Hockey on TV

polecam p68 620 - Hockey on TV - So much has changed from the early 1990s when our colleague and columnist Nick Irvine commentated on hockey for Sky Sports at Birmingham University. A single camera set-up with rudimentary graphics, a yellow, sandy pitch and a dirty white ball probably made for a viewing experience (the pictures I stress, not the commentary) that drove people to other sporting options faster than a Wapping Hockey Club pint race. (Watch them on YouTube!).

So much has changed from the early 1990s when our colleague and columnist Nick Irvine commentated on hockey for Sky Sports at Birmingham University. A single camera set-up with rudimentary graphics, a yellow, sandy pitch and a dirty white ball

Sombroek Hangs Up Her Pads

13483111 566289340239683 8359496520016531399 o - Sombroek Hangs Up Her Pads - Sombroek has taken the last two months to completely rest from hockey and went to travel Australia whilst doing an internship in Sydney. The two months of rest made little difference to her hip, the injury was still there and not feeling any better. The current FIH Keeper of the Year decided, after much doubt, to put her health first and an end to her international career. “The arthrosis in my right hip has been bothering me daily since the Rio Olympics. I hoped that it would feel better after two months of rest, but I still feel my hip in everyday activities. Because I have to think about the future and since I can’t do something for less then 100%, I decided to make this tough decision..” In addition, this will allow Joyce to focus more on her Medical studies and internships. “That’s not the deciding factor, but I think it is very important to work on my career after hockey.”

Netherlands star goalkeeper Joyce Sombroek (26) has today sensationally announced that she is to retire from the Orange Women