Sunday, July 21, 2024

Suzy Petty hopes England Hockey learn from mistakes to help athlete wellbeing

Suzy Petty hopes that changes she has helped enforce to the deselection process at England Hockey will aid future athletes after she revealed that she was dropped from the GB women’s programme last November following an unexplained 10-minute meeting at Bisham Abbey.

Petty was an ever-present in the GB and England squad after playing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and that summer’s World Cup in London before being dropped ahead of the Olympic qualifiers against Chile in late 2019. Part of Wimbledon Ladies’ promotion to the top flight this season, she had also admitted last October to trying to beat an eating disorder that she had “on and off” for the last decade as she bid to reach full fitness.

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