Tag Archives: Hockey

Olympic Memories: 1992

I watched the opening ceremony of the Barcelona Olympics in the large, airy living room of the flat that Helen had just bought in Didsbury, Manchester. We had not long moved in and didn’t have a lot of furniture, so … Continue reading

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Olympic Memories: 1988

I am slightly surprised by how little I remember of the Seoul Olympics. They took place over the last two weeks of September, so again I was working during the time that they were on, but I can really only … Continue reading

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25 May 1982

Tue May XXV PE. We’ve got Stevenson (hooray) but as he’s on 3rd Form Camp We’ve got this ‘chink’ taking us. We played football on the hockey pitch with two balls! Oh dear. Of all of the cringingly embarrassing entries … Continue reading

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Girls’ Games Are Dangerous

When I was growing up, school sports were run on very clear gender lines. Boys played football (that’s ‘soccer’, for any Americans tuning in) and rugby during the winter and cricket in the summer. Girls played hockey and netball during … Continue reading

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