UK Hockey

Support From Your Teammates Or Colleagues Is So Important When Tackling Mental Health Issues

Helen Richardson Walsh | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Sport
Helen Richardson Walsh

Most of us are susceptible to feelings of loneliness and isolation, but this can easily be matched with an awareness to ask if someone is OK when something seems wrong. Such a seemingly small act of caring can truly make all the difference in the world, as it did for me.

England Winning Cricket World Cup Marks Historic Day For Women's Sport

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Sport

England have won the Women’s World Cup after beating India in a nail-biting finish, and marking a momentous day for women’s sport in the UK. The h...

Smashing It Out Of The Park: Elite Female Sports Performance In A Male-Dominated World

Emma Beanland | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Sport
Emma Beanland

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The Gender Gap

Kate Richardson-Walsh | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Sport
Kate Richardson-Walsh

Sexism on and off the field is certainly difficult to tackle. But there are lots of positives that are born out of the difficulties. The way I've always looked at life is that you must make the very best of every situation. As a women's hockey team, it's made us more driven and hungry. It's made me more flexible, more organised and more diligent - all the things you need to be to get to the very top of your sport. 

Video Replays In Football: Surely It's Time?

Ross Ayling | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Sport
Ross Ayling

Over the pond, video replays are used to assist official's decisions in basketball, ice hockey and baseball. So someone please tell me why the suits over at football HQ haven't given it the green light yet? The sooner we get them in, the better and fairer the game will be.

Kate And Helen Richardson-Walsh Become First Same-Sex Married Couple To Win Gold

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK

Great Britain’s dramatic gold medal in the hockey marked the first Olympic title for the women’s team. It was also significant for boasting the fi...

Britain Wins Olympic Gold In Women's Hockey In Nail-Biting Penalty Shoot-Out

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK

Team GB have won an Olympic gold medal in the women’s hockey in a dramatic penalty shoot-out that captivated the millions watching on prime-time TV....

My Journey to Senior Hockey

Lily Owsley | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Sport
Lily Owsley

As a kid, my dream was to play football for England. Wasn't everyone's? That ambition took me to Bristol City FC girls teams at the time I remember at...

The Story of a Not-Quite Olympian

Beckie Middleton | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Sport
Beckie Middleton

It's been over two years since my last cap, I'm not even in the GB squad any more and I still find it impossible to get my head around Rio being so soon. It kills me feeling like the odd one out in large parts of my friendship group, not having that same daily routine and camaraderie and sense that I'm part of something.

The Pride I Feel Representing England and GB

Sophie Bray | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Sport
Sophie Bray

Growing up sport was my passion and I was happiest and most confident when playing it. Schoolwork in the classroom took precedence in those days but after leaving school the balance slowly started to change.

The Brutality and Glory of Women's Sport

Dr Hannah Macleod | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Sport
Dr Hannah Macleod

In a sports team, judgments move away from how popular you are and what you look like to how hard you are willing to work and how much you contribute. I felt I had finally found my 'gang' and found a supportive environment where I could be me and develop confidence and self-worth.

Proof That Ice Hockey Players Are The Toughest

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Sport

Ryan Reaves is proof that ice hockey players are the toughest sportsmen The St. Louis Blues winger was left with a loose tooth after a bust up on t...

Falling in Love....

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

The first class will always be hard and you will feel slightly at a disadvantage but not knowing the lay of the land. I remember a couple of years ago trying a step aerobics class, (now back then I didn't have the professional like rhythm I have now......)

Seven Reasons Why India Isn't the Cricket-Crazy Country You Think It Is

Monica Sarkar | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Sport
Monica Sarkar

Okay, granted, it is a cricket-crazy country. But that's not the only sport that Indians are fanatic over, but the one that is overly documented...

The Queen Photobombs Australian Athletes' Selfie (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Comedy

So Australian hockey player Jayde Taylor may have just posted the photo of the year: Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! 😄 👑 #royalty #s...

WATCH: Dog Interrupts England Vs Germany Hockey Game

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2013 | UK Comedy

England beat Germany in their group match at the Women’s Hockey World League Final in Tucumán, Argentina on Tuesday. But even more excitingly t...

Why Do American Universities Produce More Professional Athletes Than British Universities?

Spencer Turner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Spencer Turner

Scholarships to prestigious university are awarded to the best athletes; university matches are housed in massive stadiums and are televised to the nation, top professional clubs often hand pick students from university. So why hasn't the UK system ever been such a springboard for students?

My Olympic Story and Why I'll Be Supporting Our Paralymic Hopefuls All the Way

Ashleigh Ball | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Sport
Ashleigh Ball

On the brink of the Paralympic Games, I'm appreciating this exciting event without any of the pressure and nerves I felt on the day of the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics just a few weeks ago. It's very easy to look back on the Games with rose-tinted glasses with bronze medal in hand...

Team GB Miss Out On Hockey Bronze

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB’s men’s hockey team failed to overturn the odds and beat Australia in the bronze medal clash at a packed Riverbank Arena in Olympic park. ...

Jolly Hockey! Kate Cheers Women's Team To Bronze

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK

She was captain of the school hockey team, and a huge follower of the sport, and on Friday night the Duchess of Cambridge cheered the women's team to ...

Ouch! The Olympic Stars Ending Games In Injury

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

It's the worst way to end four years of hard work, when your moment in the Olympic spotlight ends with an injury. London 2012 athletes have had the...

No Politics But Plenty Of Goals

The Huffington Post UK | Luke McGee | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Sport

After poor attendances and empty seats at some of the early events, how reassuring for the Olympic organisers to see a nearly full house at one of Oly...

Argentinian Ad Man Zylberberg To Miss Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Sport

Fernando Zylberberg, the Argentinian hockey player who appeared in a provocative Falklands advert, is to miss the Olympics. Zylberberg filmed the a...

Passed Out Student 'Tuxman' Is Reanimated In Marker Pen Prank (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Yikes. Remind us never to pass out while these guys are around. Sprawled on the sofa after a tad too much to drink, it’s bad enough this guy had...

WATCH: Is This The World's Quickest Ice Hockey Fight?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Comedy

There have been ice hockey brawls at Madison Square Garden before, of course - but none as speedy as this New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers punch...