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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 …

Ghana women set hockey dreams high at the Commonwealth Games

Ghana women were dealt Trans-Tasman baptism of fire to mark global tournament debut, but have hearts to match, writes Rod Gilmour “We are here to give …

Commonwealth Games Hockey: How England women rose after 2014 shoot-out loss to Australia

By Rod Gilmour on the Gold Coast “I’ve stood there myself and, in my eyes, just to take one means you are a hero. The silence that descends in the stadium …

Commonwealth Games hockey: Wales defender Xenna Hughes out to cause Gold Coast mayhem

She may be daughter of football great Mark Hughes, but 25-year-old Xenna insists on doing it her way, writes Rod Gilmour Don’t tell Xenna Hughes she is …

Beeston and Surbiton clash ‘end of National Hockey League as we know it’

By Rod Gilmour This weekend Beeston and Surbiton will play a crucial top-of-the-table men’s Premier Division clash, with a Europe berth up for grabs and …

World hockey under scrutiny over FIH Pro League selection process

By Rod Gilmour World hockey chiefs have been asked to iron out concerns ahead of next year’s launch of the Hockey Pro League – which features Great Britain …

Pendle Forest: is this Lancashire hockey team Britain’s most successful?

By Rod Gilmour One of Lancashire’s biggest advocates of grassroots sport has been firmly in the thoughts of five members of Pendle Forest 1s this season …

England captain Alex Danson defends decision to stop club hockey

By Rod Gilmour England women’s captain Alex Danson has defended her decision to focus only on international hockey over the domestic game. Danson, 32, led …

England hockey great Barry Middleton reaches 400 international caps

By Rod Gilmour World hockey chiefs will break protocol today when England midfielder Barry Middleton is honoured before recording his 400th international cap. …