Suzy brings bronze home from Commonwealth Games

Thursday 24 May 2018

Hockey player Suzy Petty (GSAL10) fulfilled her dream of playing in the Commonwealth Games and helped her team to a bronze medal win.

The England women’s hockey team beat India 6-0 in a nail biting finish to bring home bronze and secure the country’s 100th medal of the 2018 Games. Their bronze medal victory followed disappointment at their semi-final defeat in a shootout against New Zealand.

Suzy said: “I had a great time at the Gold Coast with Team England. It was the first time that I have competed at a multi-sport event and it did not disappoint! I felt very honoured to be able to represent Team England as well as England Hockey.”

Her inclusion in the squad at this year’s Games in Australia’s Gold Coast was her second international selection of the year. In February she competed in the World League Finals in New Zealand in her first major senior tournament as part of the England squad.

Now Suzy is back home and training for possible selection for the World Cup at London’s Olympic Park in July.

She said: “Selection will be tough, but I am doing my utmost to get myself in contention to be able to play at a home world cup.”

Suzy currently plays for Wimbledon and is a full-time hockey athlete, receiving her first senior cap in November 2013. She has also played for the U21s for three years, captaining the team at the World Cup and winning bronze at the U21 European championships. She also won bronze at the Youth Olympics in Australia.

Suzy is pictured with the England team. She is second row, third left.

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