Monday, June 27, 2022

Susannah Townsend

‘True diamond’: Susannah Townsend retires from Great Britain hockey

Great Britain's Susannah Townsend was hailed as a "true diamond" after the gold and bronze Olympic medallist retired from international hockey on Tuesday. The 32-year-old, who amassed 188 caps for GB and England across a 13-year career, played her last...

EuroHockey 2021: England women aiming to put wins and wind in their sails

"Big trees catch a lot of wind," said Holland's Lidewij Welten for the soon-to-be 10-time EuroHockey champions at the 2019 tournament. Welten was speaking after Holland had romped to an 8-0 victory over England, the biggest win in a women's...

Hockey Pro League: Susannah Townsend nets goal wishes for GB women

Susannah Townsend gave her mum a birthday goal as Great Britain atoned for an opening double header defeat to see off Germany 2-0 on Thursday night in the FIH Pro League. Anna Toman’s deflected penalty corner strike put GB ahead...

Great Britain women hockey Rio Olympics gold: Dutch antics, crashing sticks

Exactly two months' prior to the 2016 Rio hockey final at the Deodoro Stadium, GB women had faced Holland in the Champions Trophy in London, where they fell to a 2-0 defeat. Lining up in the tunnel before that loss,...

Sophie Bray still ‘a world-beater’ after quitting international hockey

Great Britain women's Olympic hopes were dealt a blow on Monday when Sophie Bray announced her unexpected retirement from international hockey. Still only 28, Bray played 134 times for England and Great Britain, scoring 44 goals. She remains one of the...

The youthful side of the Women’s Hockey World Cup

The 2018 Women's World Cup proved a rip-roaring success in terms of ticket sales - and many of those who attended were kids keen to show their support for England and beyond. There's no denying it, since Team GB's...

Hockey World Cup atmosphere can lift England further, says Susannah Townsend

By The Hockey Paper Susannah Townsend, England's midfield battler, believes the 2018 Women's World Cup has bettered London 2012 for both intensity and atmosphere. The 30-year-old missed out on selection and had to watch on as Great Britain women won bronze...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Ed Sheeran’s fiancee adds celebrity glow to England bid

England women will aim for the 'Perfect' riposte against the USA as they continue their bid for a first Women's Hockey World Cup title. Ed Sheeran's fiancee Cherry Seaborn sent a good luck message to midfielder Anna Toman ahead of...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: I’m loving what I’m doing, says England’s Ellie Rayer

England's Ellie Rayer has fast-tracked from junior to senior hockey in the same manner that she plays the game. Rayer, 21, played at the 2016 Junior World Cup and will make her entrance in the senior version this weekend for...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: England women set up Wales home nations’ clash

Gold Coast - Pool A favourites England won their opening Commonwealth Games match against South Africa 2-0, putting in a solid performance ahead of a home nations' clash against Wales on Friday. A penalty corner strike from Grace Balsdon, followed...
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