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women's hockey

State of Play: Decision making and accuracy key to England women’s success

With the Women's Hockey World Cup just around the corner, England women’s Pro League fixtures carry greater importance to that of the men. So, how are England faring before their journey to Amstelveen? England have looked aggressive and dangerous when...

Once a male-only hockey club, meet Teddington’s first ever female captain

Being in charge of Teddington Hockey Club, while preparing for their 150th anniversary celebration, is significant in its own right. Doing so as the club’s first ever female captain amplifies it tenfold. Clare Freer was appointed last year, and juggles...

Darcy Bourne: England cap gave me confidence to perform at club

Rising hockey star Darcy Bourne admits that gaining her first England cap last month gave her the confidence in front of goal after firing three superb hat-tricks in a row. Bourne helped Surbiton complete a 7-1 win over Beeston to...

Jen Wilson: It’s ability not gender now for women hockey coaches

A few months before the pandemic set in, there were no shortage of congratulatory messages and images pinging through Scotland's WhatsApp groups after a stellar year for the Blue Sticks; the squad winning the Scottish Women in Sport award,...

‘Ultimate club player’: Surbiton’s Emily Atkinson ends fine domestic career

Surbiton’s Emily Atkinson has been hailed as the “ultimate club hockey player” after she ended a gilded career with the accolade of having won every league title during her eight-year tenure at Sugden Road. Atkinson joined Surbiton women in 2013...

Eva de Goede set to bow out at 2022 Women’s Hockey World Cup

Eva de Goede will join Hague-based HGC next season and plans to end her international career on her own terms following the 2022 Women's World Cup. Midfielder De Goede, 32, leaves Amsterdam after 11 years playing in The Hague. De Goede,...

Spain invests in Terrassa Stadium for 2022 Women’s World Cup

Spanish hockey will aim to mesh culture, food and promote women's sport when it co-hosts the 2022 Hockey World Cup. Terrassa will host Pool matches as well as the semi-finals and final when it shares World Cup duties with Wagener...

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...
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Final teams secure berths for men’s Hockey World Cup 2023

The 16 teams for the 2023 men's World Cup have now been confirmed following results at the ongoing Asia...
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