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England Hockey are delighted to announce that the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup has been nominated for Event of the Year at the BT Sport Industry Awards. The event in the summer of 2018 was attended by more than 120,000 people, making it the biggest standalone female sporting event that...
Vincent Vanasch
Maddie Hinch and Vincent Vanasch are both serial winners of the Best Goalkeeper awards. While the Belgium ‘keeper seems to be on an ever-rising trajectory of success. For Maddie Hinch, the year has been one of reflection and a gradual stepping away from the international game that has given her...
Maddie Hinch
Great Britain and England goalkeeper Maddie Hinch has been named the 2018 FIH Goalkeeper of the Year, picking up the award for the third year in a row.   Hinch’s dominance of the prestigious accolade continues after she came out top in a public vote, fending off stern competition from Ayeisha...
Great Britain's women were beaten by New Zealand in their first FIH Pro League game after an emphatic display by the Black Sticks. Britain had 60% possession but found it difficult to get a foothold in the game, while Olivia Merry scored a hat-trick for the Commonwealth Games champions in...
Great Britain and England international Sophie Bray has today announced her decision to step down from international hockey. Sophie was part of the Great Britain team that won an historic gold medal at the Rio Olympics, for which she also became an MBE. In a very successful five-year international career she...
Karen Brown
Barcelona ’92 bronze medalists Karen Brown and Mary Nevill have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the sport by being named in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List. Brown - who made 355 combined international appearances, putting her second on the all-time list of female British players - has...
England : Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch to take a break from International Hockey
England and Great Britain goalkeeper Maddie Hinch is taking a break from international hockey. Hinch made her international debut as a 19-year-old back in 2008, and has made a total of 133 appearances for England and Great Britain since then. Since 2012 she has played in fifteen consecutive major international hockey...
England : Ellie Watton announces her retirement from international hockey
Ellie Watton has announced her retirement from international hockey after representing Great Britain and England for nearly six years.   Watton made her debut against South Africa on the 4 February back in 2013 and went on to earn 77 international caps, scoring 13 goals.   Ellie made her final appearance when she...
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World number one prevailed against world number two at the Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup as the Netherlands beat England to advance to the semi-finals.    In recent years, these two powerhouses of the modern women’s game have developed a firm rivalry, stemming from closely fought matches in major competitions.    In 2015...
HWC2018: Lily Owsley and Laura Unsworth preview Dutch quarter-final
With a victory over Korea Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup hosts England have booked and secured a quarter-final showdown with rivals the Netherlands on Thursday night.   The sides last met at the semi-final stage of the EuroHockey Championships back in 2017 where the dutch edged past England 1-0 in front...
HWC2018: Goals from Lily Owsley and Sophie Bray guided England to a 2-0 win over Korea
Goals from Lily Owsley and Sophie Bray guided England to a 2-0 win over Korea to progress to the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup.   England will now face the world number one side the Netherlands on Thursday night in front of another sell out crowd of 10,000 at Lee Valley...
HWC2018: England Women's Hockey team beat Ireland 1-0
England recorded their first win at the Vitality Hockey Women's to finish second in Pool B and qualify for the knockout stages.    England beat Ireland 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Giselle Ansley who fired home a drag-flick after 53 minutes.   Next up for England is a crossover game against...
HWC2018: "We will be well prepared" Laura Unsworth
England defender Laura Unsworth is relishing the challenge of facing Ireland and says the squad will be ‘well prepared’ for their final Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup pool match on Sunday.   Two draws in their opening two games against India and the USA means that England can no longer top...
HWC2018: England held 1-1 in a well-fought match against USA
It was a night that belonged to Alex Danson, who collected her 200th cap and scored her 115th England and Great Britain goal, drawing her level with record-scorer Marjorie Pollard. The England striker was just 16 when she made her debut in 2001. Since this date, she has grown into one of...
HWC2018: "The crowd definitely added something and really helped us" Hannah Martin
England star Hannah Martin praised the vocal home support and is looking forward to more of it when they take on the USA on Wednesday night. The hosts started their Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup with a 1-1 draw against India and Martin believes the fans played their part as...

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