Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Watch Your 1s

Hockey Paper #Watchyour1s put on hold

This season we were hoping to bring life to domestic hockey with our second #watchyour1s campaign. Our first year proved a welcome success with clubs across the UK using our hashtag and promoting the campaign to boost club attendances. Although several...

English domestic hockey in line for September opening

By Cassie Worth Women's outdoor champions Surbiton will play national indoor champions Buckingham, while East Grinstead men open up against newcomers Oxted in a tasty local derby when the Premier Division opening weekend gets under way in under 30 days'...

Watchyour1s: The fans hockey needs to find in droves

Surbiton supporters stumbled across the sport but more can be done to attract new fans It took a walk down the length of the pitch, past the supporters finding a vantage point on the touchline railings, to the end where...

Hockey in west goes #watchyour1s wild

Coach Elliot Foweraker says we all have a responsibility to grow our game. None more so than after the pandemic Teams in the West Premiership have always been pushing evening and weekend games. For my club Taunton Vale HC, as...

‘Never give up. If you are good at something, follow your peers and carry on’

Rising star Maddie Goodman speaks to THP on her early setbacks and future hockey hopes Here’s a disparity. Maddie Goodman, one of Bowdon Hightown’s young cohort of hockey players, lives on the same road as Manchester City FC player Tommy...

Richardson-Walsh: ‘English domestic hockey is disjointed and we all need to get on same page’

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh both enjoyed meteoric international careers, their grounding established in domestic hockey before the introduction of the full-time programme. In a wide-ranging conversation with THP editor Rod Gilmour, the gold medal-winning couple dissected the future of...

Reading face crunch weekend in battle for Premier hockey survival

Reading HC are hoping for a bumper #watchyour1s crowd to lift the club as the men set themselves for a crucial Premier Division weekend. Only this time it's a survival one. In the penultimate round of league fixtures, bottom side...

Bedford buy face masks with our #watchyour1s prize

By Jean Fitch As a goalkeeper, any suggestion that I should stand in the line of fire of a shot on goal without my full body, face and head protected would seem, to me, absolutely absurd. So why do the...

GB Hockey’s Lizzie Neal: ‘Ballgirling helped me on journey to elite player’

Five years ago at the Hockey Writers’ Awards, Lizzie Neal was asked about her aims after winning the junior prize. “My ambition is to play at the 2020 Olympics – maybe if that’s a bit early, the one after,”...

#watchyour1s campaign: A heartening start to lift hockey crowds

THP Editorial Perhaps one of the best aspects of our #watchyour1s campaign has been that the hashtag continues to be used across the country, despite our intention to run it until the end of September when our competition closed. This bodes...
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