Tuesday, April 23, 2024

‘Feels like a dream’: Maddie Hinch toasts OBE after glittering GB Hockey career

Maddie Hinch was made an OBE on Wednesday as GB’s star goalkeeper admitted that she had yet to take a step back and take in the success of being part of a “golden generation” of women hockey players.

Hinch received the royal accolade from the Princess Royal at Windsor Castle for her services to the sport after she hung up her gilded pads, gloves and helmet last year.

“The whole thing feels a bit like a dream – I’ve probably never really sat back and tried to take it all in, it’s just been such a whirlwind,” the 35-year-old said. 

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  1. MADDIE…take time to reflect on your achievements ~ you’re the G-R-E-A-T-E-S-T! If anyone had to defend shuffles for my life, you’d be the one. Now if there’s one thing more you could do, please consider donating your “little black book” to the Hockey Museum. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one here in the UK, back in 2016, watching closely as you scanned the pages when the next Netherlands’ player lined up to take you on. Go on…do it.


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