Author Archives: thetopofthed

Tennant sets her sights on the very top

January 2011. In front of a packed house at Wembley Arena, a young goalkeeper is carried on the shoulders of her Bowdon Hightown team mates. Amy Tennant, then aged just 16, is the hero of the hour. Her save from … Continue reading

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Retiring Danson-Bennett has ‘zero regrets’

An international career which began way back in October 2001 has come to an end: Alex Danson-Bennett has announced her retirement from hockey. The 34-year-old, who has won 306 caps, has spent the last 18 months battling a long-term concussion … Continue reading

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Mercian Kit Review

As you’ll no doubt have seen if you’re a regular visitor to the site or to my social media channels, this year I have been lucky enough to begin a partnership with Mercian Hockey. I’ve been using the kit for … Continue reading

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Women’s Premier Division Transfers 2019-20

With the opening weekend of the Investec Women’s Premier Division almost upon us, it’s time to take a quick look at all the moves over the summer as we try to work out if anyone can stop Surbiton taking their … Continue reading

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Men’s Premier Division Transfers 2019-20

The Men’s Premier Division returns to action this coming weekend. After a summer packed with international hockey, attentions now turn to the upcoming domestic season. The Hockey Paper’s #watchyour1s campaign, aims to get more people involved with supporting their teams and … Continue reading

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