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A show that brings you a range of news and opinion on a variety of issues from the world of sports.

The Half Court Press is a multi media sports news outlet. You can download our PDF magazines from our website, watch videos on our YouTube channel, or listen to our podcasts.

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The Half Court Press Podcas‪t‬ Tao MacLeod

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A show that brings you a range of news and opinion on a variety of issues from the world of sports.

The Half Court Press is a multi media sports news outlet. You can download our PDF magazines from our website, watch videos on our YouTube channel, or listen to our podcasts.

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    Episode 7 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Tommy Alexander Interview

    Episode 7 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Tommy Alexander Interview

    Verbals from the Goalkeeper is the ninth series from the Half Court Press Podcast. Here we celebrate all things to do with goalkeepers in the sport of hockey. Across all of the episodes Tao MacLeod talks to a variety of keepers, who tell us about their careers, experiences and thoughts on this unique position.



    Tommy Alexander is the goalkeeper for the Scottish Men’s National Team, as well as UHC Hamburg in the German leagues. Tommy previously played his domestic hockey for Indian Gymkhana and then Reading HC, before moving to Central Europe in search for professional playing opportunities. In this interview we talk about the perceptions around a goalie’s height and ability, the benefits of playing indoor hockey and having a multi sports background, as well as his thoughts on Hockey 5’s.



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 6 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Steph Tirrell Interview

    Episode 6 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Steph Tirrell Interview

    Verbals from the Goalkeeper is the ninth series from the Half Court Press Podcast. Here we celebrate all things to do with goalkeepers in the sport of hockey. Across all of the episodes Tao MacLeod talks to a variety of keepers, who tell us about their careers, experiences and thoughts on this unique position. Steph Tirrell is a sports teacher, who’s living and working in England. She is also one of the goalkeepers for Buckingham Hockey Club. Steph was the main goalie for the indoor squad that won the team’s first ever national championship at the England Super 6’s Finals in 2020. In this interview we talk about the benefits of playing indoor hockey, styles of play, if keepers need to be tall in order to be talented and the importance of having a multi sports background. 



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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 5 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Ore Ogunlana Interview

    Episode 5 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Ore Ogunlana Interview

    Verbals from the Goalkeeper is the ninth series from the Half Court Press Podcast. Here we celebrate all things to do with goalkeepers in the sport of hockey. Across all of the episodes Tao MacLeod talks to a variety of keepers, who tell us about their careers, experiences and thoughts on this unique position. 24 year old Ore Ogunlana is an indoor and outdoor English Hockey champion with his team Surbiton Hockey Club. Formerly of Durham University, he has also played in goal for England at junior level. Having played as a goalkeeper since his childhood, as well having had a multi-sports background, he has an interesting perspective on what it takes to become good in his position. In this interview Ore talks to the Half Court Press about training, coaching and learning as a goalie… 



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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 4 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Andre Boyce Interview

    Episode 4 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Andre Boyce Interview

    Verbals from the Goalkeeper is the ninth series from the Half Court Press Podcast. Here we celebrate all things to do with goalkeepers in the sport of hockey. Across all of the episodes Tao MacLeod talks to a variety of keepers, who tell us about their careers, experiences and thoughts on this unique position.



    Andre Boyce is the captain and goalkeeper for the Barbados Men’s National Hockey Team. He is a full international for both the outdoor and indoor teams for the Caribbean island. Andre also skippered the New York Islanders, whilst playing for the club in the USA. In this episode we talk about pre-match routines, the differences and similarities between indoor and outdoor goalkeeping and learning from other players.



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    • 40 min
    Episode 3 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Orville McTaggart Interview

    Episode 3 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Orville McTaggart Interview

    Verbals from the Goalkeeper is the ninth series from the Half Court Press Podcast. Here we celebrate all things to do with goalkeepers in the sport of hockey. Across all of the episodes Tao MacLeod talks to a variety of keepers, who tell us about their careers, experiences and thoughts on this unique position.



    Jamaican Orville McTaggart is a former hockey international and goalkeeper for his home country and Circus Circle Hockey Club in the Caribbean. After falling in love with goalkeeping whilst in school, he made his debut for Jamaica at 17 years old. Since his retirement he has become a specialised coach for the National Governing Body. In this interview we talk about recovering from injury, training methods for keepers and some wider thoughts on the position.



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 2 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Connie Schmidt-Liermann Interview

    Episode 2 - Verbals from the Goalkeeper; The Connie Schmidt-Liermann Interview

    Verbals from the Goalkeeper is the ninth series from the Half Court Press Podcast. Here we celebrate all things to do with goalkeepers in the sport of hockey. Across all of the episodes Tao MacLeod talks to a variety of keepers, who tell us about their careers, experiences and thoughts on this unique position.



    Connie Schmidt-Liermann is the 22 year old goalkeeper for the Uruguayan Ladies National Team, who also plays hockey for St. Patrick’s College in Montevideo. She started playing in goal at 16 years old and has an interesting perspective on her position, having participated in both the Hockey 5’s and 11-a-side outdoor variations of the sport. She has also played as a defender when she was younger.





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    • 1 hr 11 min

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