Chloe Rogers announces retirement from international hockey

Chloe Rogers in action for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games 450

Chloe Rogers, 29, has announced her retirement from international hockey after a senior international career which spanned nine years. After making her debut against Japan back in 2003 Rogers went on to play 162 times for Great Britain and England and was part of a very successful team with nine major championship medals to her name [see below for detailed information].

Rogers’ first medal came in 2006 at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, where she took a penalty flick against New Zealand to help England take bronze. Six years and seven medals later, Rogers, led by Head Coach Danny Kerry and Captain Kate Richardson-Walsh, was also part of the Great Britain women’s team that took bronze at the London 2012 Olympics, their best result for 20 years. That memorable game against New Zealand was to be Rogers’ last in an international shirt and after taking a lengthy break from the sport she has decided to officially call time on her international hockey career.

Speaking about her career and what she’s achieved in her sport, Rogers said: “It’s been a great honour and I feel very fortunate to have been able to play at the very highest level to represent my country at two Olympic Games, World Cups and other major tournaments. To be able to play a sport for my career, travel the world and be a part of a very special team and group of people has been truly special.”

On the most memorable achievements of playing for England and Great Britain: “There have been many memorable moments along the way which I will never forget; from winning my first international medal on penalty strokes at the 2006 Commonwealth Games to the incredible experience of winning a medal at a home Olympic Games in 2012.”

On those who have made a difference: “I have many people to thank for their support throughout my international career; all those at England and Great Britain Hockey, in particular Danny Kerry, Karen Brown and the coaching group. To all those team mates who I've had the pleasure and honour of playing international hockey alongside, especially [England and Great Britain Captain] Kate Richardson-Walsh, who has led the team for my entire career and has been an inspirational leader.”

On looking ahead to the future: “As much as I will always miss competing, especially in a team environment, it felt like the right time to try new adventures. Since London 2012 I have been trying to develop a future career in media and the world of golf which has certainly been very challenging and is keeping me pretty busy!”

Rogers’ contribution to international hockey will be acknowledged at the Investec London Cup this week and you will also be able to listen to her commentary live on Sky Sports 1 this Sunday as she helps Michael Absalom describe the Investec London Cup Women’s Final from 1715.

Chloe Rogers - International appearances & honours [major tournaments]

Great Britain - 2012 Olympic Games - bronze
Great Britain - 2012 Champions Trophy - silver
England - 2011 Champions Trophy - fifth
England - 2011 EuroHockey Championships - bronze
England - 2010 Commonwealth Games - bronze
England - 2010 World Cup - bronze
England - 2010 Champions Trophy - bronze
England - 2009 EuroHockey Championships - bronze
England - 2009 Champions Trophy - sixth
Great Britain - 2008 Olympic Games - sixth
England - 2007 EuroHockey Championships - bronze
England - 2006 World Cup - seventh
England - 2006 Commonwealth Games - bronze

Ticket information and Sky Sports coverage for the Investec London Cup

Tickets are still available for the Investec London Cup, click here to find out more. Sky Sports 1 will be showing live coverage on Sunday 13 July on finals day with Chloe Rogers providing commentary alongside Michael Absalom. The programme will run from 1430-1930.