Category Archives: International Hockey

Humble Ward praises Great Britain team mates.

“I was pretty average and I’m not very pleased with my own performance.” It’s not the statement you’d expect from a player who had just scored twice to fire Great Britain to a 2-1 win over Belgium, reaching 50 international … Continue reading

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Kerry revels in Great Britain’s “bright future”

Danny Kerry hailed Great Britain’s “bright future” after his side came from a goal down to beat world No3 Belgium. After falling behind to Florent van Aubel’s first half strike, two goals from Sam Ward, the second his 50th international … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful

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

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Great Britain victorious in the battle with The North.

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.

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Maddie Hinch: The best in the world.

“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

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New name, same great player.

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

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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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