Sunday, July 25, 2021

‘Playing for GB hockey is like the British Lions coming together’

Scottish forward says it's 'disappointing' that she is sole hockey player in Tokyo main squads

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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.

Sarah Robertson on her wait for GB selection, mentor Janet Jack, her early football career and the barriers faced by Scottish players

When it comes to perseverance, Sarah Robertson stands out. Hailing from the Borders, the 27-year-old says she has played the long game – seven years in fact – to fulfill her dream of playing for Great Britain women at the Olympics.

No matter that she will be the sole Scot flying the Scottish flag in the 16-strong squad. “It’s like the British Lions coming together and having the blend of players brings something special to Team GB,” says Robertson.

“I’ve had a lot of years of hard work to get to this point,” the Hampstead & Westminster midfielder adds.

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