Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Hockey - 25. November 2013.

Helen Richardson-Walsh looks ahead to the World League Hockey FInals in Argentina

helenwalsh.jpg


England head into the World League Finals in Argentina on the back of a promising summer, which saw them pick up silver medals at both the Investec World League Semi Finals and the EuroHockey Championships.

walshEngland v Spain EuroHockey Championships a.jpg


“Even with a young squad we’ve had really positive results all year beating Argentina in the Investec World League Semi Final and Holland at the Euros,” said Helen in an exclusive interview. “To put that into perspective I’m in my 15th international year and I’d never beaten Holland in a tournament before.”

Following eight retirements after the Olympics, we have loads of new faces in the squad as well as a new coach and it’s brought a really fresh feeling to the camp,” the midfield playmaker continued.  “Going into the London Olympics we had a really tight structure where everybody knew their roles inside out and those foundations have allowed us to kick on and play with more freedom and fluidity, particularly amongst our front six.”

Helen Richardson Walsh receives a bouquet of flowers for her 150th England cap from Performance Director Danny Kerry Eng v Germany EuroHockey.jpg


Temperatures will push beyond 40 degrees in San Miguel de Tucumán and with a fervent home crowd and the top eight teams in the world it will be a significant challenge for England to win gold but Helen is relishing the chance to get back out to Argentina.

“I’ve played all over the world and aside from the London Olympics, the atmosphere at hockey matches in Argentina is the best I’ve experienced. The fans are so passionate and I can’t wait to get the first game against Korea underway.”

It has been a big year for Helen, aged 32. Following major back surgery on a ruptured disc, the Reading star won her 150th England cap at the EuroHockey Championships and recently married her GB team captain Kate Richardson-Walsh. However, there are no signs of slowing down with her sights firmly fixed on even greater honours.

“For me my goals are quite simple, I’ve won a lot of international medals but never a gold. I want to win European, World and Olympic gold, so still plenty to be getting on with! In terms of playing time I want to play until at least Rio, that’s my target. I couldn’t say that I’ll definitely quit after that because I love the game and who knows how I’ll feel but winning an Olympic gold in Rio would be quite a way to go out!”

Watch England at the World League (30 November – 8 December) via the FIH Youtube channel. http://www.fih.ch/en/home
Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
Women sport news - Hyo-Joo Kim equals lowest first round to lead by one

With five birdies and an eagle on the Ailsa Course, the world number four equalled the lowest first round in the championship, previously recorded by four players

30. July 74
Women sport news - DAME SARAH STOREY TAKES GOLD IN TIME-TRIAL ON OPENING DAY OF UCIPARA-CYCLING ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

DAME SARAH STOREY TAKES GOLD IN TIME-TRIAL ON OPENING DAY OF UCIPARA-CYCLING ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Storey took a comfortable victory, finishing over two minutes ahead of second placed Polish rider Anna Harkowska.

29. July 54
Women sport news - GABSA AND COWAN HEADLINE CREDITGATE24 GOLFSERIES HAMBURG OPEN

GABSA AND COWAN HEADLINE CREDITGATE24 GOLFSERIES HAMBURG OPEN

A field of 117 players from 27 countries will contest the inaugural CreditGate24 GolfSeries Hamburg Open in Germany this week.

29. July 68
Women sport news - Italee Lucas headlines Angola's preliminary squad

Italee Lucas headlines Angola's preliminary squad

Italee Lucas became the second USA-born basketball player to acquire Angolan citizenship

29. July 74
Women sport news - Sweden spearhead Euro quartet of qualifiers

Sweden spearhead Euro quartet of qualifiers

The identity of the first four qualifiers for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is now known. photo Getty Images

29. July 82
Women sport news - Roe And Roberts Take Silver And Bronze In GB Criterium Championships

Roe And Roberts Take Silver And Bronze In GB Criterium Championships

“We were outnumbered a wee bit as well, because me and Amy were just by ourselves.

29. July 65
Women sport news - MEDALS REVEALED IN COUNTDOWN TO THE 2015 ICF CANOE SLALOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

MEDALS REVEALED IN COUNTDOWN TO THE 2015 ICF CANOE SLALOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The event, which runs from 16th-20th September at Lee Valley White Water Centre, Hertfordshire, will see 300 athletes from 55 countries battling for the coveted medals

28. July 92
Women sport news - Format switch suits Shrubsole

Format switch suits Shrubsole

Shrubsole was the pick of England's attack in the crushing defeat at Worcester on Monday

27. July 254
Women sport news - Liverpool to welcome Britain’s best gymnasts

Liverpool to welcome Britain’s best gymnasts

The first ever British Gymnastics Championship Series will be staged in Liverpool later this week.

26. July 99
Women sport news - Shimmin creates history with ANL MVP award

Shimmin creates history with ANL MVP award

The 22-year-old polled 20 votes to take out the 2015 title by a single vote from three players; Western Sting shooter Kaylia Stanton and Victorian Fury pair Kelsey Browne and Emma Ryde.

26. July 111
Women sport news - Fury hold out Force to claim hat-trick of ANL titles

Fury hold out Force to claim hat-trick of ANL titles

Victorian Fury has completed its third consecutive unbeaten season.

UP
Have you read it?
Hyo-Joo Kim equals lowest first round to lead by one

With five birdies and an eagle on the Ailsa Course, the world number four equalled the lowest first round in the championship, previously recorded by four players

Laura Halford takes third rhythmic British title at the Echo Arena
Please follow us