Player Profiles: Sally Walton
This week our Player Profile is based on England Hockey's defender, Sally Walton. As the Official Sports Bra Suppliers to England Hockey, Great Britain Hockey and the Back to Hockey scheme, we're pleased to bring a little bit more information and insight to the players, and hopefully inspire or motivate you in the process!
Walton made her international hockey debut in 2005 and was one of the lucky hockey players to be picked for the Olympic team in 2012. Since Walton joined the England and Great Britain squads, the teams have won a medal in every major championship!
Walton has made over 100 appearances with England Hockey and over 30 with Great Britain Hockey. Walton's medal list is extensive with notable achievements such as Silver in the 2013 EuroHockey Championships, Bronze in the 2012 Olympic Games and Bronze in the 2010 World Cup. Other interational competitions and appearances include the 2011 Champions Trophy, 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2006 World Cup!
Image: GB Hockey
Your Favourite Pre-match Meal: Rice pudding
An Item You Cannot Leave Home Without: Noise cancelling headphones
Your Claim to Fame: My Grandad played football for Wolves
Most Memorable Achievement: World Cup and Commonwealth Games Bronze 2010
Your Hockey Shirt Number: 23
Your motto: "If you fail to be prepared, prepare to fail"
If Sally has inspired you to get Back to Hockey or to find out more information about clubs in your area you can click here.
All iinformation has been taken from England Hockey.
Sochi Winter Olympics 2014
Good morning ladies,
Last week was momentuous for Great Britain and sports lovers, last week was the end of the Winter Olympics 2014. The ceremony, held in Sochi, Russia, was the most expensive Olympic Games in history, totalling a staggering $50 million (just short of £30 million).
In total Great Britain has won 10 gold medals in Winter Games history, including one this year! For almost 2 weeks we were glued to our screens watching an array of sports - including some we have never heard of! The Olympics (both summer and winter) have been fantastic for showcasing the Great British talent and the standard of athletes that we have. Below we have rounded up our top 3 moments from the Winter Games.
Top Moment #3
We're all aware of that mistake during the opening ceremony, but it was Russia's closing ceremony 'mistake' that made us love the games even more.
Top Moment #2
Image: The Mirror
Winning our first ever medal on snow! Jenny Jones made us proud by winning bronze in the slope-style event in Sochi.
Top Moment #1
Image: The Mirror
Lizzy Yarnold won Great Britain's only gold at the Winter Olympics! Lizzy dominated the Skeleton event and came out on top.
Did we miss your favourite moment? Let us know on Facebook and join the discussion.