Category Archives: International Hockey

Hinch relishing “toughest Euros yet.”

England goalkeeper Maddie Hinch needs little introduction even to the non-hockey fan. The fearless, agile No1 caught the nation’s attention when her shootout heroics helped Great Britain to an Olympic gold medal in Rio in front of an audience of … Continue reading

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Captain Roper ready to fulfil his potential.

One of the things that has struck me about the new-look England squad during the early days of the current cycle is the feel-good factor around the group. There seems to be a buzz, a happiness and an excitement which … Continue reading

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Hannah Martin: Writing her own headlines.

England star Hannah Martin has a famous hockey-playing brother. If you’ve read or seen any interviews with her since she made her international debut you’re probably very aware of that fact already. Unquestionably brother Harry’s achievements are extremely impressive but … Continue reading

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David Ames: No More Mr Nice Guy

It’s hard not to like England international David Ames when you meet him. A polite, humble man with an unassuming demeanour; you could be forgiven for thinking his Mr Nice Guy personality does not lend itself to the rigours of … Continue reading

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Guess who’s back?

Today I am delighted to announce that for the duration of the Rabo EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam, The Top of the D will be making a return.

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A wise man once told me….

A wise man once told me “the best way to learn international hockey is to play it.” Having watched Danny Kerry’s new-look team take on Argentina and the Netherlands this past weekend, those words came back into my mind for … Continue reading

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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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Commonwealth Games Men’s Bronze Medal Match: England 3-3 New Zealand (4-2 after shootout.)

England held their nerve to pick up the bronze medal with a dramatic shootout win over New Zealand. The sides had played out an entertaining 3-3 draw over 70 minutes but with Blair Hilton and Simon Child unable to convert … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Games Men’s Pool B: England 3-1 Canada.

England rounded off their Commonwealth Games pool matches with a comfortable 3-1 win over Canada in Glasgow. A brace from Ashley Jackson and a strike by Captain Barry Middleton were enough to give Bobby Crutchley’s team the win despite Scott … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Games Women’s Pool B: Scotland 1-2 England.

Goals from Alex Danson and Susannah Townsend sent England through to the Commonwealth Games semi-finals but they were made to sweat on the win by a determined and spirited performance from Scotland. Roared on by the home crowd, the  side … Continue reading

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