Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Team GB

Team GB women’s hockey gold edged out in best women’s sport moment

By Rod Gilmour Nearly four years after Team GB women etched themselves into history, the hockey squad's memorable, stop-the-nation performance has been voted second best British women's sporting moment of all time in a BBC poll. Great Britain were voted behind...

My Life In Hockey: Hannah Macleod

Former GB and England midfielder Hannah Macleod talks us through her hockey life... I was stuck on three international caps for three years before the centralised system started in 2009. Danny Kerry, the coach, said that I could have a...

Is field hockey a big player in the world of sport?

IT’S megabucks for HIL players, while international teams made up of full-time athletes gain increasing media exposure in mainstream sports coverage. But is hockey really a serious player in the world of professional sport? Before I start, I should probably...

Kate Richardson-Walsh column: And so it begins, the next four-year cycle…

As the men’s and women’s England squads return from their respective South Africa trips, I am reminded that the immediate period post-Olympics is always an interesting one. Squads disband and are reformed, staff members move on to other roles...

More MBEs for Team GB’s hockey heroes!

By Rod Gilmour Half of the victorious Great Britain women's squad have now received their MBEs at Buckingham Palace. But even with the team's Whatsapp group revealing stories from the day, it gets no less exciting for those who have...

Danny Kerry: Planning for next gold at Tokyo 2020 Olympics starts now

Rod Gilmour talks to GB coach Danny Kerry about his plans for the Tokyo Olympics... Danny Kerry's side is off being interviewed by BBC presenter Clare Balding. It may be the start of their meteoric rise into the public consciousness,...

New start for Ashley Jackson as he tries to ‘put things right’ for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Rod Gilmour talks to GB star Ashley Jackson about Rio Olympics and beyond... Ashley Jackson has dreaded hearing the well-meaning sentence one more time: “How was your Olympics,  didn’t the girls do well?” It is a question Jackson has shunned since...

Kate Richardson-Walsh, Great Britain’s jubilant Rio skipper, is eager for her Dutch challenge

Rod Gilmour finds out about the latest chapter in the life of captain Kate It seems an unlikely meeting point for an elite athlete, but the latest chapter in Kate Richardson-Walsh’s career began in an Amsterdam pub. Several months before the...
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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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