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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. …

EuroHockey 2017: England women and Netherlands set up semi-final showdown

By Rod Gilmour in Amsterdam It may have come a match and two days too early, but England and the Netherlands will go head-to-head in the EuroHockey …

England hockey teams outdone by Germany with final pool matches deciding EuroHockey fate

By Rod Gilmour in Amsterdam For the first few days at these EuroHockey Championships, there was a distinctly English feel. The local cricket side played behind …

Recalling Team GB women’s hockey Rio gold: ‘It got a bit sour singing at the Dutch – but was all good fun’

As the women’s hockey team set their sights on gold one year ago in Rio, members of Team GB’s other sports had finished their competition and were ready to …

EuroHockey Championships 2017: England’s three-way hockey captaincy suits Ian Sloan in quest for men’s success

By Rod Gilmour in Amsterdam Ian Sloan may have already gained the necessary armoury in his short career, yet the 23-year-old freely admits that captaining his …

EuroHockey Championships 2017: England men’s ‘different’ style of hockey captains serves us well, says Phil Roper

By Rod Gilmour in Amsterdam Co-captain Phil Roper says England Hockey’s decision to appoint three leaders in the men’s team has paid dividends …

World hockey to assess penalty corner dangers – but not before 2018 World Cups

By Rod Gilmour World hockey chiefs will look into the possibility of changing penalty corner rules with players continuing to express fears over safety and …

England Hockey’s Investec women’s Tests: Susannah Townsend is back up to speed after long-term injury

BY ROD GILMOUR Susannah Townsend likes a challenge. Yet she admits, bregrudgingly, that some of the younger recruits in the centralised programme might just be …