Grace O’Malley Kumar: A Life Celebrated in Sport and Beyond

Grace Kumar, at Southgate Hockey Club

Grace Kumar, a promising sports star and beloved member of her community, is being remembered by many for her outstanding talent and vibrant personality. Tragically, O’Malley Kumar, who was a 19-year-old university student, was killed in the recent Nottingham attacks. A gifted athlete, O’Malley Kumar’s passion for sports was evident in her achievements on both […]

England: Hockey Writers’ Club Announce Player of Year Awards

Maddie Hinch, of HC Tilburg HC, and Holcombe’s Nick Bandurak have been named UK women’s and Mercian men’s players of the year for 2022 by the Hockey Writers’ Club. The award was made at the Hockey Writers’ Club (HWC) Annual Awards Presentation Lunch on Wednesday, 8th February 2023, at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge. Next […]


The Hockey Writers’ Club is proud to announce Hampshire’s Rob Jenkins as the inaugural recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award, sponsored by Hockey World News.  Rob is a true representative of the sport, having officiated 500 England Hockey League outdoor games over 19 years as an umpire and officiated five indoor finals nights for […]

England: England Hockey & Hockey Wales Miss Out On FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2026 Bid

England Hockey and Hockey Wales have today expressed disappointment that both countries will not get the opportunity to host a home World Cup after the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2026 will take place in Netherlands and Belgium. They will also host the FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup at […]

Great Britain: Ward – “I’ve Given My All and It’s My Time to Call It a Day”.

Becky Ward retires from international hockey After 179 caps for Scotland and 14 years playing in the senior women’s squad, Becky Ward has retired from international hockey. During a tremendous international career Becky has represented Scotland at three Commonwealth Games, several EuroHockey and FIH tournaments, and been a key part of Scotland women’s programme. Becky […]

England: The Thriving Heart of Stafford Hockey Laid Bare

Following on from the announcement from Beacon Sport and Fitness that they are re-laying their artificial pitch and turning it into a 3G surface, Stafford Hockey Club are looking for support from their local community and further afield in securing a new playing pitch surface in the local area. After 30 years at Beacon Sport […]

India dominate Star Award nominations

Indian Drag-flickers Harmanpreet Singh, Gurjit Kaur and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh nominated for FIH annual awards The Indian men’s team head coach Graham Reid and women’s team counterpart Sjoerd Marijne were among three nominees for FIH Coach of the Year award for men and women. The Indian men’s hockey team drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh and his female […]

GB Star Zach Wallace to be sponsored by Haier

Haier sponsors GB Olympic hockey ace Haier has agreed a sponsorship deal with Great Britain Olympic hockey player Zach Wallace. Zach (21) has more than 50 international caps and is viewed as one of our most promising young hockey players. He is all set to represent Great Britain in the Olympic Games taking place in […]

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