England hold off Italy to set up Semi-Final against Argentina

ENGLAND 3-2 (HT:3-1) ITALY
For England: Alex Danson (3, 25, FG, FG); Hannah Macleod (24, FG)
For Italy: Macarena Ronsisvalli (7, PC); Agustina Di Bernardo (56, PS)


Highlights of the match between England and Italy at Investec World League in London

Alex Danson celebrates with Sophie Bray and Laura Unsworth after scoring against Italy in the Quarter Final  (Credits: Ady Kerry / GB & England Hockey)

Alex Danson celebrates with Sophie Bray and Laura Unsworth after scoring against Italy (Credits: Ady Kerry / GB & England Hockey)

Hannah Macleod makes her 50th appearance for England as she and Alex Danson give England three goals to take them through to a Semi-Final showdown against Argentina on Saturday (Schedule here). All of England’s goals came in the first half and after Italy pulled the score back to 3-2 they pushed the home side all the way to the wire as they searched for an equaliser in the closing stages.

Speaking after the game, England’s Head Coach Jason Lee said, “Of course we’re overjoyed that we won the game, and three months ago we would have taken this position, sitting in the top four teams. We’re quite a new group and we expected the competition to be tough. We started to run out of legs a bit, the nerves started to kick in and our inexperience started to show. I think Italy are playing above 17 in the FIH world rankings and no doubt they’ll be pushing hard on the European stage soon. They broke down tackle after tackle, finding their way into our circle which certainly made it nerve wracking. It was quite a tense game for everyone and we’re very pleased with the outcome. Once again tonight the girls fought so hard for the win and I think that’s what has ultimately helped us get here.” Continue reading →

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 →

Hannah Macleod reunited with Olympic bronze medal

Women’s Hockey Bronze Medalist of London Olympics Hannah Macleod thanked everybody for their support and urged to return the medal of Alex Prtridge, the bronze medalist of London 2012 in Rowing (Men’s Elight).

Great Britain's Hannah Macleod battles with South Africa's Dirkie Chamberlain on day one of the Investec London Cup (Credit - Ady Kerry)

File Photo: GB’s Hannah Macleod battles with South Africa’s Dirkie Chamberlain on day one of the Investec London Cup (Credit – Ady Kerry) /Great Britain Hockey

She said, “I’m extremely pleased to have been reunited with my medal. It’s a huge relief. I’m enormously grateful to the Metropolitan Police and in particular to DCI James Harman who has kept me informed of their investigation throughout.”

“I am indebted to everyone who has tweeted about it, everyone who has got in touch and who has publicised the situation. I can’t thank you enough. I think all of you played a part in encouraging whoever had my medal to return it.” she added while thanking everyone. Continue reading →

Hannah Macleod’s Olympic Bronze Medal is stolen

Hannah Macleod, member London Olympics Bronze Medalist GB Hockey Team, lost her Olympic Bronze Medal on 24th October.

She issued the following statement in relation to her stolen Olympic bronze medal, to thank everyone for the support: Continue reading →