Category Archives: Domestic Hockey

Farewell, for now.

I’m sure some of you have been wondering why the blog has been so quiet since the end of the Commonwealth Games. Usually, as we count down to the start of the domestic season I’d be doing interviews, features and … Continue reading

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NOW: Pensions Men’s Cup Final: Cannock 2-2 Brooklands MU (5-4 after penalty strokes.)

Cannock’s David Beckett held his nerve to fire home the winning penalty in the shootout to give Cannock the cup for the first time since 2007 after a dramatic final against Brooklands MU.The two sides played out a 2-2 draw … Continue reading

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The Cost of Success?

Unquestionably there are great personal costs associated with reaching the top of your chosen sport; however, how many of you have considered the monetary costs of success? Reading Hockey Club is being given no choice but to face up to … Continue reading

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Maxinutrition Hockey 5s: Men’s Ones to Watch.

Despite the change from six to five-a-side in the indoor game, some things stay the same. East Grinstead find themselves top of the pile in the race to Wembley. Reading and Bowdon are not far off the pace and with … Continue reading

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Maxinutrition Hockey 5s: Women’s Ones to Watch.

The second weekend of the Women’s Maxinutrition Hockey 5s is just days away as the crème de la crème of England’s domestic teams return to Bromsgrove to find out which teams will advance to the semi finals. After the first weekend in … Continue reading

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Competition Time: The 12 Days of Uber.

Christmas is the time of peace on Earth and good will to all men, women and children. It’s also a good time to get your grubby mitts on some new hockey stash. Everyone loves a bit of new hockey stash. … Continue reading

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Forest Flyerz, Flying High.

One of things The Top of the D has always loved about hockey is how welcomed and included I’ve always felt at every club I’ve been to. In contrast to many other sports, the notion of the hockey family seems … Continue reading

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Hockey for Heroes Tour: 2013.

It is fair to say The Top of the D is quite keen on hockey. If I could, I’d watch or play the game every day. I’m also pretty keen on people doing things for a good cause and helping … Continue reading

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Investec Women’s Hockey League Championship Playoff Final: Reading 1-1 Leicester (2-0 aps.)

Goalkeeper Sarah Ellis was the star of the show with four saves in the penalty shootout as Reading avenged their defeat to Leicester in last year’s final to take home the trophy here at Sonning Lane. 

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Investec Women’s Hockey League Championship Playoffs 3rd/4th place: Canterbury 3-2 Surbiton.

Two goals from Jade Mayne and the winner from Sarah Kerly ensured Canterbury bounced back from yesterday’s defeat to secure third place with a hard-earned 3-2 win over Surbiton. 

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