Lynn News columnist Sarah Juggins' words help to relive hockey drama
Under An Orange Sky was written and photographed by the team that brought you The History Makers – How Team GB Stormed to a First Ever Gold in Women’s Hockey, winner of the Thompson Reuters Illustrated Sports Book of the Year 2018.
At this crazy, anything-goes, ultimately tear-inducing competition there was no such thing as a certainty.
High-ranked teams fell by the wayside, reputations were ignored and accepted practices turned on their heads as the form book was torn up in front of the huge crowds that flocked daily to the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.
Working together with world-class photographers Frank Uijlenbroek and Koen Suyk – joined this time by Argentina’s Rodrigo Jaramillo – authors Sarah Juggins (a Lynn News columnist) and Norwich-based author Richard Stainthorpe capture all the twists, shocks and surprises, and even a fabulous Irish fairy-tale, as east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park welcomed the world’s best.
When you have 16 of the best teams in the world all striving to be crowned champion, there will always be drama, upsets, moments of joy and, of course, a few surprises.
The Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 had all of these elements and more. The authors and the photographers were there to capture every moment through interviews, narrative and stunning images.
Under An Orange Sky is a blow-by-blow account of one of the most entertaining and unpredictable women’s team sport events.
It features a foreword by Crista Cullen MBE – former England and Great Britain defender, triple Olympian and medallist from the London 2012 (bronze) and Rio 2016 (gold) Games.
Sarah is a freelance writer, working for the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the Pan American Hockey Federation and Planet Hockey.
She ran the Hockey Olympic News service at London 2012 and also covered the 2014 men’s and women’s Hockey World Cups in The Hague.
Under An Orange Sky – The Story of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup
By Sarah Juggins and Richard Stainthorpe
Publisher: Pitch Publishing.