Georgie Twigg: Back In Training And Looking Forward To The Investec World League

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Georgie Twigg: Back In Training And Looking Forward To The Investec World League

Providing the results go the right way I have finally finished my Legal Practice Course (LPC) which is such a relief as it hopefully means no more exams…ever!

 

Providing the results go the right way I have finally finished my Legal Practice Course (LPC) which is such a relief as it hopefully means no more exams…ever!

 

I’ve really enjoyed the past few weeks being back with the girls at Bisham training fulltime without my legal studies hanging over me. There are some incredibly talented young players in the squad who will hopefully show what they can do at the Investec World League which begins in Chiswick on June 22. Some of them are very young like Lilly Owsley, who has just finished her A-Levels, but it’s a very welcoming environment and they all seem to have settled in well.

 

We had some warm up games against New Zealand (who we beat to Olympic bronze!) last week where we were trying to implement some of Jason’s new ideas. Given we have a new coach and a lot of new faces a win, a draw and a defeat from the series were solid results and tee us up nicely for our opening World League fixture against South Africa.

 

The Investec World League is the biggest hockey tournament in the world this year with World Cup qualification at stake, and is a real coup for British hockey that London has been asked to host the event. Teams such as Australia and Argentina will be competing so it’s going to be a very difficult tournament to win but we feel in good form and with a little luck and support (come down and watch if you’re in town!) we’ve got a great chance!

 

A few of the girls snuck away from training last week to go to the Queen’s Garden party at Buckingham Palace. The whole of the Olympic hockey squad were invited and it was very much a family affair with Alex Danson bringing her mum, Sally Walton bringing her granny and me with my brother. Beth Storry, who retired earlier this year, came over from Holland where she lives and it was so lovely to see her although it did remind me how much I miss having her at Bisham!

 

We managed to raise over £7,500 for our hockey fundraiser at Surbiton which was fantastic and means we can get started on the new changing rooms! One of the Surbiton men’s players bid £2,500 to take Sam Quek on a date to see Beyonce, which was incredible but thank you to all for your support!


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By Georgie Twigg