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Helen Richardson-Walsh

Midfield maestro Helen is one of the most experienced members of the GB team, having competed in four Olympics. She is recognised at world level as one of the best in the business – shortlisted for the World Player of the Year Award in 2010, Helen has been named in the FIH World All Stars Team three times, in 2009, 2010 and 2011. She was part of the team that won silver in the 2012 Champions Trophy and bronze at the 2010 World Cup in Argentina. When she played at the 2000 Olympic Games, she was the youngest British woman to represent GB in hockey at an Olympics. Helen is currently studying psychology at the Open University. She overcame two back surgeries to play a pivotal role in England's EuroHockey gold medal triumph in 2015 and then capped things off with a starring role in Great Britain's Olympic gold medal triumph at Rio 2016.

Nationality:
English
Date of birth:
23.09.1981
Position:
Midfielder
Twitter account:
@h_richardson8
International Honours ShowHide
Appearances
2016 Champions Trophy
2016 Olympic Games
2015 World League Semi Final
2015 EuroHockey Championships
2015 World League Final
2013 EuroHockey Championships
2013 World League Final
2012 Olympic Games
2012 Champions Trophy
2011 EuroHockey Championships
2011 Champions Trophy
2010 Champions Trophy
2010 World Cup
2010 Commonwealth Games
2009 Champions Trophy
2009 EuroHockey Championships
2008 Olympic Games
2007 Commonwealth Games
2007 Champions Challenge I
2007 EuroHockey Championships
2006 World Cup
2006 Commonwealth Games
2005 Champions Challenge I
2005 EuroHockey Championships
2002 Champions Challenge I
2002 World Cup
2002 Commonwealth Games
2000 Olympic Games
1999 EuroHockey Championships
Medals
2016 Olympic Games - Gold
2015 World League Semi Final - Gold
2015 EuroHockey Championships - Gold
2013 EuroHockey Championships - Silver
2013 World League Final - Bronze
2012 Olympic Games - Bronze
2012 Champions Trophy - Silver
2011 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2010 World Cup - Bronze
2010 Champions Trophy - Bronze
2010 Commonwealth Games - Bronze
2009 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2007 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2007 Champions Challenge I - Bronze
2006 Commonwealth Games - Bronze
2005 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2002 Commonwealth Games - Silver
2002 Champions Challenge I - Gold
1999 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
CAPS
ENG
164
GB
127
INDOOR
2
TOTAL
293
GOALS
ENG
25
GB
20
INDOOR
-
TOTAL
45
Get to know ShowHide
Squads:
Senior Women
Current club:
HC Bloemendaal (NED)
Former club(s):
Reading, West Bridgford, Leicester, Den Bosch,
School:
Uphil, Weston-Super-Mare & West Bridgford, Nottingham
Shirt number:
8
International Debut:
21st July 1999
Hometown:
West Bridgford, Nottingham
Which stick do you use:
Grays GX 7000 Jumbow
Helen Richardson-Walsh Eng
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