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Kate Richardson-Walsh: Let’s work together to help hockey grow

As the next Olympic cycle begins and the new international league looms on the horizon, what will become of our sport in the coming years? Our international …

Simon Mason column: Let’s stream hockey and evolve together

So much has changed from the early 1990s when our colleague and columnist Nick Irvine commentated hockey for Sky Sports at Birmingham University. A single …

Ric Charlesworth: Teams of nine are the way forward

It appears even soccer (football) is considering some significant changes. Marco Van Basten as technical Director of FIFA has raised the possibility of …

Todd Williams column: Get players better, not the best players

Every edition of The Hockey Paper so far has seen plenty of thoughts on improving the health and future of the two Premier Leagues. Ian Jennings’ column on …

Simon Orchard column: My long road back to my normal self

A little over a year ago, I was diagnosed with a generalised anxiety disorder. Roughly characterised, that means I have excessive, uncontrollable and often …

Alex Danson column: I’m excited by what the future holds

We are coming towards the end of what has obviously been a momentous year for Great Britain hockey but it is time now to look forward to 2017 and start to get …

Ian Jennings column: We must make the stars want to stay

How can we make our best players want to stay and play in the Premier Division, rather than perhaps taking the easier option of dropping down leagues for …

Amber Luzar gives Maddie Hinch and GB Hockey women green light for success

Rod Gilmour speaks to an unsung hero behind GB women’s golden Olympics Kate Richardson-Walsh has commended her “insane” hours. Lily Owsley calls her …

Rod Gilmour column: Helping our heroes find new challenges

Let’s cast our minds back to the women’s Olympic qualifying event in Valencia last summer (the soon-to-be disbanded finals of the World League semi-finals, …

Beckie Middleton column: Give youngsters chance to shine

Over the next few weeks the best young hockey players on the planet will battle it out at the Junior World Cup. This is the top competition in under-21 hockey, …

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