UK hockey

Surbiton
Thursday, May 18th, 2017

SURBITON  women are the best team by some distance in the Investec Premier League, having won the last four league championships, three of the last four cup finals, clinched the league and cup double this season,  as well as having lost only one league game since Feb 2014.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Surbiton completed the League championship and Cup double with Sunday's comfortable 5-0 win over Clifton Robinsons, the defending Cup holders, to add to the Champions title won last week with a 3-1 victory against Holcombe.

They have lost only one game this season when a 53-game unbeaten league run was ended with a 3-2 defeat by Leicester in February and they have now won four successive League championships and three of the last four cup finals.

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

PHIL ROPER was the Man of the Match with two goals as England League winners Wimbledon upset the form book with a 3-1 win over three-time champions UHC Hamburg at the Euro Hockey League KO16 in Eindhoven.

Under coach Ben Hawes, Wimbledon’s progress into KO8, the quarter-final stage, on their second appearance at the EHL, was the best performance by an English club since Reading in 2013 and banished the memory of last year’s 3-1 defeat by Amsterdam at the KO16 stage.

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

WIMBLEDON, led by coach Ben Hawes, fly to Eindhoven on Wednesday for their second taste of European club hockey at the Euro Hockey League KO16 tournament at the home of the newly formed Oranje-Rood club.

Hawes said: “Last year at the same stage we came up against one of Europe’s top performers Amsterdam and lost 1-3 but we have that valuable experience behind us.”

This year they face an equally tough challenge on Saturday against the German champions UHC Hamburg, who have won this competition three times since its inception in 2007/08.

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

ANDY WATTS, the Reading player-coach, played what is likely to be his last home game for the club in a 4-2 win over Brooklands MU in the Cup semi-final, in which he scored his side’s first and third goals, as he contemplates his future in the game.

Watts, 31, is director of sport at Magdalen College School, Oxford, and has been Reading’s player-coach for the past three seasons.

He has decided he will not play Premier hockey next season but is still weighing his options of staying with Reading or moving to another club.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

The Hockey Museum has launched a limited-edition calendar for 2017. It covers 16 months (September 2016 to December 2017) so that it fully incorporates the hockey season – and you can start using it right away!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

SAM WARD banished the memory of Great Britain men's failure at the Rio Olympics by scoring twice in Holcombe's 3-2 win over Surbiton on the opening day of the English league season.

The Hockey Museum
Monday, July 25th, 2016

The Hockey Museum has been awarded a grant of £15,300 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable it to digitise its collection of nearly 100 old hockey films dating back to the 1930s.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

SIMON MANTELL’S double in the last 10 minutes clinched Great Britain’s 2-2 draw against Belgium and ensured they remained unbeaten after their final  game at the four-nation ERGO Masters in Dusseldorf on Sunday.

Reading’s Mantell, 32, was only selected as a traveling reserve for the Rio Olympics but made a telling contribution in GB’s last match of their pre-Games preparations.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

GREAT BRITAIN’S men have had to make changes as they complete their build-up to the Rio Olympics at the four-nation ERGO Masters in Dusseldorf.

They would have expected to make the trip with the 16 players and three reserves announced for Rio last month but captain Barry Middleton (shoulder), Ulsterman David Ames (shin) and Nick Catlin (hip) are nursing minor knocks.

Helen Richardson-Walsh receives the Marjorie Pollard Salver from Lisa Wilson
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Helen Richardson-Walsh was named by the Hockey Writers' Club as Britain’s best player in the 2016 women’s Champions Trophy at Queen Elizabeth Park in East London.

She was the most consistent player in a British team that failed to live up to expectations at the event.

Helen is the first person to receive the the Marjorie Pollard Salver three times, having won the award in 2009 and 2011.

George Pinner wins Chris Moore award
Monday, June 20th, 2016

George Pinner, after an outstanding display of goalkeeping, was chosen as Britain’s best player in the 2016 Hero Champions Trophy by members of the Hockey Writers Club.

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

It has been decided that the Marjorie Pollard and Chris Moore Awards will this year be given to the two outstanding UK players at the women's and men's Champions Trophy tournaments in London. Voting is open to members who are at the tournaments or who watch the games on television.

Voting for the men's Chris Moore award closes at 10pm on Thursday June 16, 2016 - after the conclusion of the GB versus Belgium game.
The HWC intends to present the award at the venue the following day.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

HOLCOMBE clinched the final play-off place in the Investec Premier Division with a 3-2 win at Clifton with goals from Emily Maguire, Nicola White and Sarah Jones. The hopes of the other contenders East Grinstead were ended after a 2-1 home defeat by the bottom club Buckingham who, despite the win, are relegated.

Bowdon Hightown avoided automatic relegation, recovering from a 3-2 deficit to win 5-3 at Reading, and face next month’s relegation/promotion play-offs with the Conference champions Slough, Wakefield and Sutton Coldfield.

Friday, March 18th, 2016

SURBITON teenager Evan Kimber hit a hat-trick in his side’s 6-3 win at Cannock which consolidated their second place and condemned Cannock to automatic relegation.

Friday, March 11th, 2016

SURBITON'S Wales international Rupert Shipperley scored a double in his side’s 2-1 win at Reading which took them above their opponents into second place, and brought them a second success, on the Premier Division’s double header weekend. Shipperley said: “We’re starting to get the momentum and progressing in the right direction, leading up to the play-offs, after three defeats in February.”

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

HOLCOMBE keeper George Pinner produced a superb display in the 1-1 draw at Surbiton to maintain the Kent club's unbeaten record.

The Art of Hockey - from the 1986 World Cup
Thursday, February 25th, 2016

The Hockey Museum has launched a UK-wide competition for primary schools, with the winning design being displayed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

South league
Friday, January 8th, 2016

This season’s title race in the South League Premier Division One – with automatic promotion to the England Hockey League for the winners the prize – is being closely contested by Havant and Old Georgians, spearheaded by their leading scorers, Old Georgians’ James Tindall and Havant’s Sandeep Singh.

EuroHockey Indoors
Monday, January 4th, 2016

The squad played a warm-up tournament in Belgium with Lille, Belgium and Scotland, finishing third after two wins, a draw and a defeat .

England are seeking an immediate return to the European top flight after being relegated at the last edition in 2014.

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