Saturday, March 2, 2024

The British coaching duo aiming to spring Olympic hockey surprise

The Hockey Paper speaks to GB's Rio champions Danny Kerry and Kate Richardson-Walsh

“I probably thought more of the external gaze, that people on the outside will be interested in that story,” says Kate Richardson-Walsh, “but for us it’s one of the teams we have to play.”

Richardson-Walsh is back in Valencia this week, scene of GB Hockey’s run of seven successive wins at the World League to qualify for Rio 2016 and eventual gold.

Now, over eight years on, she is assisting Danny Kerry, her former coach, at the helm of Canada women’s assault on a first Olympic qualification since the 1992.

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