Welcome to the Top of the D: A specialist hockey blog.
I have played hockey for a long time, over half my life. I started this blog back in 2012 because I was disappointed with the lack of coverage the sport received. Having written for Push Hockey magazine, the Telegraph, the Guardian and having had an almost three-year stint at England Hockey, I have seen things improve on the media front for the sport. Aided in no small part by an Olympic gold medal in Rio for Danny Kerry’s brilliant Great Britain side. Things are better now than they’ve ever been, but still there is room for improvement. For a hockey nerd like me, no amount of coverage will ever be enough!
The Top of the D focuses on hockey in this country and abroad as much as possible. I try to bring you a mixture of interviews, features and analysis. Whether you are a seasoned hockey player, a fan or completely new to the sport there will be something for you.
For the season 2019-20 I am delighted to say I am proudly sponsored and supported by Mercian Hockey. A huge thanks to them for all their support.