Friday, August 19, 2022

Rod Gilmour

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...

The discrimination case which led to England Hockey disrepute changes

England Hockey say that a discrimination complaint levelled against a regional umpires' association four years ago led to "significant changes" in governance and how disreputes are handled. The issue has come to light after several of the signatories in a...

Psychologist Andrea Furst praised for GB Hockey women’s turnaround

GB women's sports psychologist who played a signficant behind-the-scenes role as Team GB won Rio 2016 gold has been praised for the 'huge impact' on the team which went from 'rock bottom' to Olympic champions. Australian Dr Andrea Furst, who...

‘Fearless’ Ollie Payne handed Great Britain Hockey selection

Ollie Payne has been described as a "fearless and brave" goalkeeper by his first club coach in Devon following the news that the 21-year-old had been called up to the GB men's senior squad on Thursday. Payne, a Durham graduate,...

BAME players challenge England Hockey on racial inequality

A group of BAME players have written an open letter to England Hockey expressing disappointment at the lack of representation at the top of the game. Addressing the letter to EH chairman Royston Hoggarth and to the wider board, Sajjad...

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

A promising black hockey player has recalled his experiences of racial abuse on the pitch and questioned England Hockey's lack of anti-racism messaging in support of athletes. Many athletes and several UK sports governing bodies backed the Black Lives Matter...

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 volunteer-run club is coping with life in lockdown.  Spool back to the beginning of March and an exciting picture...

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 over the decision to conclude the 2019/20 men's and women's league season...

Great Britain women hockey Rio Olympics gold: Dutch antics, crashing sticks

Exactly two months' prior to the 2016 Rio hockey final at the Deodoro Stadium, GB women had faced Holland in the Champions Trophy in London, where they fell to a 2-0 defeat. Lining up in the tunnel before that loss,...

‘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 news that he has headed into retirement after 15 "exceptional" years at the helm of the...
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Hockey Social: For Dad to see me in Wales Masters shirt was a great moment

In our regular anything goes Q&A, we speak to players and coaches on topics ranging from temptations, influences, fashion sense...
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