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Laura Roper

Defender - Senior Women

Player Profile

Nationality England
Position Defender
Debut 11 July 2009
Club East Grinstead HC
Date of Birth 08 March 1988
Age 36

Player Caps - 176 Eng

Goals - 9 Eng

Laura is statistically the greatest hockey Olympian ever produced in Great Britain as at Tokyo 2020 she became the first player to win medals at three different Games.

Having won bronze on home soil at London 2012, she then famously helped the team secure a historic gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Laura then made it three medals from three Olympics in Tokyo as she played a crucial role in leading the team to an emotional bronze. The following summer she enjoyed a superb Commonwealth Games gold medal in her hometown of Birmingham, and carried the flag at the closing ceremony; signifying the level of respect she has earned across British sport.

Tough tackling, composed on the ball and with an outstanding reading of the game, Laura is a central figure in the team who can be found excelling all over the pitch.

One of several former Loughborough Students players in the squad, Laura originally hails from Sutton Coldfield, the same town as the legendary British star Jane Sixsmith MBE.

Player Caps

Total Caps 344
England Caps 185
GB Caps 159


Player.TotalGoals 0
Player.HomeGoals 0
Player.EnglandGoals 0