Saturday, May 15, 2021

Rod Gilmour

Is the reverse stick too dangerous for hockey?

THP comment When we sent our last newsletter out following GB forward Sam Ward's injury, we never expected the deluge of responses that followed. It is why we are responding to readers' viewpoints and publishing a five-page special on safety in...

Hockey and mental health: Why juniors need better support

Goalkeeper Katie Knight shares her emotion-charged story and how hockey can deal better with mental health issues. “When I tried to hang myself,” wrote self-confessed hockey nut Katie Knight, “I woke up in a heap on the floor in the...

Olympic hockey qualifier: Chile Devils aim to put heat on Great Britain

"We started playing hockey because of Britain," smiles Manuela Urroz. "In Chile, hockey is played by the British schools. It's why and how I started the game." Like many of her team-mates who will line up against Great Britain women...

Seoul Glow book: The Story Behind Britain’s First Olympic Hockey Gold

Seoul Glow tells the story of the Great Britain men's hockey team who won gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Little to the team's knowledge, the final caught the British public's imagination, a journey which also inspired the famous TV commentary...

FIH urges England Hockey to adopt four quarters

World Hockey chiefs hope that England Hockey will still introduce the four quarters rule across the domestic game after a decision to implement the ruling at national level only. With time ticking until the opening weekend of this season, grass...

England v Holland, EuroHockey: Hollie Pearne-Webb ready for battle

Antwerp - While assessing England's European tilt and their bid to regain the trophy they won so thrillingly in London four years ago, Hollie Pearne-Webb looked beyond the Wilrijkse Plein Stadium here and cast her eyes towards the Crowne Plaza...

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....

Can Stoop project spark much-needed life into domestic hockey?

Richard Leman, the 1988 Olympic-winner, played in plenty of hockey cauldrons across the globe in his career and was a keen observer at The Stoop as the self-billed 'Big Stadia Hockey' took hold. Back in the day, Leman saw the...

Stoop partnership with England Hockey will be ‘long term’, say Harlequins

Staging hockey at Harlequins, recently home to the successful double header, will become more frequent after club officials admitted that the relationship with England Hockey was a "long term" one. Around 12,000 fans were at the ground for the ground-breaking...

Liverpool’s lack of hockey facilities the battle for this tireless achiever

Jean Arnold is something of an icon in Liverpool. The 79-year-old has been a revered PE teacher in the region for decades and her tireless work has seen her nominated for unsung hero and lifetime achievement awards in recent...
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England Hockey sets out latest roadmap in welcome club boost

Car sharing is set to be allowed, clubhouses can open and there is a welcome back for spectators from...
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