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Hockey

This intense, fast-paced sport has been part of the Commonwealth Games since 1998 and will see teams dribble, sprint and tackle their way to victory over 60 minutes of on-pitch action.

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Team England’s men and women’s hockey teams competed against the best in the Commonwealth to win bronze medals. 

In Australia, Team England's women's team contained many of the players who famously won Olympic gold in Rio in 2016 including captain, Alex Danson. 

Throughout the tournament at the 2018 Games, Team England's women scored 17 goals while the men scored 18.

Players Sam Ward and Sophie Bray were the top goal scorers of the tournament with nine and five goals respectively. 

Hockey has been a Commonwealth Games sport since 1998. It is a core sport and must be included in the sporting program of each edition of the Games.

This powerful, team sport will have some of the greatest teams battle for supremacy at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

England V India, beautiful pace and Sophie Bray is one of the worlds best strikers. The scoreline is aggressive from England's point of view but this game is full of quality and scoring goals seems a bonus in this game, leaving England 6, India 0. 

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Teams will be drawn into two pools of five teams each with the top two in each group going head to head in the semi-finals for a chance to play in the gold medal match
Each win is worth three points; a draw is worth one point whilst there are no points for a defeat. Teams that are level on points are separated by the highest number of wins, goal difference and then goals scored
Hockey is played between two squads of 18 players on a water based pitch
Teams attempts to score goals in their opponent’s net and the team with the most goals at the end of the hour long game is declared the winner

Gold Coast 2018 was the sixth time that the hockey competition was held, following the sport's debut at the 1998 Games. Both the Team England male and female squads returned with a bronze medal. 

Team England previous hockey medals

0
Gold
3
Silver
6
Bronze
9
Total

Hockey will be held at the University of Birmingham in 2022 with the competition set to be exciting for Team England on home soil. 

Team Leader

Ed Barney

Ed Barney

Dr Ed Barney joined England Hockey in 2013 as the Head of Talent Development at Great Britain Hockey and has played a key role in the evolution of the nation’s hockey talent pathway. Before joining England Hockey Dr Barney was a Talent Identification Scientist for the England and Wales Cricket Board and, prior to this he was a world class sailing athlete who moved into coaching and worked as a Royal Yachting Association national sailing coach.

Dr Barney has a cutting-edge PHD in Talent Identification and Development, with an MSC in Sport Science attained at Loughborough University and a First Class Honours degree from Exeter University.

He is the performance director at England and Great Britain Hockey.

Ed Barney
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