Sunday, August 7, 2022

Schools Hockey

How are England Hockey’s new talent development plans progressing?

In the second part of our series, England Hockey's Heather Williams looks at how the new talent development is shaping up Whenever I’ve discussed the changes to our talent system, I’ve found that people immediately want to understand the...

England Hockey: It’s only with the community that we can build a great Talent System 

Heather Williams is head of Elite Talent Development at England and Great Britain Hockey, and is currently part of the team leading the development and implementation of England Hockey’s new Talent Development System.  I get asked a lot, ‘why’. ‘Why...

Fiona Crackles: I just got stuck in during my childhood

How’s this for England and GB women’s much-used mantra of inspiring the next generation? “I loved the way Kate Richardson-Walsh dominated in defence and her reading of the game. She was definitely someone I admired and she stood out...

No goals or astro: How a state school hockey team was set up and won first match

The divide between provision of hockey in state and independent schools is stark, making the achievement of Thamesmead’s Geography teacher, Hannah Cozens, even more remarkable.  Having only joined the Surrey school in September, the teacher and Wales international set her...

‘When it comes to junior hockey fixtures, we listen to each other’

In the second part of our series, Maggie Coombe, chair of Yorkshire and North East Junior Hockey, on how the junior game is flourishing When I was thinking about how we would organise our junior fixtures for the second half...

Colour and action from England Hockey Junior Club Championships

The culmination of this season’s Junior Club Championships programme, which started with over 700 teams entering the tournaments back in September, with 48 teams from around the country taking part in 24 finals on Sunday; The finals were spread over...

Single system? Why junior competition is so important for hockey development

After 50 years of working in junior hockey development, DAVE MILLER can’t emphasis enough how important regular competition is to junior players, whether to keep them in the game or allowing them to reach their full sporting goals. My first...

England’s rising talent awarded Hockey Writers’ Club honours

Four new rising talents of the game were announced as winners of the Hockey Writers’ Club youth and junior awards for 2021 at the annual awards lunch in London on Friday. The four inductees of the prestigious awards joined the...

Results-driven school hockey is holding us back

If school coaches are allowed to prioritise long-term goals, hockey in the Britain will strengthen There is without doubt some incredibly high-quality hockey coaching at school level, but are the primary goals of the school allowing the coaches to maximise...

Anna Toman: I learnt pressure and resilience at an early age – a key coaching requirement

I was six when I started at Belper Hockey Club. I have Irish parents and my Mum was a hockey player too, coaching me at my primary school where she was a volunteer. But it was at Belper where...
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England women topple Australia to win Commonwealth hockey gold

Birmingham -- England women are Commonwealth hockey champions. David Ralph’s side won their first ever Commonwealth title with a...
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