Sunday, April 14, 2024

Judo and the journey: Tess Howard’s path to England’s Commonwealth hockey gold

Birmingham — “They love the J-word, so it’s the journey.” Tess Howard has had quite the journey. From rolling around on a judo mat as a kid, to multi-sport and a crack at Tokyo. Then the shattering ACL injury which kept her out for over a year. As squads departed for trips, there would Howard be in rehab at Bisham.

“Every single-leg jump, trying to get my knee back working, and the last few months have been an absolute whirlwind,” said Howard, who only returned to the squad in May, “and to stand here with a gold medal is a dream come true.

Continue reading...

Unlock our ad-free, premium content and get use of our subscriber-only app. Use coupon 3FOR1 to get 3 months for only £1!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

Total Hockey


Most Popular


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

England over 80s hockey masters set for Dutch renewal

Unbeaten England Masters over 80s will take on the Netherlands in...

Amy Costello aims for Paris Olympic hockey berth after Tokyo dejection

As Amy Costello, the Surbiton and Scotland player, stood behind the...

US Field Hockey rebuff Erin Matson bid to play at Paris Olympics

US Field Hockey said Erin Matson, regarded as one of the...

England Hockey Cup: Beeston head to London in double bid

Beeston will be aiming for a Cup double after both men’s...

- A word from our sponsors -