Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Scotland

Alan Forsyth ready to be GB support act but unsure on future

Alan Forsyth says he will be a team motivator and ready for action if called upon at the Tokyo Olympics, but is unsure of his international future. Forsyth was overlooked for a place in Great Britain's 16-strong hockey squad which...

Scot’s passionate aim to reach hockey umpiring pinnacle

Duncan Ruzzak will forever remember the day where he was first sent off as a player and then, after a swift change of kit, ordered a player off as an umpire on the same afternoon, writes Richard Bright. As a...

My life in hockey: Scotland and GB’s Alison Ramsay

The first female player to reach 100 international Great Britain hockey caps, Alison Ramsay talks about her career My inspirationI was inspired, and not just on a sporting level, by Martina Navratilova. Her physical and mental toughness and determination to...

‘Alan Forsyth would be in any other Olympic hockey squad’

Alan Forsyth "merited" selection for Team GB men, while he would be included in any Olympic squad for Tokyo. That is the view of former Scottish international Laurence Docherty after Forsyth, 29, was left out of Team GB's 16-strong squad...

Can Home Nations annual hockey series return to calendar?

The recent clamour for a return to regular fixtures or an annual series between the home nations has been welcomed by Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In a recent poll conducted by The Hockey Paper, 84 per cent of readers wanted...

Prolific goalscorer Alan Forsyth misses out on GB men’s Olympic hockey squad

Scotland's Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's most prolific striker over the last five years, is set to miss out on a second Team GB Olympic squad after being overlooked for the Tokyo Games. Forsyth, a popular member of the GB...

Euro Hockey 2021: Scotland and England continue close battles

Scotland women cast aside the world ranking order and made old rivals England work all the way to the 2022 World Cup. England ran out 3-1 victors for their biggest win over the Scots for 38 years to confirm...

EuroHockey 2021: ‘We’re up for the challenge,’ says Scotland coach Jen Wilson

“We are not here to make up numbers, we are here on a journey and if we want to be competitive we know we have the ability to compete against them.” So said Jen Wilson, Scotland’s South African coach,...

Jen Wilson: It’s ability not gender now for women hockey coaches

A few months before the pandemic set in, there were no shortage of congratulatory messages and images pinging through Scotland's WhatsApp groups after a stellar year for the Blue Sticks; the squad winning the Scottish Women in Sport award,...

Huge fundraising scheme bolsters Fjordhus’ junior hockey coaching

With summer approaching, central borders' Fjordhus Reivers HC recall how lockdown and physical activity played key role for the Scottish club During our initial lockdown in an ever changing environment, the club had to adapt literally on a weekly basis...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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