Thursday, October 28, 2021

Rod Gilmour

With no caps on offer, we doff our own to Hockey Ireland

Editorial -- From an England or GB Hockey perspective, uncapped, unofficial international friendlies are funny old things. You pull on a national shirt, line up for the anthems, flog yourself for four quarters and yet your cap number doesn't...

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

EuroHockey Special The email came through from the city of Brussels on Marc Coudron's phone shortly after Belgium's first world title victory in Bhubaneswar. Officials were keen on staging a trophy presentation the day the team landed back in Belgium....

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

For a sport which oozes gender parity compared to others, there is an undoubted media profile mismatch when it comes to the Great Britain men's side. The behemoth created by the GB women's gold, and then last summer's women's...

‘GB hockey shirt still has huge sponsorship appeal in women’s sport’

The GB women’s shirt remains one of the most attractive available properties in women’s sport, according to the former commercial director at England Hockey. Jonathan Cockroft left Bisham Abbey this summer to join Bowls England as its chief executive after...

Leeds coach Marcelo Bielsa praises Argentina’s Las Leonas heritage

Argentinian Marcelo Bielsa, soccer coach of Leeds FC, has written a passionate anniversary letter to the hockey players of the Sydney 2000 team which heralded the birth of Las Leonas. Bielsa said that the Lionesses were "part of the...

A stick down summer, domestic league hockey is back

Editor's note We saw garages converting to gyms, gardens turned into skill zones. An array of viral hockey trick postings - keepy ups on waterskis come to mind - and a masters collective recreating GB's winning Rio shoot out moment...

England Hockey positive over sponsorship talks as partners line up

England Hockey chiefs are holding advanced talks with potential commercial partners, underlining the continued appeal of the sport's visibility after a successful last decade for sponsors. Investec ended its long association with hockey last month, but in a major boost...

Revealed: How France took Great Britain on the tiles ahead of 1920 hockey gold

France attempted to get their cross channel opponents Great Britain drunk in Antwerp the night before the men's gold medal match at the 1920 Olympics, exactly 100 years ago, but were thwarted in their attempts thanks to their rivals...

England Hockey ‘out of touch with modern-day Britain’ say clubs in letter

England Hockey's diversity and inclusion working group is expected to meet in the coming weeks for the first time in a bid to make inroads on its promise last year to create a long-term strategy within the administration. This week,...

Alex Danson-Bennett returns to hockey on Wimbledon Women’s coaching team

England and GB great Alex Danson-Bennett will return to the game - albeit on the sidelines - after being announced as part of the coaching team at newly-promoted Wimbledon Women for the upcoming season. Danson-Bennett, 35, retired in February following...
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