Thursday, July 7, 2022

University Hockey

Edinburgh make history as first Scottish university to reach BUCS men top flight

Edinburgh became the first Scottish men's side to win promotion to the top tier of British university (BUCS) hockey in over 100 years on Wednesday. Oxford had decided to travel north by bus on the day of the game, beginning...

Universities should be springboard for future club stalwarts but there appears little incentive

To improve student and university hockey, we need to have an honest and open discussion about what it is for, writes DAVID BARRETT There's no denying that a slightly hedonistic social life is one of the attractions of becoming a...

Many student squads are fixed in stone – is university hockey picking best talent?

Much of what takes place at universities in student hockey circles seems off the radar of game’s governing body, writes DAVID BARRETT Several years ago, I was coach of my club’s under-16s.  It was a task that took me all...

Exeter hockey fives fresher enjoys annual day return to Edinburgh

The fresher "leaves a loser but returns a mighty hero and legend of the club". And that was no different for Paddy Benson, this year's winner-loser of the famous Exeter Fives competition. The university's freshmen start the mass game the...

Missed trains, swings, poems and lost love for Exeter’s Fives fresher

The Class of 2019 had day to remember in Exeter University Hockey Club's annual challenge It was all good pre-pandemic fun back in 2019 when the Exeter-Edinburgh Fives challenge saw the lucky fresher endure an adventurous 16-hour round trip and...

Northwestern wins first NCAA field hockey title

Northwestern beat Liberty 2-0 to lift their first NCAA field hockey title on Sunday. Northwestern, who had beaten North Carolina in the first round, struck twice in the third quarter to create history. Alia Marshall and USA's Maddie Zimmer scored her...

England Hockey to stage EuroHockey 2023 qualifier in Durham

International hockey will be staged out of London next summer when Durham hosts a 2023 EuroHockey qualifier. England women will attempt to qualify as top seeds in the five-team event at Maiden Castle Sports Centre from Aug 22-27. England men...

University of Durham Hockey plot three-year map to stay elite side

University of Durham performance coach Gareth Weaver-Tyler is making sure his coaching team have one eye on the “three-year cycle” after their promising start to the Premier Division season. Durham men were victorious in their opening match, winning 2-1 against...

US college hockey sees record rise for foreign students on scholarships

College field hockey in the United States has seen further record numbers of foreign students for the 2021/22 season. With US colleges and scouts becoming prevalent in offering places for UK and European students, it has seen several juniors playing...

Ollie Payne rise is testament to goalkeepers thriving at Universities

Ollie Payne's call up to the Great Britain Olympic squad follows a succession of goalkeepers to have progressed through elite university coaching pathways. Payne is a product of Durham University and has since seen a meteoric rise to the England...
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‘Amsterdam, baby!’: South Africa scrape through to Hockey World Cup cross-overs

South Africa women booked their ticket out of Terrassa to keep their Women's Hockey World Cup alive with a...
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