Monday, June 27, 2022

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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...

Hockey World Cup qualifiers: Scotland men set for history-making tilt

Such is the strength of European hockey, Scotland men are chasing a first ever berth at the FIH Hockey World Cup this week. The Blue Sticks take on Austria as they bid to avert a three-peat on Thursday. Twice they...

Wait pays off as Dunfermline Carnegie score debut top flight win

Dunfermline Carnegie finally got their Scottish Hockey Premier Division status under way after more than a year - and 112 in total - awaiting the chance. Dunfermline and Carnegie were handed promotion to Scotland's top tier for the first time...

Scottish women’s club denied grass pitch after football u-turn

A Scottish women's club has seen a decision for them to return to their grass pitch reversed by league chiefs. North Ayrshire's Irvine HC, founded in 1945, had managed to successfully convince their local sports club to turn their football...

Austria deny Scotland to win EuroHockey II men’s title

Austria denied Scotland a taste of EuroHockey glory with a rallying sudden death shoot-out victory in Gniezno, Poland. For so long the dominant force in the EuroHockey Championship II final, Scotland had led through Struan Walker's 36th minute strike. But a...

Scotland seal superb comeback as Alan Forsyth hat-trick denies Ireland

Hotshot Alan Forsyth fired Scotland into the men's EuroHockey Championship II final with a superb hat-trick as the Blue Sticks rallied from two goals down to beat rivals Ireland in Gniezno, Poland. Forsyth, denied an outright berth at the Tokyo...

Sorry football, we need this field! Scottish hockey clubs fighting big sports for space

In recent weeks in Scotland, hockey has made rare inroads with saving pitches for its own use. HANNAH MADDEN reports There seems to be an unspoken rule (among men especially) that showing an interest in football is mandatory if you...

GB coach Danny Kerry remains coy on playing Olympics reserves

Great Britain men’s coach Danny Kerry remains coy over the use of his two playing reserves at the Tokyo Olympics as he spoke for the first time on the decision to leave out Alan Forsyth. The International Olympic Committee recently...

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...
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UK summer hockey camps: Williams Hockey Coaching

The aim of Williams Hockey Coaching is to give players, no matter what their level or age, a clear...
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