Friday, May 27, 2022

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Fears over ‘super clubs’ creation in England Hockey talent plan

Fears have been raised over the lack of detail in England Hockey’s new talent development framework, the creation of ‘super clubs’ suppressing player membership from others and the need to be open for alternative views. Last month England Hockey published...

Future uncertain for England Hockey’s popular Futures Cup

A coach of a Futures Cup-winning side says it would be a “real shame” if there is no replacement tournament for the England Hockey event. The 2021 tournament at Oaklands College, which finished on Saturday, could be the last in...

India success can lead to hockey participation and growth in UK

India’s strong performances in the Olympics could act as a springboard for an upturn in south Asian hockey participation in the UK. India’s men won bronze at Tokyo 2020 and their women fell just short of a medal, losing 4-3...

Wessex Leopards and Mercia Lynx take Futures Cup Hockey under-17 titles

Saskia Lawrence, of Redmaids' High School, kept her cool as Wessex Leopards won their second title at the Futures Cup. Lawrence slotted home the winning shoot-out goal as Wessex Leopards beat Celtic Jaguars in the under-17 girls' final at Oaklands...

Strike! Saxon Tigers find target for Futures Cup under-15 title

Saxon Tigers bowled over their rivals and then skittled out themselves in their trophy-winning celebration as they proved the standout team in winning the Futures Cup under-15 girls' title. In a tight contest, Saxon Tigers beat Caledonian Cougars 2-0 in...

Homes Nations flavour to Futures Cup hockey finals

There will be a distinct Home Nations flavour to the Futures Cup finals after Scottish and Welsh girls' teams made it to Saturday's showdown matches. Welsh representative Celtic Jaguars, in the Girls under-17 event, and Scottish under-15 side Caledonian Cougars...

Facilities, coaches and mindset before money: How state school hockey can flourish

Hat’s off to Izzy Gardiner and getting hockey talking about inclusion. However, as someone involved in delivering club and state school hockey, the barriers to creating this are as much cultural as well as financial.  There are a number of...

Half of GB Hockey’s Olympic squad state school educated

Analysis has revealed that half of Great Britain’s Olympic hockey squad went through the state school system, for some or all of their education. According to data requested by The Hockey Paper, 35 per cent of the 34 of 40...

Adam Dixon joins Clifton College as director of hockey

Former Great Britain men's captain Adam Dixon's next chapter after retiring from international hockey begins in earnest next month when he starts as director of hockey at Clifton College, Bristol. Dixon, 34, will take up a full-time position in September...

Cricket’s debt to hockey as English players’ stock rise with skilful hands

The rise of T20 in cricket has seen a myriad of booming shots and clever, wristy strokeplay. We also know that hockey has more than played its part as England begins to spawn a skilful production line of talent. One...
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Final teams secure berths for men’s Hockey World Cup 2023

The 16 teams for the 2023 men's World Cup have now been confirmed following results at the ongoing Asia...
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