Sally Walton will be competing at the Masters World Cup in Nottingham which will see the world’s best senior hockey teams battle it out. George Wilson asked the 2012 Olympian to pick out five players to watch at the tournament.
Charlotte Hartley (O35)
I played alongside Hartley at Bowdon Hightown and so I know her game well.
She is very athletic and direct in her style of play. She’s a massive asset to the over 35s in her commitment to her training and she’s kept in very good shape.
She represented England at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and has some great international experience.
Laura Price (O35)
I played against Price throughout my career but never played with her. She currently plays for Stourport. I would describe her as a defender’s defender. She loves to defend, its her bread and butter.
I liked playing against her because I always enjoyed the battle we had. She’s a stalwart of the game and has been very consistent over the years.
She’s very passionate and leads by example. She is a massive asset to the team and someone who will look to steady the ship for them in the World Cup.
Vicky Woolford (O40)
Woolford is someone I started playing with when I was fourteen years old in Hampton in Arden.
She is probably one of the most exciting players not to have got a full England cap in my opinion.
She’s a very exciting ball carrier and she makes things happen. She has been very consistent over the years playing for Sutton Coldfield.
Kelly Bingham (O40)
Bingham is a very quick forward who does not seem to have lost any pace with age.
She’s a great front defender who reads good lines to intercept and it is exciting when she gets on the ball. She always seems to be in the right place at the right time.
Kerry Moore (O40)
Moore brings calmness on the ball and has excellent vision. She wins free hits which is the platform for attacks, and she has fast hands.
She has great experience and has represented England.
The NET Over 35 and Over 40 Masters World Cups will take place at Nottingham Hockey Centre between Aug 12-21