London legacy continues as hockey set to host Investec World League Semi Final

26 February 2013: England Hockey and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) are delighted to announce that London has been selected to host the women’s Investec Hockey World League Semi Final.

England Women's Hockey internationals Hannah Macleod, Kate Walsh and Georgie Twigg look ahead to the Investec World League in London this June

England Women’s Hockey internationals Hannah Macleod, Kate Walsh and Georgie Twigg look ahead to the Investec World League in London this June

The event, a World Cup qualification tournament, will be staged as part of England Hockey’s ongoing commitment to fulfilling the legacy provided by the London 2012 Olympic Games. It will offer thousands of sports fans the opportunity to see world class hockey live in England again after watching the Great Britain women’s team win Olympic bronze at the Riverbank Arena. Continue reading →

Unstoppable Great Britain put five past Korea, won it 5-3

It was another scintillating evening at the Riverbank Arena as the Great Britain women continued their winning ways with a 5-3 victory over Korea to secure their place at the top of Pool A.

Great Britain's Georgie Twigg just before she scores against Korea at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo Credit: Great Britain Hockey / Ady Kerry Photography)

Great Britain’s Georgie Twigg just before she scores against Korea at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo Credit: Great Britain Hockey / Ady Kerry Photography)

Slough’s Nicola White marked her second Olympic appearance by opening the scoring with her first goal for Great Britain. Kim Darae pulled one back for Korea before Leicester’s Crista Cullen ensured her side went into the break 2 – 1.

The second half saw another five goals; Alex Danson, Georgie Twigg and Chloe Rogers were all on the score sheet for Great Britain while Korea’s Han and Park tried to pull their side back into it, but it was not enough. Continue reading →