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Calls for anti-racism support after hockey pitch abuse aimed at black player

By Rod Gilmour A promising black hockey player has recalled his experiences of racial abuse on the pitch and questioned England Hockey’s lack of …

Club hockey file: Leicester City pitch project on track despite pandemic

In our Club File series we’ve heard from Gloucester City on momentum after pandemic, Eastcote on insurance issues and Wakefield HC on how the …

Bowdon and Leicester investigate league outcome with England Hockey

By Rod Gilmour Bowdon men and Leicester City women, who were both in with a chance of promotion to the Premier Division, are in discussions with England Hockey …

Recalling Great Britain’s women hockey Rio gold: Dutch antics and crashing sticks

From the Archive | First published June 2018 Exactly two months’ prior to the 2016 Rio hockey final at the Deodoro Stadium, GB women had faced Holland in …

‘Inspiring’ coach Phil Gooderham retires after University of Birmingham tenure

By Rod Gilmour University of Birmingham HC coach Phil Gooderham has been hailed as one of the “kindest and most inspiring coaches” following the …

Suzy Petty hopes England Hockey learn from mistakes to help athlete wellbeing

By Rod Gilmour Suzy Petty hopes that changes she has helped enforce to the deselection process at England Hockey will aid future athletes after she revealed …

The photo capturing ‘the best of hockey’

By Rod Gilmour When Koen Suyk replaced one of his old cameras a few months ago, the photography shop asked the veteran Dutch photographer for his superb image …

Can FIH and Hockey Pro League prosper amid economic impact?

By Rod Gilmour “Sometimes”, proclaimed the Daily Mail‘s chief sports writer Martin Samuel, “there is great benefit in obscurity. In …

Teun de Nooijer’s my hero! Why Barry Middleton couldn’t go past record

Barry Middleton has finally been able to look back on his memorable hockey career, he tells Rod Gilmour There would be times interviewing Barry Middleton over …

Women’s coach Mark Hager on GB Hockey isolation and love of animals

Mark Hager, the Australian coach of the GB women’s team, could easily have been living in solitude during the coronavirus pandemic, with no family, cats …