Category: Hockey

Thank You Alex Danson-Bennett

It’s always sad when one of sport’s greats decides it’s time to step away. But Alex Danson-Bennett doesn’t want us to be down. She wants us to celebrate what she achieved across 18 incredible years. However we don’t want to just applaud her career,…

Heat, storms & goals – McCallin reflects on first tour of 2020

Shona McCallin looks back on an exciting tour for GB Hockey to Australia and New Zealand and how it felt to make her FIH Hockey Pro League debut, score her first GB goal and make her 50th appearance. It’s crunch time for a lot…

The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019

At the end of another groundbreaking year for women’s sport, The 52’s Will Moulton (WM), Alasdair Hooper (AHp), Alex Horowitz (AHz), Ollie Godden (OG), Julia Cook (JC) and Shona McCallin (SMc) have collated their favourite moments of 2019. And in case you missed it,…

“Hockey is a flagship team sport & pioneer for athletic equality”

In her first piece for The 52, England and GB international Tess Howard reviews her favourite hockey moments of 2019 and explains why they show the sport has a blueprint for gender equality that all other should follow. To legitimise women’s sport, it is…

Lionesses’ Wembley extravaganza epitomised #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired; now we need all sports to get on board

“Daddy, I think I want to be a goalkeeper.” This was the heartwarming statement made by a young girl sat behind me as nearly 78,000 people watched the Lionesses take on Germany at Wembley at the weekend. Despite being no older than six, she…

McCallin ready to use Euros pain to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020

Rio 2016 hockey gold medallist Shona McCallin explains how she and her England team-mates will be using their Euros disappointment to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020. I’m back! Back on the international hockey scene after 17 months out of the game and back…

#52) GB Hockey

What better way to round off our year-long journey than with the team that ignited my passion to try and bring about gender equal sports media coverage? I was one of around 10 million people watching Great Britain’s women win a stunning gold medal…

#50) Leah Wilkinson

Photo credit: Hockey Wales Alun Wyn Jones, Jess Fishlock, Ryan Giggs, Helen Weston, Sam Warburton, Sarah Thomas – just some of the incredible athletes to have come out of Wales. Each has a multitude of accolades – both individual and team – to their…

#9) #HWC2018

Sport has a habit of producing special moments. They can be very much personal – i.e. returning from injury or winning a maiden tournament – or they can be cultural, marking a major shift in perceptions. It’s fair to say the 2018 Vitality Hockey…

First England goal for Surbiton’s Hannah Martin as she strikes against Argentina at Olympic Park

Surbiton Hockey Club’s Hannah Martin fulfilled a lifetime ambition by scoring on her home international debut in front of a boisterous home crowd last Saturday (June 10). Appearing on the internationals stage for just the fifth time, Martin converted a clever penalty corner routine…