“Lots of talking, yeah?”

As hockey makes its triumphant return to pitches up and down the country it’s comforting to feel like there might be a sense of normality returning very soon.

Despite the enthusiasm with which people have resumed playing, for many of us a “lack of match sharpness” is very clear to see right now. Players who before lockdown had a first touch you could bet your house on, look like they’ve never even picked up a stick right now. The main thing getting a workout during most shooting drills is the back fence, not the goalkeepers.

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Kerry pays tribute to ‘legend’ Ollie Willars

Great Britain head coach Danny Kerry has paid tribute to ‘legend’ Ollie Willars after the defender announced he would be stepping away from international hockey with immediate effect.

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Becoming Kate Richardson-Walsh.

“When I looked at that medal on the podium I thought back to being a little girl. To when I thought that this wasn’t for me. This was something that happened to other people. It was a little nod to that girl to say, “You did it.” All the difficult moments, the bullying at school, the doubting yourself, having no confidence, you came out of that, now you’re standing here, on top of the world.”

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Brendan Creed: Quickfire questions.

I recently caught up with England and Great Britain defender Brendan Creed for an episode of my podcast. You can listen to the full episode here, but if you’d like a little taste of the end of the interview, check out the video below!

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder for Owsley.

They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone and that’s certainly true as far as Great Britain star Lily Owsley is concerned.

The global pandemic has decimated the sporting calendar worldwide, but the Olympic gold medallist has been using her enforced break to rediscover her love for the game.

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