Tuesday, April 23, 2024

England Hockey will ‘continue to thrive’ with Alex Danson-Bennett as president

Alex Danson-Bennett has been announced as England Hockey’s new president and will help “guide the sport with her unparalleled expertise, leadership and passion”, according to the national governing body.

In addition to her on-field prowess, Danson-Bennettt has been a key ambassador for the sport, advocating for increased participation, accessibility, and inclusivity at all levels, alongside her current coaching duties at Wimbledon.

As president, England Hockey says Danson-Bennett will continue to champion these values “while providing strategic direction and support to the organisation.

“Her vision for the future of hockey aligns with England Hockey’s mission to be more visible, relevant, and accessible.”

Upon accepting the role, Danson-Bennett expressed her excitement and gratitude, stating: “It’s an absolute privilege to become the England Hockey President. Hockey has been a part of my DNA for as long as I can remember, and it has given me some of my greatest joys in life.

“I understand how important it is to influence at both national and international level and I hope to bring this to the role.”

England Hockey CEO, Nick Pink, said: “Her wealth of experience, leadership qualities, and unwavering commitment to the sport make her the ideal candidate for this role.

“We are confident that under Alex’s guidance, England Hockey will continue to thrive and inspire future generations of players and fans.”

Total Hockey

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