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Rod Gilmour
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.

The Hockey Paper speaks to GB and England captain Hollie Pearne-Webb as she looks back on Tokyo bronze and ahead to another action-packed year in hockey

The five-year Tokyo journey

“We had a youngish, relatively inexperienced new group last cycle, which is why you can look back on Tokyo and be incredibly proud at how we did. Looking ahead to Paris, it is really exciting from a GB point of view. 

The likes of Fiona Crackles, Hannah Martin and Ellie Rayer will be reaching their prime and we will have new youngsters for the cycle. There is potential for more players this year after a home Commonwealth Games and a World Cup, which could see more retirements. But I am genuinely excited already that we can do really well in Paris.

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