January 2011. In front of a packed house at Wembley Arena, a young goalkeeper is carried on the shoulders of her Bowdon Hightown team mates. Amy Tennant, then aged just 16, is the hero of the hour. Her save from Reading’s Emma Thomas in a dramatic 9-8 penalty shootout win hands the Seahorses the Super Sixes title. Continue reading
An international career which began way back in October 2001 has come to an end: Alex Danson-Bennett has announced her retirement from hockey.
The 34-year-old, who has won 306 caps, has spent the last 18 months battling a long-term concussion injury. She returned to the Great Britain training programme in January but with the Tokyo Olympics just months away she has decided the “risk is too high” for her to continue with her hockey career. Continue reading
As you’ll no doubt have seen if you’re a regular visitor to the site or to my social media channels, this year I have been lucky enough to begin a partnership with Mercian Hockey. I’ve been using the kit for a little while now, so thought it’d be a good time to put up a review and let people know my thoughts on it so far. Continue reading
With the opening weekend of the Investec Women’s Premier Division almost upon us, it’s time to take a quick look at all the moves over the summer as we try to work out if anyone can stop Surbiton taking their seventh consecutive title. So here we go… Continue reading
The Men’s Premier Division returns to action this coming weekend. After a summer packed with international hockey, attentions now turn to the upcoming domestic season. The Hockey Paper’s #watchyour1s campaign, aims to get more people involved with supporting their teams and in an attempt to help raise that interest and with the curtain raiser just days away, here’s a look at some of the more notable Premier League transfers and how they might shape things for the season ahead. Continue reading