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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 …

It’s been fun, says Biddy Burgum, one of England hockey’s oldest living players

By Rod Gilmour Here at the World Cup, Biddy Burgum, who celebrates her 92nd birthday this month, is describing the modern game with lively hand gestures in the …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Ireland well placed as England await opposition

THE WORLD CUP PREVIEW England women return to their 10,000 on Sunday in a final Women’s Hockey World Cup Pool B game featuring a team brimming with …

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 …