Hockey


HEROICS in the penalty shoot out from Taunton’s Maddie Hinch couldn’t save the England Ladies hockey team from defeat in their Commonwealth Games semi final against New Zealand on the Gold Coast, Australia today. After the teams had battled out a 0-0 draw in normal time, goalkeeper Hinsh kept out three efforts in the 8-second …

ASHMOOR’S Sam Taylor and University of Exeter player Tom Stevenson have both been named in the England under-18 hockey squad for the European Championships later this year. Midfielder Stevenson was talent-spotted at 16, through the Futures Cup series, and made it into the age-group England squad then. His home club is Taunton Vale. Half-back Taylor …

THE TEAM Bath Buccaneers Men’s Hockey Team have narrowly missed out on qualification for the European stage of the Jaffa Super 6s indoor hockey competition. They qualified for the Final by beating Wimbledon in a thrilling semi-final. The match finished 3-3 and so was decided with a shootout. The Buccaneers emerged victorious winning the shootout …

Hockey at King’s College, Taunton is thriving with 11 players from the school being selected for the England Hockey Performance Centre after working hard in the Development and Academy Centres. The Performance Centre, which is based at King’s, offers a performance training environment and the centre’s meet regularly throughout the year as well as taking …

Plymouth Marjon player-coach Simon Fenwick is anticipating a thrilling race for the West of England & South Wales Hockey League men’s regional title. The Reds will top the standings over Christmas and into 2018 but Fenwick is not one to rest on any festive laurels. The first and second team head coach revealed: “Our aim …

Freezing pitches and snow played havoc with the men’s regional West of England & South Wales Hockey League fixture list last weekend. Heavy snow or frozen pitches prevented matches from going ahead, even on some ‘all-weather’ surfaces, and then there is the additional safety factor as some teams are unable to travel because of wintry …

University of Exeter men’s first team head into the mid-winter mid-season outdoor hockey break top of the class. The Greens beat title rivals University of Bath 2-1 in midweek to assure them top spot in the British Universities & Colleges Sports Premier South Division with one round remaining. Unbeaten Exeter finish their BUCS league programme …

Bristol’s international women’s hockey ace Lily Owsley was named the best junior player at the Hockey World League final in Auckland, New Zealand, after a superb tournament in which she caught the eye throughout. Despite England narrowly missing out on a bronze medal to Korea 1-0, the 22-year-old midfielder was deservedly given the prize after …