Tag Archives: Game

David Kettle ‘Welsh Dragon’

Who is David Kettle? Current Surbiton and Wales GK. When did you start to play hockey? I was 11 when I first started playing in goal. My first game was at Repton School and it took my mother + two other parents to pad me up! I was always more focused on cricket but at […]

The Field Hockey Game

I am sure over the years nearly every single person reading this piece has played a console sports game. Most likely that is one of the FIFA or PES franchise games, I for one remember countless hours spent playing against friends online or just the computer on a number of iterations of FIFA.   Despite […]

Behind the scenes

I’ve been fortunate enough to see a wide range of destinations, experience diverse cultures and make life memories through hockey. The one thing we have in common, is the love of the game and the privilege of representing one’s country. The most common misconception is that a hockey tour, is like a personal holiday. People’s […]

From the ‘other side’ of the whistle

Being an umpire was never part of my ‘plan’.   From the age of 11, I knew hockey would always be a part of my life. I loved playing, I loved coaching, in fact, I STILL love it. I guess when you have a passion for something, it doesn’t really matter at which level you are […]

What comes first: the egg or the chicken?

What comes first: The technique or the tactics? The overall objectives or the short term ones? The general plan or the singularities of each group? These are ‘tricky’ questions and ones very difficult to give the ‘right’ answer. In such a complex sport like hockey, from a practical execution point of view, it is primordial […]