Latest News | The Hockey Paper - Part 5

Hockey coaching: Know where the ground is

By Todd Willams As most players know, the two circles are where most of all the important stuff happens in a game of hockey. Whether you’re in defence …

England Hockey issues cautious guidelines on safe return to pitches

By Richard Bright Outdoor pitches can open, hockey played in a small group and one-to-one coaching can now be undertaken following cautious guidance released …

World hockey back on even par, says Belgium coach McLeod

Shane McLeod, coach of men’s world No 1 outfit Belgium, says bidding for a first Olympic title will be a “fresh challenge” with another year …

Hockeyroo Jodie Kenny puts retirement on hold for Olympics

Hockeyroo Jodie Kenny, who became a mother in 2017, says she has put retirement on hold to chase gold at next year’s Olympics. The two-time Olympian is …

‘Inspiring’ coach Phil Gooderham retires after University of Birmingham tenure

By Rod Gilmour University of Birmingham HC coach Phil Gooderham has been hailed as one of the “kindest and most inspiring coaches” following the …

World hockey issues cautious approach to resumption

World hockey hopes that that trans-continental competition will return to normal once a vaccine to combat the coronavirus pandemic is in place. The FIH …

Young Finlay ‘finally’ nets in debut season for Merton!

By Richard Bright Finlay Walker, a budding teenager at Merton HC, was jokingly given the nickname ‘Finally’ thanks to a WhatsApp spelling blunder after the …

‘More female coaches’: Hockey on a mission to change gender imbalance

By Sophie Penney There is big room for improvement in the percentage of women in high performance coaching, leadership roles and umpiring in hockey, according …

Suzy Petty hopes England Hockey learn from mistakes to help athlete wellbeing

By Rod Gilmour Suzy Petty hopes that changes she has helped enforce to the deselection process at England Hockey will aid future athletes after she revealed …

GB hockey players able to resume elite training after lockdown

By Cassie Worth Great Britain’s centrally-contracted hockey players are able to resume full-time training only with immediate effect but can refuse to do …