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About thetopofthed

Columnist for The Hockey Paper and the man behind The Top of the D. Writer, podcaster, goalkeeper and BBC Sport man. Used to work for Great Britain Hockey and have covered the sport at every major tournament.

Danny Kerry to step down as coach of Great Britain and England

Having been part of the England and Great Britain set up since 2005, Danny Kerry has today announced he has stepped down as coach of the men’s team.

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FIH CEO Thierry Weil weighs in on the Hockey Stars Awards controversy.

Thierry Weil, the CEO of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) says hockey’s governing body will ‘work with the global hockey community’ to find a more supported method of determining the winners of the annual Hockey Stars Awards.

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FIH issues statement after widespread awards criticism

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has issued a statement surrounding the 2020-21 Hockey Stars Awards after receiving widespread criticism upon announcing the winners. 

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David Ralph appointed England and Great Britain Head Coach.

England Hockey have today announced the appointment of David Ralph as Head Coach of the Great Britain and England women’s international hockey teams, replacing Mark Hager, who resigned after the Tokyo Olympics.

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A view of the Olympics…

Well, we’re right into the thick of the Olympic hockey tournaments and there’s been plenty going on and plenty to talk about. Whilst my work commitments on other sports prevent me from providing the level of coverage I’d like to, … Continue reading

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