Sunday, September 19, 2021

Hollie Pearne-Webb: Great Britain women’s captain on NHS volunteering and triple Olympic hopes

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Rod Gilmour
The Hockey Paper's Editor. First covered international hockey at the 2010 Commonwealth Games - no better than a full house watching India play England - and has reported for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

Everyone may know someone who has been touched by tragedy by the time the coronavirus epidemic is over. This includes Hollie Pearne-Webb, Great Britain women’s hockey captain. “It’s made it all very real,” she says.

In normal circumstances, Pearne-Webb would be preparing for the resumption of the Pro League, a clash against Holland at the end of the month no less. Instead, she is currently keeping fit in her garage, has signed up for the NHS volunteer scheme and assisting her village having been assigned a pod by community volunteers.

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