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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: International Hockey
After every tournament there is always time for reflection. The Commonwealth Games is no different. With British interest from England, Wales and Scotland in both men’s and women’s tournaments, this competition has provided more food for thought than usual. However … Continue reading
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.
“Winning after winning.” The phrase Great Britain Head Coach Danny Kerry has oft repeated in the wake of his team’s recent medal triumphs. Clearly one of his players has been paying attention as Maddie Hinch has been named FIH Goalkeeper … Continue reading
In a few days’ time Danny Kerry’s England squad begin their Hockey World League Finals campaign. Kerry has given a chance to impress to four relative newcomers in Grace Balsdon, Olivia Paige, Suzy Petty and Erica Sanders but there is … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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.