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Sophie Bray still ‘a world-beater’ after quitting international hockey

By Rod Gilmour Great Britain women’s Olympic hopes were dealt a blow on Monday when Sophie Bray announced her unexpected retirement from international …

The youthful side of the Women’s Hockey World Cup

The Hockey Paper’s World Cup coverage is supported by St. Bert’s Clothing – SUMMER SALE The 2018 Women’s World Cup proved a …

Hockey World Cup: Dutch antics, crashing sticks and tunnel focus

By The Hockey Paper England women will face the Dutch, the world No 1 side, for the first time since last summer’s EuroHockey Championships – and …

Hockey World Cup atmosphere can lift England further, says Susannah Townsend

By The Hockey Paper Susannah Townsend, England’s midfield battler, believes the 2018 Women’s World Cup has bettered London 2012 for both intensity …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Ed Sheeran’s fiancee adds celebrity glow to England bid

By The Hockey Paper England women will aim for the ‘Perfect’ riposte against the USA as they continue their bid for a first Women’s Hockey …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: I’m loving what I’m doing, says England’s Ellie Rayer

By Richard Bright England’s Ellie Rayer has fast-tracked from junior to senior hockey in the same manner that she plays the game. Rayer, 21, played at …

Commonwealth Games Hockey: England women set up Wales home nations’ clash

By Rod Gilmour on the Gold Coast Pool A favourites England won their opening Commonwealth Games match against South Africa 2-0, putting in a solid performance …

Commonwealth Games Hockey: Six women players to look out for

By The Hockey Paper The Gold Coast news service has run the rule over six players to watch out for in the women’s tournament Susannah Townsend (England) …

Alex Danson is England Hockey women’s captain – but coach Danny Kerry yet to confirm full-time leader

BY ROD GILMOUR England women head into the summer, starting with the Investec International weekend against Argentina and the Netherlands in London, with no …

England Hockey’s Investec women’s Tests: Susannah Townsend is back up to speed after long-term injury

BY ROD GILMOUR Susannah Townsend likes a challenge. Yet she admits, bregrudgingly, that some of the younger recruits in the centralised programme might just be …