Rachael Lynch and Georgie Morgan win appeals over Hockey Australia axings


It took more than 130 days but two Hockeyroos - a current world goalkeeper of the year and former captain - could yet play in the Tokyo Games after their controversial axings last year. On Thursday, news from Australia saw Rachael Lynch and Georgie Morgan win their appeals over their non-selection for the Tokyo...

Tess Howard: ‘I couldn’t let anyone down, even with a broken hand’


ARCHIVE: Ahead of Great Britain women's Olympic qualifying matches in 2019, THP spoke to Tess Howard about playing through pain after a rollercoaster start to her career. During England's heavy defeat at the hands of the Dutch at the 2019 EuroHockey Champs, Tess Howard went into a second quarter block...

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 revealing the news with 100 days to until the Tokyo Games.

Hockey Mentors project will help junior players make the most of circumstances


In the third part of an exclusive series, GB goalkeeper Ollie Payne aims to focus on solutions to unite the hockey family in making the sport more accessible I am a firm believer that young athletes should look at the experiences they have gained throughout their childhood and adolescent years. This is at the...

Darcy Bourne: Hockey Mentors supports my commitment to increasing diversity


In the second part of the series, England's Darcy Bourne on why she is supporting the non-profit project Having grown up in a predominantly white area, I got used to being the only black or mixed race person in any given setting, whether that was in class at school, or in my sports teams....

‘It’s time to lift hockey’s inclusion barriers – we are missing out on so much talent’

The Lee Valley hockey and tennis centre with its 'Union Jack' pitch

In the first of an exclusive series on the Hockey Mentors Project, founder Jack Childs explains why he created the newly-launched concept alongside star players Lots of people were raising the diversity issue. We needed solutions. I was extremely pleased to see the lack of diversity in hockey being raised by...

Japan aims to raise hockey profile at Tokyo Olympics


Tokyo 2020 has launched its 'Let’s 55 Virtual Experience’, a project that aims to showcase what it looks and feels like as a top-level athlete. The project aims to cover all 55 sports on the Tokyo 2020 Games programme. As far as hockey goes, Samurai Japan's Ohashi Masaki spoke to Tokyo 2020 on how...

Australia hockey’s Olympics prep hit by pandemic


Picking an outright winner for the Olympics just got a whole lot harder. Australia's build-up to the Tokyo Olympics has suffered another dent with the news that their European trip in May will not go ahead. Whoever wins gold in the men's hockey will of course have to play the...

Hockey’s Asian Champions Trophy slated for October


The men's Asian Champions Trophy hockey will now held in October in Dhaka, Bangladesh following multiple postponements. The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) has been forced to postpone the ACT for both men and women twice because of the pandemic. "In our mission to bring hockey back to the pitch after the...

Ollie Willars ends ‘incredible journey’ with GB Hockey


Ollie Willars hailed his international career as an "incredible journey" after leaving GB Hockey last week. Willars' international career spanned nine years and 138 caps for GB and England. But following a recent conversation with coach Danny Kerry, Willars made the tough decision to end his international career ahead of Tokyo...