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women's hockey

Tess Howard’s Olympic hockey dream crushed after ACL injury

Great Britain team-mates and the hockey community rallied around Tess Howard on Thursday after the highly-rated 21-year-old saw her Olympic dream crushed following a ruptured ACL. Howard, who plays for East Grinstead, is expected to be sidelined for months after...

Great Britain hockey duo aim to highlight lack of diversity

Great Britain duo Sarah Evans and Sarah Jones have joined 33 other leading sportswomen to tackle the lack of diversity across sport. The initiative is part of a unique programme called 'Unlocked' and is created by women’s sport charity, The...

Sports bras aim to boost Tokyo Olympic performance

More than a quarter of Great Britain elite female athletes experience breast pain from sports bras which affected training and being able to compete. Of the 70 women surveyed by the English Institute of Sport (EIS), 94 per cent wore...

Welsh side Penarth promoted to English hockey leagues

A Welsh women's club is celebrating after becoming the second side from Wales to reach the England Hockey National League, writes Richard Bright. Penarth, near Cardiff, will follow Premier Division side Swansea into the women's national league after being promoted...

Ireland and Great Britain share spoils, next stop Tokyo Olympics

Ireland women's captain Katie Mullan had admitted that this three-match SoftCo hockey series was as good as shaping up to "tournament intensity" before Tuesday's final game. Indeed, the fourth quarter in Belfast of the final match had all the hallmarks...

Maddie Hinch: ‘I kept getting told I was too small for hockey’

Great Britain goalkeeper Maddie Hinch says that her potential was spotted before she’d even picked up a hockey stick. Hinch tells the Wellness That Works podcast by WW (Weight Watchers reimagined) that her rise to the top was also the...

‘An animating spectacle’: 125 years since first women’s hockey match

The Hockey Museum has unearthed newspaper reports to mark the 125th anniversary of the first ever women’s international hockey match. The Ireland and England match in Dublin took place on March 2, 1896, the hosts running out 2-0 winners in...

Great Britain women to face Ireland in uncapped series

Great Britain, the Olympic women's hockey champions, will travel to Ireland for a three-match uncapped series this month, with coverage live on RTE and BBC Sport. The SoftCo series matches will take place from March 13 at Queen’s University Belfast...

England Hockey inks significant Vitality deal to support women’s game

In another boost for women's sport, England and Great Britain Hockey has inked what it described as "one of the most significant partnerships in the sport’s history" after health insurance brand Vitality was announced on Thursday as principal women's...

Alex Danson-Bennett to aid Vitality as part of women’s hockey deal

Vitality's three-year sponsorship of women's hockey will see Alex Danson-Bennett become an ambassador where she will use her passion and drive in the game to help businesses prioritise health and wellbeing. Adding to her growing portfolio, the Rio gold medallist...
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England Hockey sets out latest roadmap in welcome club boost

Car sharing is set to be allowed, clubhouses can open and there is a welcome back for spectators from...
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