Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Sarah Robertson named Scotland hockey captain ahead of world top 10 bid

Sarah Robertson, the Olympic bronze medallist, says it is a "huge honour" after she was confirmed as Scotland's new women's hockey captain, with the national side targeting a world top 10 berth as part of a long-term strategy. Robertson will lead...

Scottish hockey: Western Wildcats and Watsonians take Premiership titles

Western Wildcats coach Vishal Marwaha hailed a "grand occasion" as they became men's Premiership champions for the first time since 2004. Western beat Grange 7-2 at Auchenhowie to remain unbeaten and top the table by eight points, including a hat-trick...

Scottish hockey bolstered by £250k upgrade to Aberdeen hockey pitch

Hockey inclusion has been given a welcome shot in the arm after Aberdeen Sports Village invested £250,000 to upgrade the existing hockey pitch to ensure it maintains world class standard. It is the first refurbishment that the pitch has undergone...

‘Inspirational’ Mary Weir honoured for Scottish hockey services

Scottish Hockey has congratulated Mary Weir on being awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year Honours List. Weir has been recognised for services to Sport in the Scottish Borders over the last 40 years. Since the 1980’s, she...

Scottish Hockey aim to make Forsyth Olympic omission a one-off

Scottish Hockey are using Alan Forsyth's omission from the GB Olympic team as a "springboard" for future talent to understand what it takes to make it into the Great Britain framework. Scottish Hockey have held talks with GB Hockey to...

Scottish coach up for lifetime achievement award

A Scottish hockey coach has been nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award at Aberdeen's Sports Awards next month as he aims to get more young people to take up the sport. Volunteer Sandy Keith is behind the growth of the...

Hockey Social: Tommy Alexander on knock backs and German domestic scene

In our regular anything goes Q&A, we speak to players and coaches on topics ranging from temptations, influences, fashion sense and match teas. This week: Scotland goalkeeper Tommy Alexander At home What was your earliest ambition?To be a professional footballer, but quite...

Scottish hockey leagues: Wildcats and Watsonians on song

Wildcats have moved into pole position ahead of Grange in the men's Scottish top flight, while in the women's league Watsonians took over at the top on goal difference from rivals Edinburgh University. Wildcats purred into pole position in the...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Wales and Ireland to contest 2022 ticket

Wales and Ireland will battle for the sole women's ticket to the 2022 World Cup on offer on Sunday after two tightly-contested semi-finals in Pisa. Wales, the world No 24 side, upset the seedings to beat Scotland in a shoot-out...

Scotland to continue bold, attacking hockey at World Cup qualifiers

Scotland will aim to continue “punching above our weight” in Pisa this week as they bid to reach the women’s World Cup for the first time in 20 years. The hockey mantra left by former coach Jen Wilson still resonates...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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