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Olympic hockey qualifier: Chile Devils aim to put heat on Great Britain

By Rod Gilmour “We started playing hockey because of Britain,” smiles Manuela Urroz. “In Chile, hockey is played by the British schools. …

Seoul Glow book: The Story Behind Britain’s First Olympic Hockey Gold

Seoul Glow tells the story of the Great Britain men’s hockey team who won gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Little to the team’s knowledge, the …

Ice cool Ashley Jackson has ‘nothing to prove’ in bid for Olympic hockey glory

By Rod Gilmour | EuroHockey Championships For a sport which oozes gender parity compared to others, there is an undoubted media profile mismatch when it comes …

Hockey Belgium president on World Cup win: ‘We weren’t football, Eddy Merckx or Justine Henin!’

By Rod Gilmour | EuroHockey Special The email came through from the city of Brussels on Marc Coudron’s phone shortly after Belgium’s first world …

Can Stoop project spark much-needed life into domestic hockey?

By Rod Gilmour | Opinion Richard Leman, the 1988 Olympic-winner, played in plenty of hockey cauldrons across the globe in his career and was a keen observer at …

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 …