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The making of Alex Danson, England Hockey World Cup captain

By Rod Gilmour Alex Danson has spent over half her life as an elite athlete playing for England and Great Britain. She has bore witness to the lowly years of …

Argentina’s Delfina Merino set to light up women’s hockey World Cup

By Rod Gilmour In February, when Delfina Merino won the female world player of the year award at the FIH Hockey Stars in Berlin, the winners’ roll of …

BT Sport’s Chris Hollins hopes more heroes are made at women’s Hockey World Cup

By Rod Gilmour As a teenager, self-confessed hockey lover Chris Hollins grew up during the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, saw Great Britain win bronze and then dance …

Argentina hockey great Luciana Aymar reveals mental battles over 20-year career

By Rod Gilmour Luciana Aymar, widely considered the greatest ever women’s hockey player, has revealed that she “never slept in 20 years” and …

Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018: England has ‘world-class’ squad ready to play host

By Rod Gilmour England coach Danny Kerry believes he has the squad “to think clearly under pressure” after naming an 18-strong squad on …

Georgie Twigg relishing club hockey life at Surbiton after international pressures

By Rod Gilmour Georgie Twigg last stepped inside Bisham Abbey two years ago as Great Britain women were putting the final touches to their soon-to-be golden …

Women’s sport in UK slowly breaking barriers as World Cup hosts

By Rod Gilmour After a decade and more working alongside women’s national sides, Danny Kerry has come to realise that leveraging social cohesion within …

England’s penalty corners were below par, says women’s coach Danny Kerry

  By Rod Gilmour Danny Kerry was plotting Great Britain’s path towards Tokyo 2020 on a spreadsheet in his hotel room just hours after their Rio 2016 …

Shoot-out sees New Zealand beat England to reach Commonwealth hockey final

By Rod Gilmour on the Gold Coast England were denied a fourth shot at Commonwealth gold by New Zealand – but were still outdone by an Australian on …

Women’s Hockey World Cup teams express concern over training times

By Rod Gilmour on the Gold Coast Teams playing at the 2018 Vitality women’s World Cup in London face more time travelling to training for hockey’s …

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