Absence makes the heart grow fonder for Owsley.

They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone and that’s certainly true as far as Great Britain star Lily Owsley is concerned.

The global pandemic has decimated the sporting calendar worldwide, but the Olympic gold medallist has been using her enforced break to rediscover her love for the game.

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They think it’s all over….is it?

Back in June 2019, after 130 international caps, Nikki Alexander-Lloyd brought the curtain down on her international career.

Her stint in the Scotland squad started back in 2012, when she made her debut – and scored against South Africa, but with new challenges on the horizon, she left behind the Tartan Hearts to focus on the next chapter. Continue reading

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The sliding doors moment that created an international goalkeeper

“I went to an East training camp and someone said: “The England goalkeeper’s here to work with us.” and I said “What, David Seaman?” “No. Simon Mason.” I was a bit disappointed to be honest!” Continue reading

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Tennant sets her sights on the very top

January 2011. In front of a packed house at Wembley Arena, a young goalkeeper is carried on the shoulders of her Bowdon Hightown team mates. Amy Tennant, then aged just 16, is the hero of the hour. Her save from Reading’s Emma Thomas in a dramatic 9-8 penalty shootout win hands the Seahorses the Super Sixes title. Continue reading

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Retiring Danson-Bennett has ‘zero regrets’

An international career which began way back in October 2001 has come to an end: Alex Danson-Bennett has announced her retirement from hockey.

The 34-year-old, who has won 306 caps, has spent the last 18 months battling a long-term concussion injury. She returned to the Great Britain training programme in January but with the Tokyo Olympics just months away she has decided the “risk is too high” for her to continue with her hockey career. Continue reading

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