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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…

#33) Women’s Six Nations Special – England

The 2019 Women’s Six Nations kicks off tonight when England take on Ireland determined to overcome the disappointment of finishing second last year. Captain Sarah Hunter and her Red Roses side missed out on a second consecutive title with an agonising one point defeat…

#23) Liz Nicholl CBE

Photo credit: UK Sport Ask any British Olympic medalist the story behind their success and often they will tell you it’s down to help they received from others. While everyone has their own unique path, look closely into the journey of many athletes from…

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…

My Top 10 Sporting Moments – 2016

It’s that time of year again for me to churn out my incredibly well informed, not-at-all-biased (please note the sarcasm here, my ego isn’t yet that big) top ten list of sporting moments that occurred during 2016. It was really hard to choose just…

The Revolution Continues

I’ve been converted. It’s a day I thought would never come. Being an old-fashioned so-and-so, I’ve resisted this new uprising for so long. I’m not a fan of change and like to preserve the status quo – as the saying goes, if something isn’t…

The Big 2014 Review – Part II

2014 was a year full of sporting brilliance, medals and record-breaking moments. Continuing on from the first part of this review, below are my seven favourite moments from the last year: 7) Brazil’s boys battered The 2014 World Cup saw plenty of spectacular moments,…

Let the ball do the talking

World Cup – arguably the most popular phrase in the UK, if not the world, at the current moment in time. With just two days until what some say is the second-biggest multi-national tournament (after the Olympics), I should be really excited. But I’m…