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March 20, 2018

"That's not very fair telling you that you were going, then telling you that you're not." 

Those were the words of my Gran when I phoned her up to tell her that I would no longer be travelling to the Commonwealth Games. A week earlier I'd received an email confirming...

March 15, 2018

Watch the video below as I take BBC East Midlands with me to some school visits to have a chat about pressure and how to deal with it. I also chat to my Gran and reminisce about my childhood.

February 28, 2018

A doctor recently told me this, "think of your concussion as bruising of your brain which then limits it to function properly."

Before 11th February 2018, I'd never really paid much attention to concussion. Of course, through the media and being a sports mad fan I was awar...

February 6, 2018

2018 is an exciting year for Women's Hockey. We have the Commonwealth Games in April and the World Cup in July.  The BBC will be covering both events which is great news for hockey.

I've teamed up with Mark Shardlow from the BBC to create some behind the scenes documentari...

January 29, 2018

It was a super busy Monday for me this week. I decided to make a little video about it.

Enjoy X

January 15, 2018

Late last year, I hopped in my MINI and travelled around 200 miles to visit Pipers Farm. The Farm sits high on top of some impressive rolling hills in Devon meaning there's no hiding places if the weather turns a bit nasty. Thankfully it was a crisp, blue skies and sunshi...

January 5, 2018

 I'm kinda nearly as excited at the prospect of 2018 as I was when the clock struck midnight and 2016, the Olympic year, appeared. 

I get questions all the time about what competitions we have coming up and what the year ahead looks like so I thought I'd share it in a blog...

December 1, 2017

I'm writing one of my final blog posts of 2017 from a sunny New Zealand. I've been here 3 weeks and counting.  Our trip in NZ can certainly be described as an up and down experience (as tournaments usually are) but a good learning opportunity all the same.  Learning and d...

November 1, 2017

Todays date: 1st November 2017. Not sure how, but it is. 

November means colder days, darker afternoons and those wonderful people who start to talk about Christmas even before Halloween has passed.... 

October was a busy, fun month. A few things that I got up to....

October 12, 2017

Tuesday 10th October marked the official 'Mental Health Day' around the world.

I wasn't actually aware it was going on until Twitter brought it to my attention. I starting scrolling through the variety of tweets relating to #worldmentalhealthday and was so pleased that so...

October 1, 2017

It's October 1st and I'm just about to leave for the Emirates Stadium to watch Arsenal play at home (again!). Watching Arsenal for me is like buses. You wait for one for ages then two come along all at once. I went on Monday night and watched them beat West Brom 2-0. I li...

September 26, 2017

Everyone loves a bargain and to save a few pennies here and there right? I certainly do.  Food shopping is done at an overly busy Lidl or Aldi,  I forgo my Boots advantage card points to buy toiletries from Wilkos and often go straight to the sale section in Zara. Also......

September 6, 2017

It's been a mad start to September meaning I've only just had time to sit down, put my feet up, get my laptop out and write this blog. I've already put my honest thoughts on paper about my hockey journey in August (find it here) so this blog will be about all other things...

August 29, 2017

2017 marked the 9th successive year England (or GB) women have medalled in a major championship. This time it was a Bronze in the European Championships in Amsterdam.

We arrived back at London Heathrow this week, all a little groggy and tired from a long summer. Alongside...

August 1, 2017

The end of the month has come around again meaning it's time to think of a new resolution for the upcoming month....

July has literally flown by - probably as I spent 95% of it in Joburg at the Hockey World League Semi Finals. This was a trip I was apprehensive going into...

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