Great Britain goalkeeper Maddie Hinch has opened up about being diagnosed with depression last year, saying she ‘dreaded putting on her pads’ at times.
“It has been tough but I’m glad I have a diagnosis where I know what is going on inside my head” she told the Daily Mail.
“There were honestly times when I dreaded putting on my pads. If you hurt your knee you get help and it should be the same for your head. I wish I had done it years ago.”
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As hockey makes its triumphant return to pitches up and down the country it’s comforting to feel like there might be a sense of normality returning very soon.
Despite the enthusiasm with which people have resumed playing, for many of us a “lack of match sharpness” is very clear to see right now. Players who before lockdown had a first touch you could bet your house on, look like they’ve never even picked up a stick right now. The main thing getting a workout during most shooting drills is the back fence, not the goalkeepers.
Great Britain head coach Danny Kerry has paid tribute to ‘legend’ Ollie Willars after the defender announced he would be stepping away from international hockey with immediate effect.
“When I looked at that medal on the podium I thought back to being a little girl. To when I thought that this wasn’t for me. This was something that happened to other people. It was a little nod to that girl to say, “You did it.” All the difficult moments, the bullying at school, the doubting yourself, having no confidence, you came out of that, now you’re standing here, on top of the world.”