Vitality and England & Great Britain (GB) Women’s Hockey have announced one of the most significant partnerships in the sport’s history, as part of a landmark three year deal.  The new partnership sees the health, life and investment company, become Principal Partner of England & GB Women’s Hockey teams (with Vitality’s logo on their shirt), Presenting Partner of […]

Great Britain strengthen ahead of Tokyo

FIONA CRACKLES TO JOIN SENIOR GB PROGRAMME Fiona Crackles has been rewarded for an impressive start to her international career by being offered a full-time place in the GB women’s programme leading up to the Tokyo Olympics. The 20-year-old received her first call up to the senior team in October 2020, making her debut against […]

Mariette Verstappen on the arrival of British star Lily Owsley

With the recruitment of British international and Olympic champion Lily Owsley (26) , hdm – after having already captured the American Ashley Hoffman and the British hockey players Flora Peel and Erica Sanders in recent seasons – is once again bringing in a player from abroad. However, that is not at the expense of their own youth, says […]

Olympic Champion Lily Owsley signs for HDM

HDM is the first club in the Dutch Hoofdklasse to announce a reinforcement for next season. The club from The Hague has secured British international and Olympic champion Lily Owsley (26). Furthermore, the contracts of Orange potentials Tessa Clasener and Margot van Hecking Colenbrander and of Jong Oranje player Imme van Es have been extended. With the […]

Hockey was the last of my priorities growing up

SO challenging was Sarah Robertson’s first taste of an Olympic cycle, it pushed her to the verge of retiring from elite hockey entirely. The 27-year-old first broke into the GB squad in 2014 but her first couple of years in the programme were so tough, she seriously considered hanging up her stick for good. However, […]

“It was a weird feeling putting on the GB kit” – Katie Glynn

In her first interview since leaving the Black Sticks, Katie Glynn tells Sarah Cowley Ross why she couldn’t turn down the chance to help Great Britain defend their Olympic hockey title in Tokyo next year. When Black Stick legend Katie Glynn was playing under Mark Hager, he often joked that when she retired, she’d steal […]

Danny Kerry’s GB Side lose again

With just a 32% (combined GB & ENG) win rate for Danny Kerry, things, from the outside, seem far from content in the GB camp. Having led his side into 49 encounters and coming away with just 16 victories, after stepping away from the ladies team after the world cup, grumblings around the hockey family […]

Robertson Scores on her 50th Cap

FIH Pro League – Women Belgium 1 Great Britain 2  Great Britain finally won on the road in their four match tour of the Netherlands and Belgium, securing a 2-1 victory against the Red Panthers in Brussels on Sunday afternoon. Ironically, having failed to force a single penalty corner in the first meeting 24 hours […]

Belgium leave it late against Great Britain

Belgium maintain lead atop FIH Pro League with Great Britain win Reigning World and European champions Belgium extended their lead atop the FIH Pro League table by grabbing a 3-2 win against Great Britain at the Royal Uccle Sports Club in Brussels. After a goalless first quarter in which Great Britain were unable to capitalise […]

A tale of missed opportunities

Belgium 1 Great Britain 1 (Great Britain win 3-1 in shootout) Great Britain came away from their first meeting of two with Belgium in Brussels with two points after winning a shootout, but will be wondering how they didn’t claim all three after failing to convert several scoring chances. Belgium will also consider that they […]