December's Edition of TalkHockeyRadio is on-line now

Just hours before the December edition of TalkHockeyRadio went on-line we were at the Sports Journalists Association Awards in London to see Philip Kimberley and David Faulkner receive the JL Manning Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport and we have interviews with both of them.   

But the December edition starts off in Melbourne where our reporter Susan Edghill spoke to umpire Hamish Jamson about the experimental video referral system being used for the first time at the Champions Trophy. Barry Dancer is a name well-known to older England fans as a former England coach and later the coach of Australia. Less well-know is Brent Dancer, his son, who has just broken through into the Australian national side. Susan speaks to him. 

Back home we catch up with some coaches of our England Hockey League sides. We start of with Ian Jennings, coach of Canterbury women and Guildford men. Another women’s coach is Phil Gooderham of University of Birmingham and we chat to him about his side’s successes and ambitions.  And why are so many women’s teams coached by men? We speak to another, Bath Buccaneers James Kellock, to try and find an answer.

The top of the men’s East Conference has been amazingly close this season with Canterbury and Old Loughtonians looking for a return to Premier Division hockey. We talk to Old Loughtonians coach Julian Halls about the race for promotion. Julian also has some interesting comments to make about the Conference system too.

It’s all in the December edition of TalkHockeyRadio, available to download now from