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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

Beeston 4 Swansea 0

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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...

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Katie Glynn appointed England assistant coach

Great Britain and England Hockey have announced Katie Glynn has joined the set up as assistant coach for the women's international programme.

She joins following on from her role in the same position in the New Zealand's senior women's team.

Katie arrives with a great pedigree as both a coach and player. On the field she amassed 134 caps and scored 77 goals for New Zealand....

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Nick in the Pink as hockey returns to action

Nick Pink had only been in the hot seat as chief executive of England Hockey for four months when Covid-19 struck. While acknowledging the traumatic, and often tragic, impact the pandemic has had upon households everywhere, Pink says the lockdown gave him and his staff a very rare moment when they could actually reflect and take stock.

“We had to shut things down very quickly when...

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International hockey set for autumn return

Great Britain's international hockey teams will be back in action in October after the International Hockey Federation confirmed the schedule for the 2020-21 Hockey Pro League.

Team GB will face the Netherlands in two matches on Tuesday 27 October and Thursday 29 October before a double header against Belgium on the weekend of 31 October and 1 November.

The first matches on...