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Steph is an inspiration to the game of hockey

If proof were needed how amazing the game of hockey is, look no further than the story of one of Bedford Hockey Club's inspirational players.

It would be indiscrete to mention Steph Daniels' age, but the history of her playing career speaks volumes.

Steph was taught hockey by...

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Captain Hollie hoping for hockey medal in the World Cup

The Hockey World Cup is just days away and England will open their account against India on July 3. New Zealand are next on July 5 and then it is China on July 7.

The preparation is complete and the quest for a medal begins.

Skipper Hollie Pearne-Webb told the official FIH website : “Obviously, we want a medal, that's the aim, but we're just going to have to see how it goes...


England squad for World Cup and Commonwealth Games

England Women have named their hockey squad for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which will also act as the squad for the World Cup in Spain, which begins on July 1.

Four players will make their debuts in an international tournament, with Sophie Hamilton, Holly Hunt, Flora Peel and Lily Walker all included in the squad.

At the other end of the experience scale, Britain’...

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If you can't find a league, you might like Sweden: Q & A with Kelly Murray

Eden Murray interviews her sister, Kelly Murray, about the path she took to playing professional Ice Hockey in Sweden. Although never the original plan to play overseas, Kelly reflects on her experience there, as well as some of her past hockey trials and tribulations that had motivated her to change courses. She speaks on harsh realities that women face in sport, and lends some advice on how...

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Mixed results in German double header for Team GB hockey

Britain's hockey players recovered from defeat in their opening game to record a convincing victory in the second match of their double header against Germany in the FIH Pro League.

The 2016 Olympic champions were disappointed with the 3-2 loss in the first tie at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

However, Anna Toman and Susannah Townsend were both on target for GB...

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Dutch defeat for Great Britain in second Pro League fixture

Great Britain failed to continue their defensive improvements as they followed up Tuesday's 1-1 draw against the Netherlands with a 3-0 defeat in the second match of their Pro League double-header.

Izzy Petter missed GB's best chance when she shot wide following a hard-fought challenge from Tess Howard on the edge of the D to win the ball.

Eva de Goede scored the pick of the...

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Great Britain earn a point but lose shootout to the Dutch on Pro League return

Great Britain recovered from going a goal down inside two minutes to earn a creditable draw against the Netherlands in Amsterdam in their first Pro League fixture since lockdown.

Getting forward straight from the opening whistle, GB were caught on the counter-attack and conceded a shot from Pien Dicke who scored her first international goal.

The defences were on top for both...

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Beeston battle rain and Swansea to seal first win of the season

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Swansea's difficult start to their first campaign in the top flight continued at Highfields as Beeston ran out comfortable winners in persistent rain.

Both teams were without a win going into this game. It was the East Midlands side that would make the most of their opportunities as they grew in confidence...

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Emily Defroand: The power of the platform

Hockey players are often asked to be ambassadors for projects and organisations. And that makes a lot of sense: sports people are frequently in the public eye, they embody the many values associated with a successful sports career, and international athletes can get across messages in a way that teachers, parents, managers and politicians often cannot.

All of which means that the...

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England Hockey responds to racism row

In recent months the spotlight has turned fully onto sports and the part they play in racial discrimination. From the racist chanting on the football terraces to the lack of diversity in many sporting association boardrooms, there is a growing awareness that some sports are as complicit in institutionalised racism as other areas of society.

It is something that hockey has already...

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Mark Hager: Glynn jetting in is win-win for England Hockey

There may well be a distinctly Southern Hemisphere vibe to training around Bisham Abbey when Great Britain and England women’s head coach Mark Hager is joined by fellow Kiwi Katie Glynn.

Glynn has been appointed assistant coach to the women’s national team as they prepare for a return to FIH Pro League action, as well as an assault on the EuroHockey Championships (as England) and the...