Saturday, December 4, 2021

Alex Danson

Lucy Holder interview: Youthful Wimbledon revel in Great Britain additions

Lucy Holder has always been a fan of Alex Danson-Bennett's "crazy reverse stick hitting" over the forehand strike. On Saturday, the 23-year-old scored her first of the season with one of her playing heroes and now Wimbledon coach watching...

Alex Danson-Bennett set for ‘personal mission’ in summer coaching

Alex Danson-Bennett says her summer masterclasses are a ‘very personal mission’ to inspire the future, writes Imogen Ainsworth.  Her Alex Danson Hockey Academy will be delivering masterclasses across the country this month. The goal to ‘Inspire the Future’ was one of...

GB hockey stars welcome baby boy and girl

Hockey is celebrating double baby joy as former GB women's captain Alex Danson-Bennett gave birth to her first child, while current GB men's captain Adam Dixon welcomed his first child. Both stars took to Instagram to announce their news, with...

Alex Danson: ‘It was unusual to see a young kid so willing’

In our last print issue, we produced an 8-page special on Alex Danson's fine field hockey career, in which she was often favourite in the online sports betting odds to score first. Here, we speak to one of her...

Alex Danson-Bennett returns to hockey on Wimbledon Women’s coaching team

England and GB great Alex Danson-Bennett will return to the game - albeit on the sidelines - after being announced as part of the coaching team at newly-promoted Wimbledon Women for the upcoming season. Danson-Bennett, 35, retired in February following...

Blue Peter should come calling for Alex Danson, a marketer’s dream

By Claire Middleton I’ve had the honour of covering a lot of hockey, some of it even out of the cold and wet, at great events in marvellous places. And, in my time as a reporter and correspondent there have been...

Leaving hockey entirely is not an option for me, says Alex Danson

England and GB great Alex Danson-Bennett has admitted that leaving hockey "is not really an option" and hinted at a future coaching role in domestic or international hockey, writes Rod Gilmour. Speaking from her home in Hampshire, Danson-Bennett said that...

Alex Danson: ‘I always felt a real license to compete when I stepped on the field’

Great Britain hockey great Alex Danson-Bennett speaks exclusively to THP on a life in hockey and the golden road to the top A COMPETITIVE WAVE It was funny, one of the messages I had when I announced my retirement was from...

Team GB women’s hockey gold edged out in best women’s sport moment

By Rod Gilmour Nearly four years after Team GB women etched themselves into history, the hockey squad's memorable, stop-the-nation performance has been voted second best British women's sporting moment of all time in a BBC poll. Great Britain were voted behind...

The Alex Danson photo capturing ‘the best of hockey’

When Koen Suyk replaced one of his old cameras a few months ago, the photography shop asked the veteran Dutch photographer for his superb image of Alex Danson to accompany the equipment. He joked: "It's an old camera and perhaps...
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Christmas is the ideal opportunity to splash out on those extra-special gifts. We’ve scoured the market for the most...
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