Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Todd Williams

A hockey crusade, to get people watching the women’s World Cup this summer

Todd Williams believes that club first mentality will shape hockey's participation numbers as more children are lured away from open air and onto sofas The size and scale of football’s World Cup is surely enough to give any other sport...

Why it’s time to put hockey clubs first for season-ending league finals

Columnist Todd Williams reflects on the English season and urges hockey officials to look to Hoofdklasse success and bring League Finals back to the clubs fighting for their very existence in the sport So, English hockey lovers, where were you on the...

Mark Knowles: The making of Australia’s inspired hockey leader

Mark Knowles retired from hockey after leading Kookaburras to a sixth Commonwealth gold. Here, columnist Todd Williams salutes an Australian sporting great, who found gold 18 months on from Rio For those who don't know much about Mark Knowles, the response of Australia's...

Sentencing hockey players to airport lounges and motorway services is pulling roots of our sport

Todd Williams has done the maths and weekend travelling doesn't make for pretty reading for some English National League clubs Check out today’s betting offers In modern times, Blackheath was the first hockey club founded, in 1849, well before the first...

International hockey players heading into pressured waters ahead of Pro League

Perth - When news broke of the lengthy suspensions for Australian cricket’s disgraced ball tampering trio, it was surprising to hear respected English cricket pundit Simon Hughes criticise Cricket Australia for being too willing to appease a media and...

Why modified formats are hurting hockey’s Olympic status

The FIH, hockey's international governing body, was formed in 1924, largely in response to the sport being left out of the Paris Olympics of that year. Ever since then, one of FIH's primary aims has been to maintain hockey's...

Two games in four quarters: Rio 2016 Olympic hockey analysis one year on

One year on from the Rio Olympics, columnist Todd Williams looks back at whether the quarter rule changed nations' perspectives in Brazil. In the wake of the incredible Great British and Argentinian victories, every other team left Rio with some...

Time to ask the hard questions in English hockey

It’s a curious thing to live on an island, which between Tasmania and here, I’ve done for most of my life. Even without Brexit, there is a unique type of independence and detachment in your world when you are...

Now watch the cream rise back to the top in field hockey

Round Two of the men’s World League in Belfast showed us just how competitive the quest for a spot in the top bracket of men’s international hockey is becoming. The reality is though that as wonderful as it is...

Todd Williams: It’s time to come in from the cold

In the 1930s, the playwright and composer Noël Coward wrote the famous lyric “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”. With the hats, gloves, base layers, ski socks and heavy coats now out of the cupboard...
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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...
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