Category Archives: Opinion

Education is key to Janneke’s success

“The team contesting the 2018 World Cup is completely different from the team that played in 2014, so it is impossible to compare them.” USA Coach Janneke Schopman is considering her team’s prospects ahead of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup in London and reflecting on the fourth place finish the team achieved at the same event in 2014. Continue reading Education is key to Janneke’s success

Hosting Europe’s elite is opportunity to showcase why hockey matters

For the majority of hockey players, club hockey is a major part of how you first fall in love with the game. Our Surbiton Ladies team is full of homegrown talent, club stars and GB internationals, but whatever our ‘hockey CVs’ look like as individuals, for us the most exciting part of hosting the EuroHockey Club Cup is having the chance to celebrate how important club hockey is in the bigger picture of our sport. Continue reading Hosting Europe’s elite is opportunity to showcase why hockey matters

Resilience and Determination, the key to Holcombe HC’s Success

Holcombe’s Nick Bandurak says his team’s “resilience and determination” will play a key role as they look to take down Real Club de Polo in the KO16 and reach the last eight for the first time. Continue reading Resilience and Determination, the key to Holcombe HC’s Success

TROPHY SUCCESS CONFIRMS A RETURN TO THE GOOD TIMES FOR THE OLDEST HOCKEY CLUB IN THE WORLD: BLACKHEATH & ELTHAMIANS HC

On the last day of the 2012 season the Blackheath HC 1st XI travelled to Crawley knowing that anything other than a win would see the team relegated to Kent Division 1 Continue reading TROPHY SUCCESS CONFIRMS A RETURN TO THE GOOD TIMES FOR THE OLDEST HOCKEY CLUB IN THE WORLD: BLACKHEATH & ELTHAMIANS HC

Is University Hockey Stunting Player Development?

By Tommy Alexander (Scotland & Reading HC)

It’s really important when reading this article that people understand that I’m not saying it’s “Hockey or Education” and I’m not suggesting that students should not play University sport.

What I am saying however, is that Universities playing in the National League is wrong.

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England Hockey’s County Championships

With the latest edition of the England Hockey County Championships being held over the weekend, there’s one overriding thought process that has come to the fore over the past couple of days;

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the competition is not what it used to be.

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