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- The Commonwealth Games gave the home nations plenty to be positive about. Visit TheTopoftheD.com to read my thoughts on it all. #GC2018 #bbcgoldcoast #hockeySo proud of these legends. Great to see both teams bringing home a medal. #GC2018 #bbcgoldcoast🎵 He scores when he wants. He scores when he waaaaants. @samuel_ward13 he scores when he wants.” 🎵 #hattrickhero #gc2018 #bbcgoldcoastWins for both England men and women today. A goal each for brother and sister @hkmartin7 and @harrymartin9. Lovely stuff. #gc2018 #gc2018hockey #bbcgoldcoastGood start for the England Women this morning. Delighted to see the Canterbury duo @graceb13 and @stownsend7 on the scoresheet. Plenty more to come from this team! #gc2018Manchester 🙌🏻
Category Archives: Domestic Hockey
It was a game in aid of charity but there was nothing charitable about the performance Great Britain put on. They put the Northern Invitational XI to the sword at Brooklands Hockey Club in front of a sell out crowd.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.