britain hockey

By Rod Gilmour Danny Kerry, the England and Great Britain men’s coach, has offered Ashley Jackson, one of this country’s most gifted stick players, …

Maddie Hinch’s international break highlights Hockey Pro League pitfalls

By Rod Gilmour | Analysis No one said international hockey was easy. On the fixtures’ front, just ask Graham Shaw, the Irish women’s coach who had …

Hockey World Cup: Dutch antics, crashing sticks and tunnel focus

By The Hockey Paper England women will face the Dutch, the world No 1 side, for the first time since last summer’s EuroHockey Championships – and …