Hockey


England Hockey League pace-setters University of Exeter have two home games in a row to consolidate their position at the Men’s Conference West summit. The students have responded positively to their 4-2 defeat at joint leaders Olton & West Warwicks with back-to-back wins. The Greens followed up their big 7-2 derby victory over Isca with …

Exeter University’s Kate Axford, Meg Crowson and Katie Knight have been named in the Great Britain women’s ‘Elite Development Programme’ squad set to attend an induction camp later next week. A total of 36 players have been named and, while the programme is not age-categorised, it has been designed for athletes aged between 19 and …

Top Bristol side Clifton Robinsons will be hoping to put their early-season England Women’s Premier League form behind them and get back to winning ways by the time they return to Coombe Dingle on Saturday. Harriet Smith’s side were at fellow slow starters Canterbury yesterday seeking to erase memories of last Sunday’s 4-1 home defeat …

Plymouth Marjon set the pace at the West of England and South Wales League summit following an opening day 5-2 home win over Truro and an opening minute goal. Ben Thomas fired the Reds into a first-minute lead and Matt Butt made it 2-0 after five minutes before Truro reduced the gap. Two goals before …

EXE Ladies seemed determined to regain their England League status at the first attempt. Relegated from the National League via the end-of-season play-offs last term, the Exeter based club have made a flying start to life back in the West Clubs’ Women’s League top flight. Exe have won their opening three matches to boast the …

The new men’s regional West of England and South Wales League starts on Saturday and one head coach is already thinking big. Plymouth Marjon development officer and head coach Jamie Oxley has turned his sights on a new objective: making the city club’s two-pitch HQ a regional hockey hub. Said Oxley: “Being able to build …

Ollie Drummond, who was awarded a Maddie Hinch hockey scholarship to King’s College, Taunton, has been appointed captain of the UK Lions under-14 squad. Lions members are named after the under-13 Festival of Hockey at Nottingham every June, where Drummond skippered the South West team who were one of ten competing. It is the third …

King’s College girls have been crowned champions of the annual Sherborne Invitational Tournament. The Taunton college played Sherborne, King Edward (Bath) and Wellington in the group games, winning, 2-0, 2-0 and 3-0 respectively – Karis Chambers scoring a hat-trick against Wellington. They reached the final with a 4-3 penalty strokes victory over Canford, with goals …