Retiring Danson-Bennett has ‘zero regrets’

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

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Mercian Kit Review

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

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Women’s Premier Division Transfers 2019-20

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

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Men’s Premier Division Transfers 2019-20

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

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The draw for the Olympic Qualifiers has been made

25 October – 3 November. Ten days that will make or break the Olympic dreams of a number of hockey athletes around the world.

With the FIH making the draw for the all-important Olympic qualifying ties earlier on today, we now know the matches which will decide who makes it through to the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020. Continue reading

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